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40 min ago | Reuters
Attorney General Eric Holder is calling on states to be more transparent about the drug cocktails used in executions in the wake of a series of botched lethal injections that have renewed a national debate over the death penalty.
1 hr ago | WKYT
Kentucky lawmakers are set to embark on a discussion of whether executions should have a place in Kentucky's criminal justice system and, if so, how should it be carried out.
Rico McTear faces a minimum sentence of life in prison without parole and could get the death penalty.
Jurors have determined that a man convicted of murder in the 2007 shooting of a Glendale police officer qualifies for the death penalty.
A man accused of killing two girls along a rural Oklahoma road in 2008, but who wasn't arrested until after being questioned in his fiancee's death three years later, pleaded guilty in both cases Thursday.
Quadruple killer Nathan Dunlap's death sentence is on hold because Colorado's governor issued a temporary reprieve in 2013.
The recent botched executions are just the tip of the iceberg. The death penalty is and always has been a financial and moral disaster.
A Sydney man who inflicted "wanton violence" on his two-year-old stepson and let him suffer extreme pain for hours before killing him with a blow to the head has been sentenced to at least 20 years and six months in jail.
This photo of Gibson's tattoo was made public on July 30, 2014. The tips of his handlebar mustache are visible on either side of his neck.
A judge in Akron accused of bias by county prosecutors has voluntarily stepped aside in a pending death-penalty case.
Four people - Robert Hinderliter, 23, Juan Carlos Sanchez, 26, Veronica Rutherford, 33, and Joseph Parsons, 30 - all were charged in multiple-count indictments, including first-degree murder, in connection with the killing of Williamson, whose burned body was found Sept.
The prosecution and defense rested Tuesday in the retrial of a parolee accused of killing two farm workers in a Thermal vineyard about two weeks after he fatally shot a teenage boy outside the Boys & Girls Club in Coachella.
Since Lockett was himself guilty of such a killing, having been convicted of shooting a 19-year-old woman during a burglary and watching as his accomplices buried her alive, many Americans would say justice was done.
Xinran Ji, 24, was found dead in his apartment near USC after being attacked while walking home from a study group Thursday, July 24, 2014.
A parade of convicted killers and one exonerated killer took the stand in defense of another convicted killer Randy Tundidor Senior, along with his son Randy Junior, are accused of murdering Nova Southeastern University Professor Joseph Morrissey and terrorizing the victim's family four years ago.
For years New Jersey legislators argued about the death penalty, but surely no statement was more memorable than that of Walter Sheil, who represented District 31 in the 1970s when he passionately proclaimed to the Senate, "The death penalty doesn't go far enough."
Updated: Fri Aug 01, 2014 06:20 am
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