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3 hrs ago | WKYC-TV Cleveland
A judge in Akron disputes claims from prosecutors that she was biased in a death penalty murder case and says she shouldn't be removed.
7 hrs ago | KMBC-TV
Arizona spent two hours killing death row inmate Joseph Wood this week, an unusually long time for an execution.
8 hrs ago | Highlands Today
During that party, authorities said, Felipe and Rodriguez fought with the 20-year-old Doty, beat him and then set his unconscious body on fire while he was still alive.
12 hrs ago | BBC News
The practice of execution in the US is growing increasingly complicated, as are the attitudes Americans have about the death penalty.
16 hrs ago | WDRB-TV Louisville
According to court documents, James Ford would actually do the force-feeding, and Brittany Herbst -- the child's mother -- would help.
20 hrs ago | CBS Local
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said the racial imbalance of the nation's prisons that convinced him to support sentencing reform has not prompted him to scrutinize the death penalty in advance of a possible 2016 run for president.
The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents said Thursday.
California's attorney general says it's too soon to say if the state will appeal a federal judge's ruling that the state's death penalty process is unconstitutional.
The family of two people murdered by a man sentenced to the death penalty by lethal injection showed no remorse when his execution dragged on for nearly two hours.
Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law.
There is a reason the death penalty is rarely enforced anymore, particularly in the federal judicial system.
The condemned man gasps and snorts as the lethal injection used adds to the scrutiny of the death penalty in the U.S. More war dead as Washington announces signs of progress in cease-fire talks, but prospects for a quick cessation to the hostilities seem distant.
Gospel music mixed with cries of grief at a Brooklyn church filled to overflowing with mourners for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold, and his... Gospel music mixed with cries of grief at a Brooklyn church filled to overflowing with mourners for the funeral of a man who died in ... (more)
A family spokeswoman says an Indiana teenager was killed when his plane crashed while trying to set a record for an around-the-world flight.
FLORENCE, Ariz.>> A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 ... (more)
Federal Judge Cormac J. Carney ruled last week that the California Death Penalty is unconstitutional because it violated the 8th Amendment barring "cruel and unusual punishment."
German authorities will withhold key evidence in the strangulation death of an AFN broadcaster - including the victim's throat, unless the U.S. military gives assurances it will not seek the death penalty for the airman accused of the murder.
Updated: Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:40 pm
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