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3 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star
The week before a prolonged Arizona execution renewed the debate over lethal injection, a federal judge in California ruled that the Golden State's death penalty is unconstitutional under the Eighth Amendment's prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment.
7 hrs ago | KBCI CBS 2
Arizona executioners injected Joseph Rudolph Wood with a lethal combination of drugs 15 times during the nearly two hours it took for him to die, according to documents released Friday.
7 hrs ago | WDRB-TV Louisville
Why is Louisville only a three-point home favorite over Miami after the Cards beat the Hurricanes by 27 points last December? A top Las Vegas handicapper explains.
9 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News
Adam Staup, the second Wylie teen accused of killing a classmate, will face prosecution in adult court, District Judge Cynthia Wheless ruled Thursday.
13 hrs ago | KBMT
A Sudanese Christian woman once sentenced to death in her native country because of her faith arrived in her new home, the United States, on Thursday.
16 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee
Chester D. Turner is set to be sentenced Friday for his role in what were known as the "Southside Slayer" killings.
18 hrs 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.
19 hrs 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.
Updated: Fri Aug 01, 2014 09:43 pm
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