Tag: Death penalty controversy

Texas inmate faces execution for killing his great aunt

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HOUSTON — A Texas inmate convicted of fatally beating his 83-year-old great aunt nearly 22 years ago was scheduled to die by lethal injection...

Firing squad bill headed to South Carolina governor’s desk

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Legislation adding a firing squad to South Carolina's execution methods amid a lack of lethal-injection drugs is headed to the desk...

Nebraska death sentences continue despite no execution drugs

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OMAHA, Neb. — Three times in the past four years, Nebraska prosecutors have sought death sentences, and each time they have been successful. Within...

Egypt executes defrocked monk convicted of abbot’s killing

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CAIRO — Egyptian authorities on Sunday executed a defrocked monk convicted of killing an abbot in a desert monastery north of Cairo, officials said. ...

Blue states chart diverging paths on death penalty debate

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CARSON CITY, Nev. — An effort to repeal the death penalty in Nevada is exposing polarization in the Legislature while proving party affiliation can...

Appeals court won’t review denial of firing squad request

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ATLANTA — A federal appeals court has declined to reconsider its earlier ruling that rejected the request by a man on Georgia's death row...

Report: Mideast countries top 2020 global executioners list

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Apart from China and despite a worldwide drop in death sentences, countries in the Middle East remained among the...

Activists call for IOC to sanction Iran Olympic program

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland — A group of athletes and human rights activists is calling on the IOC to sanction Iran's Olympic program for what it...

Texas’ longest serving death row inmate has sentence tossed

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HOUSTON — An appeals court has overturned the sentence of Texas’ longest serving death row inmate, whose attorneys say has languished in prison for...

Court delays execution of inmate who slipped through cracks

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday delayed the execution of a convicted killer whose case federal public defenders said slipped through...