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  • Senators OK bill to hide source of execution drugs

    May 30, 2014 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposal to let the state corrections department hide information about the source of its execution drugs and buy them from compounding pharmacies outside Louisiana is nearing final passage. The Senate voted 29-7 Friday to back the proposal by Republican Rep. Joe Lopinto. Lopinto says the changes... more »
  • Senate votes to keep info on execution drugs confidential

    May 27, 2014 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposal that would allow the Louisiana corrections department to keep information on execution drugs confidential continues to advance in the Legislature. A Senate judiciary committee backed the measure by Rep. Joe Lopinto, R-Metairie, on Tuesday after amending it to allow the state to get drugs used... more »
  • Tennessee brings back the electric chair

    May 23, 2014 3:22 AM

    NASHVILLE, TN - A scarcity of lethal injection drugs for death-row inmates - and increasing concern about new sources for the drugs - has prompted a nationwide debate about whether the method of execution is still feasible or humane. While the rest of the country discusses the issue, Tennessee has... more »
  • Lawmakers back search for new execution methods

    May 21, 2014 1:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Legislation to direct Louisiana's corrections department to search for alternatives to lethal injection when carrying out the death penalty has started advancing in the House. The House criminal justice committee passed the measure Wednesday by Metairie Rep. Joe Lopinto after hearing support from Corrections Undersecretary Thomas Bickham.... more »
  • Lawmaker pushes for alternative execution method

    May 19, 2014 12:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state lawmaker is pushing for Louisiana to consider alternatives to lethal injection in response to a nationwide shortage of the drugs used to execute prisoners. Metairie Rep. Joe Lopinto has a resolution that would direct the Department of Corrections to recommend alternative execution methods if drugs... more »
  • Botched execution offers new evidence to attorneys

    April 30, 2014 3:48 PM

    ST. LOUIS - A bungled execution in Oklahoma provides death penalty opponents with a fresh, startling example of how lethal injections can go wrong. But the odds of successfully challenging the nation's main execution method will probably hinge on exactly what caused Clayton Lockett's apparent agony. If the four-time felon... more »
  • House to debate keeping execution drugs secret

    April 29, 2014 1:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Manufacturers of drugs that are used to execute prisoners could be kept confidential under a bill that received support from a House committee. The criminal justice committee backed the measure by Metairie Rep. Joe Lopinto without objection Tuesday. Originally, Lopinto's bill called for the electric chair to... more »
  • Bill could bring back Louisiana's electric chair Play Video

    February 26, 2014 6:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - With Louisiana having trouble getting lethal injection drugs, a lawmaker is proposing that the state bring back the electric chair. Rep. Joe Lopinto, chairman of the House criminal justice committee, has filed a bill that would let Louisiana's corrections secretary choose between lethal injection and electrocution when... more »
  • Execution delayed due to new drug Play Video

    February 3, 2014 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man set to die this Wednesday for the horrific killing of his six-year-old stepson got a break because of questions regarding the drugs that will be used for the lethal injection. Last month in Ohio, it took more than 20 minutes for a man to... more »
  • Execution on hold over lethal injection procedure concerns

    February 3, 2014 2:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man will not be executed later this week since his execution was put on hold because of concerns surrounding how it would have been handled. The state made changes to the drug cocktail used on death row. Christopher Sepulvado was scheduled to die by lethal... more »
  • State committed to executing killer

    January 27, 2014 11:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The state said Monday night, a planned execution remains on schedule, despite the inmate's attorney fighting to have it postponed because of questions surrounding the procedure used in the death penalty in Louisiana. A lawyer for Christopher Sepulvado, who was convicted of the beating and scalding death... more »
  • Judge refuses to lower bond in fatal overdose

    November 15, 2013 8:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Court Judge Don Johnson refused to lower the $250,000 bond of a Denham Springs man charged with murder for allegedly injecting his girlfriend with a lethal amount of heroin in July. The ruling came after a nearly hour-long hearing on Thursday. A day after... more »
  • Texas to execute woman for neighbor's stabbing

    January 29, 2013 10:43 AM

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas - The execution of a Texas woman convicted of murdering her 71-year-old neighbor will mark the first time in three years that a woman has been put to death in the U.S. Fifty-one-year-old Kimberly McCarthy is scheduled for lethal injection Tuesday evening for the 1997 fatal stabbing of... more »
  • La. Supreme Court denies bid of death row inmate

    January 28, 2013 9:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Supreme Court has denied a bid to block the scheduled execution of condemned child-killer Christopher Sepulvado. Sepulvado is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Feb. 13. Louisiana's last execution took place in 2010. The 69-year-old man's lawyers argued he should be allowed to challenge... more »
  • Lethal injection drug out-of-stock in Louisiana

    January 28, 2011 9:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Death to the death drug is on the way. The first needle used on inmates in the death chamber in Louisiana contains sodium thiopental to put the person to sleep. That's the drug company Hospira says it won't make anymore because of what it's used for. It's... more »
  • Holliday sentenced to death

    March 17, 2010 5:57 PM

    A Baton Rouge jury sentenced child killer Dacarius Holliday to die by lethal injection. The verdict was handed down Wednesday afternoon after less than two hours of deliberation. News 2's Luke Margolis was in the courtroom when the sentence was handed down. more »

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