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  • Mississippi considers firing squad, gas chambers as alternative execution methods

    February 8, 2017 1:26 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi lawmakers are advancing a proposal to add firing squad, electrocution and gas chamber as execution methods in case a court blocks the use of lethal injection drugs. Republican Rep. Andy Gipson says House Bill 638 is a response to lawsuits by "liberal, left-wing radicals." The bill... more »
  • Victim's daughter: Dylann Roof should not die

    January 11, 2017 12:40 PM

    CHARLESTON - The daughter of a woman killed during a massacre at a Charleston church says she doesn't want the racist killer to face the death penalty. Sharon Risher said Wednesday that 22-year-old Dylann Roof should sit in his cell and think about how he made the nine black people... more »
  • Court: Inmate who survived '09 execution can be put to death

    March 16, 2016 4:28 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court says the state can try again to execute a condemned killer who survived a 2009 botched execution. The court ruled 4-3 Wednesday to reject arguments by death row inmate Romell Broom that giving the state prisons agency a second chance would amount to... more »
  • Oklahoma agrees to hold off executions until at least 2016

    October 16, 2015 10:30 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma's attorney general has agreed to not request execution dates until 2016 as his office investigates why the state used the wrong drug to execute an inmate in January. In a joint court filing Friday, the attorney general's office and attorneys representing death row inmates asked a... more »
  • Oklahoma court stops 3 pending executions after drug glitch

    October 2, 2015 1:03 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma's highest criminal court has agreed to halt three upcoming executions after the state's prison system received the wrong drug for a lethal injection this week. In a unanimous ruling Friday, the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals granted the state's request and issued indefinite stays of execution... more »
  • Judge orders temporary halt to Mississippi executions

    August 25, 2015 6:42 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A federal judge has temporarily blocked the state of Mississippi from carrying out executions. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday in a case where three inmates have sued. An online federal court docket reflects that Wingate has issued a restraining order,... more »
  • Despite Supreme Court decision, executions in La. on hold

    June 29, 2015 9:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Supreme Court ruling Monday concerning a drug used in the lethal injection process does not settle ongoing issues surrounding the process in Louisiana. The court upheld the use of the sedative midazolam in executions. It found it did not violate a federal prohibition on cruel... more »
  • Trial again delayed in case challenging Louisiana execution method

    June 24, 2015 4:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's next scheduled execution has been stalled for at least another year. U.S. District Judge James Brady agreed Tuesday to the state's request to delay a trial about the constitutionality of Louisiana's execution protocol. A new status conference in the lawsuit was set for July 11, 2016,... more »
  • Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug

    January 23, 2015 3:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma. The justices agreed Friday to review whether the sedative midazolam can be used in executions because of concerns that it... more »

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