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  • 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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