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Due to Be Executed
Jul 19, 2023 12:30 AM CDT
Due to Be Executed After Botched Lethal Injections, He's Concerned
James Barber says he feels 'trepidation,' but not fear, over what's to come
- James Barber is set to be put to death in Alabama Thursday night unless an appeals court intervenes, and he will be the first prisoner the state executes since a series of botched lethal injection and lethal injection attempts led to a temporary halt in executions that started in November...
Supreme Court Sides With
Alabama Death Row Inmate
May 16, 2023 2:00 AM CDT
Supreme Court Sides With Alabama Death Row Inmate
Says Kenneth Smith should be put to death by nitrogen hypoxia
- The US Supreme Court on Monday sided with an Alabama death row inmate, who had his lethal injection called off at the last minute in November, and argues he should be put to death by nitrogen hypoxia when he is ultimately executed, the AP reports. Justices without comment rejected the...
Executed in Florida
Apr 13, 2023 12:00 AM CDT
'Ninja Killer' Executed in Florida
Louis Bernard Gaskin, 56, wore ninja clothing during 1989 double murder
- Florida executed a man known as the “ninja killer” on Wednesday for the 1989 slayings of a couple visiting the state from New Jersey, the AP reports. Louis Bernard Gaskin, 56, was pronounced dead at 6:15pm after receiving a lethal injection, the governor’s office said. He was...
Jan 4, 2023 1:04 AM CST
US Executes First Transgender Inmate
Missouri puts transgender woman to death
- A Missouri inmate was put to death Tuesday for a 2003 killing, in what is believed to be the first execution of a transgender woman in the US, the AP reports. (It's thought to be the country's first execution of any openly transgender person, male or female, CNN...
Inmate Filmed for
Comedy Central 'Roast'
Appeals Death Sentence
Dec 30, 2022 5:46 AM CST
Inmate Filmed for Comedy Central 'Roast' Appeals Death Sentence
Gabriel Hall's lawyers say attorneys should have been present during Jeff Ross special
- Lawyers for a death row inmate in Texas say it was unconstitutional for prosecutors to use unaired footage from a Comedy Central special filmed in jail. Gabriel Hall was sentenced to death a few months after the special with "Roastmaster General" Jeff Ross was filmed in the Brazos County...
Oregon's Death Row
Gets Sentence Commuted
Dec 14, 2022 6:21 AM CST
Everyone on Oregon's Death Row Gets Sentence Commuted
Gov. Kate Brown says action was taken because death penalty is 'immoral'
- Oregon's death row will soon be empty. Gov. Kate Brown is commuting the death sentences of all 17 people on it to sentences of life without the possibility of parole, she announced Tuesday. Declaring that the death penalty "cannot be and never has been administered fairly and equitably,...
Iran Hangs the
First of Its Protesters
Dec 8, 2022 7:45 AM CST
Iran Hangs the First of Its Protesters
Mohsen Shekari, 23, was accused of attacking a security official with a knife
- Iran has carried out the first execution of an anti-government protester convicted over recent unrest triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini. Mohsen Shekari, 23, who in a video shared by state media admitted to attacking a member of a volunteer paramilitary force with a knife or machete and blocking...
Won't Be Subjected to
Lethal Injection Again
Nov 30, 2022 8:51 AM CST
'Execution Survivor' Won't Be Subjected to Lethal Injection Again
Any future effort to execute Alan Eugene Miller will be done by nitrogen hypoxia
- Alabama won't seek another lethal injection date for an inmate whose Sept. 22 execution had been halted because of problems establishing an intravenous line, according to the terms of a settlement agreement approved by US District Judge R. Austin Huffaker Jr. on Tuesday. The state agreed to never use...
Lawyer: 'Tonight ...
Missouri Killed Kevin
Because He Is Black'
Nov 30, 2022 5:01 AM CST
Lawyer: 'Tonight ... Missouri Killed Kevin Because He Is Black'
Kevin Johnson died by lethal injection Tuesday night
- A Missouri man convicted of ambushing and killing a St. Louis area police officer he blamed in the death of his younger brother was executed Tuesday night, the AP reports. Kevin Johnson, 37, died after an injection of pentobarbital at the state prison in Bonne Terre. It was the state’...
Arizona Man Executed After
SCOTUS Rejects Appeal
Nov 16, 2022 1:53 PM CST
Arizona Man Executed After SCOTUS Rejects Appeal
'It’s all been said. Let it be done,' Murray Hooper told execution team
- An Arizona man convicted of murdering two people in 1980 was put to death Wednesday in the state’s third execution since officials started carrying out the death penalty in May after a nearly eight-year hiatus. Murray Hooper, 76, died by lethal injection at the state prison in Florence for...
Kuwait Stages a
Rare Mass Execution
Nov 16, 2022 9:30 AM CST
Kuwait Stages a Rare Mass Execution
5 men, 2 women were put to death
- Kuwait on Wednesday put to death seven prisoners in a rare mass execution in the small, oil-rich nation despite facing international criticism over its plans. The state-run KUNA news agency described those executed as all being convicted of premeditated murder and other charges in the sheikhdom. It identified those killed...
Texas Executes Man Who Killed
His Mom, Buried Her in Yard
Nov 10, 2022 12:20 AM CST
Texas Executes Man Who Killed His Mom, Buried Her in Yard
Tracy Beatty's lawyers had argued his mental illness history should rule out death penalty
- A man who killed his mother and buried her body in her backyard was executed Wednesday in Texas despite his lawyers’ appeals that he should not be put to death because he had a history of mental illness, the AP reports. Tracy Beatty, 61, received a lethal injection at the...
After Rollercoaster Day,
SCOTUS Says Alabama
Can Execute Man
Sep 22, 2022 11:02 PM CDT
After Rollercoaster Day, SCOTUS Says Alabama Can Execute Man
A second court blocked the execution before high court said it can proceed
A divided US Supreme Court said Alabama can proceed Thursday night with the lethal injection of an inmate convicted in a 1999 workplace shooting, vacating two lower court rulings that sided with the condemned man and his request for a different method of execution. The 5-4 decision reversed rulings...
of Slain Woman Want
Mercy for Her Killer
Jul 27, 2022 3:00 AM CDT
Daughters, Brother of Slain Woman Want Mercy for Her Killer
They've asked Alabama governor to stop the execution
- Terryln Hall was just 6 years old when her mother, Faith, was fatally shot by a former boyfriend. Now, nearly 30 years later, Hall and her sister—along with their uncle—oppose Alabama’s plan to execute the man who killed their mother, the AP reports. Unless a judge or...
Woman's 'Death by Stoning'
Sentence Rattles Activists
Jul 13, 2022 1:25 PM CDT
Woman's 'Death by Stoning' Sentence Rattles Activists
It's the first such sentence in Sudan in nearly a decade
- An October military coup in Sudan may have shifted the movement on women's rights there, and not in a good way. A 20-year-old woman arrested in White Nile state last month and charged with adultery has now heard her fate: death by stoning, the first known sentence like it...
3 Foreign Nationals
Sentenced to Die for
Jun 9, 2022 2:48 PM CDT
3 Foreign Nationals Sentenced to Die for Fighting Russians
Donetsk court found 2 Brits and a Moroccan to be mercenaries, not soldiers, in 'sham judgment'
- Two Brits and a Moroccan who fought against Russians in Ukraine have been sentenced to die. A court in Russian-controlled Donetsk in east Ukraine delivered the sentence Thursday after what onlookers call a "show trial" meant to mimic war crimes trials against Russian soldiers in areas controlled by Ukraine,...
Executed in Missouri
May 3, 2022 9:14 PM CDT
Carman Deck Executed in Missouri
It's the country's 5th execution this year
- A Missouri man who killed a couple during a robbery at their rural home more than a quarter of a century ago was put to death Tuesday, becoming just the fifth person executed in the United States this year, the AP reports. Carman Deck, 56, died by injection at the...
American Citizen Sentenced
to Death in China
Apr 22, 2022 9:06 AM CDT
American Citizen Sentenced to Death in China
Shadeed Abdulmateen convicted of killing girlfriend
- An American man has been sentenced to death in China for fatally stabbing a 21-year-old woman who tried to break off their relationship. Shadeed Abdulmateen was sentenced Thursday after a trial in the Intermediate People’s Court of Ningbo, a city in China’s eastern coastal province of Zhejiang, the...
Texas Executes Its
Oldest Death Row Inmate
Apr 21, 2022 8:40 PM CDT
Texas Executes Its Oldest Death Row Inmate
As Tennessee issues temporary reprieve to an inmate there
- Texas’ oldest death row inmate was executed Thursday for killing a Houston police officer during a traffic stop nearly 32 years ago. Carl Wayne Buntion, 78, was executed at the state penitentiary in Huntsville. He was condemned for the June 1990 fatal shooting of Houston police officer James Irby, a...
Gets Death Sentence in NK
Nov 25, 2021 2:30 PM CST
Smuggler Gets Death Sentence in NK
Students who watched it will serve 5 years of hard labor, sources say
- In the Netflix series
, luckless South Koreans are executed for losing children's games. In real-life North Korea, you can be executed for distributing
according to Radio Free Asia . The US-funded news agency, citing sources in North Korea, reports that a man who smuggled a copy...
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