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Capital punishment News

Oklahoma preparing for rare double execution Tuesday Special

Mcalester - After the Oklahoma Supreme Court lifted a temporary ban on executions last week, the state is planning to execute two inmates in a rare double execution, the first in Oklahoma since 1937.
Digital Journal Report by Stephen Pope

Study: 1 in 25 U.S. death row inmates likely innocent

A newly-published study asserts about 4 percent of individuals currently sentenced to death in the United States is likely innocent, raising life-or-death questions about the morality of capital punishment.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Selective justice: Foreign nationals and the death penalty

Geneva - The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) steps up its campaign this week for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Washington governor Jay Inslee suspends death penalty

Olympia - Washington's Democratic governor announced Tuesday he was suspending capital punishment in the state, citing "too many flaws" in an "unequal" system.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Woman executed in Texas for 1998 murder of her ex-boyfriend Special

Huntsville - A New York native became the 14th female to be executed since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, after the U.S. Supreme court rejected Texas offender Suzzanne Basso’s last minute appeal Wednesday.
Digital Journal Report by Stephen Pope - 2 comments

Missouri executes man before U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal

Bonne Terre - A Missouri death row inmate was put to death by lethal injection 24 minutes before the United States Supreme Court rejected his final appeal, with the state arguing that it is perfectly legal to kill a prisoner before their due process has run its course.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Feds seek death penalty for Boston bombing suspect

Boston - Attorney General Eric Holder has authorized federal prosecutors to seek capital punishment for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who is charged with 30 federal crimes related to the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and injured 260.

Texas executes Mexican national despite World Court ruling

Huntsville - Texas has executed a Mexican national convicted of murdering a Houston police officer despite a World Court ruling that his case should be reviewed because he was never informed of his right to diplomatic assistance.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 13 comments

Some U.S. states may return to firing squad for executions

With European manufacturers boycotting the sale of the drugs normally used to painlessly execute prisoners in the United States, some politicians are panicking. Now they are looking for alternative methods to kill.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 15 comments

Doctor’s resume & flawed autopsies are central to death row case Special

Houston - A recent court filing seeking to stop Suzzanne Basso's scheduled February 5 execution has raised serious questions about an autopsy in the 1998 case, and the doctor who performed it.
Digital Journal Report by Stephen Pope - 6 comments

Man executed in Ohio using new lethal drug

Columbus - A convicted murderer has been executed in the State of Ohio using a drug combination never used before in state executions.
In the Media by Andrew Dyer - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Ohio runs out of execution drug

Lucasville - It's a good news, bad news scenario. Ohio got to kill a guy last night. And he had a killin' coming if you believe in capital punishment.

Florida executes mentally ill multiple murderer John Ferguson

Florida executed a paranoid schizophrenic multiple murderer on Monday, violating the constitution's ban on putting mentally ill individuals to death.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 9 comments

Texas 'running out' of key lethal injection drug

Huntsville - Texas, the state that executes more prisoners than any other state in the nation, is running out of a key drug used in its lethal injections.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 3 comments

Texas set to carry out 500th execution since 1976

Huntsville - Barring a last-minute reprieve, Kimberly McCarthy will be the 500th person executed in the state since the Supreme Court cleared the way for executions to resume in 1976.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 9 comments

Colorado governor halts execution of quadruple murderer

Denver - Citing the "imperfect and inherently inequitable" nature of capital punishment, Colorado's governor has halted the execution of a man convicted of murdering four people at an Aurora Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in 1993.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 14 comments

Amnesty International hails Maryland's abolition of death penalty

Annapolis - Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley yesterday signed abolition of capital punishment into law in Maryland in a move welcomed by campaigners Amnesty International. Maryland becomes part of a worldwide trend away from state-sanctioned execution.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 20 comments

Maryland lawmakers vote to repeal death penalty

Annapolis - Both houses of the Maryland General Assembly have now voted to abolish the death penalty, setting the stage for the state's Democrat governor to sign the repeal into law.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Woman released from death row: A case against the death penalty?

San Francisco - A German-born woman has been released from death row, after a San Francisco court overturned her conviction. Debra Mike has been on death row for more than 20 years. Is this another reason to scrap the death penalty?
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 22 comments

Shrouded in secrecy, Japan executions resume with three hangings

The Japanese government on Thursday executed three inmates, marking its first executions since conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office in December, the Justice Ministry said.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan

Mentally retarded Georgia inmate granted stay of execution

An intellectually disabled Georgia man scheduled to be executed for killing a fellow prison inmate has been granted a last-minute reprieve.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 5 comments

Georgia set to execute mentally retarded man

Barring an eleventh-hour reprieve, the US state of Georgia is set to execute a convicted multiple murderer by lethal injection on Tuesday evening.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 8 comments

Op-Ed: Michael Sherrard and the ghost of James Hanratty

Bedford - Michael Sherrard had a long career as a barrister, QC and recorder, but his name will be forever linked with that of James Hanratty and one of the most notorious murders in British criminal history.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Op-Ed: Reprieve and humane executions in the USA

London - Clive Stafford Smith's Reprieve organisation is complaining about convicted murderers being executed with "Do It Yourself" drugs, but there is a speedy and "humane" alternative.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 2 comments

California voters reject death penalty repeal, GMO food labeling

Sacramento - Voters in California rejected ballot measures that would have ended capital punishment and required the labeling of many genetically modified foods, while approving an initiative that abolishes "three strikes" mandatory life prison sentencing.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Why I am voting against California's death penalty repeal measure

San Francisco - By voting against repealing California's death penalty I am not voting for capital punishment, I am voting against life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, which is but another form of death sentence.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 5 comments

Sri Lanka conducting job interviews for hangmen

Colombo - The country has a problem. Sri Lankan law provides the death penalty for certain offences but currently has no hangmen. Not to worry. Interviews are currently being held to fill the two vacant positions.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 2 comments

Texas executes mentally retarded man

Huntsville - Ignoring its own ruling that prohibits the execution of mentally retarded individuals, the United States Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of a Texas man with an IQ of 61 convicted of murdering a police drug informant.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 4 comments

Review: 'The Story of Capital Punishment' — in one hour Special

A recent BBC documentary tackles the subject of capital punishment and does a fair job in a one hour slot, from a largely British perspective.
Digital Journal Report by Alexander Baron - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Jerry Guerinot shoots from the hip Special

Houston - According to his former client Linda Carty, Jerry Guerinot is the worst lawyer in Texas if not America. Here, we take a more objective look at the attorney who was unfortunate enough to defend the most guilty murderess in America.
Digital Journal Report by Alexander Baron
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