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Iran mother spares life of son's killer with slap

Tehran - An Iranian mother spared the life of her son's convicted murderer with an emotional slap in the face as he awaited execution with the noose around his neck, a newspaper reported Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Texas executes man convicted in stabbing murders

Huntsville - The US state of Texas executed a man for stabbing to death his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother, state prison authorities said.
In the Media by AFP

New lethal drug supply found for Texas executions

Houston - A serial killer was put to death on April 3 in Texas. This followed the U.S. Supreme Court rejecting the lawyers' demand that the source of the lethal injection drug be revealed.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Body of Mexican executed in US returned home

Nuevo Laredo - The body of a Mexican national who was executed in the US state of Texas has been transferred to his hometown of Nuevo Laredo to be buried.Ramiro Hernandez, 44, was put to death Wednesday by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas.
In the Media by AFP

Texas executes Mexican after appeals fail

Huntsville - The US state of Texas executed a Mexican national despite frantic late appeals based on possible trial irregularities and mental disability, authorities said.
In the Media by AFP

Texas executes serial killer

Huntsville - Texas put to death a serial killer, after the US Supreme Court rejected his last-ditch appeal over the source of lethal injection drugs.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

U.S. serial killer set to die after court reverse

Washington - A U.S. serial killer is set to die by lethal injection on Thursday after a federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling which postponed the execution in the latest legal battle over the drugs used to carry out death sentences.
In the Media by AFP

World's 'longest-serving' death row inmate granted retrial in Japan

Tokyo - A man believed to be the world's longest-serving death row inmate was Thursday granted a retrial in Japan over multiple murders in 1966, after doubts emerged about his guilt.Shizuoka District Court decided to "start the retrial over the case" of Iwao H...
In the Media by AFP

Convicted rapist and killer executed in U.S.

Washington - A man was executed Wednesday in the U.S. state of Missouri for the rape and murder of a teenage girl, authorities said.It was the fifth execution in as many months in the midwestern state using a controversial chemical for lethal injections.
In the Media by AFP

Texas executes aspiring rapper for murdering studio manager

Texas on Wednesday executed Ray Jasper, a 33-year-old aspiring rap musician convicted of stabbing to death a San Antonio music studio owner after slitting his throat so he could rob him of equipm...
In the Media by Jon Herskovitz (Reuters)
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