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Stories with subject: Death penalty controversy
  • Nebraska governor again donates to death penalty cause 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 8:26 pm

    OMAHA, Nebraska - True to his word, Gov. Pete Ricketts has again donated his own money to a group trying to save Nebraska's death penalty.

  • India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts story has photos
    Updated: Jul-30-15 11:11 am

    NEW DELHI - Ignoring pleas and petitions by civil society groups, India on Thursday hanged an accountant convicted of supporting the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people in the country's worst terrorist attack.

  • India execution brings out mixed feelings on punishment story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 10:11 pm

    NEW DELHI - Few countries sentence more people to death than India. Whether those punishments are actually carried out is another matter. Though well over a thousand people have been sent to death row this century, just four have been executed.

  • Attorney general seeks execution date for death row inmate 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 3:35 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - The state of Mississippi wants to execute Richard Gerald Jordan, the longest-serving inmate on death row, on or before Aug. 27.

  • NC legislature passes bill limiting execution transparency 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 12:35 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A bill that would allow quicker changes to North Carolina's execution process and block information about the manufacturing of lethal injection drugs has passed the legislature and is going to the governor.

  • Bangladesh upholds opposition leader's death sentence 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 2:58 am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for an influential opposition leader and an aide to a former prime minister for his role in mass killings during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

  • Senate approves expediting changes to NC death penalty drugs 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 8:43 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The state Senate has given approval to legislation expediting North Carolina's ability to obtain new drugs for lethal injections, overriding objections of death-penalty opponents who want more public input on the execution process.

  • Tenn. lethal injection trial continues with dueling experts 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 11:49 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Supreme Court says the death penalty is constitutional, so there must be a constitutional way to carry it out. But attorneys for 33 death row inmates say lethal injection isn't one of them.

  • Activists argue for more transparency in NC death penalty 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 6:34 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Opponents of the death penalty and the sponsor of a bill changing North Carolina's execution laws on Thursday debated how much transparency the public needs into the process.

  • Mexico opposes prosecutor's request for man's execution date 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 4:12 am

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The government of Mexico is opposing an Ohio prosecutor's request to set an execution date for a man convicted of killing four members of his girlfriend's family and sentenced to death in three of the 1991 slayings.

  • Wolf, in new court filing, defends use of death row reprieve 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 4:56 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania's governor argued in a court filing Tuesday that he has nearly unlimited power to grant reprieves to death row inmates, and he asked the state Supreme Court to deny a challenge to his use of that authority.

  • Alabama seeks to dismiss execution drug lawsuit 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 1:25 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama is seeking to proceed with executions after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of a drug that the state plans to begin using in lethal injections.

  • The Latest: Missouri executes man for killing 19-year-old story has photos
    Updated: Jul-14-15 11:07 pm

    BONNE TERRE, Missouri - Here are the latest developments involving the execution Tuesday of Missouri inmate David Zink (all times CDT):

  • Missouri executes man for killing 19-year-old story has photos
    Updated: Jul-14-15 10:26 pm

    BONNE TERRE, Missouri - A Missouri inmate who sexually attacked a 19-year-old woman before tying her to a cemetery tree and killing her was executed Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court and the governor declined to intervene.

  • Utah death row inmate says firing squad is unconstitutional 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 7:00 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah death row inmate appealing his sentence of death by firing squad says the execution method is cruel and unusual punishment. Utah recently approved the use of a firing squad as a backup if lethal injection drugs are not available.

  • Death penalty opponents seek new evidence in Oklahoma case 
    Updated: Jul-13-15 5:56 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Death penalty opponents made a public plea Monday for new evidence in the case of an Oklahoma inmate who is scheduled to die by lethal injection in a little more than two months.

  • Ohio looks overseas in search for lethal drugs story has photos
    Updated: Jul-03-15 9:41 am

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio has explored overseas options in its search for lethal injection drugs no longer available in the U.S. despite a court ruling that banned such purchases, records show.