- Georgia executes man convicted in 1998 triple killing Updated: Apr-27-16 11:27 pm
JACKSON, Georgia - Georgia executed a man Wednesday who was convicted in the 1998 killings of a central Georgia trucking company owner and his two children during a home burglary.
- The Latest: Georgia executes man convicted in triple killing Updated: Apr-27-16 10:10 pm
JACKSON, Georgia - The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Georgia death row inmate (all times local):
- Arizona faces drug-expiration deadline for executions Updated: Apr-26-16 7:47 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - Arizona's supply of a crucial lethal injection drug is set to expire as a federal judge decides the fate of a lawsuit that has stopped all executions in the state.
- Lawyers ask for halt to execution; say convict was young Updated: Apr-26-16 6:24 pm
ATLANTA - Lawyers for a Georgia death row inmate scheduled to die this week are asking a court to halt his execution, arguing the death penalty was inappropriate because of his youth and lack of maturity at the time of his crime.
- Board denies clemency for Georgia man set to die Wednesday Updated: Apr-26-16 6:23 pm
ATLANTA - The Latest on the planned execution of a Georgia death row inmate scheduled to die Wednesday (all times local):
- Pakistani mother seeks pardon for paralyzed son on death row Updated: Apr-25-16 12:56 pm
ISLAMABAD - The mother of a paraplegic inmate on death row in Pakistan on Monday urged the country's president to pardon her son.
- Georgia to carry out its 5th execution of the year this week Updated: Apr-23-16 11:21 am
ATLANTA - Georgia plans to carry out its fifth execution of the year on Wednesday when a man convicted in the 1998 killings of a trucking company owner and his two children is set to die.
- Virginia to shield identities of execution drug suppliers Updated: Apr-20-16 9:44 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia will join several states that keep secret the identities of suppliers of lethal injection drugs, under a measure approved by the Republican-controlled General Assembly on Wednesday amid growing concern over the state's ability to carry out capital punishment.
- Alabama Supreme Court sets execution date for man Updated: Apr-19-16 8:44 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Supreme Court has set a May execution date for a man convicted of shooting a Mobile police officer in the back of the head 30 years ago.
- Executioners and drug suppliers to be secret in Mississippi Updated: Apr-19-16 8:08 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A legal veil of secrecy could drop over much of the execution process in Mississippi under a bill agreed on by House and Senate negotiators.
- State: Arkansas shouldn't be 1st to strike execution secrecy Updated: Apr-18-16 3:04 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Nine inmates challenging the state's execution secrecy law have made no compelling argument for why Arkansas should be the first state in the U.S. to strike down its secrecy law, the Arkansas attorney general's office says.
- Ohio judge keeps death option in arson fire that killed 3 Updated: Apr-16-16 1:11 pm
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - An Ohio judge denied a request to remove the death penalty option for a man accused of killing a 10-year-old girl and her grandparents in a March 2015 arson fire.
- Court sets arguments in condemned killer's DNA test appeal Updated: Apr-16-16 9:55 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court has scheduled arguments in an appeal involving a death row inmate who sought DNA testing on a cigarette butt found near the scene of the 1990 double murder that led to his sentence.
- Senate votes to create innocence commission Updated: Apr-07-16 6:57 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Senate on Thursday approved legislation - inspired by the case of a death row inmate - that would create a state commission to review innocence claims in capital convictions.
- Bill to guarantee public defender funding advances in House Updated: Apr-07-16 4:50 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A Thursday debate on public defender funding had one lawmaker questioning the cost of Louisiana's death penalty.
- Texas executes man for killing 12-year-old boy Updated: Apr-06-16 8:09 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A South Texas man was executed Wednesday for the 1998 slaying of a 12-year-old boy whose blood the convicted killer said he drank after beating the seventh-grader with a pipe and slitting his throat.
- Rights group: Dramatic increase in executions in 2015 Updated: Apr-05-16 8:20 pm
NEW YORK - Amnesty International reports that there was a dramatic 54 percent increase in executions globally in 2015, with Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia responsible for nearly 90 percent of the killings.
- Bungled executions slow Oklahoma's busy death chamber Updated: Apr-02-16 10:48 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - After Oklahoma bungled its last two lethal injections and had a third called off amid a drug mix-up, executions have grinded to a halt in a state that typically has one of the busiest death chambers in the country.