Sunday, May 28, 2017

death row

This undated photo released by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows death row inmate Tommy Arthur, who was convicted in the 1982 murder of Troy Wicker.

BY KIM CHANDLER ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A man once dubbed the “Houdini” of Alabama’s death row after averting seven prior execution dates was put to death Friday, capping years of litigation challenging the humaneness of lethal injection. Tommy Arthur, ...
In this Tuesday, April 25, 2017, file photo, former Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry, right, gestures as he answers a question during a news conference in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

BY SEAN MURPHY OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma has had one of the busiest death chambers in the country for decades, executing more people per capita than any other state since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1976 that death ...
In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017 file photo, Ledell Lee appears in Pulaski County Circuit Court for a hearing in which lawyers argued to stop his execution which is scheduled for Thursday. (Benjamin Krain/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP, File)

BY ANDREW DeMILLO and SEAN MURPHY VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas carried out its first execution in nearly a dozen years despite a flurry of legal challenges that spared three convicted killers, but courts still could scuttle the remainder of ...
Carlie Brucia headshot

Thirteen years have rushed by since the February 1, 2004 disappearance of Sarasota 11-year-old, Carlie Brucia. The surveillance video depicting the young girl walking from a Sarasota car wash remains vivid, to many, as does the child’s cheerful demeanor. Despite ...
jacob dougan

BY | Dara Kam The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a new trial for a convicted killer who has spent more than four decades on Death Row for a racially charged murder during civil unrest in the Jacksonville area. ...
In this Feb. 13, 2016 file photo, the Supreme Court building is seen Washington.

BY MARK SHERMAN and MICHAEL GRACZYK WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will review two death-row cases from Texas, the nation’s top death-penalty state, as the court continues to tinker around the edges of capital punishment. The ...
Georgia death row inmate Joshua Bishop is shown in this undated prison photo released Tuesday, March 29, 2016 by the Georgia Department of Corrections.

BY KATE BRUMBACK ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia death row inmate scheduled to die this week has grown into a quiet man with a positive influence who bears little resemblance to the teenager who helped beat a man to death ...
This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Gustavo Garcia.

BY MICHAEL GRACZYK HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas prisoner was executed Tuesday for the shotgun slaying of a Dallas-area liquor store clerk during a robbery more than 25 years ago. Gustavo Garcia, 43, was pronounced dead at 6:26 p.m. ...
This undated photo provided by the Virginia Department of Corrections shows inmate Alfredo Prieto

BY ALANNA DURKIN RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Attorneys for a convicted serial killer in Virginia are pushing to spare his life as the 49-year-old’s scheduled execution draws near. The state had been planning to execute Alfredo Prieto at 9 p.m. ...
undated inmate photo released by the Connecticut Department of Correction shows Eduardo Santiago

BY PAT EATON-ROBB HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s highest court on Thursday ordered the state’s death row emptied out, ruling that a 2012 law abolishing capital punishment for any future crimes must be applied to the 11 men facing execution ...
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