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Critics say Utah firing squad law tarnishes state's image

Critics say Utah firing squad law tarnishes state's image

Utah lawmakers say they took a pragmatic approach in approving the firing squad as a form of execution if lethal-injection drugs aren't available - Full Story

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Governor signs law making Utah only state with firing squad

Governor signs law making Utah only state with firing squad

Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law approving the method's use when no lethal injection drugs are available - Full Story

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Mo. executes man for 1996 killing of sheriff's deputy

Mo. executes man for 1996 killing of sheriff's deputy

Executed Tuesday after U.S. Supreme Court and state's governor declined to spare the 74-year-old attorneys claimed was mentally incompetent - Full Story

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After final approval, Utah poised to bring back death by firing squad

After final approval, Utah poised to bring back death by firing squad

If the governor signs the measure, Utah would become the only state to allow executions by firing squad if there is a drug shortage - Full Story

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Nitrogen gas executions approved by Okla. House

Oklahoma would become the first state to allow the execution of inmates using nitrogen gas under bill - Full Story

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In close vote, Utah House OKs firing-squad proposal

In close vote, Utah House OKs firing-squad proposal

Rep. Paul Ray argues a team of trained marksmen is faster and more humane than the drawn-out deaths that have occurred in botched lethal injections - Full Story

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Texas executes man who killed cop during prison escape

Texas executes man who killed cop during prison escape

A three-time convicted robber who helped engineer the biggest prison break in Texas history was executed Wednesday evening - Full Story

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Texas man who killed cop during prison escape set to die

Texas man who killed cop during prison escape set to die

Attorneys for 52-year-old Donald Newbury are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his Wednesday evening lethal injection - Full Story

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Del. inmate freed after 2 decades on death row

Del. inmate freed after 2 decades on death row

Prosecutors will appeal a judge's ruling that they cannot use a coerced confession man gave to police while high on heroin - Full Story

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Video: SC officer killed in traffic stop, shooter gets life

Stephon Carter took a plea deal and avoided the death penalty in the 2011 slaying of Officer Scotty Richardson - Full Story