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Bill would add firing squad to SC execution methods

Lethal injection is the default method of execution in South Carolina; inmates may also choose electrocution - Full Story

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Parents of youngest Boston bombing victim: Take death penalty off table

Parents of youngest Boston bombing victim: Take death penalty off table

Said that sentencing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death "could bring years of appeals and prolong reliving the most painful day of our lives" - Full Story

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Texas executes man for cop's 2002 shooting death

Texas executes man for cop's 2002 shooting death

Kent Sprouse, 42, became the fifth convicted killer put to death this year in Texas, the nation's most active death penalty state - Full Story

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Convicted killer of Texas officer set to die

Convicted killer of Texas officer set to die

42-year-old faces lethal injection Thursday evening — more than a decade after he gunned down Ferris Police Officer Marty Steinfeldt - Full Story

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Death row has run out of room in Calif.

Death row has run out of room in Calif.

Gov. Jerry Brown is asking the California Legislature for $3.2M to open nearly 100 more cells for condemned men at San Quentin State Prison - Full Story

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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