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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

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Ga. man executed for killing of deputy during traffic stop

A man who fatally shot a sheriff's deputy who stopped him for speeding on a Georgia interstate was put to death Tuesday for the 1998 killing.

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Ga. man executed for killing of deputy during traffic stop

A man who fatally shot a sheriff's deputy who stopped him for speeding on a Georgia interstate was put to death Tuesday for the 1998 killing - Full Story

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Ohio drops 2-drug lethal injection method, delays execution

Ohio drops 2-drug lethal injection method, delays execution

State prisons agency also said it will again allow the use of an anesthetic that it used from 1999 through 2011 - Full Story

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Utah revives plan for executions by firing squad

Utah revives plan for executions by firing squad

Lawmakers on Wednesday endorsed a proposal to allow the practice again to avoid problems with lethal-injection drugs - Full Story

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Death penalty notice filed in Okla. beheading case

Death penalty notice filed in Okla. beheading case

Prosecutor has filed formal notification that he'll seek the death penalty against a man accused of beheading a woman at a food processing plant - Full Story