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Death penalty sought in Indy officer's slaying

Death penalty sought in Indy officer's slaying

A prosecutor filed court papers Tuesday seeking the death penalty against a man charged with murder in the killing of an officer during a shootout in an alley - Full Story

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Execution drug cost quadruples for Texas prisons

Prison agency in the nation's busiest death penalty state paid $13,500 for its most recent batch of pentobarbital at a cost of $1,500 per vial, compared to $350 per dose last year - Full Story

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Judge extends temporary halt to Ohio executions

Federal judge has extended a moratorium on executions in Ohio into next year as questions mount about the effectiveness of a new, two-drug combination - Full Story

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Ariz. execution renews debate over methods

Ariz. execution renews debate over methods

A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals - Full Story

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Ariz. execution takes nearly 2 hours

Ariz. execution takes nearly 2 hours

The execution of 55-year-old Joseph Rudolph Wood took so long that his lawyers had time to file an emergency appeal while it was ongoing - Full Story

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Okla. death row inmates seek to halt executions

Okla. death row inmates seek to halt executions

Lawsuit seeks to halt any attempt to execute inmates using the state's current lethal injection protocols - Full Story

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Judge orders halt to Ohio executions

Judge orders halt to Ohio executions

Executions on hold for 2 1/2 months after federal judge allowed more time for arguments over the state's new lethal injection procedures - Full Story

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Supreme Court rules for death-row inmates with low IQ

Twelve years after barring execution of the mentally disabled, the Supreme Court on Tuesday prohibited states in borderline cases from relying on test scores to determine inmate eligibility - Full Story

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Tenn. brings back electric chair for executions

Tenn. brings back electric chair for executions

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law Thursday allowing the state to electrocute death row inmates in the event prisons are unable to obtain drugs - Full Story

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Wyo. lawmakers mull firing squad executions

Prompted by the shortages of available drugs for lethal injections, lawmakers are considering permitting execution of inmates by firing squad - Full Story



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