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July 24, 2014
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
June 26, 2014
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
May 29, 2014
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
May 27, 2014

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
May 23, 2014
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
May 22, 2014

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
May 02, 2014
Drugs in botched Okla. execution leaked from IV

Drugs in botched Okla. execution leaked from IV

Drugs didn't enter inmate's system because the vein they were injected into collapsed, which wasn't noticed for 21 minutes - Full Story
April 30, 2014
Okla. inmate dies of heart attack after botched execution

Okla. inmate dies of heart attack after botched execution

Prison officials halted an inmate's execution after a new drug combination left the man writhing and clenching his teeth on the gurney - Full Story
April 04, 2014

Cop killer's fate shapes clash over death penalty repeal

A large majority of those testifying supported repeal. But several police officers and representatives said the death penalty helps keep the public safe because it acts as a deterrent - Full Story
March 25, 2014

Death penalty dropped in killing of Va. officer

Prosecutors told a judge they don't have enough evidence to seek the death penalty for a man already serving nearly 97 years for other crimes - Full Story



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