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April 17, 2015
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
April 10, 2015
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
April 08, 2015
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
April 07, 2015
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
March 25, 2015
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
March 24, 2015
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
March 18, 2015
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
March 11, 2015
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
March 03, 2015

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
February 13, 2015
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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