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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 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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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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Problems with IV line affected Okla. execution

Problems with IV line affected Okla. execution

Clayton Lockett's troubled execution on April 29 prompted Gov. Mary Fallin to halt all upcoming executions until a review she'd ordered was completed. - Full Story

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News media sue over Okla. execution procedures

News media sue over Okla. execution procedures

Prison officials violated the First Amendment when they prevented reporters from viewing portions of the botched execution of a death row inmate earlier this year, two news organizations claim in a federal lawsuit - Full Story

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Calif. to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

Announcement Thursday came after U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney ruled last month that the state's death penalty takes too long to carry out - 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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