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Nashville :: ME :: USA | 1 month ago

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Sponsored by Republicans Sen. Ken Yager and Rep. Dennis Powers, SB 2580 / HB 2476 would make electrocution the official backup plan for state executions. The legislation states that this alternative method if lethal injection is "held to be

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Richmond :: VA :: USA | 2 months ago

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The Virginia state Senate has opted to shelve a bill that would have reinstated the electric chair as the state's primary means for executing death row inmates. The issue was brought up after state corrections officials said one of the three drugs

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Columbus :: OH :: USA | 2 months ago

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This is viewer supported news As drug companies refuse to let their products be used for the death penalty, states are using untested drug combinations that have resulted in deaths like that of Dennis McGuire in Ohio, where the state used untested

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New York City :: NY :: USA | 3 months ago

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Virginia lawmakers, facing a shortage of lethal drugs used to administer the death penalty, have advanced a proposal aimed at making the electric chair its default method for executions.  The House of Delegates passed a bill Wednesday that would make

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New York City :: NY :: USA | 3 months ago

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Virginia lawmakers, facing a shortage of lethal drugs used to administer the death penalty, have advanced a proposal aimed at making the electric chair its default method for executions.  The House of Delegates passed a bill Wednesday that would make

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Columbia :: SC :: USA | 3 months ago

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US judge hears appeal on teen executed in 1940s Newspaper reports at the time said the 95lb (43kg) George Stinney could not fit into the straps in the electric chair A South Carolina judge is hearing arguments over whether to grant a new trial to a

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Toronto :: Canada | 4 months ago

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ET Edmund Metatawabin, 66, a survivor of St. Anne's Residential School in Fort Albany, Ont., speaks outside Osgoode Hall in Toronto on Tuesday. Metatawabin remembers being shocked in an electric chair at the school. (Colin Perkel/Canadian Press)

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Columbia :: SC :: USA | 5 months ago

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A black 14-year-old South Carolina boy who was executed by electric chair in 1944 after he was convicted of the murder of two white girls may get a new a trial, if the request of his supporters is granted by a South Carolina judge.

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Columbia :: SC :: USA | 5 months ago

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A 14-year-old black boy who was executed for the murder of two white girls in America's Deep South could be retried posthumously nearly 70 years after his death. George Stinney was strapped to an electric chair in South Carolina in 1944 and was the

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Houston :: TX :: USA | 5 months ago

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Florida ran out of its primary lethal-injection drug last month and relied on a new drug that no state had ever used for an execution. At Ohio's next scheduled execution, the state is planning to use a two-drug combination for the first time. Last

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