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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.
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
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
The recent shortage of execution drugs in America inspired Slate writer John Kruzel to suggest the guillotine may be a more humane way to kill criminals than the lethal injection "cocktail" most frequently used in the United States. It's impossible
Texas (AP) The nation's most active death penalty state is running out of its execution drug. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says its remaining supply of pentobarbital (pento-BAR-bit-all) expires in September. Department spokesman Jason
A 71-year-old Kissimmee man said he deserves to die in the electric chair after he was charged with 12 counts of possession of child pornography, the Osceola County Sheriff's Office said in a report released Wednesday. Alberto Anres Rubi's collection
Seventy-two hours before death row inmates are executed, they are placed under constant surveillance by prison guards. For nearly a decade, it was Bobby Allen's job to monitor these condemned men as they awaited their fate in the execution chamber.
11 February 2013 Virginia's former executioner who put 62 people to death over a 17-year career has now become the state's most vocal opponent of the death penalty...He now believes that the death penalty is at odds with his religious convictions,
Murder Most Foul a series of articles on murder and punishment. At 6.38 on 6th August 1890 a "spruce looking, broad-shouldered little man, full bearded, with carefully arranged hair clustering around his forehead"
A man who admitted to strangling two fellow prison inmates and threatened to continue killing until he received the death penalty was executed in Virginia on Wednesday, the first time the state has used the electric chair in nearly three years.