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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.
Lawmakers are questioning how well New York City was prepared for food distribution, gasoline shortages and other problems after Superstorm Sandy. City Council members asked top mayoral aides at a hearing Wednesday about improving the city's storm
Va. When Robert Gleason Jr. walks into Virginia's death chamber Wednesday night and is strapped into the rarely used electric chair, it will mark the end of a twisted quest to speed his own death. Gleason says it's not because he wants to die, but
Called an icon by the punks, metalheads and mods who would frequent it, the storefront of the Electric Chair, a 32-year-old clothing store that served Orange County's alternative scene, shuttered on Christmas Eve, with plans for a future location up
Anna Marie Hahn, the first woman to die in Ohio's electric chair, was jolted with 1,950 volts of electricity as she recited the Lord's Prayer on Dec...John Sullivan, the Ohio Penitentiary's Catholic chaplain, led her in prayer: But deliver us from
Smoke and a putrid odor filled the death chamber as the witnesses outside watched, agape. "I had to let it go on for 11 minutes." McAndrew, 74, was one of two former executioners who came to California this week to tell tales from the death chamber
The state Corrections Department is running low on a $1,800-per-dose drug used to execute Oklahoma inmates and there may not be an acceptable replacement available on the market...Pentobarbital is the first of three drugs administered to a condemned
Indiana's former electric chair is now on display in a museum that recounts the history of state prisons. "Old Betsy," which previously was housed at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City has been moved to the museum in the Department of
Friday, January 20, 2012 3:24 pm (0) Comments Font Size: Ohio has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the state's lethal injection procedures, arguing that minor deviations in policy don't mean the system is unconstitutional.
On this day in 1974, serial killer Ted Bundy botched a kidnapping attempt in Salt Lake City, Utah. Posing as an undercover cop, Bundy persuaded 18-year-old Carol DaRonch to go with him to the police station. When she noticed