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Changes come after botched execution in April, in which a condemned man writhed in agony for nearly 45 minutes after the lethal injection. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Oklahoma Unveils New Execution Procedures

Changes come after botched execution in April, in which a condemned man writhed in agony for nearly 45 minutes after the lethal injection.

09/30/2014

Lisa Coleman was convicted of the 2004 torture and starvation murder of her girlfriend's son. (Photo by PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Executes Woman For Starvation Of 9-Year-Old Boy

Lisa Coleman was convicted of the 2004 torture and starvation death of her girlfriend’s son.

09/17/2014

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Woman Set For Lethal Injection After Starving, Torturing Girlfriend’s Son

Attorneys for a 38-year-old Texas woman are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block her scheduled execution for the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend’s 9-year-old son a decade ago.

09/17/2014

The "death chamber" at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas. (Photo by PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Executes Man Who Killed His Ex-Wife And Her Brother

Willie Trottie’s lethal injection was carried out about 90 minutes after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his last-day appeals.

09/10/2014

File photo of an execution chamber. (credit: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Condemned Killer Of 2 Set To Die In Texas

The U.S. Supreme Court considered whether to keep Texas inmate Willie Trottie from the death chamber Wednesday evening for the slayings 21 years ago in Houston of his former common-law wife and her brother.

09/10/2014

A view of a jury box. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawsuit Argues Texas To Use Expired Execution Drug

HOUSTON (AP) — Attorneys for a Texas death row inmate scheduled for execution this week contend in a federal lawsuit the sedative intended for his lethal injection is expired and its use could cause him “torturous” […]

09/09/2014

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Execution Dates Set For Okla. Death Row Inmates

Execution dates have been set for three Oklahoma death-row inmates even as state officials continue to investigate what went wrong during a botched execution in April.

08/10/2014

File photo of an execution chamber. (credit: CAROLINE GROUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Pushes For Alternative Execution Method

A state lawmaker is pushing for Louisiana to consider alternatives to lethal injection in response to a nationwide shortage of the drugs used to execute prisoners.

05/19/2014

Attorneys for convicted killer Robert James Campbell said they need more time to pursue appeals that he is mentally impaired and therefore ineligible for the death penalty. (PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Court Halts Execution Over Mental Impairment Claim

Attorneys for convicted killer Robert James Campbell said they need more time to pursue appeals that he is mentally impaired and therefore ineligible for the death penalty.

05/13/2014

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Inmate Cites Oklahoma Ordeal To Stop His Execution

Attorneys for a condemned killer facing execution this week in Texas are insisting his punishment should be stopped because he risks the same ordeal experienced recently by an Oklahoma inmate whose lethal injection was disrupted.

05/12/2014

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