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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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Lawsuit: Controversy Should Delay Texas Execution

Attorneys for a Texas death row inmate set to die next week have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit seeking to delay the punishment because of a bungled execution a week ago in Oklahoma.

05/06/2014

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

Lawmakers Still Back Death Penalty Despite Botched Oklahoma Execution

A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-penalty opponents, invited court challenges and attracted worldwide attention.

05/05/2014

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

Oklahoma Inmate Dies After Botched Execution

Officials stopped the lethal injection execution of Clayton Lockett after a new drug was administered. Doctors say Lockett died of a heart attack.

04/29/2014

Jose Villegas was convicted of the 2001 stabbing deaths of his girlfriend, her child and her mother. (Getty Images)

Man Executed For Killing 3 Members Of A Corpus Christi Family

Jose Villegas was put to death shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to stay the execution.

04/16/2014

Tommy Lynn Sells was the first inmate to be injected with a dose of newly replenished penobarbital. (Getty Images)

Serial Killer Executed With Texas’ New Drug Supply

Tommy Lynn Sells was the first inmate to be injected with a dose of newly replenished penobarbital.

04/03/2014

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Man Put To Death For Murder Of Delivery Woman

Anthony Doyle beat Hyun Mi Cho to death with a baseball bat in 2003.

03/27/2014

Suzanne Basso was convicted of torturing and killing a mentally impaired man she lured to Texas with a promise of marriage. (Photo: Texas Dept. Of Criminal Justice)

Woman Set To Be Executed For 1998 Murder

Suzanne Basso was convicted of torturing and killing a mentally impaired man she lured to Texas with a promise of marriage.

02/05/2014

New research suggests assumptions about the death penalty may be wrong. (Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

Study: Executions Do Not Bring Closure To Victims’ Families

According to a new study, executions do not heal the victims’ families.

01/27/2014

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