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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

Charles Warner was scheduled to die just hours after the botched execution of Clayton Lockett by Oklahoma prison officials last week. ( PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Oklahoma Court Approves Six-Month Stay Of Execution

Charles Warner was scheduled to die just hours after the botched execution of Clayton Lockett by Oklahoma prison officials last week.

05/08/2014

Lockett had an intravenous tap placed at his groin because suitable veins couldn't be found elsewhere. That vein collapsed, and prison officials were unable to find another viable one, the state didn't have another dose of the drugs available anyway. (Image credit: Oklahoma Dept. of Corrections)

Report: Oklahoma Execution Officials Took 51 Minutes To Find Vein

Clayton Lockett died of an apparent heart attack 10 minutes after officials stopped the scheduled execution.

05/01/2014

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

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Appeals Court: Texas Execution Back On

The execution of a Texas inmate is back on schedule now that a federal appeals court has ruled the state doesn’t have to reveal where it gets its lethal injection drug.

04/07/2014

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Texas Supreme Court Halts Release Of Execution Drug Supplier

New supplier of Texas execution drugs will remain secret for now.

03/28/2014

Two death row inmates have filed a lawsuit claiming they may be subjected to unconstitutionally cruel pain. (Getty Images)

Judge: State Must Disclose Supplier Of Execution Drug

Two death row inmates have filed suit claiming they may be subjected to unconstitutionally cruel pain.

03/27/2014

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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

Prosecutors say Jeremy Lee Sappington shot Verna Sarten in the head then tried to set fire to the house. (Getty Images)

Former Rapper Looking For Appeal From Courts

Attorneys for a former San Antonio rap musician are looking to federal appeals courts to spare him from a lethal injection for an attack and robbery more than 15 years ago that left a 33-year-old recording studio owner dead.

03/19/2014

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