Henry Watkins “Hank” Skinner was supposed to be executed, but a judge pushed the date back to March 24. Skinner has been on Death Row in Texas since 1993, awaiting execution for the murder of his girlfriend and her 2 sons.
The decision not to seek the death penalty comes after Almaleki's public defender asked a judge to take special precautions to ensure the County Attorney's Office wouldn't wrongly seek the death penalty because Almaleki is a Muslim.
Few of his fellow villagers mourned the local Communist Party official many say made their lives hell by seizing land, extorting money and bullying people for years.
The Supreme Court threw out a ruling that had set aside the death sentence of Mumia Abu-Jamal, convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer in a racially tinged case that has made the former Black Panther an international cause celebre.
Lethal injection involves anaesthetic used on pets(!)
This video gives testimony from POLICE OFFICERS even that a small town in Washington state was used as testing grounds for the Military's use of RAIN.
John Allen Muhammad, the sniper who kept the Washington region paralyzed by fear for three weeks as he and a young accomplice gunned down people at random, was executed Tuesday night by lethal injection.
Questions about whether Gov. Rick Perry allowed the execution of a man some arson experts say may have been innocent, and then hindered an investigation into the evidence, continue to reverberate across Texas, where issues surrounding capital punishm
A federal judge has indefinitely delayed an execution scheduled for Dec. 8, the fourth execution to be postponed in Ohio since technicians failed for two hours last month to administer lethal drugs to a man convicted of murder and rape.
More odd developments in the case of Cameron Todd Willingham, the Texas man executed in 2004 for killing his 3 daughters by intentionally setting fire to his own house. 9 arson experts have denounced the testimony of the forensic arson specialists w
It later emerged that while deciding whether he should be given the death penalty, jurors consulted the Bible. Four jury members admitted that several copies had been in the jury room and that highlighted passages were passed around. At one point,
[kinda defensive for a murderer, Gov.] A man put to death in 2004 for killing his three children was "a monster," and suggestions that he may have been innocent are anti-death penalty propaganda, Gov. Rick Perry said.
Romell Broom knew he was about to die when the Ohio prison warden came to his cell, escorted by guards, and read his death warrant. A court had rejected his final appeal. Soon, two nurses arrived and told Broom to lie down as they tried to insert a n
Jeffrey Landrigan was sentenced to death for killing a Phoenix man in 1989, but his execution was stayed in 2007, pending a U.S. Supreme Court decision that allowed condemned prisoners to question their state's method of execution by lethal injection
A September 17, 2009, Nightline report on the execution of an innocent man in Texas. Cameron Todd Willingham was convicted and executed of arson murder based mainly on discredited arson analysis. Now that all of the evidence against Willingham has
The State of Ohio plans to try again next week to execute a convicted rapist-murderer, after a team of technicians spent two hours on Tuesday in an unsuccessful effort to inject him with lethal drugs.
But the need to spend less money on the elderly at the end of life is the elephant in the room in the health-reform debate. Everyone sees it but no one wants to talk about it. Until Americans learn to contemplate death as more than a scientific chal
State Republican lawmaker Tommy Benton (31st House District) favors “caning” minor marijuana offenders and “executing” those who sell the drug, according to a recent correspondence sent by the representative to a constituent.
There has long been a sentiment among death penalty opponents that
proof of an executed innocent would turn public opinion on the death
penalty. I’m pessimistic that’s going to happen. But it does raise the
question for supporters of capital punishment: Does Willingham’s case
make you rethink your position? If not, how many more cases of an
executed innocent person would it take to make you change your mind?
China has launched a national organ donation system to try to reduce its dependence on body parts harvested from executed prisoners, who make up the majority of donors.
Organ transplantation in China has long been criticized as profit-driven and unethical, with critics arguing death row inmates may feel pressured to become donors, violating personal, religious or cultural beliefs.
A Texas judge on trial for closing her court despite knowing that a death-row inmate's final appeal was running late testified Tuesday that denying a request to stay open was no judicial ruling on her part.
"I did not believe I was making a decision," said Judge Sharon Keller, the presiding judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
The highest-ranking criminal judge in Texas, the woman who presides
over the most active execution chamber in the country, sat at a defense
table to face charges of intentionally denying a condemned
man access to the legal system.
It took just 80 words for a federal appeals court to deny Kevin
Cooper’s most recent plea to avoid execution. But attached to that
order was a forceful 101-page dissent by a judge, all but pleading to spare Mr. Cooper’s life.
Chatanooga TN Police Department supports blatant disemboweling of our National Anthem in front of live audience. There are over 5 different camera angles at this public event and top ranking police personnel in nearly every frame. If it garnered so much official support and media coverage planning and staffing for it was broad in the very least. If this nation’s local and state law enforcement cannot hire pirates who know grade-school-level patriotism as a minimum, then what kind of ‘policing’ is truly in place here in “the land of the sheep and home of the slave”? If you or I stood up in front of a bunch of police and media, altering the words to the Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem etc. WE’D BE CHARGED WITH TREASON! This was a blasphemous attack on our beloved America’s most highly regarded song about itself which directly translates to every U.S. citizen. It creates the kind of shame that doesn’t wash off after a “self-inflicted national tragedy” or several generations of bon
As more states debate whether to stop executing criminals, Texas — long the nationwide leader in executions — has geared up and is on pace to execute perhaps more than twice as many Death Row inmates this year as in 2008.
After decades of moral arguments reaching biblical proportions, after long, twisted journeys to the nation's highest court and back, the death penalty may be abandoned by several states for a reason having nothing to do with right or wrong: Money
When Gov. Martin O’Malley appeared before the Maryland Senate last week, he made an unconventional argument that is becoming increasingly popular in cash-strapped states: abolish the death penalty to cut costs.
A legal commission began work investigating the conduct of a Texas judge who sent a condemned man to his death rather than receive his last-minute appeal after office hours. Sharon Keller -- the Presiding Judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
[It is working. Keep up the pressure.] Troy Davis, a black American who has spent 17 years on death row for the murder of a white policeman, was Friday granted a stay of execution, three days before he was due to be put to death, court documents show
We often say Hollywood will tell you what is really going on. They will spell it out for you in the movies. Hits like the Matrix and others even though fiction have a healthy dose of truth in them. Homeland Security, er, uh, I mean the death police hEntered By: Forty Four O Nine