"In my opinion, Northwestern, [The Innocence Project's] Protess and Ciolino framed Simon so that they could secure the release of (Anthony) Porter and make him into the poster boy for the anti-death penalty movement," he said.
A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening.
Today, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit against Oklahoma prison officials. The lawsuit seeks to take the literal curtain down between execution witnesses and prison administrators.
Officials in Arizona injected a death row inmate last month with doses 15 times higher than the amount of drugs called for in the state's protocol for executions by lethal injection, authorities said on Friday.
Yesterday, the US Supreme Court signed off on Arizona's execution of 55-year-old Joseph Wood. The Death Row prisoner was sentenced to death after murdering his girlfriend and her father twenty-five years ago outside of an auto repair shop. Despit
Joseph Wood died at 3:49 p.m. local time, one hour and 57 minutes after his execution began. In Arizona, the execution of a death row inmate by means of lethal injection went wrong Wednesday evening, prompting the
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer ordered a full review of the execution of Joseph Wood. The death row inmate remained alive, gasping for breath, for nearly two hours after the state began the execution.
A federal prosecutor asked for the "ultimate punishment" for a former soldier convicted for the 2005 beating death of his 5-year-old daughter.
Two weeks ago, things went horribly wrong with the execution of Clayton D. Lockett, a 38-year old Oklahoma man convicted of shooting a young woman and burying her alive.
More botched executions conducted with questionable drugs from questionable sources, and an Oklahoma law now bars anyone from finding out…If we are to have executions, they must not be conducted like hastily thrown together human science experiments
A California man has been taken off death row after the Santa Clara District Attorney’s office declined to retry the penalty phase of his murder trial. Miguel Bacigalupo’s death sentence was vacated by the California Supreme Court late last year due
2 executions to be held within hours of each other. That objective failed in a most disturbing possible way after the first execution of Clayton Lockett left him in obvious agony for over 25 minutes. He eventually died from a heart attack and the sec
The rate of erroneous conviction of innocent criminal defendants is often described as unknowable. We use survival analysis to estimate if all death-sentenced defendants remained under sentence of death indefinitely 4.1% would be exonerated.
Two death row inmates who want to know the source of drugs that will be used to execute them have placed Oklahoma's two highest courts at odds and prompted calls for impeaching justices on the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
The Senate has voted to allow the state to electrocute death row inmates if lethal injection drugs cannot be obtained.
4 days after Mississippi could have executed Michelle Byrom, the state Supreme Court threw out her conviction and ordered a new trial. The ruling came after the fact Byrom’s son, Edward Jr., had repeatedly confessed to killing his father,
683 More Detainees Face Same Court That Ordered Hundreds Killed Yesterday
Oklahoma, as of Monday, did not have the drugs needed to conduct an execution scheduled for this week but aims to obtain chemicals for the lethal injection by the time the death sentence is to be implemented on Thursday, officials said.
Newly discovered evidence the prosecutor in the case concealed a deal with a jailhouse informant whose testimony was a key part of the execution decision. The battle to clear Mr. Willingham’s name offers evidence an innocent man was executed
The Apothecary Shoppe, of Tulsa, will not prepare or provide pentobarbital or any other drug for use in Michael Taylor's execution. The documents ask a judge to dismiss the case that Taylor's lawyers had filed against the pharmacy seeking
BRUSSELS — Belgium may abolish age limits on who can choose to be legally put to death. This stems from the European nation's highly permissive social attitudes. It's one of the few countries where euthanasia is legal. And Belgium is expected to ta
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Gas chambers and electrocutions also are up for discussion as legislators across the country balk at being hemmed in by drug companies’ aversion to facilitating the death penalty.
A jury, by 8-4 vote, decided not to kill Mario Woodward for murdering police officer Keith Houts. In most places, that would be the end of it. But not Alabama. Oh no. In Alabama, judges “override” the jury. Death! So sayeth the Judge,
No doubt they will feel pretty darned bad about the ones they wrongly executed. Who wouldn’t? Not that it’s going to do them much good, though their families may get some money for it and will feel some sort of cathartic release when their loved
It's bad enough when that kind of posturing comes from a district attorney trying to cover his own mistakes. But it's appalling to hear it come from a state supreme court justice -- and not in a speech or an offhand remark, but in an actual opinion.
The Justice Department has acknowledged flaws in forensic testimony by the FBI that helped convict a man in the 1992 slayings of two Mississippi State University students, and federal officials have now offered to retest the DNA in the case.
The Maryland House of Delegates voted on Friday to overturn the state's death penalty, putting it a step closer to becoming the 18th state to abolish executions.
A push to abolish the death penalty in Maryland cleared a major hurdle on Wednesday when the Senate approved the measure, which appears to have support in the House and the backing of Gov. Martin O’Malley.
The lower court had concluded that Winston's lawyers did not try hard enough to show Winston was mentally disabled, and thus, ineligible to be executed under a 2002 Supreme Court ruling. The state argued Winston waited too late to