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April 07, 2020
Trump gets win in executions case, but more litigation ahead
An appeals court sided with the Trump administration Tuesday in its effort to resume executions of federal death row ...
April 02, 2020
Iowa governor got 2nd chance; she thinks felons should, too
Iowa's Republican governor, Kim Reynolds, will never forget the summer night 20 years ago when a state trooper stopped her ...
March 06, 2020
Alabama executes man convicted in killing of 3 officers
A man convicted as an accomplice in the 2004 killings of three police officers in Alabama who were shot by another man was ...
February 26, 2020
Colorado poised to become 22nd state with no death penalty
Colorado is set to become the 22nd U.S. state to abolish the death penalty after lawmakers on Wednesday approved a repeal ...
February 25, 2020
Alabama inmate spared by dementia argument dies on death row
An Alabama inmate spared from execution by questions over whether dementia had erased memories of his crime has died on death ...
February 21, 2020
Tennessee man gets electric chair for killing fellow inmate
A convicted murderer was put to death in Tennessee's electric chair Thursday, becoming the state's fifth prisoner over 16 ...
February 19, 2020
Ultimate choice: Tennessee inmates wrestle with how to die
After more than three decades on death row, Don Johnson weighed the options for his own demise: He could keep a promise to ...
February 13, 2020
Attorney general says Oklahoma to resume executions
Oklahoma plans to resume executing death-row inmates, five years after lethal injections were put on hold following a series ...
February 07, 2020
Texas executes man who killed 5, including wife, children
A Dallas man was executed Thursday evening for a shooting in which he killed his wife, two children and two other relatives ...
February 03, 2020
Louisiana executions stall for a decade amid legal quandary
Louisiana cleans its execution chamber at the state penitentiary daily, but it's been more than a decade since a condemned ...
January 30, 2020
Georgia man put to death for the 1997 killings of 2 people
A Georgia man convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend more than two decades ago was put to death Wednesday ...
January 23, 2020
Groups seek items they say could exonerate executed inmate
Two groups sued a central Arkansas city on Thursday seeking the release of evidence they say could exonerate an inmate who ...
January 22, 2020
Fifth condemned Tennessee inmate opts for the electric chair
A Tennessee inmate has chosen the electric chair for his scheduled execution next month, opting like four other inmates in ...
January 16, 2020
Georgia board spares prisoner's life hours before execution
Georgia’s parole board on Thursday spared the life of a prisoner just hours ahead of his scheduled execution, commuting his ...
January 16, 2020
Texas inmate executed for killing wife in 2005
A Texas inmate with a history of violence against women was executed Wednesday evening for fatally shooting his wife, who had ...
January 15, 2020
Texas inmate faces execution for killing wife in 2005
A Texas inmate with a history of violence against women is set to be executed Wednesday evening for fatally shooting his ...
January 14, 2020
Lawyer: Death row inmate went from life-taker to lifesaver
Tennessee death row inmate Nicholas Sutton should be spared from execution because he transformed himself in prison from a ...
December 28, 2019
Lawyers fight death penalty for synagogue shooting suspect
Lawyers for the suspect in the synagogue shooting that killed 11 people in Pittsburgh have challenged his potential death ...
December 17, 2019
Report: 5th straight year with under 30 executions in US
Fewer than 30 people were executed in the United States and under 50 new death sentences were imposed for the fifth straight ...
December 16, 2019
California killer Lawrence Bittaker dies in prison at 79
Lawrence Sigmond Bittaker, one of the “Tool Box Killers" who preyed on teenage girls in Southern California 40 years ago, has ...
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