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Death penalty controversy
May 22, 2020
Khashoggi's sons forgive Saudi killers, sparing 5 execution
The family of slain Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi announced on Friday they have forgiven his Saudi killers, ...
May 21, 2020
Singapore sentences drug suspect to death at Zoom hearing
Singapore sentenced a drug suspect to death at a court hearing held on the videoconferencing app Zoom because of the ...
May 15, 2020
Nebraska court orders disclosure of execution drug records
Nebraska prison officials cannot withhold public records that reveal where they purchased their supply of lethal injection ...
May 14, 2020
Missouri moving ahead with execution plans
Missouri is moving ahead with plans to execute a man next week, despite new concerns about key evidence that led to his ...
April 21, 2020
Doctors: Execution drugs could help COVID-19 patients
Secrecy surrounding executions could hinder efforts by a group of medical professionals who are asking the nation’s death ...
April 07, 2020
Judge: Death penalty on table for synagogue massacre suspect
A federal judge has rejected a bid by the suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting to have the death penalty removed as ...
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 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 31, 2020
Mauritania arrests 10 gay men after purported gay wedding
Authorities in Mauritania have arrested 10 men after a video appeared on social media of a gay couple appearing to take part ...
January 13, 2020
Pakistan court overturns death penalty for ex-president
A Pakistani court on Monday overturned the death sentence given to the country's ex-military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, a ...
December 31, 2019
Opponents push to abolish death penalty in Virginia
Virginia has executed nearly 1,400 people in its 412-year history — more than any other state. But as a new Democratic ...
December 30, 2019
California's Gov. Newsom had 'baptism by fire' in 1st year
During his inaugural address last January, California Gov. Gavin Newsom made only a passing reference to wildfires and never ...
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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