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US judge argues for return of firing squad

Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Alex Kozinski poses for a portrait in the lobby of a Washington office building, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Kozinski, an influential federal appeals court judge said that the nation's third lethal injection execution to go awry in six months underscores his call to bring back firing squads. Kozinski said lethal injection was a "dishonest" attempt to disguise the brutal nature of capital punishment. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

An influential U.S. appeals court judge said Thursday that the nation’s third lethal injection execution to be problematic in six months underscores his call to bring back firing squads.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Death row inmate in US wins last-minute stay

A death row inmate facing execution Tuesday night won a last-minute stay on the grounds he might be mentally incompetent.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

In wake of killings, bishops buck call for revival of death penalty

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Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop and CBCP president Socrates Villegas. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Catholic bishops on Wednesday reiterated the Church’s opposition to calls for the revival of the death penalty amid the recent spate of violent killings and other heinous crimes.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Florida executes death-row inmate, third in US in 24 hours

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Florida put to death a convicted double killer on Wednesday, the third execution in 24 hours in the United States, amid a raging controversy over lethal injection methods.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Brutal child murders spark outrage in Turkey

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Several brutal murders of children have sparked outrage across Turkey, prompting calls to bring back the death penalty and leading the government to stiffen sentences for child killers.

Posted: May 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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