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Autopsy doesn’t say why Oklahoma inmate writhed

This June 29, 2011 file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, shows Clayton Lockett. Execution dates are being set for three Oklahoma death-row inmates even as state officials continue to investigate what went wrong with a botched execution in April of Lockett. AP FILE PHOTO/Oklahoma Department of Corrections

An autopsy on an Oklahoma inmate who died after his troubled execution was halted concluded that he was killed by the lethal drugs, but it doesn’t explain why he writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after the process began.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Four Saudis beheaded for drug trafficking

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Four Saudi men were decapitated by sword in Najran in the south west of the country on Monday after being convicted of drug trafficking, the interior ministry said.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Saudi beheads Nepalese maid for toddler murder


Saudi authorities on Monday beheaded a Nepalese housemaid convicted of murdering a two-year-old boy by slitting his throat, the interior ministry said.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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


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 »

First US executions carried out since botched lethal injection—official

An unidentified death penalty opponent stands on the grounds of the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison, Tuesday June 17, 2014, in Jackson, Ga. Marcus Wellon, convicted of the 1989 rape and murder of 15-year-old India Roberts, is scheduled for execution by lethal injection on Tuesday.  This is the first U.S. execution since the botched execution in Oklahoma nearly two months earlier.  AP

US states overnight Tuesday carried out the first two executions since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April, after last minute appeals were denied.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »