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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 »

Report: Iran billionaire executed over $2.6B fraud

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A billionaire businessman at the heart of a $2.6 billion state bank scam, the largest fraud case since the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, was executed Saturday, state television reported.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US state mulls firing squad for executions

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Prompted by the shortages of available drugs for lethal injections, lawmakers in the western state of Wyoming are considering changing state law to permit execution of condemned inmates by firing squad.

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US death row inmate ‘tortured’ in botched execution


A US death row inmate writhed in agony and mumbled incoherently in a botched execution using untested drugs, before dying Tuesday of a heart attack 40 minutes into the ordeal, news reports said.

Posted: April 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »