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Lethal injections face scrutiny after two-hour US execution


The US Supreme Court is under increasing pressure to consider halting death sentences by lethal injection after a convicted Arizona killer took two hours to die.

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

Taiwan student facing firing squad over subway massacre

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Taiwanese prosecutors on Monday said they were seeking the death penalty for a man accused of killing four people and wounding nearly two dozen others in a stabbing spree on the Taipei subway that shocked the island.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,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 »

‘Utterly evil’ Australian baby killer gets life


An “utterly evil” Australian man who killed a 10-month-old boy by bludgeoning him with a homemade baton during a burglary was Friday jailed for life.

Posted: June 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ohio governor grants clemency to condemned inmate

Federal public defender Vicki Werneke, left, argues for mercy for death row inmate Arthur Tyler before the Ohio Parole Board while fellow public defender Alan Rossman observes, on Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. Tyler's lawyers say he is innocent and should be freed, while prosecutors say his death sentence should be commuted to life in prison because of questions about his case. AP

Ohio’s governor on Wednesday spared an inmate set to die later this month for the killing of a produce vendor, commuting his sentence to life in prison.

Posted: May 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »