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Outsider's Look Inside Boston Marathon Bomber's Trial

Outsider's Look Inside Boston Marathon Bomber's Trial

Anne Stevenson  03.25.2015
This whole spectacle is not about "freeing Jahar," it is about freeing Boston. Killing Jahar won't bring the victims back to life, it won't...
Executions Could Resume In Arkansas After High Court Backs Lethal Injection Law

Executions Could Resume In Arkansas After High Court Backs Lethal Injection Law

Kim Bellware  03.20.2015
The Arkansas Supreme Court has upheld the state's controversial lethal injection protocol. In a 4-3 ruling Thursday, the state's high...
Alabama Halts Executions Until Supreme Court Settles Lethal Injection Case

Alabama Halts Executions Until Supreme Court Settles Lethal Injection Case

Kim Bellware  03.19.2015
A federal judge has ordered Alabama to stop executions until the U.S. Supreme Court rules whether the method of lethal injection the state...
Brain-Damaged Missouri Cop-Killer Executed After Last-Ditch Appeal Fails

Brain-Damaged Missouri Cop-Killer Executed After Last-Ditch Appeal Fails

Kim Bellware  03.17.2015
A Missouri man missing part of his brain was executed Tuesday night for gunning down a sheriff's deputy nearly two decades ago. Cecil...
Missouri Gets The Name Of The Man It Is Trying To Execute Wrong

Missouri Gets The Name Of The Man It Is Trying To Execute Wrong

BuzzFeed  03.17.2015
Missouri opposed “Walter Storey’s Motion for a Stay of Execution” on Tuesday night at the Supreme Court. But Storey was executed...
Georgia's Only Woman On Death Row Sues Over 'Mortal Fear' During Delayed Execution

Georgia's Only Woman On Death Row Sues Over 'Mortal Fear' During Delayed Execution

Kim Bellware  03.12.2015
A "botched" execution caused the only woman on Georgia's death row to endure 13 hours of “immense mental anxiety” and "mortal fear"...
Texas Executes Man For Killing Woman Over Drug Tax

Texas Executes Man For Killing Woman Over Drug Tax

AP  03.12.2015
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- A Mexican Mafia hit man convicted of beating and strangling a San Antonio woman because she didn't pay the gang's...

A Closer Look at the Death Penalty as Utah Considers Firing Squads

Steve Siebold  03.11.2015
If the Utah State Senate gets its way, Utah could soon use firing squads to execute some death-row prisoners. The measure passed 18 to...
Utah Lawmakers Vote To Allow Execution By Firing Squad

Utah Lawmakers Vote To Allow Execution By Firing Squad

Mollie Reilly  03.10.2015
Utah's state Senate voted Tuesday to allow execution by firing squad in instances where lethal injection drugs are not available. The...
Supreme Court To Review How Florida Doles Out The Death Penalty

Supreme Court To Review How Florida Doles Out The Death Penalty

Kim Bellware  03. 9.2015
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will review how Florida decides which convicted criminals are eligible for the death sentence....

Another Innocent Black Man on Death Row

Jessica S. Henry  03. 9.2015
Rodney Reed should not become another Texas tragedy. Reed's death sentence - and nineteen long years of deprivation on death row -- is...
Illinois Lawmaker Wants To Restore Death Penalty, 4 Years After It Was Abolished

Illinois Lawmaker Wants To Restore Death Penalty, 4 Years After It Was Abolished

Kim Bellware  03. 6.2015
Four years after Illinois abolished the death penalty, a Republican state lawmaker wants to bring it back for killers he calls "the worst...
Catholic Media Unite In Call For Ending The Death Penalty

Catholic Media Unite In Call For Ending The Death Penalty

Kim Bellware  03. 5.2015
Four leading U.S. Catholic publications cast aside sectarian differences Thursday, publishing a joint editorial that calls for ending the...
Jodi Arias and a Nation That Sentences by Race

Jodi Arias and a Nation That Sentences by Race

Antonio Moore  03. 5.2015
The Jodi Arias case has hung on sentencing, the underlying statement out of Arizona seems to be we don't give white women the death penalty....