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New Poll: Americans Support Death Penalty By Gas Or Electrocution

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

Despite the botched execution of Clayton Lockett, American support for the death penalty remains unwavering. However, a new poll by NBC has shown ...

State Could Mandate Electrocution, Without Drugs To Carry Out Lethal Injections

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Markus Schmidt and Frank Green | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

The Virginia Department of Corrections said Tuesday it does not have the drugs necessary to carry out a lethal injection. Lisa E. Kinney, director of...

Killer's Last Words: Gaelic Curse, Eagles Song Reference And Benediction

AP | DENA POTTER | Posted 03.21.2013 | Crime

JARRATT, Va. -- He gave a nod and a wink before he sat down in the electric chair, then he uttered two statements as contradictory as the man himself:...

Murderer's Last Words: 'Kiss My Ass'

Posted 01.17.2013 | Crime

Asked for his final words, a 42-year-old convicted murderer had one thought to share from the electric chair: "Kiss my ass." Robert Gleason Jr. bec...

U.K. Man Rigs Up Homemade Electric Chair For Divorce-Seeking Wife

Posted 09.06.2011 | World

A British man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail after he rigged his wife up to a homemade electric chair after she asked him for a divorce. A...

Death Penalty Repeal in the Land of Enchantment

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diann Rust-Tierney

New Mexico's lawmakers concluded that they'd had enough of a system that does not deter murders, is unfairly and unequally applied, risks wrongful convictions, and diverts resources.