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Advocates call Alabama execution an 'avoidable disaster'

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:15:08 GMT2016-12-10T16:15:08Z

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) -- Defenders of a condemned inmate in Alabama are calling his execution an "avoidable disaster," but the state prison commissioner says there was no visible evidence that he suffered during a lethal injection....

Supreme Court weighs lawyers' actions in 2 death row cases

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:39:02 GMT2016-12-10T12:39:02Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seven years before Thomas Sims defended Sammie Stokes in a South Carolina death-penalty trial, he had prosecuted Stokes for assaulting his ex-wife....

The Latest: Prison commissioner: No evidence inmate suffered

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:21:57 GMT2016-12-09T22:21:57Z

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) -- The Latest on the execution in Alabama of a man convicted of killing a store clerk (all times local):...

Some lethal injection problems in US executions

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:46:00 GMT2016-12-09T20:46:00Z

Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide. Those include delays in finding suitable veins and needles becoming clogged or disengaged. Some past examples:...

Parole board rejects mercy for Ohio killer of 3-year-old

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:38:55 GMT2016-12-09T16:38:55Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's prison parole board on Friday rejected mercy for a man set to die in January for the 1993 rape and killing of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter....