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Arkansas inmates make longshot bid to avoid double execution

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:45:04 GMT2017-03-24T23:45:04Z

VARNER, Ark. (AP) -- Two Arkansas inmates scheduled for back-to-back lethal injections next month asked the parole board Friday to spare their lives, a longshot bid as the state prepares for an unprecedented four nights of double executions over a 10-day period....



The Latest: Lawsuit challenges Arkansas execution secrecy

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:53:46 GMT2017-03-24T19:53:46Z

VARNER, Ark. (AP) -- The Latest on Arkansas' efforts to conduct four double-executions next month (all times local):...



Florida Speaker: Suspend prosecutor who nixes death penalty

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:30:57 GMT2017-03-23T22:30:57Z

TALLAHASEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran has called on the governor to suspend a prosecutor for pledging to not seek the death penalty in any case while she is in office....



Attorneys oppose request to schedule 2nd execution attempt

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:49:00 GMT2017-03-23T04:49:00Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Attorneys for a convicted Ohio killer who survived a botched execution attempt in 2009 are opposing a request to set a new execution date....



The 8 inmates scheduled to die in Arkansas in April

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:39:55 GMT2017-03-21T23:39:55Z

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas plans to execute eight inmates - two each on four days - in a 10-day period next month - an accelerated schedule designed to carry out the death sentences before a chemical component of the lethal injections expires. A look at the condemned prisoners and their cases:...