Dad sentenced to die, but executions rare in South Carolina

U.S. 06/14/19, 11:42

A jury in South Carolina sent a father to death row for killing his five children but when — or even if — Timothy Jones Jr. will be executed is unsure.South Carolina has no drugs to carry out lethal Injections and companies refuse to sell them to prison officials.After executing ...

Ethics case dropped against judge over execution protest

U.S. 06/12/19, 13:31

An Arkansas disciplinary panel dismissed an ethics case against a judge who faced the possibility of removal from the bench for participating in an anti-death penalty demonstration the same day he blocked the state from using an execution drug, the commission's counsel said Wednesday.The Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission dismissed ...

Update: Alabama inmate executed for killing preacher

U.S. 05/30/19, 19:40

The Latest on the scheduled execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local): 7:35 p.m. A man convicted of using a sword and knife to kill a country preacher during a robbery has been executed in Alabama, weeks after he was initially scheduled to die. Christopher Lee Price was killed by lethal injection ...

After delay, Alabama set to execute man for pastor’s slaying

U.S. 05/30/19, 18:50

A man who was nearly put to death before an execution warrant expired last month amid disagreements between U.S. Supreme Court justices is again set to die by injection in Alabama.Christopher Lee Price's execution was scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Holman prison, but officials said it had been temporarily ...

Update: Alabama inmate asks Supreme Court for stay

U.S. 05/30/19, 07:49

The Latest on the scheduled execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local):7:45 a.m.An Alabama inmate is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to delay his execution set for Thursday night.FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Christopher Lee Price. A federal appeals court ...

Alabama set to execute man for pastor’s slaying

U.S. 05/30/19, 00:13

A man who was nearly put to death before an execution warrant expired last month amid disagreements between U.S. Supreme Court justices is again set to die by lethal injection in Alabama.Christopher Lee Price's execution is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Holman prison.The 46-year-old was convicted of using a ...

Court refuses to block Alabama execution set for Thursday

U.S. 05/29/19, 19:39

A federal appeals court is refusing to block Alabama's bid to execute an inmate convicted of killing a country preacher with a sword.The 11th U.S. Circuit of Appeals on Wednesday refused a stay requested by 46-year-old Christopher Lee Price. He's set to die by lethal injection Thursday night.The court says ...

Update: Serial killer has no visitors before execution

U.S. 05/23/19, 15:57

The Latest on Execution-Serial Killer (all times local):4:45 p.m.Prison officials say no one visited a serial killer facing execution for a murder spree that claimed the lives of 10 women in Florida in 1984.In this updated photo made available by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows Bobby Joe Long ...

Woman who helped put away serial killer awaits his execution

U.S. 05/23/19, 13:20

At 17, Lisa Noland was fighting for her life. A killer on a rampage that would leave 10 women dead abducted her outside a church and raped her. The day before, she'd written a suicide note, planning to end her life after years of sexual abuse by her grandmother's boyfriend.She ...

Alabama abortion law raised hope for execution reprieve

U.S. 05/17/19, 11:02

A lawyer for a condemned inmate said he hoped Gov. Kay Ivey might a grant clemency request and block the execution after she talked about her belief that "life is precious" in signing a bill to virtually outlaw abortion in Alabama. It wasn't to be. Michael Brandon Samra was put to death ...

Alabama inmate facing execution for 1997 quadruple killing

U.S. 05/16/19, 17:19

A man condemned to die for his role in a quadruple killing that followed a dispute over a pickup truck was set to be executed Thursday evening in Alabama, hours after a defense lawyer said the governor denied a reprieve. The decision by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey apparently cleared the way ...

Update: Friends visit condemned Alabama inmate

U.S. 05/16/19, 16:58

The Latest on an execution set for Thursday in Alabama (all times local): 4:50 p.m. An Alabama inmate awaiting lethal injection for a quadruple murder is visiting with friends and a spiritual adviser. Prison spokesman Bob Horton says 41-year-old Michael Brandon Samra saw six friends and the adviser leading up to his scheduled ...

Update: Wish for man facing execution: Meal for homeless

U.S. 05/16/19, 16:05

The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Tennessee man who suffocated his wife (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The Nashville church where a Tennessee death row inmate is an ordained elder is honoring the man's last wish by planning a community meal for the homeless. Inmate Don Johnson's attorneys say that rather ...

Jury deliberating fate of Nevada death row inmate

U.S. 05/16/19, 15:22

A jury began deliberating Thursday whether to reorder the execution of a three-time murderer who's been on Nevada's death row for 34 years.Defense lawyers told the jury in Reno that 67-year-old Tracy Petrocelli should spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole after a U.S. ...

Man faces execution for killing wife decades ago in Memphis

U.S. 05/16/19, 00:26

A man convicted of killing his wife decades ago at a camping center he managed in Memphis is set for execution Thursday evening in Tennessee.Sixty-eight-year-old inmate Don Johnson is scheduled to receive a lethal injection for his conviction in the 1984 suffocation death of his wife, Connie Johnson. He initially ...

Tennessee prisoner moved to ‘death watch’ ahead of execution

U.S. 05/14/19, 09:56

Tennessee death row inmate Don Johnson has been moved to death watch ahead of his scheduled Thursday execution.The 68-year-old was sentenced to death for the 1984 murder of his wife, Connie Johnson.Several religious leaders have urged Gov. Bill Lee to grant Johnson clemency. They include the president of the worldwide ...

Pressure from religious leaders mounts in death row case

U.S. 05/13/19, 13:54

Pressure from religious leaders for Tennessee's governor to grant mercy to a death row inmate mounted Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider an appeal that could have delayed his upcoming execution.Don Johnson's petition for clemency has centered on his religious conversion and Christian ministry to other prisoners. ...

Texas stops sharing death row inmate’s final statements

U.S. 04/30/19, 14:28

Texas prison officials on Tuesday abruptly halted the practice of sharing death row inmate's final written statements after a lawmaker expressed outrage over the state relaying the last words of an avowed racist executed for the 1998 dragging death of a black man, James Byrd Jr.It marks the second recent ...

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