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1 year 7 months ago

Alternate drug presented for executions

DENVER (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union says Colorado's instructions for putting prisoners to death by lethal injection have been revised to include an alternate drug, underscoring problems in carrying out executions. The ACLU on Friday released a copy of the instructions, which it obtained after filing suit against...

2 years 11 months ago

Texas man's execution halted for now

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A federal appeals court says it won't overturn a district judge's reprieve for a Texas man convicted of killing a neighbor and stealing his motorcycle while on parole for rape. The decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals means condemned inmate Anthony Bartee won't...

3 years 7 months ago

Supreme Court halts Texas execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has halted the execution of a black man convicted of a double murder in Texas 16 years ago after his lawyers contended his sentence was unfair because of a question asked about race during his trial. Forty-eight-year-old Duane Buck was scheduled...

4 years 10 months ago

Utah inmate challenges death warrant

A condemned inmate set for execution this month by firing squad has challenged his death warrant before the Utah Supreme Court. Attorneys for Ronnie Lee Gardner have asked justices to reverse a state court judge's order of execution and impose a lifetime prison sentence. As an alternative, Gardner's attorney...

5 years 1 month ago

Death row inmate overdosed on pills

Ohio authorities say a death row inmate who was found unconscious in his cell two days before his scheduled execution likely overdosed on pills. Prisons spokeswoman Julie Walburn says 43-year-old Lawrence Reynolds Jr. was found late Sunday unconscious in his cell at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown. Walburn...

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