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#Death Penalty

# death-penalty - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

White supremacist Dylann Roof sentenced to death for killing nine black churchgoers
# Hate Crime
# Hate Crime

White supremacist Dylann Roof sentenced to death for killing nine black churchgoers

Jan 10th 2017, 10:02 PM 21,111 Views 76 Comments

The US Justice Department said he is the first person to get the death penalty for federal hate crimes.

# death-penalty - Monday 9 January, 2017

Ohio obtains hundreds of vials of lethal injection drugs so executions can continue
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Ohio obtains hundreds of vials of lethal injection drugs so executions can continue

Jan 9th 2017, 10:35 PM 15,526 Views 50 Comments

Drugmakers have, by and large, put their drugs off-limits for executions.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

'There's nothing wrong with me psychologically': Mass killer Dylann Roof refuses to apologise
# No Remorse
# No Remorse

'There's nothing wrong with me psychologically': Mass killer Dylann Roof refuses to apologise

Jan 4th 2017, 9:48 PM 33,813 Views 9 Comments

Roof shot dead nine people in a church in South Carolina in 2015.

# death-penalty - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Ireland's death penalty was a 'quaint throwback' but not everyone wanted to get rid of it
# 1986 State Paprs
# 1986 State Paprs

Ireland's death penalty was a 'quaint throwback' but not everyone wanted to get rid of it

Jan 1st 2017, 8:00 AM 17,950 Views 58 Comments

Thirty years ago, there were some political considerations.

# death-penalty - Saturday 31 December, 2016

30 years ago most Irish people wanted garda killers to be executed
# Getting Rid Of The Gallows
# Getting Rid Of The Gallows

30 years ago most Irish people wanted garda killers to be executed

Dec 31st 2016, 9:45 PM 8,335 Views 47 Comments

The death penalty wasn’t abolished in Ireland until 1990.

# death-penalty - Monday 26 December, 2016

Crime, murder and the end of the Civil War: The story of the first man hanged by the Irish Free State
# Capital Punishment
# Capital Punishment

Crime, murder and the end of the Civil War: The story of the first man hanged by the Irish Free State

Dec 26th 2016, 10:00 PM 17,744 Views 11 Comments

Author Colm Wallace tells the story of soldier-turned-criminal William Downes.

# death-penalty - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Woman says she smothered three sons as she "didn't want to see them suffer"
# Ohio
# Ohio

Woman says she smothered three sons as she "didn't want to see them suffer"

Oct 20th 2016, 10:03 PM 33,356 Views 55 Comments

Brittany Pilkington’s defence are attempting to have her police confession excluded by the court.

# death-penalty - Friday 19 August, 2016

Texas plans to execute a man who never killed anyone
# Getaway Car
# Getaway Car

Texas plans to execute a man who never killed anyone

Aug 19th 2016, 6:05 AM 24,665 Views 25 Comments

Jeffrey Woods is said to be severely mentally disabled and have an IQ of a child.

# death-penalty - Saturday 11 June, 2016

'Hanging is too mild for such a savage': The story of the youngest man executed by the Irish State
# Capital Punishment
# Capital Punishment

'Hanging is too mild for such a savage': The story of the youngest man executed by the Irish State

Jun 11th 2016, 10:00 PM 61,018 Views 48 Comments

William O’Neill was executed four days after Christmas, on the 29 December 1927. He was 19 years old.

# death-penalty - Friday 13 May, 2016

'1,000 days have felt like 1,000 years' - Irish student still in Egyptian prison
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

'1,000 days have felt like 1,000 years' - Irish student still in Egyptian prison

May 13th 2016, 6:05 AM 18,388 Views 179 Comments

Ibrahim Halawa’s trial is expected to take place at the end of June, nearly three years after he was imprisoned.

# death-penalty - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Man with reading age of nine-year-old to be executed in Georgia tonight
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Man with reading age of nine-year-old to be executed in Georgia tonight

Apr 12th 2016, 4:23 PM 24,552 Views 73 Comments

47-year-old Kenneth Fults pleaded guilty in 1997 to killing his neighbour.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

50% more people were executed last year than in 2014
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

50% more people were executed last year than in 2014

Apr 6th 2016, 9:49 AM 10,049 Views 41 Comments

Amnesty International has said that 1,634 people were executed in 25 countries last year.

# death-penalty - Monday 28 March, 2016

The man who lived: How one convicted murderer escaped Ireland's death penalty
# Capital Punishment
# Capital Punishment

The man who lived: How one convicted murderer escaped Ireland's death penalty

Mar 28th 2016, 9:45 PM 39,939 Views 22 Comments

Patrick Aylward, 63, was accused of burning a young child to death.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Convicted murderer Romell Broom survived one execution but he now faces a second
# Lethal Injection
# Lethal Injection

Convicted murderer Romell Broom survived one execution but he now faces a second

Mar 16th 2016, 9:55 PM 26,224 Views 64 Comments

Ohio first tried to execute him in 2009.

# death-penalty - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Poll: Are you in favour of the death penalty?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you in favour of the death penalty?

Mar 10th 2016, 8:45 AM 32,305 Views 154 Comments

A man who murdered five people has been executed in Texas – do you agree with the death penalty?

# death-penalty - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Georgia has just executed its oldest death row inmate
# Lethal Injection
# Lethal Injection

Georgia has just executed its oldest death row inmate

Feb 3rd 2016, 9:12 AM 22,729 Views 59 Comments

Brandon Astor Jones (72) had been in jail for over 36 years.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

US politician has a plan for immigrant criminals who re-enter illegally: Execute them
# Mark Chelgren
# Mark Chelgren

US politician has a plan for immigrant criminals who re-enter illegally: Execute them

Dec 2nd 2015, 9:23 PM 13,866 Views 43 Comments

One local political leader called the comments “vile, hateful and downright deplorable.”

# death-penalty - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Man on death row barred from having a six-pack of beer with his last meal
# Georgia
# Georgia

Man on death row barred from having a six-pack of beer with his last meal

Nov 18th 2015, 10:43 PM 24,565 Views 59 Comments

“His request was declined as alcohol is a contraband item…”

# death-penalty - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Execution postponed after the wrong lethal injection drug was sent to prison
# Stay Of Execution
# Stay Of Execution

Execution postponed after the wrong lethal injection drug was sent to prison

Oct 1st 2015, 7:25 AM 11,199 Views 21 Comments

Richard Glossip claims he’s innocent.

# death-penalty - Thursday 24 September, 2015

The Pope brought up some controversial topics with US politicians today
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

The Pope brought up some controversial topics with US politicians today

Sep 24th 2015, 6:42 PM 13,802 Views 68 Comments

He gave his views on the death penalty and immigration, amongst other issues.

# death-penalty - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Pakistan wants to hang a paraplegic wheelchair user
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Pakistan wants to hang a paraplegic wheelchair user

Sep 22nd 2015, 7:21 AM 21,929 Views 49 Comments

Abdul Basit has been given a last-minute reprieve after appeals by Human Rights groups.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

This man's execution has been put on hold at the last minute as new evidence emerges
# Dead Man Walking
# Dead Man Walking

This man's execution has been put on hold at the last minute as new evidence emerges

Sep 16th 2015, 7:58 PM 35,020 Views 39 Comments

The court said it granted the request “in order for this court to give fair consideration” to his claims.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Boston bomber says sorry for the first time before being formally sentenced to death
# Condemned
# Condemned

Boston bomber says sorry for the first time before being formally sentenced to death

Jun 24th 2015, 10:40 PM 27,039 Views 66 Comments

21 year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will receive his formal death sentence later today.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

"He can rot in hell" - Man who killed girlfriend and her two-year-old with a butcher knife is executed
# Lethal Injection
# Lethal Injection

"He can rot in hell" - Man who killed girlfriend and her two-year-old with a butcher knife is executed

Jun 10th 2015, 8:08 AM 17,029 Views 25 Comments

Richard Strong’s daughter has said it’s unfair that she should now be orphaned.

# death-penalty - Friday 15 May, 2015

Timeline: How police caught the Boston bombers
# Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
# Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Timeline: How police caught the Boston bombers

May 15th 2015, 10:00 PM 58,543 Views 14 Comments

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to the death penalty over the killings.

# death-penalty - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Australia tells Johnny Depp's dogs to "b***er off" or be euthanised
# War On Terrier
# War On Terrier

Australia tells Johnny Depp's dogs to "b***er off" or be euthanised

May 14th 2015, 8:53 PM 22,414 Views 40 Comments

Depp brought them into the country without declaring them to quarantine officials.

# death-penalty - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Nun portrayed in Dead Man Walking movie says Boston bomber is remorseful
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Nun portrayed in Dead Man Walking movie says Boston bomber is remorseful

May 12th 2015, 8:44 AM 11,643 Views 19 Comments

A jury will decide if he should be sentenced to death or life without parole.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Seven foreigners condemned to death sang hymns before being executed by firing squad
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Seven foreigners condemned to death sang hymns before being executed by firing squad

Apr 29th 2015, 8:33 AM 26,054 Views 88 Comments

Australia has withdrawn its ambassador, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott says relations between the two nations have entered a ‘dark hour’.

# death-penalty - Monday 27 April, 2015

Australia's Bali Nine ringleaders will die tomorrow despite corruption claims
# Death Sentence
# Death Sentence

Australia's Bali Nine ringleaders will die tomorrow despite corruption claims

Apr 27th 2015, 10:59 AM 19,980 Views 95 Comments

The pair’s sentencing judge allegedly asked for huge bribes in return for lighter penalties.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Prosecutors use photo of Boston bomber giving the finger to push for death penalty
# Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
# Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Prosecutors use photo of Boston bomber giving the finger to push for death penalty

Apr 22nd 2015, 8:33 PM 35,387 Views 93 Comments

One prosecutor says it shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as “unconcerned, unrepentant, and unchanged.”

# death-penalty - Monday 6 April, 2015

Two of Australia's 'Bali Nine' drug smugglers just lost their death-row appeals
# No Reprieve
# No Reprieve

Two of Australia's 'Bali Nine' drug smugglers just lost their death-row appeals

Apr 6th 2015, 8:25 AM 20,171 Views 45 Comments

The pair face the firing squad in Indonesia after their convictions.

# death-penalty - Sunday 29 March, 2015

Trial postponed for fifth time as Ibrahim pleads 'They're killing me here, they're torturing me'
# Mass Trial
# Mass Trial

Trial postponed for fifth time as Ibrahim pleads 'They're killing me here, they're torturing me'

Mar 29th 2015, 4:46 PM 26,511 Views 244 Comments

The 19-year-old from Tallaght has been held in Egypt since August 2013.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Poll: Should countries be allowed to execute foreign citizens?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should countries be allowed to execute foreign citizens?

Mar 25th 2015, 9:03 AM 16,718 Views 86 Comments

Two Australian citizens are currently facing this situation in Indonesia.

Utah has brought back the firing squad - so how does it work?
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Utah has brought back the firing squad - so how does it work?

Mar 25th 2015, 6:05 AM 27,974 Views 57 Comments

The firing squad will be used as a backup if lethal injection drugs aren’t available.

# death-penalty - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Which countries execute people? And how do they do it?
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Which countries execute people? And how do they do it?

Mar 8th 2015, 10:30 AM 40,088 Views 72 Comments

There were 3,000 estimated executions last year.

# death-penalty - Monday 22 December, 2014

Pakistan plans to execute 500 terrorists following school massacre
# Siege
# Siege

Pakistan plans to execute 500 terrorists following school massacre

Dec 22nd 2014, 9:52 AM 15,566 Views 54 Comments

Six men were hanged at the weekend.

# death-penalty - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Executioners in Oklahoma's botched execution couldn't inject the needle properly
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Executioners in Oklahoma's botched execution couldn't inject the needle properly

Sep 4th 2014, 9:09 PM 23,854 Views 91 Comments

They injected Clayton Lockett in the flesh instead of the vein and he died of a heart attack 45 minutes later.

# death-penalty - Sunday 10 August, 2014

The State of Texas may have executed an innocent man - but won't pardon him
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

The State of Texas may have executed an innocent man - but won't pardon him

Aug 10th 2014, 5:30 PM 41,789 Views 43 Comments

Cameron Todd Willingham was convicted of murdering his three daughters on the back of disputed evidence.

# death-penalty - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Poll: Should the US suspend lethal injections?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the US suspend lethal injections?

Jul 24th 2014, 8:56 AM 11,267 Views 89 Comments

Concern has been raised by a number of incidents in which the injections did not go to plan.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

US carries out first executions since botched lethal injection
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

US carries out first executions since botched lethal injection

Jun 18th 2014, 7:41 AM 8,595 Views 25 Comments

The last minute appeals in Georgia and Missouri both failed, and the two men were put to death overnight.