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# Death Penalty

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# lauren patterson
Qatar will execute a man who killed a British teacher and burned her body in the desert
The death penalty is rarely used in Qatar.
# Lethal Injection
Arkansas execution spree ends after another man is put to death
The prisoner was seen to convulse 20 times before he died.
# sentenced to death
US state of Arkansas executes two prisoners in one night
This is the first time in 17 years in the US that a state has executed two people in the space of 24 hours.
# controversial drug
Arkansas rushes to execute prisoners this week - before lethal drugs expire
The US state’s stock of a controversial sedative will expire at the end of the month.
# Death Penalty
Supreme Court blocks last-minute attempt by Arkansas to execute murderer
Justices declined an appeal from the state’s attorney general to lift a stay barring the execution of Don Davis.
# Death Row
State of Arkansas to fight for permission to go ahead with 8 executions in 11 days
A federal judge issued stays for each of the inmates on Saturday.
# Arkansas
Death row inmates file lawsuit to prevent executions of eight men in 10 days
Arkansas has scheduled the executions in order to use its supply of a lethal injection drug before it expires.
# Lethal Injection
US state plans to put eight men to death over 10-day period
Arkansas says the unprecedented timetable is necessary because one of the ingredients in the lethal injection will soon expire.
# Capital Punishment
'If you have the death penalty, you can't be in the EU' - The simple message to Turkey
Jean-Claude Juncker has made it a red line issue
# Texas
Court orders new trial for death row inmate who psychologist said was more dangerous because he is black
“Our law punishes people for what they do, not who they are.”
# Death Penalty
'Go straight to hell': Victims' families confront mass murderer Dylann Roof
Some shouted at him, while others offered forgiveness for the mass shooting in South Carolina in 2015.
# hate crime
White supremacist Dylann Roof sentenced to death for killing nine black churchgoers
The US Justice Department said he is the first person to get the death penalty for federal hate crimes.
# Death Penalty
Ohio obtains hundreds of vials of lethal injection drugs so executions can continue
Drugmakers have, by and large, put their drugs off-limits for executions.
# no remorse
'There's nothing wrong with me psychologically': Mass killer Dylann Roof refuses to apologise
Roof shot dead nine people in a church in South Carolina in 2015.
# 1986 state paprs
Ireland's death penalty was a 'quaint throwback' but not everyone wanted to get rid of it
Thirty years ago, there were some political considerations.
# getting rid of the gallows
30 years ago most Irish people wanted garda killers to be executed
The death penalty wasn’t abolished in Ireland until 1990.
# Capital Punishment
Crime, murder and the end of the Civil War: The story of the first man hanged by the Irish Free State
Author Colm Wallace tells the story of soldier-turned-criminal William Downes.
# Ohio
Woman says she smothered three sons as she "didn't want to see them suffer"
Brittany Pilkington’s defence are attempting to have her police confession excluded by the court.
# Getaway car
Texas plans to execute a man who never killed anyone
Jeffrey Woods is said to be severely mentally disabled and have an IQ of a child.
# Capital Punishment
'Hanging is too mild for such a savage': The story of the youngest man executed by the Irish State
William O’Neill was executed four days after Christmas, on the 29 December 1927. He was 19 years old.
# Human Rights
'1,000 days have felt like 1,000 years' - Irish student still in Egyptian prison
Ibrahim Halawa’s trial is expected to take place at the end of June, nearly three years after he was imprisoned.
# Death Penalty
Man with reading age of nine-year-old to be executed in Georgia tonight
47-year-old Kenneth Fults pleaded guilty in 1997 to killing his neighbour.
# Death Penalty
50% more people were executed last year than in 2014
Amnesty International has said that 1,634 people were executed in 25 countries last year.
# Capital Punishment
The man who lived: How one convicted murderer escaped Ireland's death penalty
Patrick Aylward, 63, was accused of burning a young child to death.
# Lethal Injection
Convicted murderer Romell Broom survived one execution but he now faces a second
Ohio first tried to execute him in 2009.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you in favour of the death penalty?
A man who murdered five people has been executed in Texas – do you agree with the death penalty?
# Lethal Injection
Georgia has just executed its oldest death row inmate
Brandon Astor Jones (72) had been in jail for over 36 years.
# mark chelgren
US politician has a plan for immigrant criminals who re-enter illegally: Execute them
One local political leader called the comments “vile, hateful and downright deplorable.”
# Georgia
Man on death row barred from having a six-pack of beer with his last meal
“His request was declined as alcohol is a contraband item…”
# stay of execution
Execution postponed after the wrong lethal injection drug was sent to prison
Richard Glossip claims he’s innocent.
# Death Penalty
The Pope brought up some controversial topics with US politicians today
He gave his views on the death penalty and immigration, amongst other issues.
# Death Penalty
Pakistan wants to hang a paraplegic wheelchair user
Abdul Basit has been given a last-minute reprieve after appeals by Human Rights groups.
# dead man walking
This man's execution has been put on hold at the last minute as new evidence emerges
The court said it granted the request “in order for this court to give fair consideration” to his claims.
# condemned
Boston bomber says sorry for the first time before being formally sentenced to death
21 year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will receive his formal death sentence later today.
# Lethal Injection
"He can rot in hell" - Man who killed girlfriend and her two-year-old with a butcher knife is executed
Richard Strong’s daughter has said it’s unfair that she should now be orphaned.
# Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Timeline: How police caught the Boston bombers
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to the death penalty over the killings.
# war on terrier
Australia tells Johnny Depp's dogs to "b***er off" or be euthanised
Depp brought them into the country without declaring them to quarantine officials.
# Death Penalty
Nun portrayed in Dead Man Walking movie says Boston bomber is remorseful
A jury will decide if he should be sentenced to death or life without parole.
# Death Penalty
Seven foreigners condemned to death sang hymns before being executed by firing squad
Australia has withdrawn its ambassador, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott says relations between the two nations have entered a ‘dark hour’.
# Death Sentence
Australia's Bali Nine ringleaders will die tomorrow despite corruption claims
The pair’s sentencing judge allegedly asked for huge bribes in return for lighter penalties.