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US state of Arkansas executes two prisoners in one night
# Sentenced To Death
# Sentenced To Death

US state of Arkansas executes two prisoners in one night

Apr 25th 2017, 6:45 AM 19,139 Views 45 Comments

This is the first time in 17 years in the US that a state has executed two people in the space of 24 hours.

Arkansas rushes to execute prisoners this week - before lethal drugs expire
# Controversial Drug
# Controversial Drug

Arkansas rushes to execute prisoners this week - before lethal drugs expire

Apr 24th 2017, 7:26 AM 11,146 Views 23 Comments

The US state’s stock of a controversial sedative will expire at the end of the month.

Supreme Court blocks last-minute attempt by Arkansas to execute murderer
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Supreme Court blocks last-minute attempt by Arkansas to execute murderer

Apr 18th 2017, 10:37 AM 10,946 Views 24 Comments

Justices declined an appeal from the state’s attorney general to lift a stay barring the execution of Don Davis.

State of Arkansas to fight for permission to go ahead with 8 executions in 11 days
# Death Row
# Death Row

State of Arkansas to fight for permission to go ahead with 8 executions in 11 days

Apr 17th 2017, 12:46 PM 11,721 Views 14 Comments

A federal judge issued stays for each of the inmates on Saturday.

Death row inmates file lawsuit to prevent executions of eight men in 10 days
# Arkansas
# Arkansas

Death row inmates file lawsuit to prevent executions of eight men in 10 days

Mar 29th 2017, 7:50 AM 19,522 Views 38 Comments

Arkansas has scheduled the executions in order to use its supply of a lethal injection drug before it expires.

US state plans to put eight men to death over 10-day period
# Lethal Injection
# Lethal Injection

US state plans to put eight men to death over 10-day period

Mar 25th 2017, 5:00 PM 28,120 Views 47 Comments

Arkansas says the unprecedented timetable is necessary because one of the ingredients in the lethal injection will soon expire.

'If you have the death penalty, you can't be in the EU' - The simple message to Turkey
# Capital Punishment
# Capital Punishment

'If you have the death penalty, you can't be in the EU' - The simple message to Turkey

Mar 19th 2017, 1:34 PM 17,080 Views 57 Comments

Jean-Claude Juncker has made it a red line issue

Court orders new trial for death row inmate who psychologist said was more dangerous because he is black
# Texas
# Texas

Court orders new trial for death row inmate who psychologist said was more dangerous because he is black

Feb 23rd 2017, 9:29 AM 19,280 Views 18 Comments

“Our law punishes people for what they do, not who they are.”

'Go straight to hell': Victims' families confront mass murderer Dylann Roof
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

'Go straight to hell': Victims' families confront mass murderer Dylann Roof

Jan 11th 2017, 10:36 PM 22,495 Views 27 Comments

Some shouted at him, while others offered forgiveness for the mass shooting in South Carolina in 2015.

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 21,185 Views 76 Comments

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

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 15,547 Views 50 Comments

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

'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 33,834 Views 9 Comments

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

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 18,149 Views 59 Comments

Thirty years ago, there were some political considerations.

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 8,439 Views 47 Comments

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

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 17,852 Views 11 Comments

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

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 33,575 Views 55 Comments

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

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 24,691 Views 25 Comments

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

'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 61,157 Views 48 Comments

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

'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 18,426 Views 179 Comments

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

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 24,571 Views 73 Comments

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

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 10,074 Views 41 Comments

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

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 40,167 Views 22 Comments

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

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 26,333 Views 64 Comments

Ohio first tried to execute him in 2009.

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 32,341 Views 154 Comments

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

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 22,769 Views 59 Comments

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

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 13,886 Views 43 Comments

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

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 24,595 Views 59 Comments

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

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 11,217 Views 21 Comments

Richard Glossip claims he’s innocent.

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 13,821 Views 68 Comments

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

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 21,956 Views 49 Comments

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

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 35,046 Views 39 Comments

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

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 27,052 Views 66 Comments

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

"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 17,040 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Timeline: How police caught the Boston bombers

May 15th 2015, 10:00 PM 60,904 Views 14 Comments

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

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 22,443 Views 40 Comments

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

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 11,688 Views 19 Comments

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

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 26,270 Views 88 Comments

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

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 20,007 Views 95 Comments

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

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 35,418 Views 93 Comments

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

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 20,194 Views 45 Comments

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