By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 03/19 — President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid drug addiction nationwide calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers,Read more »
By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) 03/14 — A lawyer for a Georgia inmate known as the “stocking strangler” says newly discovered evidence proves his client’s innocence,
By CURT ANDERSON, BRENDAN FARRINGTON and JOSH REPLOGLE, Associated Press 03/07 – FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was formally charged Wednesday with 17 counts of first-degree murder,
HOUSTON (AP) 02/25 — A prisoner on Texas death row for the dragging death of a man nearly two decades ago in East Texas has lost a federal court appeal,Read more »
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 02/10 — A man in the United States illegally was convicted Friday of killing two Northern California deputies in a case that helped fuel the national immigration debate.
By MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) 01/30 — A Texas death row inmate is asking the federal courts to keep him from being executed for the 1999 slaying of his ex-girlfriend while he already was on parole for killing his estranged wife.
By MARI YAMAGUCHI and KEN MORITSUGU, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) 01/22 — More than two decades after poison gas attacks in Tokyo’s subways killed 13,
By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) 12/19 — After maintaining his innocence for more than a quarter of a century, Reginald Clemons admitted Monday that he took part in the rape and killing of two sisters who were pushed from an abandoned St.
By JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 11/20 — In the summer of 1969, a scruffy ex-convict with a magnetic hold on young women sent some of his disciples into the night to carry out a series of gruesome killings in Los Angeles.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) 11/18 — A Florida prosecutor who recently reversed a blanket policy against executions has missed the filing deadline to pursue the death penalty in a murder case.
By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) 11/07 — A Japanese court on Tuesday sentenced a 70-year-old woman to hang for the deaths of her husband and two other former partners,
By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press ATMORE, Ala. (AP) 10/21 — The convicted killer of a police officer used his final moments before being put to death to curse at the state of Alabama,
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 10/08 — A 30-page report released by a sheriff’s office in the aftermath of a mass shooting at a Florida airport details how an Alaska man waited at a baggage carousel for several minutes last January before being paged to pick up the bag containing his gun,Read more »
By EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) 10/08 — North Carolina’s highest court is reviewing whether justice means the death penalty for a survivor of El Salvador’s blood-soaked civil war of the 1980s who strangled and then decapitated his estranged wife.
By EGILL BJARNASON, Associated Press REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Residents on Iceland’s remote farm of Stapakot were jolted awake on March 14, 1828, when a maid from a neighboring property burst in to tell them that a fire was raging and two men were trapped inside.Read more »
By TERRANCE HARRIS , Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) 09/02 — A Florida prosecutor who fought and lost a battle with the governor over her decision not to seek the death penalty said Friday that she will comply with a state Supreme Court decision and seek it in future cases if it is unanimously recommended by a panel of her assistant prosecutors.
JASON DEAREN, Associated Press GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) 08/24 — The drug etomidate has never before been used in any U.S. execution, but the state of Florida hopes that won’t result in the state’s first execution in more than 18 months being halted by the nation’s highest court Thursday.
JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) 08/16 — The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a motion from attorneys seeking to halt the execution of a man scheduled to die next week but did not explain its decision.
MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) 07/27 — Attorneys for a condemned killer of a San Antonio woman argue that deficient legal help during earlier stages of his appeals tainted his case and that he should be spared from being executed Thursday so his appeals can be reviewed more fairly.
DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) 07/17 — It’s a day seared into the memories of all involved: The July 23, 2007, home invasion in which two paroled burglars broke into a Cheshire,