MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) 07/11 — A lawsuit challenging Alabama’s lethal injection process took an unexpected turn Tuesday after eight inmate plaintiffs asked to be put to death by the state’s new execution method: inhaling nitrogen gas.Read more »
By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) 07/06 — The execution of Japanese doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara leaves unanswered questions about Aum Shinrikyo, which carried out the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway that killed 13 people and sickened 6,000.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) 05/23 — A convicted Illinois killer was found guilty Wednesday of the murders of five women in Southern California more than two decades ago.Read more »
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) 05/26 — An ex-convict, released from a Texas prison in 2013 and arrested in Gary, Indiana in 2014, Darren Vann has admitted to killing seven women in a plea deal with Indiana prosecutors and been sentenced to seven life sentences.
By MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) 04/25 — Attorneys for a prisoner sentenced to death for killing a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother in a gang-related shooting at a 9th birthday party in Fort Worth have asked the U.S.
By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press ATMORE, Ala. (AP) 04/20 — An Alabama man convicted of sending mail bombs during a wave of Southern terror has been executed for killing a federal judge,
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) 04/20 — A man who spent nearly 25 years on California’s death row was freed Thursday after his conviction in the rape and killing of his girlfriend’s nearly 2-year-old daughter was overturned.Read more »
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 »