By KIMBERLEE KRUESI, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) 09/24 — Tennessee’s attorney general has asked the state Supreme Court to set execution dates for nine death row prisoners,
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) 09/24 — A federal jury will decide whether a man who shot and killed two employees during a South Carolina bank robbery is to receive the death sentence for his crimes.
By JAKE BLEIBERG and CEDAR ATTANASIO, Associated Press EL PASO, Texas (AP) 09/12 — A man accused of gunning down people at a busy Walmart in El Paso last month was indicted Thursday for capital murder,
By JUAN A. LOZANO and MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) 09/10 — A Texas death row inmate was executed Tuesday for fatally shooting a 61-year-old grandmother at her North Texas home nearly a decade ago during an eight-day spate of crimes that included thefts and another killing.
By ELANA SCHOR and JUANA SUMMERS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 09/10 — Every top Democratic presidential contender is touting a detailed overhaul of the criminal justice system to end rules and practices that have been blamed for the mass incarceration of a generation of African Americans.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) 08/06— The Latest on the mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas (all times local):
WASHINGTON (AP) 07/26 — The Justice Department said Thursday the federal government will resume executing death-row inmates for the first time since 2003, ending an informal moratorium even as the nation sees a broad shift away from capital punishment.Read more »
By THOMAS BEAUMONT and ELANA SCHOR, Associated Press 07/23 – Joe Biden is proposing to reverse several key provisions of the 1994 crime bill he helped write in an acknowledgment that his tough-on-crime positions of the past are at odds with the views of the modern Democratic Party.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) 07/11 — It took nearly four years to bring a man to trial and less than 15 minutes for a jury to convict him in the fatal shooting of a Louisiana State Trooper.Read more »
By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) 07/05 — Prosecutors can no longer seek the death penalty against a Mexican immigrant charged with murder in the 2015 shooting death of a convenience store clerk in a Phoenix suburb because the accused is intellectually disabled,
CLEVELAND (AP) 06/19 — The city of Cleveland has settled a lawsuit against a man who attacked two women and was later sentenced to die for killing 11 women and hiding their remains in and around his Cleveland home.Read more »
By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, ASSOCIATED PRESS STARKE, Fla. (AP) 05/23 — A serial killer who terrorized Florida with a murderous spree that claimed 10 women in 1984 was put to death Thursday,
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 04/26 — One convicted killer has been accused of beheading another in what authorities call an exceptionally sadistic torture slaying at a California prison.
By MARC LEVY, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) 04/26 — Pennsylvania’s highest court upheld the death sentence and conviction on Friday of a sniper who killed a state trooper and wounded another in a nighttime ambush outside their barracks in a heavily wooded area.
CANTON, Ill. (AP) 03/29 — A man convicted of murder as a suspected member of the notorious “Ripper Crew” that killed as many as 20 Chicago-area women in the 1980s has been released from prison,Read more »
By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 03/20 — The Supreme Court is hearing arguments over a Mississippi prosecutor’s decision to keep African-Americans off a black death row inmate’s jury in a murder trial.
By JUAN A. LOZANO and MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) 02/28 — A Texas inmate was executed Thursday evening for the killings nearly 30 years ago of his estranged wife’s parents and her brother,
By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) 02/01 — A federal judge on Friday ruled that a Muslim inmate’s scheduled lethal injection can proceed next week without an imam present but said Alabama must keep a Christian prison chaplain out of the execution chamber.
By JUAN A. LOZANO and MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) 01/30 — A 61-year-old Texas inmate was executed Wednesday evening for killing a Houston police officer more than three decades ago.
By JUAN A. LOZANO and MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) 12/04 — Attorneys for a death row inmate who is scheduled to die Tuesday say he should be spared because he wasn’t the one who killed a suburban Dallas police officer during a Christmas Eve robbery 18 years ago,