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Arizona Botches Execution, Inmate Gasps

Arizona death row inmate Joseph Wood died nearly two hours after his execution commenced Wednesday, and his attorney said that he gasped for breath for much of that time. Wood was convicted of murder in 1989, after killing his estranged …

Missouri Executes Man for Murdering 3

Former small time methamphetamine dealer John Middleton, 54, was executed by lethal injection Wednesday for killing three people in rural northern Missouri in 1995, due to fear his victims would report his drug activities to authorities. Middleton died after being …

Kim Jong-Un’s ‘Executed’ Ex-Girlfriend Seen Alive

North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un reportedly ordered the execution of an ex-girlfriend last summer over a sex tape she was involved in, though now the formerly presumed-deceased pop singer Hyon Song-Wol was seen on state television delivering a speech …

Florida Execution Leaves ‘Old Sparky’ Unemployed

Florida executed a man on Wednesday who was convicted of murdering two relatives in 1990, marking the 85th instance of capital punishment for the state, and the fourth so far this year. Robert Hendrix, 47, was pronounced dead at 6:21 …

Wyoming Firing Squad: Lawmaker’s Execution Proposal Won’t Be Considered Wyoming Firing Squad: Lawmaker’s Execution Proposal Won’t Be Considered
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Wyoming lawmaker Bruce Burns sponsored a bill to make death by firing squad an option in his state, but the state senate voted against considering the bill on Tuesday. Burns proposed this alternate method to carry out a capital punishment …

Suzanne Basso Executed in Texas For 1998 Murder Suzanne Basso Executed in Texas For 1998 Murder

Suzanne Basso’s life came to a quiet end today, standing in stark contrast against the atrocities the woman and a few other people dealt to a mentally disabled man by the name of Louis “Buddy” Musso. Basso convinced Musso to …

Larry Flynt on Shooter: “I Don’t Want to Kill Him” Larry Flynt on Shooter: “I Don’t Want to Kill Him”
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While some people would want nothing more than to see the person who made an attempt on their life die, Hustler publisher Larry Flynt feels quite differently. Flynt has spoken out about the pending death of the man who shot …

Jessica Ridgeway: Teen Guilty in Child’s Death, No Death Penalty Jessica Ridgeway: Teen Guilty in Child’s Death, No Death Penalty

In October 2012 in Colorado, the parents of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway were delivered the devastating news that their daughter had been kidnapped on the way to school. Just a few days later, parts of her body were found in a …