All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘death row’

Christian Death Row Conviction Overturned

A woman in Sudan who stood convicted of apostasy and sentenced to die has now been freed. According to MSN, the Saudi state news agency SUNA announced in a release that 27-year-old Meriam Ibrahim, who was to have been hanged within the next two years, will not be put to death after all. We first told you about Meriam Ibrahim …

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Oklahoma Botches Execution, Postpones Another

An Oklahoma death row prisoner died of a heart attack roughly 20 minutes after waking up during his execution mid-injection, due to faulty equipment. The scheduled execution of a second inmate for the evening was subsequently postponed. Corrections Director Robert Patton stopped the delivery of the three drug combination used in Oklahoma, after realizing inmate Clayton Lockett had regained consciousness …

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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 p.m. at Florida State Prison in Starke, shortly after a lethal injection procedure began. He remained silent, offering no final …

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Michelle Byrom: Death Row Inmate Gets New Trial

Michelle Byrom was about to be the first woman executed by the state of Mississippi in several decades. Before that could happen, Byrom found herself getting a second chance at life and her freedom. Her original conviction was overturned and she was granted a new trial. “We are very grateful that the Mississippi Supreme Court has granted Michelle Byrom’s request …

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Wrongly Convicted Man Freed After 25 Years

Tuesday was a good day for Glenn Ford, 64. After being wrongly convicted of a crime, and spending nearly 30 years on death row, a judge finally vacated the conviction, allowing Ford to walk free from prison. Ford was found guilty, in 1984, for the alleged murder of 56-year-old Isadore Rozeman, a jeweler that Ford worked for occasionally. Ford has …

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Death Row: Louisiana Inmate Glenn Ford Exonerated After 30 Years In Jail

After three decades of being in prison, Louisiana death row convict Glenn Ford was finally a free man on Tuesday. As he walked out of the Louisiana State Penitentiary, Ford told reporters that he had mixed emotions about his release  but that “it feels good” to be exonerated. Ford – who is now 64 years old – was charged in …

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Supreme Court Considers IQ Of Death Row Inmates

A person who has an IQ of less than 70 could be considered mentally disabled, but should that protect them from execution over a heinous crime? The Supreme Court is taking that argument into consideration with the recent appeal from a Florida death row prisoner, who contends that he is protected from execution due to mental disabilities. The case is …

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Florida Execution: Juan Carlos Chavez Is Dead

Juan Carlos Chavez was executed in Florida on Wednesday night for a crime he committed 18 years ago. Chavez remained silent as he approached the death chamber. The execution was delayed two hours due to a reconsideration appeal to the Supreme Court for a request for stay, which was denied. Chavez was found guilty of kidnapping, sexual battery, and the …

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Ohio Executes Killer and His Family Sues

When a criminal is convicted and faces execution, it is a difficult scenario for the family to endure. But when execution day comes and officials in charge of the execution botch things in a major way, it can cause serious emotional damage to that prisoner’s family. And it did – The family of the Ohio man, Dennis McGuire, who was …

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Michael Bargo Becomes Youngest on FL Death Row

In April 2011, 15 year old Seath Jackson was invited to a house by his former girlfriend under the guise of rekindling their relationship. Once the couple arrived at the house, though, it became quite clear that this invitation was a trap. Jackson was first beaten with lumber by a group of teens, and then shot multiple times. Upon discovery …

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Harry Mitts Jr. Executed in Ohio

With a denial of clemency and a depletion of legal appeals, Harry D. Mitts was forced to face the inevitable on Wednesday, September 25. After almost 18 years incarcerated, Mitts was executed. He was pronounced dead at exactly 10:39am by lethal injection of penobarbital at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. OH. Mitts previously met with Ohio governor, John …

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Death Row Inmate Hanged Days Before Execution

A man on death row in Ohio was found hanged in his cell on Sunday, and authorities suspect suicide even though he was scheduled to be executed on Tuesday. Billy Slagle was sentenced to death after the 1988 stabbing of his neighbor with a pair of scissors during a robbery. The victim, Mari Anne Pope, had two children in the …

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