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Missouri Execution: Fourth Inmate Executed in 2014

Missouri Execution: Fourth Inmate Executed in 2014

By Erika Watts 17 hours ago

Death row inmate William Rousan was executed on Wednesday; the execution is the fourth for Missouri in 2014. Rousan was sentenced to death after being found guilty of murdering a couple in 1993. After being denied clemency by Missouri Governor …

Suzanne Basso Cleared for Execution in Texas Suzanne Basso Cleared for Execution in Texas

On Tuesday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Suzanne Basso competent to be executed. Basso, 59, is awaiting execution in Texas due to her part in the 1998 murder of Louis “Buddy” Musso, a mentally handicapped man. Though …

Ohio Executes Killer and His Family Sues Ohio Executes Killer and His Family Sues
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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 …

Ohio Executes Killer Using New Drug Method Ohio Executes Killer Using New Drug Method
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On Thursday, Ohio executed its first death row inmate using a new two-drug procedure. Ohio became the first state to use the new method on 53-year-old Dennis McGuire. McGuire was convicted in 1994 for killing a pregnant woman, Joy Stewart, …

Florida Execution Carried Out After 40 Years Florida Execution Carried Out After 40 Years
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A Florida man, who spent nearly 40 years on death row, was executed on Tuesday. In 1974, Askari Abdullah Muhammad, 62, also known as Thomas Knight, abducted and killed his former boss and boss’ wife Sydney and Lillian Gans. Four …

Saudi Royal Facing Death Penalty Saudi Royal Facing Death Penalty

A news report emerged from Dubai early Sunday that claims a Saudi royal may very well be executed for the killing of another Saudi. A senior government source close to the royal family stated that the Prince Salman “cleared the …

John Kerry: North Korea's Leader Is Reckless John Kerry: North Korea's Leader Is Reckless
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U.S. Secretary of  State John Kerry has described North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un, 30, as reckless and insecure following the arrest and execution of the North Korean leader’s powerful uncle, Jang Song Thaek. Kerry said Kim’s actions were “ominous” …

Dennis Rodman: BFF with Kim Jong Un? Dennis Rodman: BFF with Kim Jong Un?
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Think Dennis Rodman needs some new friends! The former NBA star will be heading to North Korea next week to represent the U.S. as coach to the elusive country’s basketball team, despite the announcement on Friday of the execution of …

North Korea Executes Kim Jong-un’s Uncle North Korea Executes Kim Jong-un’s Uncle

Early Friday morning in North Korea, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA – Korea’s official news outlet) reported that Jang Song-thaek, Kim Jong-un’s uncle, was executed. The news comes as purges of North Korea’s central governing personnel continue. Kim Jong-un …

Ohio Governor Execution: Murderer's Execution Delay Ohio Governor Execution: Murderer's Execution Delay

Sometimes, there are terrible people in this world who go on to do equally terrible things. Ronald Phillips is one of those people. This man raped and murdered his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter in 1993. He was caught, arrested, and sentenced …

State of Ohio Executes Harry Mitts Jr. State of Ohio Executes Harry Mitts Jr.

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 …

Alabama Executes Mentally Ill Man Alabama Executes Mentally Ill Man

“Come sit down and let me pray for you” were the last words spoken by Charlie Newman an 80 year old World War II veteran.  He was speaking to a close friend of his grandson who was attempting to rob …

Texas Execution: Woman Said She Wasn’t Scared To Die Texas Execution: Woman Said She Wasn’t Scared To Die
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Texas executed its first woman in three years last night, and her last statements were about how she wasn’t afraid to go. 52-year old Kimberly McCarthy was convicted of murdering 71-year old Dorothy Booth in 1997 over a diamond ring …

Kimberly McCarthy: Texas to Execute Woman Tonight Kimberly McCarthy: Texas to Execute Woman Tonight
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Texas is looking at a grim milestone tonight. If the state proceeds with the execution of Kimberly McCarthy, it will mark the 500th execution since the death penalty was reinstated in the state in 1982. McCarthy was sentenced for robbing …

California Executions Moratorium Upheld, Again California Executions Moratorium Upheld, Again
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In 2006, a U.S. Distroct Court judge in California ruled that if a lethal injection execution was performed incorrectly, it could lead to cruel and unusual punishment, which is prohibited by the eighth amendment to the U.S. constitution. Since that …

Oklahoma Execution Carried Out as Scheduled Oklahoma Execution Carried Out as Scheduled
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The execution of an Oklahoma death row inmate took place as planned at 6:00 pm on Tuesday. According to an Associated Press (AP) report, the inmate, Michael Hooper, had tried to escape his death sentence by challenging Oklahoma’s lethal injection …

China Phasing Out Prisoner Organ Donation China Phasing Out Prisoner Organ Donation

In a effort to prompt more free citizens to donate, China will phase out executed prisoner organ donation over the next five years, according to a top health official. China, who executes far more prisoners than any other nation, apparently …