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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 injected with pentobarbital, marking the sixth execution in Missouri so far this year. The execution was initially scheduled for Wednesday …

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First US Execution Since Lethal Injection Botch

A man on death row was executed in Georgia on Tuesday. The execution is the first one since a botched execution in Oklahoma nearly two months ago. There were several other death row inmates who were scheduled for execution the same day. In April, Clayton Lockett was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection, but the execution was stopped when …

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Ohio Executions Temporarily Halted By Judge

There will be no executions carried out in the state of Ohio until after August 15th. This two and a half month window of time was granted by a federal judge so that arguments over the state’s new lethal injection methods could continue. The legal fight is being waged over the decision of Ohio to increase the dosage of the …

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Oklahoma Governor Holds After Botched Execution

“If we are to have executions at all, they must not be conducted like hastily thrown together human science experiments.” On Tuesday evening, two executions were scheduled to take place in McAlester, Oklahoma: Clayton D. Lockett, who was convicted in 1999 of shooting a teenage girl and watching as two accomplices buried her alive, and Charles F. Warner, who was …

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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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Missouri Execution of Child Killer Inhumane?

Time ran out for Michael Taylor. The state of Missouri executed him a few hours ago. He was announced dead at 12:01 Wednesday morning. With Taylor entering his final hours of life, his defense attorney tried desperately to get a stay of execution on the grounds of “violations of equal protection and due process”. But federal courts and the governor …

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Ohio Governor Execution: Child Murderer’s Execution Delayed Because of Organ Donation Request

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 to death. He was scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection on Thursday. His execution was to be …

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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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