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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 …

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 …

Ohio Executions Temporarily Halted By Judge 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Missouri Execution of Child Killer Inhumane? 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 …

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

Harry Mitts Jr. Executed in Ohio 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 …