Kimberly McCarthy: Texas to Execute Woman Tonight

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

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 Supreme Court Remains Silent

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

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…

Desk Job Death: How Your Workday Is Killing You Softly & Slowly

Did you ever hear the one about the brazen bull? As execution methods go, it’s one of the more gruesome methods you’re going to come across. The apparatus involved a hollow, bronze statue of a bull with a panel door…