Firing Squad Execution News
Family of Victims Shows No Sympathy at Killer's Execution
The family of two people murdered by a man sentenced to the death penalty by lethal injection showed no remorse when his execution dragged on for nearly two hours. Jeanne Brown watched from the gallery at the Arizona State Prison Complex as Joseph Rudolph Wood, who shot her sister and father dead
How Karolyi Ranch became secret weapon for U.S. women's gymnasts
NEW WAVERLY, Texas -- The finishing school for world-beating female gymnasts that America has been churning out for two decades now, bucking all precedent and prevailing skepticism that Bela and Martha Karolyi encountered when they first arrived in the U.S., sits on their isolated Texas ranch that
The Note: In Case You Missed The Battle In Boulder
NOTABLES --6 MOMENTS THAT MATTERED AT THE THIRD GOP DEBATE: At times it seemed the night was defined not by the candidates’ attacks on each other, but on the moderators who lobbed challenging and, at times, contentious questions at them. Some fought back and some candidates, including Marco Rubio ,
Oklahoma Sued for Drawing the Blinds on Botched Execution
Prompted by the botched execution of Oklahoma death row inmate Clayton Lockett, the ACLU today filed a lawsuit alleging that state prison officials violated reporters’ First Amendment rights when they drew the shade nearly 30 minutes before Lockett’s death. “Because of the State’s use of...
Federal Judge Favors 'More Primitive' but 'Foolproof' Firing Squad
Should lethal injection be replaced by firing squad? One federal judge thinks so. Before Joseph Wood's controversial execution Wednesday in Arizona, one federal judge reviewing the case earlier in the week opined that states should consider abandoning lethal injection executions in favor of a
How To Turn A National Crisis Into A National Tragedy (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ANALYSIS — ABC’s RICK KLEIN: Quick – how do you turn a national crisis into a national tragedy? One way is to do nothing at all. On one level, it’s completely unsurprising that Washington is resigned to the fact that...
What Death Row Inmates' Last Meals Say About Guilt or Innocence
More than any of the bizarre traditions in American history, the "special meal" served to a convicted felon just prior to execution has captured the imagination and curiosity of just about everyone from movie moguls to legal scholars to scientists. There is a historical suggestion that the meal
'This Week': Paul Ryan
Rep. Paul Ryan responds to President Obama's State of the Union address and the GOP debate over immigration reform.
'This Week' Transcript: Rep. Paul Ryan
Below is the rush transcript for "This Week" on February 2, 2014 and it may contain errors. STEPHANOPOULOS: Good morning. And welcome to This Week. Super Bowl security alert, new plans in place for the year's premier game. Breaking details on law enforcement's biggest worries. Plus, Christie's