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Georgia board declines to stay man's execution after lawyers claim he's intellectually disabled

A state board in Georgia has declined to stay the execution of a man whose lawyers say is intellectually disabled.
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State board declines to stay execution of man lawyers say is intellectually disabled
1 year ago

Missouri inmate Amber McLaughlin executed: Report

Amber McLaughlin is believed to be the first trans person to be executed in the U.S. and the first person executed in 2023, according to Death Penalty Information Center.
1 year ago
Missouri inmate Amber McLaughlin executed: Report
1 year ago

Police honored with Congressional Gold Medal for Jan. 6

Leadership from the House and Senate awarded the Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department with Congress' highest honor.
1 year ago
Police honored with Congressional Gold Medal for Jan. 6
2 years ago

Texas halts Melissa Lucio's execution, court to consider new evidence

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles will review Melissa Lucio's death sentence and make a recommendation to Gov. Greg Abbott. Her execution is set for April 27.
2 years ago
Texas halts Melissa Lucio's execution, court to consider new evidence
2 years ago

Fight for Melissa Lucio's exoneration continues after stay of execution granted

Melissa Lucio was convicted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter in 2008. Her case has gained national attention as her family and legal team fought for clemency.
2 years ago
Fight for Melissa Lucio's exoneration continues after stay of execution granted
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Stay issued on execution of Melissa Lucio two days before she was set to face death

Melissa Lucio was convicted of capital murder in 2008 in the death of her 2-year-old daughter. Advocates say the case was mismanaged and that crucial parts of evidence were never presented.
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Stay issued on execution of Melissa Lucio two days before she was set to face death
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What to know about Texas death row inmate Melissa Lucio's case

Melissa Lucio was found guilty of capital murder in the death of her two year old daughter in 2007. She has been in death row for the past 15 years.
2 years ago
Melissa Lucio faces execution in Texas as supporters seek clemency
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Texas pastor on Supreme Court death chamber case: What's the harm of prayer, touch?

John Ramirez is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow his Baptist pastor inside a Texas death chamber to pray aloud and lay a hand on his body as he's executed.
2 years ago
Texas pastor on Supreme Court death chamber case: What's the harm of prayer, touch?
3 years ago

Wyoming considering repeal of death penalty

Legislators in Wyoming have introduced a bill to end he state's use of capital punishment.
3 years ago
Wyoming considering repeal of death penalty
3 years ago

US schedules 1st federal execution of woman in nearly 70 years

The U.S. Department of Justice has scheduled the first federal execution of a woman in nearly seven decades.
3 years ago
US schedules 1st federal execution of woman in nearly 70 years