death penalty

This photo provided by the FBI shows Paul Ciancia, accused of opening fire inside the Los Angeles airport. (AP Photo/FBI)

Death penalty decision on LAX gunman due in fall

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors expect to know by mid-November whether they will seek to execute the man charged in a deadly shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport. The case of Paul Ciancia […]


Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, is seen as he makes remarks during a news conference in this March 6, 20013 file photo, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. In the wake of a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma last month, Ray says he believes a firing squad is a more humane form of execution. And he plans to bring back that option for criminals sentenced to death in his state. He plans to introduce his proposal during Utah’s next legislative session in January. (AP Photo/Michelle Price, File)

Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In the wake of a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma last month, a Utah lawmaker says he believes a firing squad is a more humane form of execution. And he […]


In this handout photo from the Missouri Correctional offices, Michael Anthony Taylor of Kansas City is shown. (AP Photo/Missouri Correctional Office)

Okla. pharmacy won’t give drug for Mo. execution

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma pharmacy has agreed not to provide a drug for a scheduled execution next week in Missouri as part of a settlement with the death row inmate’s attorneys. But it’s […]


Gov. Jay Inslee, center, signs legislation to help keep production of Boeing's new 777X in Washington, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee suspends death penalty

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday he was suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state, announcing a move that he hopes will enable officials to “join a growing national […]


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)

US prosecutors seek execution of marathon suspect

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors Thursday announced they will seek the death penalty against 20-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing, accusing him of betraying his adopted country by ruthlessly carrying out a terrorist […]


High court upholds death penalty in school rampage

(AP) – The California Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty against a high school dropout convicted of going on a murderous rampage through his former Northern California school in 1992. The court unanimously ruled […]



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