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Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture

The execution brought new attention to the death penalty debate in the U.S. as opponents said it was proof that lethal injection is cruel and unusual punishment. Arizona lawmakers, however, say the debate is not likely to have an impact on practices in the ...

Death penalty conviction tossed out over juror misconduct

U.S. District Judge William Sessions granted a new trial for death row inmate Donald Fell of Rutland this week, all because of the sins of a single juror. Legal analyst Jerry ONeill, a former federal prosecutor, thinks Sessions had little choice.

Arizona Execution of Joseph Wood Took Nearly Two Hours

The execution of double-murderer Joseph Wood — which Arizona carried out with a two-drug combination it had never before tried — is certain to fan the debate over how U.S. states carry out the death penalty. "I've never witnessed an execution that took ...

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.

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DPIC | Death Penalty Information Center

Updated July. 27, 2014

Thirty-five states have either abolished the death penalty, have executions on hold, or have not carried out an execution in at least 5 years. Recently, three states, ...

Death Penalty

Updated July. 26, 2014

Death Penalty is a nonpartisan, nonprofit website that presents research, studies, and pro and con statements related to debate over the legality of the ...

Capital punishment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated July. 25, 2014

Capital punishment or the death penalty is a legal process whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime. The judicial decree ...

Death Penalty

Updated July. 26, 2014

Death Penalty Focus of California is an active, non-profit organization dedicated to the abolition of capital punishment through grassroots organizing, research, and ...