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Two Death Row inmates argued that the state's lethal injection protocol is "chemical torture."

Texas Executes Inmate For Killing Officer During Chase

Execution Dates Set for Oklahoma Killers Who Lost at Supreme Court

Death Penalty Case Inflames Supreme Court Passions

Texas Man Gregory Russeau Executed for Killing Auto Mechanic in 2001

Missouri Man Executed for Deaths of Girlfriend, Her Daughter

Texas Executes 67-Year-Old in Slayings of Four Men

Inmate Lester Bower Jr. Set to Become Oldest Texas Prisoner Put to Death

Nebraska Poised to Abolish Death Penalty, Would Be First State Since 2013

Like Being 'Burned Alive'?: Execution Case Fires Up Supreme Court

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin Makes Nitrogen Gas Backup Execution Method

'Cloudy' Drugs for Kelly Gissendaner's Execution Were Kept Too Cold

Texas Executes Manuel Garza Jr. for Killing Police Officer

Missouri Executes Inmate for 1998 Killing Over Child Support

Anthony Ray Hinton, Alabama Man Who Spent 30 Years on Death Row, Has Case Dismissed

Texas Executes Killer Manuel Vasquez With One of Last Two Doses

Dearth Row: Texas Prisons Scrambling to Find More Execution Drug

Kelly Gissendaner Left Message for Kids Before Execution Was Postponed

Ex-NFL Star Kermit Alexander Sues to Have Family's Killer Executed

Drug-Maker Akorn Bans Sedative Midazolam For Executions

Florida Execution of Jerry Correll Put Off Until Supreme Court Rules

Firing Squad and Gas Chamber Closer to Reality in Three States

Missouri Executes Walter Storey for 1990 Break-In Murder

Ohio Delays All 2015 Executions As It Tries to Find Drugs

Texas Executes Killer Robert Ladd After Low-IQ Arguments Rejected

Supreme Court Halts Oklahoma Execution of Richard Glossip, Two Others

Georgia Executes Warren Lee Hill Despite Low IQ Claim

Oklahoma Asks Supreme Court to Delay Three Executions

Why the Supreme Court Is Acting on the Oklahoma Lethal Injections Case

Supreme Court To Take Up Lethal Injections With Oklahoma Case

Texas Executes Man Convicted of Killing 3 in San Antonio

Oklahoma Executes Charles Warner in First Lethal Injection Since Botch

Oklahoma Execution: Baby's Mom Says Killer Charles Warner Should Live

Oklahoma's First Execution Since Botch Heads to Supreme Court

Oklahoma Ready to Execute Nine Months After Botch

Ohio Scraps Drugs Used in Troubling Lethal Injection

Judge: Oklahoma Can Proceed With Lethal Injections

Number of Death Sentences and Executions Hit New Lows

Missouri Sets State Execution Record After Putting Paul Goodwin to Death

Georgia Executes Robert Holsey After Supreme Court Denies IQ Appeal

Cop-Killer Robert Holsey, Who Had Alcoholic Lawyer, Faces Execution

Execution of 'Delusional' Death Row Inmate Scott Panetti Halted

'Delusional' Killer Scott Panetti Asks Supreme Court to Halt Execution

Texas to Execute Inmate Scott Panetti Who Lawyers Say Is Delusional

Utah Proposes Firing Squad for Executions

Florida Man Executed for Stepdaughter's Slaying

'Delusional' Killer Scott Panetti Asks Texas to Delay Execution

Execution Date Set for 'Delusional' Murderer Scott Panetti in Texas

Drug Maker Mylan Takes $70 Million Hit in Battle Over Lethal Injection

Lawsuit Calls Oklahoma Inmate's Execution 'Torture'

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Oklahoma Unveils Revamped Death Chamber After Botched Execution

Alabama Death-Row Inmate Challenges Untested Lethal Injection

Oklahoma Unveils New Execution Rules After Botched Injection

Billy Ray Irick, Killer Who Could Face Electric Chair, Wins Reprieve

Texas Executes Woman for Starvation of Boy, 9

Willie Trottie, Texas Double-Murderer, Executed

Missouri Executes Earl Ringo, Convicted of Killing Two in 1998

Missouri Fights Lethal Injection Suit on Eve of Earl Ringo Execution

Oklahoma to Upgrade Execution Chamber After Clayton Lockett Death

Ohio to Resume Executions After Year-Long Delay

Problems With IV Line Affected Botched Oklahoma Execution: Report

Autopsy Says Drugs Killed Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma Execution

ACLU Sues Over Closed Blinds in Botched Clayton Lockett Execution

Tennessee Death Row Inmates Sue to Block Electric Chair

Missouri Executes Killer Michael Worthington by Lethal Injection

Supreme Court Refuses to Stay Execution in Missouri

Arizona Needed 15 Drug Doses to Execute Joseph Wood

Attorney General Holder: Condemned Should Know Lethal Drugs

Executed Killer Joseph Wood Died In Middle of Emergency Hearing

Arizona's Two-Hour Execution of Joseph Wood Set to Stir Debate

Arizona Execution of Joseph Wood Took Nearly Two Hours

Supreme Court Green-Lights Arizona Execution of Joseph Wood

Appeals Judge Says Guillotine 'Probably Best' for Executions

Court Delays Man's Execution Over Lethal Drug Questions

Missouri Executes Man Convicted of Killing 3 People

Federal Judge Rules Death Penalty Unconstitutional in California

Missouri Killer Gets New Stay of Execution

Florida Executes Man for 1994 Rape, Murder of Girl

State Spares Life of Georgia Killer Tommy Lee Waldrip

Tommy Lee Waldrip and Eddie Davis Lose Death-Row Appeals

Botched Execution of Clayton Lockett Spawns New Legal Challenge

Florida Killer Executed, Becomes Third Put to Death in 24 Hours

Two Killers Put to Death in First U.S. Executions Since Debacle

Georgia Murderer Marcus Wellons Denied Clemency

Prisoner in Botched Execution Had Healthy Veins: Pathologist

Federal Judge Stays Execution for Missouri Inmate John Winfield

Mother and Daughter Divided Over Inmate John Winfield's Fate

Supreme Court Rejects Death Row Drug Disclosure Appeal

Lethal Injection: Three Men Await Their Fate on Death Row This Month

Top Court Will Hear Romell Broom's Execution Do-Over Appeal

Missouri Attorney General Says State Should Make Own Lethal Injections

Jack Kevorkian's Aide Pushed Carbon Monoxide for Executions

Ohio Executions On Hold in Lethal Injection Battle

Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Setting Strict I.Q. Limit for Execution

What Could Go Wrong? Electric Chair Poised to Make a Comeback

Tennessee Restores Electric Chair as Death Penalty Option

What Does Death-Row Reprieve Mean for Other Condemned Inmates?

Supreme Court Halts Execution of Missouri Inmate Russell Bucklew

Supreme Court Delays Inmate Russell Bucklew's Execution

Judge OKs Execution of Russell Bucklew, Missouri Inmate With Birth Defect