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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

Court Upholds Georgia's Execution-Drug Secrecy

Russell Bucklew Wants Videographer to Record 'Tortuous' Execution

Americans Weigh In On Lethal Injections

Americans Back Death Penalty by Gas or Electrocution If No Needle: Poll

Federal Court Stays Execution of Texas Killer Robert Campbell

Texas Inmate Robert James Campbell Files 11th Hour Appeals

Texas Judge Reluctantly Denies Stay of Execution for Robert Campell

Missouri Inmate Challenges Lethal Injection Based on Birth Defect

Oklahoma Delays Next Execution for Six Months

Texas Inmate Asks for Execution Delay, Citing Oklahoma Debacle

Oklahoma Death Row Inmate Asks for Six-Month Lethal Injection Delay

Botched Execution Fallout: Texas Inmate Eyes Challenge

U.S. Reviewing State Executions as Obama Decries Oklahoma Blunder

Oklahoma Team Struggled to Find Vein Before Botched Execution

Oklahoma Execution: Family of Inmate Eyes Lawsuit

Oklahoma Gov. Orders Review of Execution Protocols Oklahoma Gov. Orders Review of Execution Protocols Oklahoma Gov. Orders Review of Execution Protocols
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Oklahoma Gov. Orders Review of Execution Protocols

Oklahoma Governor Says Execution Probe Will Be 'Independent'

White House: Okla. Death Case Fell Short of Humane Standards White House: Okla. Death Case Fell Short of Humane Standards White House: Okla. Death Case Fell Short of Humane Standards
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White House: Okla. Death Case Fell Short of Humane Standards

White House: Botched Execution Was Not Humane

Oklahoma Execution: What Went Wrong and What Happens Now?

Execution Witness: Inmate Appeared 'In Pain'

Oklahoma Inmate Dies After Execution Is Botched

Oklahoma Set to Execute Two Killers in One Night

Ohio Says Controversial Execution of Dennis McGuire Was 'Humane'

Oklahoma High Court Lifts Stay of Execution for Convicted Murderers

Oklahoma Court Stays Executions of Two Convicted Murderers

Texas Executes Killer Tommy Lynn Sells After Failed Appeal

Supreme Court Won't Stop Texas Execution of Tommy Lynn Sells

Appeals Court Overturns Ruling on Execution Drugs

Judge Halts Texas Execution Over Lethal Injection Secrecy

Oklahoma Intends to Execute Inmates With 'Untested' Cocktail

Mississippi Woman's Capital Murder Conviction Overturned

Mississippi Death Row Inmate Michelle Byrom Challenges Drugs

Judge Orders Texas to Reveal Lethal Injection Connection

Oklahoma Judge Says Execution Drug Secrecy Is Unconstitutional

Oklahoma Adds New Drugs to Lethal-Injection Protocol

Texas Finds Drugs for Executions Before Current Batch Expires