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    Tsunami warning cancelled after 7.9 earthquake in Alaska

    (CNN) — An initial tsunami advisory has been canceled for coastal Alaska. One had been issued after a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck Monday about 15 miles from Little Sitkin Island, Alaska. The quake had a depth of 71 miles, according to seismologists. The town of Adak evacuated its 150 residents to a shelter about 600 […]

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    Georgia man first to be put to death since Oklahoma’s botched lethal injection

    (CNN) — A Georgia man became the first inmate in the United States to be put to death since the botched execution of an Oklahoma man in April. Marcus A. Wellons, 59, was declared dead at 11:56 p.m. Tuesday at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The newspaper […]

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    Bombshell: Executed Oklahoma inmate’s attorneys release shocking findings from autopsy

    OKLAHOMA CITY –  A preliminary autopsy report gives a better idea of what went wrong during a botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate earlier this year. On April 29, Clayton Lockett was scheduled to die by lethal injection. After being injected with a lethal injection drug cocktail, Lockett was conscious, moving and talking throughout the […]

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    Oklahoma lawmaker looks at alternative to execute inmates

    OKLAHOMA – How would you feel about Oklahoma using a firing squad to execute inmates? That’s one option a lawmaker wants the state to consider in the wake of a botched execution in McAlester. Convicted killer Clayton Lockett died of heart attack April 29 – 43 minutes into his execution by lethal injection. Officials say […]

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    Officials: Significant progress made in execution investigation

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The investigation into the controversial Oklahoma execution may be finished sooner than expected. Department of Public Safety Commissioner Michael Thompson announced Friday that significant progress is being made in the investigation of the events leading up to and during the execution of Clayton Lockett. “In the past four weeks since we have […]

  • Lethal injection

    Tennessee can now use electric chair when lethal injection drugs unavailable

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday signed a bill allowing Tennessee to electrocute death row inmates when the state is unable to obtain lethal injection drugs. With the governor’s signature, Tennessee becomes the first state to make it mandatory to use the electric chair when lethal injection drugs are unavailable, according to Richard Dieter, […]

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    Court upholds Georgia’s execution-drug secrecy

    GEORGIA – On Monday a Georgia law that shrouds lethal-injection drugs in secrecy was upheld by the state’s highest court. According to NBC News, two justices expressed concern the policy could lead to a repeat of the botched Oklahoma execution. Convicted murderer Warren Lee Hill argued he has a constitutional right to know which compounding pharmacy […]

  • Death penalty protestors gather at State Capitol to keep movement alive

    OKLAHOMA  – Efforts against the death penalty after the state’s last botched execution continue at the State Capitol. Leaders of the Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, local churches, NAACP and ACLU gathered at the Capitol Sunday in hopes to reach state leaders as they reconsider the state’s execution policies. After last month’s botched execution […]

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    Missouri inmate asking officials to record his execution

    MISSOURI - The next U.S. prisoner scheduled to be executed is asking Missouri prison officials to let a videographer record his lethal injection.

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    NBC News: Oklahoma’s botched execution hasn’t changed public support of death penalty

    The recent badly botched execution of a death row inmate hasn’t chipped away at the public’s support of the death penalty. Of the 800 people NBC recently surveyed, 59 percent said they favored the death penalty. In fact, two-thirds of those people said if the injection method were to go away, they’d support executions by […]

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    Update: Texas inmate granted stay of execution, cites botched Oklahoma execution

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (CNN) — A federal appeals court has stayed the Texas execution of a convicted rapist and murderer, saying that his defense team should have more time to make their case that Campbell is intellectually disabled. Robert James Campbell’s execution had been scheduled for Tuesday. It would have been the first execution in the […]