Jan 24, 2014 — The 69-year-old British national, who had been treated for schizophrenia, was convicted under the country's strict blasphemy laws.
Jan 18, 2014 — In recent months, states have been running out of a drug used for the lethal injection. This bill aims to give Missouri another option. One of the bill's sponsors says a firing squad is "no less humane than lethal injection."
Jan 16, 2014 — The state has run out of the drug used in past executions. The drugs administered to killer and rapist Dennis McGuire had not been used in Ohio before. He was treated "far more humanely" than the woman he killed, her family said Thursday.
Nov 19, 2013 — The justice issued a strong dissent when her colleagues declined to review an Alabama law allowing elected judges to override a jury's decision not to impose the death penalty.
Oct 23, 2013 — Justice Minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi says sending a drug smuggler to the gallows a second time would hurt Iran's image.
Oct 17, 2013 — The family of the convicted drug smuggler found him still breathing in a morgue after he was hanged last week.
Jun 17, 2013 — Paula Cooper admitted to killing a Bible studies teacher as part of a robbery in 1985. Back then, Cooper was 15 — and she was 16 when she was sentenced to die.
Nov 6, 2012 — Maine and Maryland are the first states to approve marriage rights for same-sex couples by popular vote. Voters in Colorado and Washington state pass measures legalizing marijuana usage for any purpose, while a similar proposal is rejected in Oregon.
Sep 25, 2012 — The U.S. Supreme Court will not halt the execution of Texas death row inmate Cleve Foster, something it has previously done. Foster, 48, has insisted that he is innocent in the 2002 shooting death of Nyaneur Pal, 30.
May 15, 2012 — The Columbia Human Rights Law Review has posted online a 400-page, multi-media investigation that concludes it was mistake to have put Carlos DeLuna to death in 1989 for the murder of Corpus Christi convenience store clerk Wanda Lopez.