Apr 3, 2014 — Attorneys sought a stay of execution because Texas refused to reveal details about the drugs it used to execute convicted killer Tommy Lynn Sells.
Mar 27, 2014 — A judge this week sentenced more than 500 men to death for the killing of a policeman. He's now presiding over a case with 700 defendants as the country's courts come under increasing criticism.
Mar 27, 2014 — Texas has argued it needs to keep its supplier secret because its previous supplier received threats and stopped selling them the sedative used in the execution cocktail.
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.