Jack Harold Jones and Marcel Williams were executed in Arkansas for murdering Mary Phillips and Stacy Errickson.

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Neil Gorsuch’s first recorded U.S. Supreme Court vote allowed the Arkansas execution of Ledell Lee.

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Ledell Lee was executed in Arkansas as the state began implementing its multiple execution plan. Lee was convicted of murdering Debra Reese in a brutal crime. Neil Gorsuch cast the deciding vote.

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Arkansas wants to put eight prisoners to death in 11 days, including Stacey Johnson, who says he’s innocent. Court decisions halted the state’s plans.

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Rolando Ruiz was executed in Texas after the Supreme Court denied the death row inmate a reprieve.

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Richard Glossip’s scheduled execution has been stayed until November 6 by Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin over concerns about lethal injection drugs.

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From serial killers, to murderers, to captured Nazis, criminals in the U.S. are given the opportunity to deliver a final message before capital punishment.

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A Missouri inmate was executed on Tuesday night for killing a man in a fit of rage over child support payments 16 years ago.

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Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been found guilty — setting the stage for another court showdown to decide if he’ll get the death penalty.

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Kelly Gissendaner’s execution – the first of a woman in Georgia for 70 years – has been put off because of a winter storm. Check out her last meal request.

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Judge Cormac J. Carney has ruled that the California death penalty violates the U.S. Constitution.

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Hasan’s court-appointed attorney accused his client of deliberately trying to receive the death penalty, abruptly stopping the trial after only one day.

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The execution for the mentally handicapped Georgia convict was stayed for three days while lawyers battle over the constitutionality of the case.

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After 27 years on death row for the murder of Ruth Pelke, Paula Cooper is free thanks to her victim’s family.

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Today Florida Governor Rick Scott signed the “Timely Justice Act of 2013,” which speeds up the legal process for the death penalty.

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Nathan Dunlop is almost a dead man walking after the court’s rejection of his death-sentence appeal.

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