Neil Gorsuch’s first recorded U.S. Supreme Court vote allowed the Arkansas execution of Ledell Lee.
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.
Hasan’s court-appointed attorney accused his client of deliberately trying to receive the death penalty, abruptly stopping the trial after only one day.
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.
Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been found guilty — setting the stage for another court showdown to decide if he’ll get the death penalty.
After 27 years on death row for the murder of Ruth Pelke, Paula Cooper is free thanks to her victim’s family.