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Virginia becomes 23rd US state to abolish the death penalty
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Virginia becomes 23rd US state to abolish the death penalty

Mar 24th 2021, 10:02 PM 13,399 Views 22 Comments

The state had previously had the second highest number of executions in the US.

Stay granted to inmate set to be first woman executed by US in decades
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Stay granted to inmate set to be first woman executed by US in decades

Jan 12th 2021, 7:44 AM 27,979 Views 28 Comments

Lisa Montgomery killed a pregnant woman in order to steal her foetus in 2004.

Missouri executes man whose last words were to maintain his innocence
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Missouri executes man whose last words were to maintain his innocence

May 20th 2020, 7:38 AM 57,854 Views 74 Comments

Walter Barton was convicted of murder at a fifth trial in 2006 but maintained his innocence.

Man who murdered 19 people at disability care home in Japan is sentenced to death
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Man who murdered 19 people at disability care home in Japan is sentenced to death

Mar 16th 2020, 10:39 AM 16,806 Views 17 Comments

The court ruled that the former employee of the facility deserved no leniency.

Florida to execute serial killer who preyed on older, gay men along US east coast
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Florida to execute serial killer who preyed on older, gay men along US east coast

Aug 22nd 2019, 7:25 AM 28,391 Views 28 Comments

Gary Ray Bowles left six dead over a six-month killing spree.

The US government is to start executions again and five murderers have already been given deathdays
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The US government is to start executions again and five murderers have already been given deathdays

Jul 25th 2019, 9:39 PM 41,621 Views 98 Comments

The executions will be carried out by a single lethal injection.

Three French IS members sentenced to death in Iraq
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Three French IS members sentenced to death in Iraq

May 26th 2019, 4:00 PM 14,499 Views 25 Comments

The three men have 30 days to appeal the sentence.

US prisoner Tommy Arthur executed in Alabama after three decade legal battle
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US prisoner Tommy Arthur executed in Alabama after three decade legal battle

May 26th 2017, 4:33 PM 20,384 Views 28 Comments

Arthur, who became known as the Houdini of death row, managed to evade his final sentence seven times.

A US prisoner will face the death penalty tonight - for the eighth time
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A US prisoner will face the death penalty tonight - for the eighth time

May 25th 2017, 8:10 PM 22,436 Views 27 Comments

Tommy Arthur was first sentenced to death back in 1983 for a murder he denies committing.

Qatar will execute a man who killed a British teacher and burned her body in the desert
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Qatar will execute a man who killed a British teacher and burned her body in the desert

Apr 30th 2017, 3:25 PM 40,420 Views 23 Comments

The death penalty is rarely used in Qatar.

Arkansas execution spree ends after another man is put to death
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Arkansas execution spree ends after another man is put to death

Apr 28th 2017, 7:04 AM 18,524 Views 33 Comments

The prisoner was seen to convulse 20 times before he died.

Arkansas wants to execute a record seven men in 11 days
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Arkansas wants to execute a record seven men in 11 days

Apr 10th 2017, 1:31 PM 17,743 Views 93 Comments

The US state wants to do it before its access to an execution drug is stopped.

'If you have the death penalty, you can't be in the EU' - The simple message to Turkey
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'If you have the death penalty, you can't be in the EU' - The simple message to Turkey

Mar 19th 2017, 1:34 PM 17,050 Views 57 Comments

Jean-Claude Juncker has made it a red line issue

Ireland's death penalty was a 'quaint throwback' but not everyone wanted to get rid of it
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Ireland's death penalty was a 'quaint throwback' but not everyone wanted to get rid of it

Jan 1st 2017, 8:00 AM 17,848 Views 59 Comments

Thirty years ago, there were some political considerations.

Crime, murder and the end of the Civil War: The story of the first man hanged by the Irish Free State
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Crime, murder and the end of the Civil War: The story of the first man hanged by the Irish Free State

Dec 26th 2016, 10:00 PM 17,718 Views 11 Comments

Author Colm Wallace tells the story of soldier-turned-criminal William Downes.

It's through: Dublin City Council budget passes after filling €15 million shortfall
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It's through: Dublin City Council budget passes after filling €15 million shortfall

Nov 14th 2016, 8:22 PM 12,930 Views 32 Comments

Commercial rates and social housing costs rise as parties call for a meeting with Minister Simon Coveney.

The average asking price for a house in Dublin city is now €314,311
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The average asking price for a house in Dublin city is now €314,311

Jul 4th 2016, 7:50 AM 24,808 Views 57 Comments

And prices are rising across the country.

'Hanging is too mild for such a savage': The story of the youngest man executed by the Irish State
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'Hanging is too mild for such a savage': The story of the youngest man executed by the Irish State

Jun 11th 2016, 10:00 PM 60,950 Views 48 Comments

William O’Neill was executed four days after Christmas, on the 29 December 1927. He was 19 years old.

The new President of the Philippines says he will hang criminals and let snipers shoot to kill
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The new President of the Philippines says he will hang criminals and let snipers shoot to kill

May 16th 2016, 8:52 AM 16,773 Views 38 Comments

He says citizens must learn to fear the law.

The man who lived: How one convicted murderer escaped Ireland's death penalty
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The man who lived: How one convicted murderer escaped Ireland's death penalty

Mar 28th 2016, 9:45 PM 39,881 Views 22 Comments

Patrick Aylward, 63, was accused of burning a young child to death.

Convicted murderer Romell Broom survived one execution but he now faces a second
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Convicted murderer Romell Broom survived one execution but he now faces a second

Mar 16th 2016, 9:55 PM 26,178 Views 64 Comments

Ohio first tried to execute him in 2009.

An Iranian billionaire has been sentenced to death
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An Iranian billionaire has been sentenced to death

Mar 6th 2016, 4:36 PM 46,099 Views 36 Comments

Babak Zanjani denied charges of money laundering.

Georgia has just executed its oldest death row inmate
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Georgia has just executed its oldest death row inmate

Feb 3rd 2016, 9:12 AM 22,724 Views 59 Comments

Brandon Astor Jones (72) had been in jail for over 36 years.

72-year-old man on death row in the US to be executed tomorrow
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72-year-old man on death row in the US to be executed tomorrow

Feb 1st 2016, 10:09 PM 28,367 Views 73 Comments

Brandon Jones has been imprisoned for murder since 1979. He has declined to request a final meal.

Triple child killer who murdered his daughter in petrol-filled house fire is executed
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Triple child killer who murdered his daughter in petrol-filled house fire is executed

Nov 19th 2015, 5:40 PM 22,178 Views 47 Comments

Raphael Holiday killed his 18-month-old daughter and her two half-sisters in Texas.

Pakistan wants to hang a paraplegic wheelchair user
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Pakistan wants to hang a paraplegic wheelchair user

Sep 22nd 2015, 7:21 AM 21,925 Views 49 Comments

Abdul Basit has been given a last-minute reprieve after appeals by Human Rights groups.

"He can rot in hell" - Man who killed girlfriend and her two-year-old with a butcher knife is executed
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"He can rot in hell" - Man who killed girlfriend and her two-year-old with a butcher knife is executed

Jun 10th 2015, 8:08 AM 17,029 Views 25 Comments

Richard Strong’s daughter has said it’s unfair that she should now be orphaned.

Australia's Bali Nine ringleaders will die tomorrow despite corruption claims
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Australia's Bali Nine ringleaders will die tomorrow despite corruption claims

Apr 27th 2015, 10:59 AM 19,979 Views 95 Comments

The pair’s sentencing judge allegedly asked for huge bribes in return for lighter penalties.

Poll: Should countries be allowed to execute foreign citizens?
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Poll: Should countries be allowed to execute foreign citizens?

Mar 25th 2015, 9:03 AM 16,668 Views 86 Comments

Two Australian citizens are currently facing this situation in Indonesia.

Fine Gael kick-starts its election preparations this week and Dublin will be VERY interesting
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Fine Gael kick-starts its election preparations this week and Dublin will be VERY interesting

Mar 23rd 2015, 1:45 PM 23,154 Views 123 Comments

Selection conventions begin this week with lots to look out for in the capital alone.

Utah politicians vote to bring back firing squads
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Utah politicians vote to bring back firing squads

Mar 11th 2015, 2:20 PM 13,494 Views 63 Comments

However, it has yet to be signed into law.

Saudi Arabia beheads murderer, the fifth execution under new king
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Saudi Arabia beheads murderer, the fifth execution under new king

Feb 1st 2015, 1:35 PM 20,695 Views 56 Comments

King Salman took office on 23 January.

Slow botched execution of Oklahoma murderer ruled constitutional by US court
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Slow botched execution of Oklahoma murderer ruled constitutional by US court

Dec 23rd 2014, 3:25 PM 16,129 Views 69 Comments

Lawyers had argued that the execution of Clayton Lockett was “prolonged and agonising”

Businesses want to make Dublin city safer - here's how
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Businesses want to make Dublin city safer - here's how

Dec 18th 2014, 3:54 PM 9,603 Views 20 Comments

Better policing, an outreach team and tackling repeat offenders, mostly.

Executioners in Oklahoma's botched execution couldn't inject the needle properly
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Executioners in Oklahoma's botched execution couldn't inject the needle properly

Sep 4th 2014, 9:09 PM 23,847 Views 91 Comments

They injected Clayton Lockett in the flesh instead of the vein and he died of a heart attack 45 minutes later.

A history of capital punishment: 50 years since last hanging took place in the UK
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A history of capital punishment: 50 years since last hanging took place in the UK

Aug 13th 2014, 7:50 AM 26,368 Views 67 Comments

The final executions – two men in separate gallows at 8am on 13 August 1964.

News organisations take Missouri to court over lethal injection policy
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News organisations take Missouri to court over lethal injection policy

May 15th 2014, 11:08 PM 13,098 Views 65 Comments

The origin of execution drugs has been brought into sharp focus after a number of botched killings.

After botched executions, Boston bombing suspect asks US to rule out death penalty
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After botched executions, Boston bombing suspect asks US to rule out death penalty

May 8th 2014, 7:14 PM 20,813 Views 115 Comments

Federal death penalty cases are relatively rare in the United States, and are often reserved for the most heinous and notorious crimes.

White House says botched execution wasn't humane, but maintains support for death penalty
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White House says botched execution wasn't humane, but maintains support for death penalty

Apr 30th 2014, 7:39 PM 24,014 Views 122 Comments

President Barack Obama believes the death penalty doesn’t deter crime, but still supports it in some cases.

The first 'double execution' in the US for 14 years will be carried out on Tuesday
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The first 'double execution' in the US for 14 years will be carried out on Tuesday

Apr 24th 2014, 9:52 PM 42,614 Views 180 Comments

The move comes as a court ruled that Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them.

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