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#Death Penalty

From TheJournal.ie Florida to execute serial killer who preyed on older, gay men along US east coast I-95 KILLER

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The US government is to start executions again and five murderers have already been given deathdays Capital Punishment

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

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

From TheJournal.ie US mother asks that ex-husband who murdered their five children be spared death penalty Trial

US mother asks that ex-husband who murdered their five children be spared death penalty

Timothy Jones Jr. was convicted of five counts of murder last week.

From TheJournal.ie Alabama had to call off an execution at the last minute after it was unable to lift a court order Lethal Injection

Alabama had to call off an execution at the last minute after it was unable to lift a court order

The bid to stop the execution centred on the inmate’s request to inhale nitrogen gas rather than face lethal injection.

From TheJournal.ie 'A human rights pariah': Brunei implements death by stoning for gay sex and adultery Sharia Law

'A human rights pariah': Brunei implements death by stoning for gay sex and adultery

The laws will make Brunei the first country in East or Southeast Asia to have a sharia penal code at the national level.

From TheJournal.ie Temporary reprieve for more than 700 death row inmates as California suspends executions Death Penalty

Temporary reprieve for more than 700 death row inmates as California suspends executions

The west-coast state hasn’t carried out an execution since 2006, but 25 inmates have exhausted all of their appeals.

From TheJournal.ie Alabama executed a Muslim inmate and refused his request to have an imam in the chamber Death Penalty

Alabama executed a Muslim inmate and refused his request to have an imam in the chamber

The state had a Christian chaplain present instead.

From TheJournal.ie 'Hostage politics': Campaigners condemn death penalty for Canadian citizen in China Diplomatic Tensions

'Hostage politics': Campaigners condemn death penalty for Canadian citizen in China

Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was convicted of drug smuggling.

From TheJournal.ie Death row inmate chooses electric chair over lethal injection, second inmate to do so in last two months Tennessee

Death row inmate chooses electric chair over lethal injection, second inmate to do so in last two months

Both David Earl Miller and Edmund Zagorski before him chose the electric chair over lethal injection.

From TheJournal.ie Texas executes Mexican man who killed his wife and two young children Texas

Texas executes Mexican man who killed his wife and two young children

Mexico and human rights groups have long maintained that Roberto Ramos was not informed of his legal rights.

From TheJournal.ie Man executed in Nebraska prison using untested lethal injection Fentanyl

Man executed in Nebraska prison using untested lethal injection

Carey Dean Moore received a lethal concoction containing diazepam, fentanyl and potassium chloride.

From TheJournal.ie UK suspends cooperation with US over fears 'The Beatles' Isis suspects could be executed Death Penalty

UK suspends cooperation with US over fears 'The Beatles' Isis suspects could be executed

The two suspected British jihadists were captured by US-backed Syrian forces.

From TheJournal.ie Indonesian cleric sentenced to death over terror attack Starbucks

Indonesian cleric sentenced to death over terror attack

Four people died in the attack at a Starbucks café in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie India approves death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12 Widespread Outrage

India approves death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12

Violent crime against women has been on the rise in India despite tough laws enacted in 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections Death Penalty

Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections

Most executions took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan – in that order.

From TheJournal.ie Death row prisoner who hired hitman to kill his family given last-minute reprieve Clemency

Death row prisoner who hired hitman to kill his family given last-minute reprieve

His father appealed for his life.

From TheJournal.ie Florida killer yells 'murderers!' as he is put to death Death Penalty

Florida killer yells 'murderers!' as he is put to death

Eric Scott Branch killed a 21-year-old in 1993.

From TheJournal.ie 'I can feel that': First US inmate executed in 2018 claimed drug used to kill him 'burned' Tourniquet Killer

'I can feel that': First US inmate executed in 2018 claimed drug used to kill him 'burned'

Anthony Shore was put to death for raping, torturing and murdering three girls in the 1980s and 1990s.

From TheJournal.ie Two women accused of assassinating North Korean leader's half brother plead not guilty at start of trial Malaysia

Two women accused of assassinating North Korean leader's half brother plead not guilty at start of trial

Kim Jong-nam was killed by a toxic nerve agent at Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia last February.

From TheJournal.ie Man put to death using new lethal injection for racist murder Florida

Man put to death using new lethal injection for racist murder

Mark Asay took 10 minutes to die.

From TheJournal.ie Last-minute appeals for mentally ill prisoner due to be executed tomorrow in the US Death Penalty

Last-minute appeals for mentally ill prisoner due to be executed tomorrow in the US

William Morva was convicted of killing a police officer and a prison guard.

From TheJournal.ie A US prisoner will face the death penalty tonight - for the eighth time Death Row

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Qatar will execute a man who killed a British teacher and burned her body in the desert Lauren Patterson

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

The death penalty is rarely used in Qatar.

From TheJournal.ie Arkansas execution spree ends after another man is put to death Lethal Injection

Arkansas execution spree ends after another man is put to death

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

From TheJournal.ie US state of Arkansas executes two prisoners in one night Sentenced To Death

US state of Arkansas executes two prisoners in one night

This is the first time in 17 years in the US that a state has executed two people in the space of 24 hours.

From TheJournal.ie Arkansas rushes to execute prisoners this week - before lethal drugs expire Controversial Drug

Arkansas rushes to execute prisoners this week - before lethal drugs expire

The US state’s stock of a controversial sedative will expire at the end of the month.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court blocks last-minute attempt by Arkansas to execute murderer Death Penalty

Supreme Court blocks last-minute attempt by Arkansas to execute murderer

Justices declined an appeal from the state’s attorney general to lift a stay barring the execution of Don Davis.

From TheJournal.ie State of Arkansas to fight for permission to go ahead with 8 executions in 11 days Death Row

State of Arkansas to fight for permission to go ahead with 8 executions in 11 days

A federal judge issued stays for each of the inmates on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Death row inmates file lawsuit to prevent executions of eight men in 10 days Arkansas

Death row inmates file lawsuit to prevent executions of eight men in 10 days

Arkansas has scheduled the executions in order to use its supply of a lethal injection drug before it expires.

From TheJournal.ie US state plans to put eight men to death over 10-day period Lethal Injection

US state plans to put eight men to death over 10-day period

Arkansas says the unprecedented timetable is necessary because one of the ingredients in the lethal injection will soon expire.

From TheJournal.ie 'If you have the death penalty, you can't be in the EU' - The simple message to Turkey Capital Punishment

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

Jean-Claude Juncker has made it a red line issue

From TheJournal.ie Court orders new trial for death row inmate who psychologist said was more dangerous because he is black Texas

Court orders new trial for death row inmate who psychologist said was more dangerous because he is black

“Our law punishes people for what they do, not who they are.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Go straight to hell': Victims' families confront mass murderer Dylann Roof Death Penalty

'Go straight to hell': Victims' families confront mass murderer Dylann Roof

Some shouted at him, while others offered forgiveness for the mass shooting in South Carolina in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie White supremacist Dylann Roof sentenced to death for killing nine black churchgoers Hate Crime

White supremacist Dylann Roof sentenced to death for killing nine black churchgoers

The US Justice Department said he is the first person to get the death penalty for federal hate crimes.

From TheJournal.ie Ohio obtains hundreds of vials of lethal injection drugs so executions can continue Death Penalty

Ohio obtains hundreds of vials of lethal injection drugs so executions can continue

Drugmakers have, by and large, put their drugs off-limits for executions.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's nothing wrong with me psychologically': Mass killer Dylann Roof refuses to apologise No Remorse

'There's nothing wrong with me psychologically': Mass killer Dylann Roof refuses to apologise

Roof shot dead nine people in a church in South Carolina in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's death penalty was a 'quaint throwback' but not everyone wanted to get rid of it 1986 State Paprs

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

Thirty years ago, there were some political considerations.

From TheJournal.ie 30 years ago most Irish people wanted garda killers to be executed Getting Rid Of The Gallows

30 years ago most Irish people wanted garda killers to be executed

The death penalty wasn’t abolished in Ireland until 1990.

From TheJournal.ie Crime, murder and the end of the Civil War: The story of the first man hanged by the Irish Free State Capital Punishment

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Woman says she smothered three sons as she "didn't want to see them suffer" Ohio

Woman says she smothered three sons as she "didn't want to see them suffer"

Brittany Pilkington’s defence are attempting to have her police confession excluded by the court.

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