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#Death Row

From TheJournal.ie Man (37) who was convicted of two murders executed in Texas jail Mark Soliz

Man (37) who was convicted of two murders executed in Texas jail

In his last words, Mark Soliz apologised “for the grief and the pain that I caused”.

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 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 Pakistani Christian woman who was sentenced to death for blasphemy, freed from jail Asia Bibi

Pakistani Christian woman who was sentenced to death for blasphemy, freed from jail

The country’s highest court last week overturned Bibi’s conviction and ordered her release

From TheJournal.ie Man put to death by electric chair in Tennessee after last minute appeal denied Death Row

Man put to death by electric chair in Tennessee after last minute appeal denied

Zagorski was sentenced to death for the 1983 murders of two men.

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 'Botched' execution in Alabama amounted to 'torture', lawyer claims Doyle Hamm

'Botched' execution in Alabama amounted to 'torture', lawyer claims

No vein could be found to administer the lethal injection to 61-year-old Doyle Hamm.

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 US death row inmate to get pillow to help him breathe during execution Ohio

US death row inmate to get pillow to help him breathe during execution

Alva Campbell was sentenced to death for gunning down a teenager he held hostage.

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 Arkansas struggling to get more lethal injection drugs Executions

Arkansas struggling to get more lethal injection drugs

The state’s remaining supply of one of the drugs runs out tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Another death row inmate's life spared in Arkansas Life On The Line

Another death row inmate's life spared in Arkansas

Actor Johnny Depp has been one of thousands of protesters to demonstrate against capital punishment.

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 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 Georgia has just executed its oldest death row inmate Lethal Injection This post contains videos

Georgia has just executed its oldest death row inmate

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

From TheJournal.ie Man on death row barred from having a six-pack of beer with his last meal Georgia

Man on death row barred from having a six-pack of beer with his last meal

“His request was declined as alcohol is a contraband item…”

From TheJournal.ie Man who became paralysed in jail to be executed tomorrow, despite maintaining his innocence Death Row

Man who became paralysed in jail to be executed tomorrow, despite maintaining his innocence

Amnesty International is calling for the scheduled hanging to be stopped.

From TheJournal.ie This man's execution has been put on hold at the last minute as new evidence emerges Dead Man Walking

This man's execution has been put on hold at the last minute as new evidence emerges

The court said it granted the request “in order for this court to give fair consideration” to his claims.

From TheJournal.ie Man executed for raping and killing teenage girl 26 years ago Death Row

Man executed for raping and killing teenage girl 26 years ago

His victim was just 15 years old when she was murdered.

From TheJournal.ie Susan Sarandon is trying to save this man from the death penalty. Here's why... Dead Man Walking

Susan Sarandon is trying to save this man from the death penalty. Here's why...

Richard Glossip was convicted of murder after the man who confessed to the crime claimed Glossip hired him to do it.

From TheJournal.ie Brothers wrongfully convicted for killing little girl 'want a normal life' after 30 years behind bars Death Row

Brothers wrongfully convicted for killing little girl 'want a normal life' after 30 years behind bars

The brothers are trying to come to terms with the changes that occurred in the outside world while they were on death row.

From TheJournal.ie Two men on death row wrongfully convicted of killing little girl to get just $750k Freedom

Two men on death row wrongfully convicted of killing little girl to get just $750k

New DNA evidence proved the two men were not guilty of the murder in 1983. They spent three decades in prison.

From TheJournal.ie Irish priest says man executed in Indonesia 'had no idea he was on death row' Condemnation

Irish priest says man executed in Indonesia 'had no idea he was on death row'

“When we said your death sentence will be implemented, he said, ‘What death sentence? I will not be sentenced to death.’”

From TheJournal.ie After 30 years on death row, Alabama man Anthony Ray Hinton walks free Sun Do Shine

After 30 years on death row, Alabama man Anthony Ray Hinton walks free

“They had every intention of executing me for something I didn’t do … I shouldn’t have sat on death row for 30 years.”

From TheJournal.ie Woman's execution delayed because of problems with the lethal injection Death Row

Woman's execution delayed because of problems with the lethal injection

Kelly Gissendaner was due to be put to death last night.

From TheJournal.ie Working to exonerate innocent people in American prisons The Innocence Project

Working to exonerate innocent people in American prisons

There are 2.2 million people in America’s prisons – and the Innocence Project works to free those who shouldn’t be there.

From TheJournal.ie Rory Gallagher, Death Row, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Rory Gallagher, Death Row, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers

Plus: How many bananas come into Ireland every week?

From TheJournal.ie The first 'double execution' in the US for 14 years will be carried out on Tuesday Death Penalty

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Man freed from Death Row after 26 years as judge rules he was innocent Justice

Man freed from Death Row after 26 years as judge rules he was innocent

The 64-year-old was freed following new information which showed he was not present at the murder he was accused of.

From TheJournal.ie These nine dogs have less than 48 hours to live if they can't be re-homed Death Row This post contains images

These nine dogs have less than 48 hours to live if they can't be re-homed

The unwanted dogs at Monaghan Pound are just one example of the problem across the country, which became particularly worrying around Christmas time.

From TheJournal.ie Acquitted death-row inmate to inspire Irish teenagers with his "story of hope" Kerry Max Cook

Acquitted death-row inmate to inspire Irish teenagers with his "story of hope"

Kerry Max Cook, who spent 22 years in prison until he was proven innocent, will share his story with youth outreach movement Soar tomorrow night.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Monday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about the shooting in south Dublin, David Norris’s potty mouth and garda recruitment.

From TheJournal.ie Japanese man nears half century on death row Long Wait

Japanese man nears half century on death row

Questions emerging over guilt of world’s longest-serving condemned inmate.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Ending the death penalty – a view from Texas Killing

Column: Ending the death penalty – a view from Texas

Former inmates are among those gathering to fight capital punishment at a world congress event that begins today, but Kirstin Houle from Texas says theirs is a daily struggle they know they will win.

From TheJournal.ie Former death row inmates fight capital punishment Capital Punishment

Former death row inmates fight capital punishment

The World Congress against the death penalty opens today in Madrid, and some former inmates spoke about their thoughts on the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Write for Rights: The story of Chiou Ho-Shun Human Rights This post contains videos

Write for Rights: The story of Chiou Ho-Shun

Taiwanese man wrongfully on death row is one of 12 the human rights abuse cases that Amnesty International wants to highlight – and get help with – before 2012 is out.

From TheJournal.ie US man refers to 'very close race' for presidency just before execution Death Row

US man refers to 'very close race' for presidency just before execution

Oklahoma executed a convicted murderer who referenced the presidential race in his final words last night.

From TheJournal.ie Petitions in three Irish cities to mark World Death Penalty Day Capital Punishment

Petitions in three Irish cities to mark World Death Penalty Day

Amnesty International Ireland will collect signatures hoping to prevent the execution of Anthony Haynes in Texas this month.

From TheJournal.ie Man who weighs over 34 stone says he's too obese to be executed United States

Man who weighs over 34 stone says he's too obese to be executed

Ohio death row inmate Ronald Post shot and killed a hotel clerk in northern Ohio almost 30 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Green Mile actor Michael Clarke Duncan dies RIP

Green Mile actor Michael Clarke Duncan dies

Actor had suffered heart attack two months ago.

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