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#Lethal Injection

From TheJournal.ie Man who claimed his murder trial was tainted by homophobia executed in South Dakota Charles Rhines

Man who claimed his murder trial was tainted by homophobia executed in South Dakota

63-year-old Charles Rhines was put to death by lethal injection.

From TheJournal.ie Florida executes serial killer who targeted gay men along US east coast Gary Ray Bowles

Florida executes serial killer who targeted gay men along US east coast

Gary Ray Bowles was captured in 1994.

From TheJournal.ie US executes man who shot ex-girlfriend in front of her five-year-old son Lethal Injection

US executes man who shot ex-girlfriend in front of her five-year-old son

He also shot two of the woman’s friends who were present when he entered her home.

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 'I just want to say I'm really sorry' - Tennessee executes man who raped and killed a child Lethal Injection

'I just want to say I'm really sorry' - Tennessee executes man who raped and killed a child

It is the state’s first execution in nearly a decade.

From TheJournal.ie 83-year-old mail-bomb murderer becomes oldest person executed in the US Walter Leroy Moody

83-year-old mail-bomb murderer becomes oldest person executed in the US

Killer-of-two Walter Leroy Moody Jr was given a lethal injection last night at the Alabama prison at Atmore.

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 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 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 judge blocks plan to execute nine people in 10 days Cruel And Unusual

US judge blocks plan to execute nine people in 10 days

The executions have been blocked on foot of a constitutional amendment banning “cruel and unusual punishment”.

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 Japanese zoo culls 57 snow monkeys for being crossbred with an "invasive alien species" Lethal Injection

Japanese zoo culls 57 snow monkeys for being crossbred with an "invasive alien species"

The zoo operator held a memorial service for the monkeys at a nearby Buddhist temple to appease their souls.

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 Pfizer blocks its drugs from use in US executions Lethal Injection

Pfizer blocks its drugs from use in US executions

But it’s not clear how much of an effect the move will have.

From TheJournal.ie Man who killed and drank the blood of a 12-year-old executed in Texas Lethal Injection

Man who killed and drank the blood of a 12-year-old executed in Texas

Pablo Vasquez had said that he heard voices telling him to drink the boy’s blood.

From TheJournal.ie Man due to be executed for murdering his two young daughters Texas

Man due to be executed for murdering his two young daughters

John David Battaglia shot his six and nine-year-old daughters dead as their mother listened helplessly on the phone.

From TheJournal.ie Convicted murderer Romell Broom survived one execution but he now faces a second Lethal Injection This post contains videos

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

Ohio first tried to execute him in 2009.

From TheJournal.ie Man who shot dead five people in 1997 rampage is executed Coy Wesbrook

Man who shot dead five people in 1997 rampage is executed

Wesbrook said in his final statement: “I want to say that I am sorry for the pain that I have caused you people”.

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Texas executes sixth inmate this year after restocking lethal injection drug Huntsville

Texas executes sixth inmate this year after restocking lethal injection drug

Manuel Garza was sentenced to death for killing a police officer in February 2001 with the officer’s own gun.

From TheJournal.ie Utah politicians vote to bring back firing squads Execution

Utah politicians vote to bring back firing squads

However, it has yet to be signed into law.

From TheJournal.ie Slow botched execution of Oklahoma murderer ruled constitutional by US court Clayton Lockett

Slow botched execution of Oklahoma murderer ruled constitutional by US court

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

From TheJournal.ie Executioners in Oklahoma's botched execution couldn't inject the needle properly Death Penalty

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Convicted murderer takes two hours to die in botched execution Lethal Injection

Convicted murderer takes two hours to die in botched execution

Joseph Wood had “been gasping and snorting for more than an hour,” his legal team said.

From TheJournal.ie News organisations take Missouri to court over lethal injection policy Capital Punishment

News organisations take Missouri to court over lethal injection policy

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

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 Texas executes convicted killer despite claims of low IQ Death Penalty

Texas executes convicted killer despite claims of low IQ

Lawyers for 54-year-old Marvin Wilson had argued that he should have been exempt from capital punishment because he had an IQ of 61.

From TheJournal.ie Column: A view to a kill – Why lawyers and judges should witness executions Opinion

Column: A view to a kill – Why lawyers and judges should witness executions

Legal analyst Andrew Cohen argues in The Atlantic that legal argument on lethal injections cannot continue without those involved in the debate seeing exactly what happens in the death chamber.

From TheJournal.ie Denmark to lobby US states over use of drugs for death penalty Death Penalty

Denmark to lobby US states over use of drugs for death penalty

Minister says she will approach US states which use Danish-made drugs in their lethal injections.