- Arkansas inmates use Oklahoma case in bid to stop executions Updated: Oct-09-15 7:51 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Attorneys representing Arkansas death row inmates are citing troubles in neighboring Oklahoma as they urge a judge to halt eight upcoming executions.
- Death row in Texas gets its first new inmate of the year Updated: Oct-09-15 2:05 am
HOUSTON - Texas' death row is getting its first inmate of 2015, ending a 10-month hiatus in death sentences imposed by juries in the nation's most active capital punishment state.
- Latest: AG's letter contradicts inmates autopsy report Updated: Oct-08-15 6:12 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The latest on problems the state of Oklahoma has had over executions (all times local):
- Connecticut court stands by decision eliminating execution Updated: Oct-08-15 2:50 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday stood by its decision to eliminate the state's death penalty, but the fate of capital punishment in the Constitution State technically remains unsettled.
- Judge hears arguments over Arkansas lethal injection law Updated: Oct-07-15 6:41 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - An Arkansas judge said Wednesday that he will rule by early next week on a request to dismiss a lawsuit brought by death row inmates seeking to halt eight executions scheduled to begin later this month.
- Ohio bill would spare severely mentally ill from execution Updated: Oct-07-15 3:33 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A person judged to suffer from severe mental illness at the time of a killing that could result in a death sentence would be spared from capital punishment under a bill before Ohio lawmakers.
- Supreme Court to hear capital cases roiling Kansas politics Updated: Oct-06-15 8:13 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider reinstating death sentences for two brothers convicted in the notorious slayings of four people in Kansas, capital cases that roiled the state's politics and have prompted calls to remake its judiciary.
- Drugs derail Oklahoma execution, cast doubt on protocols Updated: Oct-03-15 1:01 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Despite more than a year of painstaking training and preparation to ensure that executions in Oklahoma were performed without a hitch, the state's latest attempt to lethally inject an inmate was thwarted by a last-minute glitch - the wrong drugs were delivered to the prison.
- The Latest: Virginia executes serial killer Updated: Oct-01-15 10:03 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The latest on the scheduled execution of a convicted serial killer in Virginia. All times local:
- Justices to review bias claim against top Pennsylvania judge Updated: Oct-01-15 11:36 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will hear a Pennsylvania death row inmate's claim that the state high court's chief justice had a clear conflict of interest and should have stepped aside from the case.
- Recent Missouri Editorials Updated: Sep-29-15 5:23 pm
Kansas City Star, Sept. 25
- Nebraska death penalty petition drive cost more than $900K Updated: Sep-28-15 8:24 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A group seeking to reinstate Nebraska's death penalty spent more than $900,000 on its effort to place the issue on the November 2016 ballot, according to campaign disclosures filed Monday.
- New clemency hearing set for Ga. female death row inmate Updated: Sep-28-15 8:04 pm
ATLANTA - One day before the only woman on Georgia's death row is set to be executed, the state Board of Pardons and Paroles on Monday scheduled a new clemency hearing in her case.
- Attorney for death row inmate challenge execution methods Updated: Sep-28-15 12:56 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - An attorney for New Hampshire's only death row inmate is challenging the constitutionality of the state's death penalty law.
- Things to know about the upcoming execution in Georgia Updated: Sep-27-15 9:41 am
ATLANTA - Georgia is preparing to execute the lone woman on the state's death row.
- Texas gives Virginia lethal drug for execution next week Updated: Sep-25-15 6:23 pm
HOUSTON - Texas prison officials are helping their counterparts in Virginia prepare for a scheduled execution next week by providing the state with pentobarbital, a lethal drug that corrections agencies nationwide have had difficulty obtaining.
- Oklahoma AG tells court Cole execution should move forward Updated: Sep-24-15 12:39 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is urging a state appeals court to reject a death row inmate's request to halt his execution.
- Nebraska senator talks about state's death penalty repeal Updated: Sep-22-15 12:07 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A Republican legislator from Nebraska says North Carolina GOP lawmakers should consider abolishing the death penalty because the process is financially inefficient, subject to errors and does not give closure to victims' families.
- Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers Updated: Sep-21-15 10:01 am
Omaha World-Herald. Sept. 18, 2015
- Weeks after court ruling, inmates still living on death row Updated: Sep-19-15 12:11 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Former death-row inmates in Connecticut may soon be living under less restrictive prison conditions than other inmates convicted of similar crimes, legal experts say.
- Gale: Death penalty repeal 'very likely' on hold until 2016 Updated: Sep-18-15 6:16 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale says it appears "very likely" that a petition to save the death penalty has enough valid signatures to prevent its repeal until the 2016 election.
- US attorney sends lethal injection docs to watchdog agency Updated: Sep-18-15 5:16 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The U.S. attorney's office in Nebraska says it can't determine whether state officials violated federal law in their efforts to obtain lethal injection drugs, so prosecutors have forwarded key documents to a watchdog agency for further review, according to a letter released Friday.
- Arkansas execution plan may use UK firm's drug Updated: Sep-18-15 1:39 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A British pharmaceutical company that told Arkansas not to use its products during executions is trying to determine if the state plans to use them anyway, but prison officials are dismissing inquiries about the drug by citing a new law that makes all execution policies an official state secret.
- Nebraska death penalty foes challenge ballot measure Updated: Sep-17-15 8:58 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska death penalty opponents filed a lawsuit Thursday arguing that a ballot measure to reinstate the punishment is invalid because Gov. Pete Ricketts, who helped bankroll the petition drive, wasn't listed as a sponsor.
- Illinois lawmaker seeks to restore death penalty Updated: Sep-12-15 4:05 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A lawmaker from southwestern Illinois is pushing to restore the death penalty in certain cases, including when police officers are killed.