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Utah Bill To Bring Back Firing Squads Inches Closer To Law

Utah lawmakers say bringing back firing squads would remove some of the uncertainties and controversies over the drugs used in lethal injections.

02/05/2015

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Utah Lawmaker Wants Sex Traffickers Eligible For Execution

State lawmaker sponsors bill that would make conviction of trafficking underage sex workers punishable by death.

02/05/2015

People demonstrate against death penalty. (credit: STRINGER/AFP/GettyImages)

Anti-Death-Penalty Groups Protests Utah Firing Squad Bill

A Utah lawmaker’s proposal to resurrect the use of firing squads would restore a gruesome relic of the state’s Wild West past, a group opposed to capital punishment said Tuesday afternoon.

01/27/2015

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No Death Penalty In Dahan Trial

A former chef is accused in the knife and cleaver killing of his wife after she told him she wanted a divorce.

03/13/2014

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Court Wont Halt Capital Cases

Defendants wanted delays until legislature addressed capital punishment

02/17/2014

File photo of a man being arrested. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Elderly Man Won’t Face Death In Hospital ‘Open Murder’ Of Wife

An elderly Nevada man who told police he shot his wife in a hospital to end her suffering will not face a potential death penalty for murder, a prosecutor said Thursday.

01/23/2014

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Trial Set For Accused Nightclub Shooter

(Las Vegas, KXNT)-Benjamin Frazier, the man accused of killing Kenneth Brown and wounding two others during a shooting at Drai’s after hours club in Bally’s Casino last October, will go to trial next year. The […]

01/08/2014

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Death Sentence Appeal Denied In Vegas Murder

Case stems from a 1985 Las Vegas murder

11/26/2013

File photo of a lethal injection death chamber (photo: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Court Denies Lethal Injection Challenge

The Nevada Supreme Court won’t consider an inmate’s challenge to the death penalty on grounds that it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.

08/01/2013

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Jury In Jodi Arias Trial Resumes Deliberations

Jurors in Jodi Arias’ murder trial resume deliberations Thursday after they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict on whether she should be sentenced to life in prison or death for killing her one-time boyfriend, prompting the judge to instruct them to keep trying.

05/23/2013

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