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

Lawmakers Reject New Gas Chamber

A joint panel turned down a request by state corrections chief Greg Cox to build the $700,000 chamber at the Ely State Prison.

05/23/2013

File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Lawyers Plead For Mercy For Arias As Trial Resumes

An attorney for Jodi Arias on Thursday told the jury deciding the former waitress’s fate to consider factors including her age, troubled upbringing and talent as an artist, and show her mercy for killing her boyfriend five years ago.

05/16/2013

File photo of a gurney on which lethal injections are administered. (Photo by Virginia Department of Corrections via Getty Images)

Inmate Executed After Murdering 2 Girls

An inmate was executed Wednesday after being convicted of murdering two 13-year-old girls in a ghost town where they were raped, strangled and stabbed before being dumped in a partly flooded mine shaft.

12/05/2012