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

Reporter: Inmate Took About 640 Gasps Of Air During Execution That Lasted Nearly 2 Hours

Arizona officials say a murderer who was sentenced to death has died nearly two hours after his execution started.

07/23/2014

File photo of a prison cell block. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Arizona Execution Drug Source Being Questioned

Lawyers for two Arizona death row prisoners on Wednesday asked the state Department of Corrections for information about the source of drugs for any upcoming executions.

04/30/2014

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

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