Utah lawmakers say bringing back firing squads would remove some of the uncertainties and controversies over the drugs used in lethal injections.
Ten years after banning the use of firing squads in state executions, Utah lawmakers on Wednesday endorsed a proposal to allow the practice again to avoid problems with lethal-injection drugs.
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.
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.
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona inmate was put to death Wednesday for a 1986 brutal rape and killing, in the state’s first execution allowing witnesses to watch prison officials inject a lethal drug into a prisoner. […]
(Las Vegas,NV) — The man accused of killing his girlfriend’s two-year-old son told detectives he wanted the death penalty before his arrest. According to a police report, 35-year-old Cory Simmons initially claimed Orlando Morris choked […]
Nevada may put the death penalty on hold.
A Senate panel will hear testimony today on a bill that would speed up Nevada’s death penalty cases.