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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.


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Utah Lawmakers Revive Plan For Firing Squad Executions

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.


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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.


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.


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Arizona Lets Witnesses Watch Lethal Injection Of Death-Row Inmate

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. […]


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Accused Killer Requested Death Penalty

(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 […]

CBS Las Vegas–02/22/2012

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Death Penalty Debated

Nevada may put the death penalty on hold.



Speeding Up NV’s Death Penalty

A Senate panel will hear testimony today on a bill that would speed up Nevada’s death penalty cases.