Death Penalty Controversy
HARTFORD, Conn. - The two major-party nominees for Connecticut governor are sparring over the death penalty and whether it would apply to a man convicted of the home invasion killings of a woman and her two daughters.
SAN FRANCISCO - A death row inmate has asked a federal appeals court to halt his execution and has refused to choose a method of lethal injection.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A condemned Ohio inmate trying to prove he's mentally disabled has ended his attempt to stop the execution of a fellow prisoner willing to testify on his behalf.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A condemned inmate wants a fellow death row prisoner kept alive at least long enough to testify on his behalf that he is mentally disabled and should not be executed, according to court filings.
TOKYO - Japan hanged two convicted killers Wednesday, including a man who burned six women to death, in the country's first executions in a year, and the justice minister said she wants renewed debate on whether to continue the punishment.
- Taiwan minister resigns over death penalty row
- Iran's judiciary chief refuses to speed executions
- Anti-death penalty movement wooing conservatives
- Mongolia president says no to death penalty
- Iran's opposition leader defiant after new threats
- Judge: Ohio inmate's execution appeal has limits
- Ohio killer asks judge to stop 2nd execution try
- Death penalty for gays? Uganda debates proposal
- Ohio killer awaits 1st US 1-drug lethal injection
- Ohio killer asks appeals court to stop execution
- Russian court extends moratorium on death penalty