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Cult killer Michael Ryan died in prison on Nebraska’s death row on Sunday. Ryan spent 30 years on death row after being convicted of the 1983 cult killings of two people – one of the victims was a 5-year-old boy. Michael Ryan died at approximately 5:45 p.m. at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institutional in southeast… Read more »
Michael Ryan, a convicted murderer who spent three decades on ...
Let’s be straight up right from the start, the actions of “Boston Bomber” Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cannot be condoned in any way shape or form. The bomber set out to kill and maim innocent members of the public who were enjoying a fun day out. The bomber deliberately chose a spot where their actions would cause… Read more »
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s legal representatives have released a statement ...
The verdict is in, and the Boston bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, will be put to death for setting off explosives at the Boston marathon. Some say his cold, emotionless reaction to the death sentence is the same icy stare that got him convicted in the first place. But victims of the Boston bomber and their families… Read more »
A jury declared Cameron Brown guilty of purposefully throwing his daughter off a cliff around 15 years ago. The case had been declared a mistrial in two previous trials since the jury could not figure out if he had done the deed on purpose. Brown claims it was an accident, but now that the verdict… Read more »
In southwestern China, ten people will stand trial in a giant panda killing. Arrests were made on suspicion of poaching the female panda, and buying and selling its meat on China’s black market. Although Chinese officials say poaching of giant pandas is rare, it does still happen, and they are believed to fetch hefty prices… Read more »
A Miami handyman, Rafael Andres, 51, received the death penalty Wednesday for beating, stabbing, and strangling an airport waitress to death in 2005, according to Miami Herald. In 2005, Andres was a handyman in Miami, Florida who was hired to complete a task for 31-year-old Yvette Farinas – a waitress at La Carreta at the… Read more »
To say the death penalty is controversial is to say a building engulfed in flames has a small heat problem — as if to demonstrate, even the Supreme Court debate got a little vitriolic during the opening arguments for Glossip v. Gross, a case regarding the constitutionality of a drug used in a lethal injection… Read more »
Indonesia has carried out the scheduled executions of eight drug convicts, most of them foreigners, shortly after midnight on Wednesday. According to the New York Times, all the eight drug convicts were shot by police firing squads at around 12:25 a.m. local time. The execution was carried out at the Pasir Putih prison on the… Read more »
The use of the death penalty is a controversial subject. On Saturday the ringleaders of the Bali Nine drug smuggling gang were given a 72-hour warning that they will be put to death by firing squad. A 72-hour notice period is required under Indonesian law before the death penalty can be executed. This means that… Read more »
Oklahoma is the first state to approve gassing prisoners with nitrogen in order to carry out death penalty sentences. The state’s Republican Governor Mary Fallin signed the Oklahoma gassing capital punishment bill into law on Monday. The death penalty sentence option was reportedly approved as an alternative to the use of lethal injections. Oklahoma lawmakers… Read more »
Bill and Denise Richard lost their 8-year-old son from the blast of the Boston Marathon bombing, but they still believe Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death penalty should not be an option. In a related report by the Inquisitr, two of the Richard children were victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Their 7-year-old daughter was maimed in the… Read more »
On April 8, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on 30 charges, including bombing of a public place resulting in death. Although 17 of those charges are punishable by death, the parents of Tsarnaev’s youngest victim have asked the department of Justice to take “the death penalty off the table.” On April 15, 2013, two bombs were… Read more »
A Missouri execution proceeded as planned, despite claims that the inmate was mentally ill. Andre Cole, 52, was convicted in the 1998 murder of Anthony Curtis. Although he was sentenced to death, attorney Joseph Luby argued that his client was mentally unfit for execution. On August 21, 1998, Cole went to the home of his… Read more »
The state of Utah approved a rather gruesome method of killing a death-row ...
The state of Missouri is preparing to execute Cecil Clayton, a brain damaged man who has been on death row since the mid 1990s. The elderly inmate, who is now in his 70s, has a low IQ and suffers from mental illness — facts that have inspired media coverage as well as protest from those… Read more »
Utah is about to become the only state that uses the firing squad to carry ...
The execution date for Kelly Gissendaner’s death has been delayed multiple times for various reasons, and now it’s being argued that enacting the death penalty on this woman may be considered unfair since it was her boyfriend who actually committed the physical act of murder. In a related report by the Inquisitr, Georgia’s execution was… Read more »
Jodi Arias has been on trial in Phoenix, Arizona this week, facing the death penalty for killing her boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in 2008. The violence of the act was shocking. Alexander was not only shot, but his throat was slit as well. Arias was convicted of first degree murder in 2013, but the jury could… Read more »
Kelly Gissendaner, the first woman sentenced to death in Georgia in 70 ...
Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo has warned foreign countries not to intervene in his government’s right to use capital punishment. According to IoL News President Joko Widodo has denied clemency to 11 convicts on death row, most on drugs charges, despite repeated pleas from Australia, Brazil and France, who all have citizens due to be executed… Read more »
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has repeatedly refused appeals for mercy for those languishing in Indonesian prisons awaiting execution by firing squad for drugs offenses. Widodo has consistently refused pleas for clemency from world leaders and has promised that the executions will continue. By the end of this month at least 14 people will have been… Read more »
The Utah House of Representatives narrowly voted Friday to approve a bill ...
The state of Texas has executed another man, but this is making headlines because of the inmate in question. Robert Ladd, 57, was convicted of brutally murdering a woman while he was on parole after already committing a triple murder. He left a lot of bodies in his wake over the course of his near… Read more »
Marcellus Williams, a St. Louis man who was to face execution on January 28 for a murder that took place in 1998, will not be put to death on that date after all. Though the date was set only recently, the warrant for Williams’ execution has now been withdrawn. An attorney for Marcellus is still… Read more »
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may receive the death penalty based upon his actions taken during the Boston marathon bombing, but it’s possible the policies of President Barack Obama may not allow the federal level enforcement of capital punishment. In a related report by the Inquisitr, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s sister, Ailina Tsarnaev, was arrested for making a bomb threat… Read more »
Six drug smugglers have been executed by firing squad in Indonesia overnight. On Friday, it was reported in the Inquisitr that Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott had pleaded with Indonesian President Joko Widodo to spare the lives of two Australian men who had been sentenced to death for drug smuggling. Australian citizens and childhood friends… Read more »
The death penalty claims the lives of innocent people, including the mentally ill. Over 90 million American citizens want answers as to why the United States joins countries like Iraq, Iran, North Korea, China, and Saudi Arabia for carrying out the most executions in the world. Most people are not aware of the facts pertaining… Read more »
Scott Panetti dies on Wednesday. The convicted killer, pictured behind the glass in the photo above, murdered his in-laws, Joe and Amanda Alvarado, in 1992. This is a fact that he and his attorneys don’t dispute. However, according to NBC News, there are serious questions as to whether the state of Texas should follow through… Read more »
The death penalty is one of the most contentious issues in America. The ideology tends to range from whether it is moral to whether the state has the right to put a person to death. The death penalty itself used to have a range of options as to how the state, or government, could put… Read more »
Leon Taylor’s execution is scheduled for 12:01 a.m. Wednesday morning. However, his attorneys have asked Missouri’s Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals to grant a stay. In their appeal, Taylor’s attorneys argue that their client’s sentence is unjust. In addition to the appeal, Taylor’s attorneys have requested clemency from Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. In 1994, Leon… Read more »
The parents of convicted murderer Jodi Arias published a video through ...
In 1999, Charles Frederick Warner was convicted of sexual assault and first-degree murder for the death of his ex-girlfriend’s 11-month-old daughter, Adrianna Waller. He was given the death penalty and is reportedly scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary on Jan. 15 of next year. Although his request for clemency… Read more »
After a 48-day manhunt for alleged cop killer Eric Frein, it was announced by Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin that he would seek the death penalty. Frein was taken into custody and charged with the murder of Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II of Dunmore. He was also charged with the attempted… Read more »
In April, Wasila Umaru was married in a village in Northern Nigeria. The ...
The State of Texas carried out its tenth death penalty sentence of the year last night as Miguel Paredes was executed by lethal injection for the murder of three men in 2000. There are no other executions planned for the Lone Star State in 2014. While ten is almost a rate of one per month,… Read more »
Nearly seven years ago, Reyhaneh Jabbari was convicted of murder for stabbing a burly man who attempted to rape her. Unfortunately for Jabbari, her rapist was an intelligence officer, meaning she had even less protection than she usually would to claim self-defense. Reyhaneh was given the death penalty, a punishment that was set to be… Read more »
Justin Ross Harris, the Atlanta-area man who allegedly left his toddler ...
Lisa Ann Coleman was pronounced dead at 6:24 p.m. on Wednesday evening. In 2006, Coleman was convicted in the death of 9-year-old Davontae Williams – who was beaten and starved to death. Despite a last-minute appeal, Coleman became the sixth woman executed in Texas since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. On July 26,… Read more »
A Texas woman is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection for the 2004 ...
The American Civil Liberties Union and two newspapers have filed a federal ...
Jackie Chan’s son is in plenty of hot water over being arrested, but is it possible that Jaycee Chan could face the death penalty due to marijuana? In a related report by The Inquisitr, Jackie Chan’s action movie career has the actor claiming that his stunt work is not quite dead yet. He plans on… Read more »
Michael Worthington, the Missouri inmate who was sentenced to death for raping and killing his 24-year-old neighbor has been executed. The Missouri Department of Corrections has confirmed that 43-year-old Michael Worthington was executed by lethal injection earlier today. According to The Guardian, Worthington was pronounced dead by doctors at 12:11 a.m. August 6, 2014, making… Read more »
The death penalty debate has Americans considering whether to return to old ...
Death by lethal injection as a sentence has become ever more controversial since the favored drug was made unavailable for that purpose, but yesterday’s agonizing two-hour long execution of Joseph Wood raises the questions yet again. Wood was convicted for the 1989 murders of Debra Dietz and her father Eugene Dietz and executed yesterday after… Read more »
The upcoming Arizona execution has raised a lot of controversy over the death penalty, with one one judge writing that he believes that Joseph Rudolph Wood should be executed by either a firing squad or guillotine. In a related report by The Inquisitr, earlier this week the Supreme Court ruled that the Arizona execution could… Read more »
An Arizona execution will be allowed to proceed after the U.S. Supreme Court ...
The death penalty is unconstitutional, at least in California, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney reached his decision in part because “lengthy and unpredictable delays have resulted in an arbitrary and unfair capital punishment system,” KSBW reports. Those in favor of abolishing the death penalty in California will understandably take… Read more »