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Judge vacates death sentences of Pervis Payne, who was to be executed for a crime he says he didn’t commit

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A Tennessee judge this week vacated the death sentences of Pervis Payne, who has spent more than three decades on death row for two murders he says he did not commit, due to the inmate's intellectual disability. As...

Julius Jones is scheduled to be executed for murder he says he didn’t commit. Now he’s seeking clemency

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An Oklahoma man sentenced to death for a murder he says he did not commit will plead his case to the state Pardon and Parole Board in a clemency hearing Monday, less than three weeks before he's set to be executed. ...

Alabama death row inmate is executed nearly 30 years after murder conviction

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Alabama death row inmate Willie B. Smith III was executed Thursday night, the state attorney general's office announced, after the US Supreme Court declining to hear an 11th-hour appeal. Smith was executed by legal...

Ernest Lee Johnson executed in Missouri for 1994 triple murder

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Johnson was scheduled to be executed at 6 p.m. and died shortly after from an injection of pentobarbital at the state prison in Bonne Terre. Lawyers for Johnson, who was 61 at the time of his court-ordered death, fou...

7 Black men were executed for an alleged rape in 1951. Decades later, they’ve been pardoned

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A group of young Black men executed after being convicted by all-White juries of allegedly raping a White woman have been pardoned in Virginia 70 years after their deaths. On Tuesday, Gov. Ralph Northam granted post...

Prosecutor: Retired state trooper and military veteran, both Black, ‘executed’ in Massachusetts shooting

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Law enforcement officials are investigating a Saturday shooting that left two people dead in a Boston suburb as a hate crime. The victims were identified by Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins during a ...

Biden WH seeks to extradite Marine vet in danger of being executed by North Korea, supporters warn

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"Christopher Ahn is in danger of being assassinated in broad daylight for the world to see, to make the point that North Korea will indeed go to the ends of the earth to kill a priority target like Christopher Ahn," ...

North Korean education official reportedly executed for ‘anti-party activities’

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The man in his 50s, only identified as Park, had been selected to serve as chairman of the Ministry of Higher Education’s "non-standing commission for the implementation of the Distance Education Act," the Daily NK r...

Former China Huarong chairman executed after bribery conviction

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The former chairman of China Huarong Asset Management Co., Lai Xiaomin, was executed on Friday following his conviction on bribery charges by a court in Tianjin, the official People's Daily reported. In one of China...

Dustin Higgs executed less than a week before Inauguration Day

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Dustin John Higgs was executed in the early hours of Saturday morning becoming the 13th and last federal death row inmate to be executed since the Justice Department restarted federal executions in July 2019. He had...

The US government has executed 10 people this year — the most since 1896

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For the first time in US history, the government has executed more people than all of the 50 states, and the number of federal prisoners put to death this year -- 10 -- is the highest since President Grover Clevelan...

Two Black men have been executed within two days. Two more are set to die before Biden’s inauguration

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Anger over federal executions continued to grow Friday after two Black men died by lethal injection within nearly 24 hours. Alfred Bourgeois was executed the day after Brandon Bernard. Bernard's death sentence was ...

Brandon Bernard executed after Supreme Court denies request for a delay

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Brandon Bernard was executed by the federal government on Thursday at the Federal Correctional Center in Terre Haute, Indiana, according to a pool report. Bernard, 40, was one of five gang members convicted in Texa...

Federal inmate executed for murder of Texas teen in 1994

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A federal inmate has been executed for kidnapping, raping and burying alive a Texas teenager in 1994. Orlando Hall was executed Thursday night in Terre Haute, Indiana, after the Supreme Court denied a request to st...

Iranian champion wrestler Navid Afkari executed despite international campaign

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Iranian champion wrestler Navid Afkari has been executed in Iran on Saturday, according to Iran's state-run news agency IRNA, despite a high-profile international campaign calling for the sentence not to be carried ...