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Mississippi executes man who pleaded guilty to murder and sexual assault in the state’s first execution since 2012

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A Mississippi man who pleaded guilty to murdering his wife and sexually assaulting her 12-year-old daughter was executed Wednesday, making him the first death row inmate put to death in the state since 2012. David ...

Syria executes 24 people charged with lighting wildfires that devastated the country last year

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Syria has executed 24 people who were convicted of terrorism charges for igniting last year's devastating wildfires that left 3 people dead and scorched thousands of acres of forests, the Syrian Ministry of Justice ...

Missouri executes man after US Supreme Court denies request for a delay

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Washington Missouri executed death row inmate Ernest Johnson on Tuesday after the US Supreme Court rejected a petition earlier in the day that had sought to delay it, citing an intellectual disability. Johnson -- who...

Texas executes Quintin Jones, convicted of beating great aunt, 83, to death

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Quintin Jones, 41, was pronounced dead at 6:40 p.m. local time nearly 12 minutes after he received a lethal dose of pentobarbital at the state penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.  His death ended a 10-month pause of e...

Texas executes inmate for the first time in nearly a year

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Quintin Jones was executed by lethal injection at the Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville on Wednesday night, according to Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesperson Jeremy Desel. Jones, 41, is the first i...

Federal government executes Corey Johnson following prolonged legal fight

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Corey Johnson was executed by lethal injection at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana, and was pronounced dead at 11:34 p.m. ET on Thursday. Johnson was sentenced to die after he was convicted o...

Iran executes dissident journalist Rouhollah Zam

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Dissident Iranian journalist Rouhollah Zam was hanged in Iran on Saturday morning, according to state television IRIB. Zam was found guilty of "corruption on earth," a charge that does not specify a crime​ but is so...