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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...

Mississippi prison inmate captured after running out of gas during escape, officials say

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A convicted murderer who escaped from a Mississippi prison Saturday was captured Tuesday after he ran out of gas, according to prison officials. Michael Wilson was captured by the Harrison County Sheriff's Departmen...

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...

Authorities are searching for a corrections officer and inmate who never made it to court

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Lauderdale County, Alabama, authorities are searching for a sheriff's office employee and an inmate who went missing on their way to the courthouse on Friday at around 9:30 a.m. Missing Assistant Director of Correct...

Oklahoma resumes executions, kills inmate for 1998 slaying

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John Marion Grant, 60, who was strapped to a gurney inside the execution chamber, began convulsing and vomiting after the first drug, the sedative midazolam, was administered. Several minutes later, two members of th...

Federal government to execute inmate who blamed murder victim for using witchcraft on him

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The federal government was set Tuesday to execute an inmate who raped and murdered a 30-year-old nurse in Georgia 19 years ago and blamed the victim for using witchcraft on him. William Emmett LeCroy, 50, was found ...

Inmate at large after escaping custody at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, authorities say

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Tyler James Martinez, 31, was being extradited from Los Angeles to Wisconsin's Brown County Jail when he escaped an employee of REDI Transports, a contracted service for the Brown County Sheriff’s Office. Martinez es...

Supreme Court denies hearing to Missouri death row inmate requesting a firing squad

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The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Monday against a Missouri death row inmate suffering from a brain tumor who sought to have his execution carried out by firing squad because he fears the state's lethal injection protocol...

An Alabama inmate and a corrections officer are missing. Here’s what we know

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Authorities in Alabama are searching for a corrections officer and an inmate charged with murder after they went missing on Friday. Vicki White, assistant director of corrections for Lauderdale County, took Casey W...

Oklahoma puts first inmate to death since 2015, but witness reports he convulsed and vomited during execution

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Hours after the US Supreme Court vacated a ruling that granted a stay of execution for death row inmate John Grant, a witness to the execution on Thursday said Grant convulsed and vomited after the first drug, Midaz...

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...

Supreme Court says Texas death row inmate can have spiritual adviser ‘lay hands’ on him and pray aloud

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Washington The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a Texas death row inmate could have his spiritual adviser pray aloud and "lay hands" on him during the execution, establishing new guidelines that will govern simil...

Florida inmate confesses to 6 Pennsylvania killings, reportedly spoke of more

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According to a Wednesday statement from Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), 79-year-old Edward A. Surratt "implicated himself in four unsolved PSP homicide investigations" when PSP investigators spoke with him in March ...

Casey White manhunt: Alabama jail boss Vicky White visited hotel morning before inmate escape

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In the video released on Saturday, Vicky White can be seen at the counter of a Quality Inn hotel in Florence, Alabama on April 29, the same day that she allegedly assisted murder suspect Casey White, 38, in escaping ...

Judge recommends no new trial for Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed

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A Bastrop County, Texas, judge has recommended that death row inmate Rodney Reed not get a new trial, according to court documents. "The Court has extensively considered the entire record of this case from its tria...

Execution date set for South Carolina inmate but lethal injection drugs not available

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South Carolina is set to execute a man, but it does not have the lethal injection drugs to do so. Now the inmate has to decide whether he wishes to die by electrocution or lethal injection by Friday. Richard Bernard...

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