By Associated Press
Wesley Ira Purkey, convicted of a 1998 kidnapping and killing, was scheduled for execution Wednesday at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, where Daniel Lewis Lee was put to death Tuesday after his eleventh-hour legal bids failed.
By Michael Balsamo, Associated Press
The U.S. government on Tuesday carried out the first federal execution in almost two decades.
A U.S. district judge has ordered a new delay in federal executions, hours before the first lethal injection was scheduled to be carried out at a federal prison in Indiana. The Trump administration immediately appealed, asking a higher court to…
Daniel Lewis Lee, of Yukon, Oklahoma, is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 4 p.m. on Monday at a federal prison in Indiana.
By Sheikh Saaliq, Rishabh Jain, Associated Press
Four men sentenced to death for the gruesome gang rape and murder of a woman on a New Delhi bus in 2012 were hanged Friday, concluding a case that exposed the scope of sexual violence in India and prompted horrified…
In our news wrap Thursday, Attorney General William Barr criticized public discussion of the Roger Stone case. Barr said in an interview that statements and tweets about Justice Department business “make it impossible” for him to do his job. Also,…
By Laura Santhanam
The expected executions, scheduled for this winter, would be the first time the federal government has executed anyone in 16 years.
The Justice Department says five inmates will be executed, starting in December.
By Holly Ramer, Associated Press
The New Hampshire Senate overrode Gov. Chris Sununu's veto, ending the death penalty immediately.
By Jessica Gresko, Associated Press
The Supreme Court shined an unusual light Monday on its internal squabbling over the death penalty, with the justices making public more than 30 pages of arguments on issues they decided weeks ago.
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