Stories tagged: Death penalty controversy
Wed., Dec. 5, 2012, 2:24 p.m.
At 450 pounds, Ohio killer fights execution
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At about 450 pounds, Ohio death row inmate Ronald Post is so fat that his executioners won’t be able to find veins in his arms or …
Mon., Dec. 3, 2012, 12:11 a.m.
APNewsBreak: Gacy’s blood may solve old murders
CHICAGO (AP) — Detectives have long wondered what secrets serial killer John Wayne Gacy and other condemned murderers took to the grave when they were executed — mostly whether they …
Fri., Oct. 5, 2012, 12:34 a.m.
Scalia says abortion, gay rights are easy cases
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Antonin Scalia says his method of interpreting the Constitution makes some of the most hotly disputed issues that come before the Supreme Court among the easiest …
Wed., Oct. 3, 2012, 12:56 p.m.
Pa. top court halts Wednesday execution for killer
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania’s top court has denied prosecutors’ emergency petition in a death penalty appeal, meaning an inmate who claims the church deacon he killed had molested him will …
Wed., Sept. 26, 2012, 1:06 a.m.
Man once on death row faced financial problems
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joyce Robbins wanted to know why her aunt wasn’t coming to a big family barbeque. Mamie Brown and her husband, Joseph Green Brown, who was on …