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  • WEDNESDAY, 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 …


  • MONDAY, 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 …


  • FRIDAY, 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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, 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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, 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 …


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