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  • Iran executes nuclear scientist who was convicted of spying

    Iran executed a nuclear scientist convicted of spying for the United States, an official said Sunday, acknowledging for the first time that the nation secretly detained and tried a man …


  • Georgia executes man for beating friend to death in 1982

    Georgia executed a man early Friday who was convicted of beating a friend to death during an argument after a night of partying more than three decades ago.


  • Supreme Court to reconsider death penalty in two Texas cases

    The Supreme Court said Monday it will reconsider two Texas death penalty cases, in a sign that liberal justices may try to rein in the use of capital punishment.


  • Missouri man put to death for killing deputy, 2 others

    A man who killed two people in a drug dispute and a sheriff’s deputy in a subsequent shootout was put to death Wednesday in what could be Missouri’s last execution …


  • Texas executes man for killing 12-year-old boy

    A South Texas man was executed Wednesday for the 1998 slaying of a 12-year-old boy whose blood the convicted killer said he drank after beating the seventh-grader with a pipe …


  • Texas convict gets reprieve hours before scheduled execution

    A federal appeals court Wednesday stopped the scheduled lethal injection of a former accountant hours before he was to be executed for gunning down his two young daughters in Dallas …


  • Court: Inmate who survived ‘09 execution can be put to death

    The state can try again to put to death a condemned killer whose 2009 botched execution was called off after two hours, the Ohio Supreme Court said Wednesday. The court …


  • Georgia to execute ex-Navy crewman who killed fellow sailor

    A former Navy crewman is set to be executed Wednesday in Georgia for killing a fellow sailor whose remains were found buried in two states.


  • Aurora theater shooter still eligible for death penalty

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The jury in the Colorado theater shooting trial has again declined to rule out the death penalty as it moves toward sentencing James Holmes.


  • Eye on Boise: Correction officials considered firing squad

    Bring back the firing squad as a means of execution in Idaho? That’s something the state Department of Correction has been exploring, as states continue to struggle to obtain drugs …


  • Supreme Court weighs in on execution, IQ tests

    WASHINGTON – Twelve years after barring execution of the mentally disabled, the Supreme Court on Tuesday prohibited states in borderline cases from relying only on intelligence test scores to determine …


  • Oklahoma prisons chief details woes of botched execution

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma prison officials tried for 51 minutes to find a vein in a death row inmate’s arms and feet before inserting an IV through the man’s groin …


  • Idaho, media settle execution lawsuit

    BOISE – Idaho has agreed to pay more than $29,000 to cover attorney fees and costs incurred by a group of media outlets that challenged the state’s policy of prohibiting …


  • Convicted murderer executed in Idaho

    BOISE – Convicted killer Richard Leavitt was executed Tuesday for a 1984 murder, with witnesses for the first time watching the entire lethal injection process following a court order issued …


  • Idaho executes inmate for 1984 killing

    Idaho executed Richard Leavitt for a 1984 murder on Tuesday, with witnesses, for the first time, watching the entire lethal injection process, pursuant to a court order issued in response …


  • Idaho ordered to open executions

    The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals sided with the news media late Friday, ordering a preliminary injunction to require Idaho to permit full viewing of the upcoming execution of …


  • Idaho execution rule puzzles court

    PASADENA, Calif. – A federal appeals court raised sharp questions Thursday about why Idaho’s not complying with its 2002 decision that the First Amendment requires witnesses to be able to …


  • Judge denies injunction in execution case

    BOISE – A federal judge declined Tuesday to issue a preliminary injunction against limits on witness access to Idaho’s executions, finding that while the news media presented “a strong case …


  • Leavitt loses execution-stay bids

    Richard Leavitt, who is scheduled to die June 12 for the 1984 murder and mutilation of Danette Elg in eastern Idaho, has lost three bids to stay his execution in …


  • Eye on Boise: Supreme Court to hear Leavitt before execution

    BOISE – The Idaho Supreme Court has set oral arguments for Monday at 3 p.m. on a series of last-minute issues raised by condemned murderer Richard Leavitt, who is scheduled …


  • Eye on Boise: Idaho backs Montana’s campaign spending fight

    BOISE – Idaho is one of 22 states that filed a brief in support of Montana’s fight in the U.S. Supreme Court to prevent the 2010 Citizens United decision from …


  • Idaho judge sets Leavitt execution for June 12

    BOISE — A 7th District Judge has signed a death warrant for condemned inmate Richard Albert Leavitt, ordering that he be executed by lethal injection.


  • Triple murderer executed in Idaho

    BOISE – Triple murderer Paul Rhoades was executed Friday morning despite repeated last-minute appeals, in Idaho’s first execution since 1994 and only its second since 1957. “The execution of Paul …


  • Triple killer Rhoades executed in Idaho

    Triple murderer Paul Ezra Rhoades was executed this morning despite repeated last-minute appeals, in Idaho’s first execution since 1994 and only its second since 1957.


  • As execution approaches, Otter’s in Maui

    As last-minute pleas for clemency continued to pour into Idaho’s state Capitol this week in advance of the state’s first execution since 1994, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, who could commute …


  • As Rhoades execution nears, Otter stands by death penalty

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, a Catholic who once studied for the priesthood, is the only one who can spare the life of condemned Idaho inmate Paul Ezra Rhoades, …


  • Alabama executes man who killed store clerk

    ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has executed a man described by a police informant as trying to make a name for himself when he killed a convenience store clerk in …


  • White supremacist executed for Texas dragging

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — White supremacist gang member Lawrence Russell Brewer has been executed for the infamous dragging death slaying of James Byrd Jr., a black man from East Texas.


  • Georgia executes Troy Davis

    JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an eleventh-hour appeal from Troy Davis to prevent Georgia authorities from executing him for the murder of an off-duty police officer.


  • Washington state spent nearly $98K to execute Brown

    The Washington state Department of Corrections says it spent $97,814.09 to execute convicted murderer Cal Coburn Brown.


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