'Gasping' executed inmate was given 15 injections

'Gasping' executed inmate was given 15 injections

FLORENCE, Ariz., Aug. 2 (UPI) --Prison records show executed inmate Joseph Wood received 15 doses of lethal injection before he died.
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39 death sentences carried out in 2013; majority in Texas, Florida

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Texas and Florida were responsible for the majority of the 39 executions in the United States in 2013, a Death Penalty Information Center report indicated.
Ohio execution stayed after organ donation request

Ohio execution stayed after organ donation request

Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The planned execution of a convicted child killer has been delayed from Thursday to next summer after the inmate requested his organs be donated to his ailing mother and sister.
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Execution of Ohio death row inmate stopped over organ donor issue

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich stepped in Wednesday to postpone the execution of Ronald Phillips so it can be determined if the inmate can donate his "non-vital" organs.

Death sentences remain near historic low

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Only nine states carried out executions in 2012, the fewest to do so in 20 years, a report by the Death Penalty Information Center said.

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Report: 2012 executions ties 2011 total

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Nine U.S. states performed executions in 2012, equaling the fewest number of states to do so in 20 years, a Death Penalty Information Center report indicated.

Texas still leads in U.S. executions

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The Death Penalty Information Center says Texas, which led the nation in executions last year, is still "the capital of capital punishment."

Texas leads in 2008 executions

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Almost half of all executions in the United States in 2008 were carried out in Texas, a report said.

'Spate' of executions expected in U.S.

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- Death penalty opponents are predicting a large number of executions this summer in U.S. states now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on lethal injections.

N.J. could outlaw death penalty

TRENTON, N.J., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- New Jersey could become the first state to repeal the death penalty since the U.S. Supreme Court lifted its moratorium on executions in 1976.

Fired U.S. attorneys fought death penalty

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- Three of eight U.S. attorneys fired by the Justice Department last year challenged the government on prosecuting capital cases, the Los Angeles Times reports. As Congress investigates whether there was political motivation in the firings, the Times found

Florida considers changes in death penalty

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Executions in Florida are on hold following stays for two killers by the U.S. Supreme Court.

DNA test could show executed man innocent

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Mark Warner plans to order DNA tests that reportedly could show a man executed for rape and murder in 1992 was innocent.

Executions decline in 2004

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- A report issued Monday says 125 people were sentenced to death in the United States in 2004, the fewest since capital punishment was reinstated in 1976.
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