Executions

FILE - This Nov. 10, 2016, file photo released by the Nevada Department of Corrections shows the newly completed execution chamber at Ely State Prison in Ely, Nev. Scott Raymond Dozier, who was convicted in 2007 of robbing, killing and dismembering a 22-year-old man in Las Vegas, and was convicted in Arizona in 2005 of another murder and dismemberment near Phoenix, is slated to die at the prison by a three-drug lethal injection combination never before tried in any state. (Nevada Department of Corrections via AP, File)
July 11, 2018 - 2:01 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A twice-convicted killer scheduled to be executed Wednesday night in Nevada by an untried three-drug lethal injection is steadfast in his desire to be put to death, but a final-hour lawsuit by a drug company could halt the execution. Pharmaceutical companies have resisted the use...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by Nevada Department of Corrections photo shows death row inmate Scott Raymond Dozier, who was convicted in 2007 of robbing, killing and dismembering a 22-year-old man in Las Vegas, and was convicted in Arizona in 2005 of another murder and dismemberment near Phoenix. A Nevada judge halted the use of a drug in the execution of Dozier hours before he was scheduled to die Wednesday, July 11, 2018, by a first-of-its-kind lethal injection mixture. (Nevada Department of Corrections via AP, File)
July 10, 2018 - 8:31 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada inmate slated to die by a three-drug lethal injection combination never before used in the U.S. has said repeatedly he wants his sentence carried out and he doesn't care if it's painful. But a last-minute lawsuit filed by a drug company that doesn't want its product used...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017 file photo, Nevada death row inmate Scott Raymond Dozier confers with Lori Teicher, a federal public defender involved in his case, during an appearance in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. Nevada prison officials plan to substitute one sedative for another, and use two other drugs never before used in executions when the state conducts its first execution in 12 years.. A death penalty protocol released Tuesday calls for using midazolam to sedate inmate Scott Raymond Dozier, then fentanyl — a powerful synthetic opioid — followed by the muscle paralyzing drug cisatracurium. The lethal injection is set for July 11. (AP Photo/Ken Ritter, File)
July 10, 2018 - 12:54 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada death-row inmate due to die on Wednesday by a lethal combination of drugs never before used in the U.S. has said over and over that he wants his sentence carried out and he doesn't care if it's painful. Scott Raymond Dozier's execution was postponed last November over...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 1995, file photo, Japanese doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara, center, sits in a police van following an interrogation in Tokyo. Japanese media reports say on Friday, July 6, 2018, Asahara, who has been on death row for masterminding the 1995 deadly Tokyo subway gassing and other crimes, has been executed. He was 63. (Kyodo News via AP, File)
July 06, 2018 - 2:43 am
TOKYO (AP) — Doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara and six of his followers were executed Friday for their roles in a deadly 1995 gas attack on the Tokyo subways and other crimes, closing a chapter on one of Japan's most shocking crimes in recent memory. During the morning rush hour of March 20, 1995...
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FILE - In this undated file photo, cult guru Shoko Asahara, left, of Aum Shinrikyo walks with Yoshihiro Inoue, then a close aid, in Tokyo. Japanese media reports say on Friday, July 6, 2018, Asahara, who has been on death row for masterminding the 1995 deadly Tokyo subway gassing and other crimes, has been executed. He was 63. (Kyodo News via AP)
July 06, 2018 - 1:16 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the execution of a Japanese doomsday cult leader (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Japan's justice minister says she approved the executions of a cult leader and six of his followers because of the seriousness of their crimes and the pain they inflicted. The seven death row...
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FILE - In this undated file photo, cult guru Shoko Asahara, left, of Aum Shinrikyo walks with Yoshihiro Inoue, then a close aid, in Tokyo. Japanese media reports say on Friday, July 6, 2018, Asahara, who has been on death row for masterminding the 1995 deadly Tokyo subway gassing and other crimes, has been executed. He was 63. (Kyodo News via AP)
July 05, 2018 - 10:36 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the execution of a Japanese doomsday cult leader (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Two relatives of victims of a Japanese doomsday cult say they approve of the execution of its leader. Shoko Asahara was hanged Friday morning for masterminding a series of deadly crimes...
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FILE - In this undated file photo, cult guru Shoko Asahara, left, of Aum Shinrikyo walks with Yoshihiro Inoue, then a close aid, in Tokyo. Japanese media reports say on Friday, July 6, 2018, Asahara, who has been on death row for masterminding the 1995 deadly Tokyo subway gassing and other crimes, has been executed. He was 63. (Kyodo News via AP)
July 05, 2018 - 9:30 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the execution of a Japanese doomsday cult leader (all times local): 10:25 a.m. A Japanese government spokesman has confirmed the execution of doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Friday that authorities are taking precautionary...
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FILE - In this undated file photo, cult guru Shoko Asahara, left, of Aum Shinrikyo walks with Yoshihiro Inoue, then a close aid, in Tokyo. Japanese media reports say on Friday, July 6, 2018, Asahara, who has been on death row for masterminding the 1995 deadly Tokyo subway gassing and other crimes, has been executed. He was 63. (Kyodo News via AP)
July 05, 2018 - 8:59 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the execution of a Japanese doomsday cult leader (all times local): 9:55 a.m. Major Japanese media are reporting that some disciples of doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara have also been executed. The reports say Asahara and some of his followers were hanged Friday. The...
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July 05, 2018 - 8:23 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese media reports say doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara, who has been on death row for masterminding the 1995 deadly Tokyo subway gassing and other crimes, has been executed. He was 63. The sarin gas attack killed 13 people and sickened more than 6,000.
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017 file photo, Nevada death row inmate Scott Raymond Dozier confers with Lori Teicher, a federal public defender involved in his case, during an appearance in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. A judge says the first execution in Nevada in 12 years can go forward next month, after the state Supreme Court rejected a challenge of a never-before-tried combination of drugs for the lethal injection. Dozier's death warrant, signed Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Las Vegas, sets an unspecified date the week of July 9 for his execution at the state prison in Ely. (AP Photo/Ken Ritter, File)
June 20, 2018 - 6:57 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada plans to carry out its first execution in 12 years using a never-before-tried combination of drugs that drew a court challenge over concerns that a convicted murderer could suffer during the lethal injection. Scott Raymond Dozier is scheduled to die July 11, Department of...
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