Executions

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows a police mug shot of Vernon Madison, who is scheduled to be executed for the 1985 murder of Mobile police officer Julius Schulte on Thursday. Alabama is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let it proceed with this week's scheduled execution of the 67-year-old inmate whose lawyers say can no longer remember his crime. The Alabama attorney general's office told justices in a filing Monday that the state's high court last year ruled the execution could proceed and should do so again. (Alabama Department of Corrections, via AP, File)
January 26, 2018 - 7:54 am
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has halted the execution of an Alabama inmate whose attorneys argue that dementia has left the 67-year-old unable to remember killing a police officer three decades ago. Justices issued a stay Thursday night, the same evening that Vernon Madison was...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows a police mug shot of Vernon Madison, who is scheduled to be executed for the 1985 murder of Mobile police officer Julius Schulte on Thursday. Alabama is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let it proceed with this week's scheduled execution of the 67-year-old inmate whose lawyers say can no longer remember his crime. The Alabama attorney general's office told justices in a filing Monday that the state's high court last year ruled the execution could proceed and should do so again. (Alabama Department of Corrections, via AP, File)
January 22, 2018 - 5:53 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to let the state proceed with executing a 67-year-old inmate who lawyers say has suffered strokes and dementia and cannot remember killing a police officer decades ago. The Alabama attorney general's office asked justices to...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Anthony Allen Shore. Shore, a Houston-area sex offender who was convicted of killing a young woman and confessed to three more strangling deaths, is set for lethal injection in Texas on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in what would be the first U.S. execution of 2018. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP, File)
January 18, 2018 - 8:21 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas carried out the nation's first execution of 2018 Thursday evening, giving lethal injection to a man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique on four female victims. Anthony Allen Shore was put to death for one of...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Anthony Allen Shore. Shore, a Houston-area sex offender who was convicted of killing a young woman and confessed to three more strangling deaths, is set for lethal injection in Texas on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in what would be the first U.S. execution of 2018. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP, File)
January 18, 2018 - 1:16 am
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique on four female victims more than two decades ago is set to become the nation's first prisoner executed in 2018. Texas prison officials Thursday evening are scheduled to give...
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January 09, 2018 - 2:58 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from a 54-year-old man condemned for killing two teenagers near Austin during a 2007 crime binge that left six people dead. Paul Devoe argued unsuccessfully to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that lawyers at his 2009 trial were...
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The Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. The Supreme Court is giving a Georgia death row inmate who came within minutes of being executed another chance to raise claims of racial bias on his jury. The justices voted 6-3 Monday to order the federal appeals court in Atlanta to take up the case of inmate Keith Leroy Tharpe. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 08, 2018 - 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a Georgia death row inmate whose execution was called off last year another chance to raise claims of racial bias on his jury. The justices voted 6-3 Monday to order the federal appeals court in Atlanta to take up the case of inmate Keith Leroy Tharpe...
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The Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. The Supreme Court is giving a Georgia death row inmate who came within minutes of being executed another chance to raise claims of racial bias on his jury. The justices voted 6-3 Monday to order the federal appeals court in Atlanta to take up the case of inmate Keith Leroy Tharpe. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 08, 2018 - 11:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a Georgia death row inmate who came within minutes of being executed another chance to raise claims of racial bias on his jury. The justices voted 6-3 Monday to order the federal appeals court in Atlanta to take up the case of inmate Keith Leroy Tharpe...
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The Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. The Supreme Court is giving a Georgia death row inmate who came within minutes of being executed another chance to raise claims of racial bias on his jury. The justices voted 6-3 Monday to order the federal appeals court in Atlanta to take up the case of inmate Keith Leroy Tharpe. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 08, 2018 - 10:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a Georgia death row inmate who came within minutes of being executed another chance to raise claims of racial bias on his jury. The justices voted 6-3 Monday to order the federal appeals court in Atlanta to take up the case of inmate Keith Leroy Tharpe...
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The Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. The Supreme Court is giving a Georgia death row inmate who came within minutes of being executed another chance to raise claims of racial bias on his jury. The justices voted 6-3 Monday to order the federal appeals court in Atlanta to take up the case of inmate Keith Leroy Tharpe. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 08, 2018 - 10:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a Georgia death row inmate who came within minutes of being executed another chance to raise claims of racial bias on his jury. The justices voted 6-3 Monday to order the federal appeals court in Atlanta to take up the case of inmate Keith Leroy Tharpe...
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January 08, 2018 - 9:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a Georgia death row inmate who came within minutes of being executed another chance to raise claims of racial bias on his jury. The justices voted 6-3 Monday to order the federal appeals court in Atlanta to take up the case of inmate Keith Leroy Tharpe...
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