California's ban on the death penalty came to end in November, which has left Kevin Cooper facing execution-- even though five judges have said that he might be innocent.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate was executed Wednesday for setting a fire that killed his 18-month-old daughter and her two young half-sisters at an East Texas home 15 years ago.
ATLANTA (AP) — A 54-year-old man who has come within hours of execution three times in recent years is scheduled to die Tuesday evening unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes. Warren Lee Hill's lawyers argue he shouldn't be executed because he is intellectually disabled...
NBC News -- The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a law used by Florida and other states that set a strict cut-off, based on IQ test scores, to determine eligibility for the death penalty.
NBC News -- A Georgia law that shrouds lethal-injection drugs in secrecy was upheld by the state's highest court on Monday, though two justices expressed concern the policy could lead to a "macabre" repeat of a botched Oklahoma execution.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court halted a convicted Texas killer's scheduled execution Tuesday so his attorneys can pursue appeals arguing he's mentally impaired and ineligible for the death penalty...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's attorney general has agreed to a six-month stay of execution for a death row inmate scheduled to die next week while an investigation is conducted into last week's botched lethal injection.