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Ohio killer spared after extent of childhood abuse revealed

Jul. 20, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Friday spared a condemned killer whose sentence was challenged after a juror came forward and said information about the extent of the inmate's tough childhood wasn't properly presented at trial. The Republican governor commuted the sentence of death row...

The Latest: Ohio governor pushes September execution to May

Jul. 20, 2018 12:22 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on condemned killer spared by Ohio governor (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Ohio Gov. John Kasich has delayed the execution of a killer who was set to die in September after he said the inmate's attorneys stopped working on the case. The decision Friday by the Republican...

Nevada's path forward unclear after twice-delayed execution

Jul. 19, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada twice has come close to carrying out its first execution in 12 years. And twice it failed. Condemned killer Scott Raymond Dozier says he wants to die, but the state has no clear path forward after courts blocked it from using a never-tried combination of drugs that it created after...

Rival blames Louisiana governor for halt in executions

Jul. 18, 2018 8:51 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Democratic governor and Republican attorney general traded barbs Wednesday over the recent extension of a court order prohibiting the state from carrying out any death sentences. Attorney General Jeff Landry said in a statement that his office is withdrawing from...

Arkansas says search for lethal injection drugs on hold

Jul. 18, 2018 3:50 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas prison officials said Wednesday their search for new lethal injection drugs is on hold until the Legislature adds manufacturers to a law that keeps the state's suppliers of execution drugs secret, a move that means the state is unlikely to put any inmates to death this...

Ohio executes killer who stabbed man he met in bar in 1985

Jul. 18, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A weeping inmate apologized for choking and fatally stabbing a man he met in a bar in 1985 moments before he was put to death Wednesday in the first Ohio execution in nearly a year. The execution of Robert Van Hook by lethal injection was carried out at the Southern Ohio...

The Latest: Ohio executes killer of man met in bar in 1985

Jul. 18, 2018 11:01 AM EDT

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the execution of Robert Van Hook (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Ohio has put to death a killer sentenced to die for stabbing and strangling a man he met in a bar in 1985. The execution of Robert Van Hook by lethal injection was carried out Wednesday at the Southern Ohio...

Texas executes man for 2004 slaying of store owner

Jul. 17, 2018 9:21 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas prisoner was executed Tuesday evening for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner after courts turned down appeals that the state parole board improperly rejected the inmate's clemency request because he's black. Christopher Young, 34, never denied the...

The Latest: Texas executes man for 2004 store owner slaying

Jul. 17, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Texas execution (all times local): 6:45 p.m. A 34-year-old Texas prisoner has been executed for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner during an attempted robbery nearly 14 years ago. Christopher Young received a lethal injection Tuesday...

3 men avoid death penalty in Florida deputy's fatal shooting

Jul. 16, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Three men convicted in the fatal shooting of a Florida deputy won't receive the death penalty. The Sun Sentinel reports that Eloyn Ingraham, Bernard Forbes and Andre Delancy were sentenced to life in prison Monday after 12 jurors didn't unanimously vote for execution. The same...