Alabama “Nearing Completion” of Death Chamber for Nitrogen Hypoxia Executions

Alabama “Nearing Completion” of Death Chamber for Nitrogen Hypoxia Executions

As South Carolina and Arizona prepare to resume executions using gruesome methods of the past, Alabama prosecutors say the state is nearly ready to perform executions using a new, untested method, nitrogen hypoxia.In court filings on June 8, 2021, in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, the Alabama Attorney General’s office said the Alabama Department of Corrections “is

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USA | Carlos DeLuna Documentary Details Evidence That Texas Executed ‘Innocent’ Man

USA | Carlos DeLuna Documentary Details Evidence That Texas Executed ‘Innocent’ Man

On December 7, 1989, Carlos DeLuna was executed by the state of Texas for the brutal murder of a convenience store clerk named Wanda Lopez. But from the moment he was arrested at age 20 until his dying breath, DeLuna maintained he was an innocent man.He did not stab Lopez, he said, but he knew who did: a friend named Carlos Hernandez, a violent criminal who looked so much like DeLuna that even

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Arizona To Execute Prisoners With The Same Gas Used At Auschwitz

Arizona To Execute Prisoners With The Same Gas Used At Auschwitz

An American state is planning to execute prisoners with a lethal gas the Nazis used at Auschwitz, a British newspaper has revealed.Hydrogen cyanide, also known as Zyklon B, was the lethal gas used by the Nazis at Auschwitz and other extermination camps.Arizona state has already renovated a gas chamber that has not been used since 1991, according to an investigation by The Guardian.Critics say the

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South Carolina | Where’s the Christianity in electric chair, firing squads?

South Carolina | Where’s the Christianity in electric chair, firing squads?

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster recently signed legislation that would allow the state to execute people by firing squad or the electric chair if chemicals used for lethal injections are not available. The death-row inmate would be able to choose between the other two options. It is sad that the US remains the one western nation still dedicated to this archaic practice. It is also particularly

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USA | Death penalty cases in Arizona cost  to  million per inmate, expert says

USA | Death penalty cases in Arizona cost $3 to $4 million per inmate, expert says

TUCSON (KVOA) – Just this week, it was announced death row inmate Frank Jarvis Atwood had exhausted his appeals. The Arizona attorney general is now seeking an execution warrant.And also just a few days ago, it was announced that Christopher Clements accused of killing two young Tucson girls will not be facing the death penalty.Two cases, 30 years apart. And there are similarities.Frank Jarvis

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Texas | Woman Who Witnessed Around 300 Executions Reveals The Inmates’ Last Words That Have Stayed With Her

Texas | Woman Who Witnessed Around 300 Executions Reveals The Inmates’ Last Words That Have Stayed With Her

Michelle Lyons was 22 years old when she first witnessed an execution by the state of Texas.As a young journalist for The Huntsville Item, she was required to cover all aspects of crime and policing, including the administering of the death penalty to criminals deemed beyond rehabilitation.After a while, she jumped across to the other side of the fence and became the official spokesperson for the

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USA | Mississippi man charged with capital murder in death of one child, abuse of another

USA | Mississippi man charged with capital murder in death of one child, abuse of another

A Mississippi man already serving time for a 2014 shooting death could now face the death penalty for abusing and killing his 7-month-old daughter in 2012.Jimmy Senter is accused of killing his daughter while abusing her.Prentiss County officials said that although their initial investigation in 2012 led investigators to believe that Senter was responsible for the girl’s death, they did not seek

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‘Resurrection,’ March 27, Discovery+

‘Resurrection,’ March 27, Discovery+

NEW YORK (CNS) — Viewers will get an early Easter treat when “Resurrection” (MGM), the latest project from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, becomes available on the streaming service Discovery+ March 27.

Though its tone is sometimes overheated, this is a handsomely done dramatization of the most essential period in human history.

The narrative covers the death, rising and ascension of Jesus (Juan Pablo Di Pace) as well as the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Writer Simon Block and director Ciaran Donnelly examine the impact of these events both on the followers of Jesus and on his opponents.

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USA | Virginia Governor Signs Law Abolishing The Death Penalty, A 1st In The South

USA | Virginia Governor Signs Law Abolishing The Death Penalty, A 1st In The South

On Wednesday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed a bill into law abolishing the death penalty in the state after the Democratic-controlled legislature passed the measure late last month.”It is the moral thing to do to end the death penalty in the Commonwealth of Virginia,” said the governor.Northam, a Democrat, held the ceremonial bill signing at the Greensville Correctional Center just outside

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Virginia Governor may have abolished death penalty, but still believes in born alive abortions.

Virginia Governor may have abolished death penalty, but still believes in born alive abortions.

Restating the Respect for Life belief that “All human life is sacred, from conception to natural death – is directly opposed to hypocrites like this Governor who abolished the death penalty, but still believes in abortions after birth.

EDITORS OPINION: Continuing to vote for politicians, who support abortion goes completely against the teachings of the Catholic / Christian faith, and one way to prevent the horror of abortion is to vote for Pro Life Candidates.

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USA | South Carolina push to resume executions with electric chair

USA | South Carolina push to resume executions with electric chair

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South Carolina is dusting off its electric chair and trying to restart executions in the state after going nearly 10 years without putting an inmate to death.A House Committee voted 14-7 on Tuesday to make electrocution the default for an execution. The bill now goes to the House floor while a similar bill is on the Senate floor.Right now, inmates can choose between electrocution and the current

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USA | Biden is pressed to end federal death penalty

USA | Biden is pressed to end federal death penalty

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On a campaign webpage on criminal justice reform, Biden did pledge “to pass legislation to eliminate the death penalty at the federal level, and incentivize states to follow the federal government’s example.”CHICAGO (AP) — Joe Biden, the first sitting U.S. president to openly oppose the death penalty, has discussed the possibility of instructing the Department of Justice to stop scheduling new

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At the funeral of man executed by U.S., family prays it is the last of its kind

At the funeral of man executed by U.S., family prays it is the last of its kind

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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (Reuters) – By the grave dug for Dustin Higgs, the 13th and final prisoner executed by former President Donald Trump’s administration, a woman began to wail, doubling over and stomping her right foot as his coffin was lowered into the frozen ground.“They killed my brother!” Alexa Cave said, heaving with tears. Relatives circled around to steady her, and she said it again, loud

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USA | Virginia may be first in south to abolish death penalty and abandon ‘legalized lynching’

USA | Virginia may be first in south to abolish death penalty and abandon ‘legalized lynching’

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State is expected to vote on a bill to end 413-year history of capital punishment, a practice rooted in slavery and racial lynchingEarl Washington came within nine days of being put to death by the state of Virginia. The date was set, the arrangements finalized. He would be taken to the death chamber, strapped into an electric chair, then jolted with 2,200 volts that would have paralysed his

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USA | Poll: Big majority in Ohio support getting rid of the death penalty

USA | Poll: Big majority in Ohio support getting rid of the death penalty

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Almost 60 % of Ohioans support replacing the death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to a poll conducted late last year and released Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the advocacy group Ohioans to Stop Executions.In addition, a majority supports a full repeal, including 69 % of Democrats and 53 % of Republicans, according to the

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USA | Bill to eliminate Virginia death penalty advances; cost savings debated

USA | Bill to eliminate Virginia death penalty advances; cost savings debated

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Eliminating the death penalty in Virginia would cost the commonwealth about $77,000 to house and feed two current death row inmates, but free up almost $4 million yearly by eliminating the state’s Capital Defender Service, which represents defendants in cases eligible for the death penalty.Virginia Senate Bill 1165 was approved Tuesday by the Finance and Appropriations Committee by a vote of 12-4

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USA | ‘They deserve death’: Iowa lawmakers propose reinstating death penalty for people who rape and murder children

USA | ‘They deserve death’: Iowa lawmakers propose reinstating death penalty for people who rape and murder children

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Iowa outlawed the death penalty in 1965.Iowa lawmakers proposed a bill that would allow death sentences for people convicted of murdering a child after raping them.It’s been almost 6 decades since Iowa last executed a state prisoner, but a group of Republican senators feels one crime in particular merits a death sentence."I am someone that’s not a big death penalty advocate, but, you know, I just

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USA | Former South Dakota Prosecutor and Judge Introduces Bill to Limit the State’s Death Penalty

USA | Former South Dakota Prosecutor and Judge Introduces Bill to Limit the State’s Death Penalty

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A South Dakota state senator who previously served as a prosecutor and a state court judge has introduced a bill to limit the breadth of the state’s death penalty statute. Senate Bill 98, introduced by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arthur Rusch (R – Clay,) on January 25, 2021, would restrict capital punishment to a single aggravating circumstance, premeditated murders in which a defendant

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Members of Congress Push for End to the Federal Death Penalty

Members of Congress Push for End to the Federal Death Penalty

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A cell block inside a federal prison.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday that President Biden was “opposed” to the federal death penalty, but offered no details on a possible stoppage of its use.

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Tennessee | Pervis Payne death penalty case: DNA of unknown male discovered, lawyer says

Tennessee | Pervis Payne death penalty case: DNA of unknown male discovered, lawyer says

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With an execution date set for December, the Payne Family discusses Pervis and their hopes for overturning his sentence now hinging on new DNA evidence Memphis Commercial AppealThe DNA of an unknown male was discovered in new analysis of evidence from the Pervis Payne death penalty case, an attorney said in court Tuesday.“There is male DNA on the handle (of the knife) that is unidentified as of

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USA | Democratic Legislators Introduce Death Penalty Repeal Bills, Urge President Biden to Commute Federal Death Sentences

USA | Democratic Legislators Introduce Death Penalty Repeal Bills, Urge President Biden to Commute Federal Death Sentences

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Democratic members of the U.S. House and Senate have called on incoming President Joe Biden to take quick action on his campaign pledge to end the federal death penalty. Legislators introduced three bills to abolish the federal death penalty and urged the President to issue executive orders to halt federal executions and commute the death sentences of those on federal death row.Citing the more

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USA | Federal Government Executes Corey Johnson, Who was Likely Intellectually Disabled, Without Any Judicial Review of His Eligibility for the Death Penalty

USA | Federal Government Executes Corey Johnson, Who was Likely Intellectually Disabled, Without Any Judicial Review of His Eligibility for the Death Penalty

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For the second time in less than five weeks, the federal government has executed a death-row prisoner who likely was intellectually disabled, without affording him judicial review to determine his eligibility for the death penalty. Corey Johnson (pictured) was pronounced dead from lethal injection at 11:34 p.m. on January 14, 2021, the 12th federal prisoner executed in six months and the fifth in

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Virginia lawmakers introduce bill to abolish death penalty

Virginia lawmakers introduce bill to abolish death penalty

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The state has executed 113 people since 1976.Virginia state lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday that would abolish the state’s death penalty.Virginia House of Delegates member Mike Mullin and state Sen. Scott Surovell introduced bills to their respective houses that would abolish the death penalty and convert existing capital sentences to sentences of life in prison without the possibility

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USA | ProPublica Investigation Reveals Irregularities in Federal Executions

USA | ProPublica Investigation Reveals Irregularities in Federal Executions

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The federal government’s historically aberrant execution spree has been fraught with irregularities and “has trampled over an array of barriers, both legal and practical,” according to an investigative report by the non-profit news organization, ProPublica.In a December 23, 2020 news story by reporter Isaac Arnsdorf, based upon an analysis of court records, ProPublica details a pattern of

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Bishops call for an end to the federal death penalty

Bishops call for an end to the federal death penalty

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WASHINGTON (CNS) — A joint statement from two U.S. bishops who head different committees of the U.S. bishops called for an end to the federal use of the death penalty as “long past time.”

“We renew our constant call to President (Donald) Trump and Acting Attorney General (Jeffrey) Rosen: Stop these executions,” said the Jan. 11 statement from Archbishops Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, and Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, chairman of the bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities.

“Following a year where the federal government, for the first time, executed more people than all 50 states combined, there are three more federal executions scheduled this week,” the two archbishops said.

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