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Lt. Debra Clayton was shot and killed in a Walmart parking lot; a second officer was killed in a traffic collision during a manhunt for the suspect
Investigators believe Heather Leavell-Keaton and her boyfriend physically abused the children for years, locked them in closets and gave them little food
The corrections commissioner said the prison system has also added medical professionals, ordered new equipment and conducted additional rehearsals
Smith was set to die in 2022, but survived after workers couldn’t start an intravenous line for the lethal injection drugs before the state’s execution warrant expired
Jurors in the inmate’s case were wrongly told that the only way to ensure he would never walk free was to sentence him to death
Several other states, including California and Georgia, allow for a multi-day execution process
Prior to the ruling, execution warrants in the state were only valid for the day noted on the court order
The order came after a Kankakee County judge said the provisions were unconstitutional
Two 2022 called-off execution attempts have led to a top-to-bottom internal review of the Alabama death penalty process
Benjamin Cole, sentenced to death for killing his 9-month-old daughter, will receive a lethal injection on Thursday
Justices rejected Texas’ defense of its policy of allowing an inmate’s spiritual adviser to be present but without speaking or touching the inmate
The 1909 law said inmates serving a life term are deemed dead “with respect to property rights, the bond of matrimony and other civil rights”
The change could mean many of those who have already done decades in prison for their juvenile crimes will remain there for good
A former prisoner claims his right to free speech under the First Amendment was violated when he was disciplined for a profanity-laced statement he made to a CO
32 death row inmates are asking the state’s high court to declare Tennessee’s lethal injection method unconstitutional