Criminal punishment

This undated photo provided by the Tennessee Department of Correction shows death row inmate David Earl Miller in Nashville, Tenn. Miller, 61, has been moved to the state’s death watch ahead of his scheduled execution Thursday, Dec. 2018. Miller, who has been on death row for 36 years, was sentenced to death for the 1981 murder of 23-year-old Lee Standifer in Knoxville. (Tennessee Department of Correction via AP)
December 06, 2018 - 6:16 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on an execution in Tennessee (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The final words of a man executed in Tennessee almost couldn't be heard. Sixty-one-year-old David Earl Miller was asked before his execution Thursday night if he had anything to say. When his words couldn't...
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Vice President Mike Pence, joined at left by President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, arrive at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, as lawmakers from both parties are pushing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to hold a vote on a rewrite of the nation's criminal justice sentencing laws. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 27, 2018 - 2:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, visited Capitol Hill Tuesday as lawmakers from both parties push Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to hold a vote on a rewrite of the nation's criminal justice sentencing laws. A rare bipartisan...
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Roberto Moreno Ramos. Ramos is scheduled for lethal injection for the 1992 killings of his 42-year-old wife, Leticia, their 7-year-old daughter, Abigail, and their 3-year-old son, Jonathan, at their home in Progreso, located along the Mexico border about 20 miles (32.19 kilometers) southeast of McAllen. Prosecutors say Ramos killed his loved ones and then buried them underneath his home's freshly tiled bathroom floor. Authorities say he bludgeoned his family members so he could marry the woman he was having an extramarital affair with at the time. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
November 14, 2018 - 7:44 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Mexican citizen on death row in Texas was executed Wednesday night for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children more than 26 years ago. Roberto Moreno Ramos was condemned for the 1992 deaths of his 42-year-old wife Leticia, 7-year-old daughter Abigail, and 3...
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November 06, 2018 - 10:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hearing his first arguments in a death penalty case, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh seemed open Tuesday to the arguments of a Missouri inmate who says his rare medical condition could result in severe pain if he is executed by lethal injection. The court's newest justice...
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This undated photo released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Virendra Govin. Govin is one of two men on California's death row for committing multiple murders that was found dead at San Quentin State Prison. California prison officials said Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, they are investigating both deaths as suicides. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)
November 05, 2018 - 6:58 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two condemned multiple murderers, including a serial killer, apparently committed suicide within hours of each other on the nation's largest death row, California officials said Monday. Corrections officials said they found Andrew Urdiales, 54, unresponsive during a...
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FILE - This undated file photo released by the Tennessee Department of Corrections shows death row inmate Edmund Zagorski in Tennessee. If Tennessee electrocutes Zagorski, it will be in an electric chair built by a self-taught execution expert who is no longer welcome in the prison system. (Tennessee Department of Corrections via AP, File)
November 01, 2018 - 7:55 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate grimaced and waved goodbye before saying "let's rock," moments before he became the first man executed in the electric chair in that state since 2007. Officials say 63-year-old Edmund Zagorski was executed Thursday night for the killings of two men during...
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FILE - This undated file photo released by the Tennessee Department of Corrections shows death row inmate Edmund Zagorski in Tennessee. If Tennessee electrocutes Zagorski, it will be in an electric chair built by a self-taught execution expert who is no longer welcome in the prison system. (Tennessee Department of Corrections via AP, File)
November 01, 2018 - 1:35 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man sentenced to die for a 1980s double murder was scheduled Thursday evening to become Tennessee's first inmate since 2007 to be put to death in the electric chair and the first nationwide in a half decade using that method. With hours remaining until his planned 7 p.m...
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EDITORS AND LIBRARIANS: KILL FROM YOUR SYSTEMS AND ARCHIVES PHOTO AX801, SLUGGED TENNESSEE ELECTRIC CHAIR AND TRANSMITTED ON TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2018. THE SOURCE RESTRICTS SALES POINTS - In this undated photo released by Fred Leuchter, center, in October 2018, he stands near the control panel for the electric chair he built for Tennessee in 1988-9. Leuchter says he is afraid the chair will malfunction at an execution scheduled for Thursday because of later modifications. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he is confident it will work. (Fred Leuchter via AP)
October 30, 2018 - 2:52 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If Tennessee electrocutes Edmund Zagorski on Thursday, it will be in an electric chair built by a self-taught execution expert who is no longer welcome in the prison system and who worries that his device will malfunction. Fred Leuchter (LOOT'-cher) had a successful career...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 1999, file photo, Ricky Bell, the warden at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, Tenn., gives a tour of the prison's execution chamber. Attorneys for Zagorski were trying to spare him from lethal injection and they succeeded, but not the way they hoped. Instead of getting the needle, Zagorski is scheduled to die in the electric chair on Nov. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
October 23, 2018 - 8:19 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys for a Tennessee death row prisoner were trying to spare him from lethal injection and they succeeded — but not the way they hoped. Instead of getting the needle, Edmund Zagorski is scheduled to die in the electric chair on Nov. 1. His attorneys had hoped to...
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In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, Nusrat holds a picture of her daughter Zainab Ansari with her husband Mohammed Amin Ansari, left, in Kasur, Pakistan. Mohammad Imran, a serial killer of eight children, was executed at a Pakistani prison Wednesday morning, Oct. 17, 2018, after the country's top court rejected a request for his public hanging, officials said. Zainab's father Mohammed Amin Ansari was specially allowed to witness the execution. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)
October 16, 2018 - 10:56 pm
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A man convicted of killing eight children was executed at a Pakistani prison early Wednesday after the country's top court rejected a request for his public hanging, officials said. Mohammad Imran was hanged in the eastern city of Lahore in the presence of the father of 7-...
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