| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The death two weeks ago of a 450-pound inmate who had said he was too fat to be executed has done little to temper an escalating debate in Ohio over capital punishment.
Ronald Post was 53 when he died in a prison hospital in Columbus on July 26. He...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
A death row inmate in Ohio who was scheduled to be executed in three days was found hanged in his cell early Sunday, officials said.
Authorities found the body of Billy Slagle, 44, at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution south of Columbus about 5 a....
| Jul 26, 2013
| 10:04 AM
WASHINGTON -- Edward Snowden will not face the death penalty or torture if he is returned to the United States to face espionage charges, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. has assured his Russian counterpart in an effort to dissuade Moscow from...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 12:46 PM
PHOENIX — A new jury could be impaneled sometime in late September to decide whether Jodi Arias should be sentenced to death or life in prison, a judge said Tuesday, as attorneys continued to file motions and kept mum on any talk of a deal to...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 1:03 PM
A jury was selected Tuesday to hear the case against an Army psychiatrist accused in the Ft. Hood shooting, whose long-awaited murder trial is set to begin next month.
The panel comprising 13 officers will hear the case against Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan,...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 6:31 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — California has dropped its legal efforts to win approval of a three-drug method of lethal injection and will instead propose single-drug executions, a prisons spokesman said Wednesday.
At the direction of Gov. Jerry Brown, the...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 10:22 PM
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday in the trial of three former Marines charged with murdering another Marine and his wife in 2008 in Riverside County...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 8:14 AM
CLEVELAND -- A man charged with holding three women captive in his Cleveland home for about a decade and raping them is competent to stand trial, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Cuyahoga County Judge Michael Russo said the results of an examination of Ariel...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Kimberly McCarthy was put to death Wednesday, the 500th person Texas has executed in the 37 years since the death penalty was reinstated.
The former occupational therapist was convicted and sentenced to death in 1998 for the beating and stabbing death...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
DENVER -- It turns out John Hickenlooper is not only a Democrat but mortal after all.
The first-term Colorado governor enjoyed transcendent popularity in this purple state as he lightly wore his partisanship, pleasing businesses, riling...
| May 30, 2013
| 8:50 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — A California appeals court unanimously decided Thursday that the state’s lethal injection regulations were not properly vetted, a decision that is likely to further delay executions.
No inmate has been executed in...