Colorado poised to become 22nd state with no death penalty

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is set to become the 22nd U.S. state to abolish the death penalty after lawmakers on Wednesday ap...
22:04 26 February 2022

Tennessee man gets electric chair for killing fellow inmate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A convicted murderer was put to death in Tennessee’s electric chair Thursday, becoming the state...
1:32 21 February 2022

Texas executes man who killed 5, including wife, children

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A Dallas man was executed Thursday evening for a shooting in which he killed his wife, two children and two other relatives during...
0:59 7 February 2022

Louisiana executions stall for a decade amid legal quandary

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana cleans its execution chamber at the state penitentiary daily, but it's been more than a decade since a condemned prisoner...
6:04 3 February 2022

Georgia man put to death for the 1997 killings of 2 people

JACKSON, Ala. — A Georgia man convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend more than two decades ago was put to death Wednesday evening, becomin...
2:29 30 January 2022

Georgia board spares prisoner’s life hours before execution

ATLANTA — Georgia’s parole board on Thursday spared the life of a prisoner just hours ahead of his scheduled execution, commuting his sentence to life...
18:41 16 January 2022

Texas inmate faces execution for killing wife in 2005

HOUSTON — A Texas inmate with a history of violence against women is set to be executed Wednesday evening for fatally shooting his wife, who had feare...
5:50 15 January 2022

AP Interview: Tennessee governor talks death penalty, faith

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — After he surged into office last year wearing his Christian faith on his sleeve, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee found himself running a st...
15:25 22 December 2021

Report: 5th straight year with under 30 executions in US

WASHINGTON — Fewer than 30 people were executed in the United States and under 50 new death sentences were imposed for the fifth straight year, part o...
5:25 17 December 2021

Blind inmate executed in Tennessee for woman’s 1991 killing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A blind prisoner convicted of killing his estranged girlfriend by setting her on fire in her car was put to death Thursday in Tenne...
1:39 6 December 2021

Tennessee governor not stopping planned execution Thursday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Wednesday that he won't stop the state from putting a blind inmate to death in the electric chair...
18:58 4 December 2021

AP Exclusive: DOJ would take halted executions to high court

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr told The Associated Press on Thursday that he would take the Trump administration’s bid to restart federal ...
23:18 21 November 2021

Judge denies DNA testing sought 13 years post-execution

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis judge ruled on Monday that the daughter of a man executed 13 years ago for murder does not have the right to seek DNA testi...
16:29 18 November 2021

Texas appeals court blocks inmate Rodney Reed’s execution

HOUSTON — Texas’ top appeals court on Friday halted the scheduled execution of inmate Rodney Reed, whose conviction is being questioned by new evidenc...
23:22 15 November 2021

Georgia executes man for store clerk’s killing in 1994

JACKSON, Ga. — A man convicted of killing a Georgia convenience store clerk 25 years ago was put to death late Wednesday night, authorities said.
4:26 14 November 2021

Utah death-row inmate featured in best-selling book dies

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah death-row inmate whose double-murder case was featured in the book "Under the Banner of Heaven" and who was nearing execution ...
17:36 11 November 2021

Celebrities, others ask Texas to halt inmate’s execution

HOUSTON — Supporters of a Texas death row inmate who is facing lethal injection in less than two weeks for a murder he says he didn't commit are mount...
21:25 7 November 2021

South Dakota executes man in ’92 slaying of former co-worker

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A man who fatally stabbed a former co-worker who interrupted him during a 1992 burglary was executed Monday in South Dakota.
2:19 5 November 2021

Georgia Supreme Court temporarily halts man’s execution

ATLANTA — With about eight hours to spare before a man convicted of killing a convenience store clerk was to be put to death Wednesday, Georgia's high...
20:46 30 October 2021