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Oct 31 2013 5:39PM
Four states that are trying - and failing - to find a more humane way to kill

US support for the death penalty is at its lowest in 40 years in Gallop’s annual poll. At 60%, it’s dipped lower than the poll taken a month after Georgia's execution of Troy Davis in 2011. And its not surprising, with Maryland joining...

Jul 16 2013 1:40PM
Warren Hill Gets A Stay Of Execution

Warren Hill – an African American man with an IQ of 70 who was convicted of murder in 1991 – was set to be executed at 7 p.m. tonight. He has been found intellectually disabled by all the doctors and experts who have examined him. The...

Jul 12 2013 2:57PM
Georgia is determined to execute an intellectually disabled man

Late afternoon on July 3 when the least possible number of people would be paying attention, using a new law that makes the acquisition of execution drugs a state secret , Georgia scheduled the execution of Warren Hill, who is now set...

Mar 15 2013 7:15PM
Maryland votes to abolish the death penalty

Today the Maryland House of Delegates followed the lead of the state Senate and passed the death penalty repeal bill. The bill now goes to Governor Martin O’Malley who almost certainly will sign it, making Maryland the 18th state to...