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Texas executes convicted killer Bobby Lee Hines for slaying of suburban Dallas woman in 1991 - 24 October 2012 - UPDATED
"Hines' execution was the 11th this year in Texas. Another is set for next week."
Texas man executed for rape and murder of girl, 12 - 11 October 2012
"A Texas man convicted of raping and murdering a girl, 12, was executed by lethal injection Wednesday - the 10th inmate to be put to death this year."
Georgia halts execution of death-row inmate Warren Lee Hill - 23 July 2012
"At issue is whether the Department of Corrections’ decision to switch to a one-drug formula violates state rules, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported."
Texas executes Yokamon Hearn with pentobarbitol - 19 July 2012
"The US state of Texas has executed its first death row inmate with a single lethal injection of the sedative pentobarbital.
Yokamon Hearn, 33, was convicted for the carjacking and murder of a Dallas stockbroker in 1998.
Hearn is the sixth inmate to be killed this year in Texas, but the first after the state stopped using a cocktail of three lethal drugs for executions..."
Troy Davis is executed in Georgia for shooting policeman - 22 September 2011 - lethal injection
"Death row inmate Troy Davis has been executed in the US state of Georgia for the fatal shooting of policeman Mark MacPhail in 1989.
Davis' death was delayed for hours while the US Supreme Court considered an 11th-hour appeal for clemency.
The 42-year-old's case was heavily disputed after most of the witnesses recanted or changed their testimony...
No gun was found and no DNA evidence conclusively linked Davis to the murder...
Meanwhile in the US state of Texas another death row inmate, Lawrence Russell Brewer, was executed on Wednesday evening - in a very different case..."
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Amnesty International: Global death penalty trend falls
"Although 23 countries carried out executions in 2010, four more than in 2009, the number of people executed dropped from at least 714 to at least 527, the rights group said.
But that figure does not include China, whose executions are thought to be more than all other countries put together."
- Illinois abolishes the death penalty
"Illinois has become the 16th US state to abolish the death penalty, after the governor signed a bill making permanent a 10-year-old moratorium on executions."
Illinois Bans Capital Punishment (nytimes.com)
- Amnesty urges China to disclose execution figures
"In its annual report on the use of the death penalty, Amnesty said some 714 people were known to have been executed in 18 countries in 2009.
But the group said the true global figure could be much higher, as thousands of executions were thought to have been carried out in China alone."
See WORLD EXECUTIONS 2009 : in China, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, US...
- World Congress Against the Death Penalty to Be Held February 24-26 2010
"Geneva, Switzerland will serve as a host to the 4th World Congress Against the Death Penalty and over 1000 abolitionists from across the world..."
- Greenville Correctional Center
"is a prison facility located in Jarratt, Virginia...
98 executions by electrocution or lethal injection have occurred in the L Building."
Sniper executed with lethal precision - Greenville Correctional Center, Virginia
"The condemned man is injected first with thiopental sodium, which induces a state of unconsciousness.
The second chemical, pancuronium bromide, stops the breathing.
And the third - potassium chloride - stops the heart...
Punctually, at 2100 (0200 GMT), he was led into what is called the "death chamber".
Six state witnesses and three representatives of the media were in an adjacent room watching the execution.
Relatives of the victims were in another room, this one darkened, "to protect their privacy."...
"He was strapped to the gurney, first by his legs, then his arms and chest...
For three weeks (in 2002), Muhammad spread fear and terror around the DC area, targeting random residents with his then teenage accomplice...
The two had even adapted their car, cutting a hole in its bodywork to fit their rifle."
Read the sniper's profile.
- Texas executes Mexican murderer (6 August 2008)
"A Mexican man whose case has drawn international legal attention is executed in Texas for rape and murder...
Medellin's execution was the fifth this year in Texas"
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