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The Latest: 83-year-old Alabama mail-bomb killer is executed

The Latest: 83-year-old Alabama mail-bomb killer is executedATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of (all times local):



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John David Battaglia: Texas man smiles as he's executed by lethal injection for murder of two young daughters

John David Battaglia: Texas man smiles as he's executed by lethal injection for murder of two young daughtersA Texas accountant smiled as he was executed by lethal injection on Thursday, after he was convicted of killing his two young daughters while their mother was forced to listen on speakerphone. In May 2001 John David Battaglia shot nine-year-old Faith and her six-year-old sister, Liberty, while they were visiting him at his home. Ms Pearle had previously been forced to listen to the pleading of their daughters, moments before they were murdered by Battaglia.



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Dallas man executed for killing daughters while mom listened

Dallas man executed for killing daughters while mom listenedHUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A former Dallas accountant condemned for fatally shooting his two young daughters while their mother listened helplessly on the phone was put to death Thursday night in Texas.



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Texas 'tourniquet killer' becomes first U.S. inmate executed in 2018

Texas 'tourniquet killer' becomes first U.S. inmate executed in 2018In the first U.S. execution of 2018, Texas on Thursday put to death a man convicted of raping and murdering five girls and young women, using a tourniquet to torture and strangle his victims. Anthony Shore, 55, was executed by lethal injection in the state’s death chamber in Huntsville, dying at 6:28 p.m., Robert Hurst, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, said by telephone. It was the 546th in the state since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, the most of any state.



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Has North Korean leader Kim Jong-un executed one of his top aides?

Has North Korean leader Kim Jong-un executed one of his top aides?One of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s top aides has disappeared from public life, prompting speculation that he may have been executed. General Hwang Pyong-so was once at the heart of Kim’s inner circle within the Workers’ Party Central Committee. As a Vice-Marshall he also held the most senior military position after the supreme commander. Before he reportedly fell out of favour Mr Hwang was one of only four people pictured standing next to Kim in state propaganda vaunting the regime’s sixth nuclear test in September. But he is since believed to have been expelled from the party amid allegations of bribery and his deputy, Kim Won-hong, banished to prison camp. Mr Hwang has not been seen in public since October 13. “If Hwang was indeed kicked out of the Workers’ Party, it would practically mean the end of his political career, and possibly his life, though it is unknown whether or not he is still alive,” the South Korean JoongAng Ilbo reported. Kim Jong-un | A history of executions – family, allies and rivals News of his demise first emerged in November during a parliamentary briefing by South Korea’s intelligence body, the NIS. According to the intelligence reports, Mr Hwang and Mr Kim had been targeted by a rare inspection of the army’s politburo following suspicions of an “impure attitude” towards the regime.   A South Korean source told the JoongAng Ilbo that the duo had allegedly been receiving kickbacks in exchange for promotions, leading Kim to demand they be punished “as a warning to others.” North Korea war puff In the worst case scenario the fate of the two men could be similar to Kim Jong-un’s uncle, Jang Song-thaek, who was arrested in November 2013 before being executed for “anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional acts” the following month, said the paper. Kim is reported to have decided to execute him during a trip to Mount Paektu, which holds huge mythical importance to the ruling dynasty. North Korea observers are now speculating about the significance of the young dictator’s most recent visit to the mountain last Friday.  



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Army Sgt. La David Johnson Found Bound, May Have Been Executed In Niger: Report

Army Sgt. La David Johnson Found Bound, May Have Been Executed In Niger: ReportLa David Johnson was found with his arms tied being his back and a major wound in the back of his head, indicating he may have been captured and executed in Niger last month, The Washington Post reported, citing local villagers.



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The Latest: Man convicted of 2 killings executed in Florida

The Latest: Man convicted of 2 killings executed in FloridaSTARKE, Fla. (AP) — The latest on the execution of a Florida inmate (all times local):



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White supremacist becomes first white man in Florida to be executed for killing black man

White supremacist becomes first white man in Florida to be executed for killing black manThe state of Florida on Thursday executed its first death row inmate in nearly two years, using a lethal injection cocktail that had never been tried before in the United States and putting to death the first white man convicted of killing a black man. Mark Asay, 53, was sentenced to death in 1988 for a racially motivated double murder in Jacksonville, Florida a year earlier. He became the first white man in state history to be executed for killing a black man. Since the state reinstated death sentences in 1976, 20 black men have been executed for killing white victims, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. The execution was carried out at 6:22 pm (22.22 GMT), the Florida Department of Corrections said. For his last meal, Asay ordered fried pork chops, fried ham, fries, vanilla swirl ice cream and Coca-Cola, authorities said. He did not make a final statement. Earlier this month, the Florida Supreme Court denied a stay of execution for Asay, who had challenged the state's plan to employ a lethal injection cocktail that includes etomidate, an anesthetic never before used in carrying out an execution in the US. It replaces another drug, midazolam, which has been the subject of significant legal wrangling. According to critics, midazolam does not always adequately sedate prisoners, therefore subjecting them to excessive suffering. Corrections department spokeswoman Ashley Cook told AFP the department "follows the law and carries out the sentence of the court." "This is the department's most solemn duty and the foremost objective of the lethal injection procedure is a humane and dignified process," Cook said. Asay was the first prisoner to be executed in Florida since January 2016, before the state's supreme court ruled that Florida executions were unconstitutional because judges were granted powers that should be reserved for juries. He also was the first white man convicted of killing a black man to be executed in the state since Florida reinstated the death penalty in 1976, according to the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC). Since then, the state has executed 92 inmates – 20 of them black inmates who had at least one white victim. Fifty-four others were white inmates who had white victims, according to DPIC data. Prosecutors say Asay fatally shot Robert Lee Booker, an African American, after making racist remarks. He killed his other victim, Robert McDowell, who has been identified as white and Hispanic and was apparently dressed as a woman, after making a deal to pay him for sex. Difficult to administer Janssen, a pharmaceutical division of the company Johnson & Johnson, developed etomidate and has objected to its use in executions. "Janssen discovers and develops medical innovations to save and enhance lives," spokesman Greg Panico told The Washington Post. "We do not condone the use of our medicines in lethal injections for capital punishment." Etomidate is difficult to administer and can cause severe irritation and burns if used incorrectly, warned Jonathan Groner, a professor of surgery at Ohio State University who is against the death penalty. Groner said administering the drug particularly "hurts when it's being injected if the veins are damaged – and a lot of people on death row have damaged veins because they're either old or they have an IV drug abuse history."



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Yemeni man executed for rape, murder of 3-year-old

Yemeni man executed for rape, murder of 3-year-oldThousands of people gathered in the rebel-held Yemeni capital Monday to witness the public execution of a man convicted of raping and murdering a three-year-old girl. Mohammed al-Moghrabi, 41, was sentenced to death for the June 25 rape and murder by a court run by the Shiite Huthi rebels who control Sanaa. Moghrabi was first given 100 lashes and then made to lie flat, his face on the ground, and killed by multiple gunshots by security forces to cheers from the crowd.



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The Latest: Mother of slain deputy wants man to be executed

The Latest: Mother of slain deputy wants man to be executedRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of a man who killed a hospital security guard and sheriff's deputy in 2006 (all times local):



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