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Lisa Montgomery: US executes only woman on federal death row


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Iran executes journalist who encouraged 2017 protests


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US executes federal inmate for 1994 murder


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US government executes man convicted of killing Texas teen


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Japan executes first foreigner in 10 years in family murder

Japan executes first foreigner in 10 years in family murderJapan executed its first foreigner in 10 years on Thursday, a Chinese man convicted in the 2003 murder and robbery of a family of four. Wei Wei, 40, was hanged Thursday at a detention center in Fukuoka where he had been on death row for more than 16 years, Justice Minister Masako Mori said. Japan has maintained the death penalty despite growing international criticism.



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Japan executes first foreigner in years, a Chinese man who killed a family

Japan executes first foreigner in years, a Chinese man who killed a familyJapan on Thursday executed a 40-year-old Chinese man convicted of murdering a family of four, in the country’s first execution of a foreigner since the disclosure of details on sentences carried out began in 2007, the justice ministry said. The man, Wei Wei, had committed the murders in mid-2003 with two accomplices who were also Chinese nationals, media reported. Japan is one of just two Group of Seven advanced nations to retain the death penalty – along with the United States – and an overwhelming majority of the public favors it.



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Tennessee executes blind death row inmate Lee Hall by electric chair for 1991 murder of girlfriend

Tennessee executes blind death row inmate Lee Hall by electric chair for 1991 murder of girlfriendTennessee executed death row inmate Lee Hall in the electric chair Thursday night. Hall was convicted of the 1991 murder of Traci Crozier.



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Texas executes ex-leader of white supremacist gang for murder

Texas executes ex-leader of white supremacist gang for murderTexas on Wednesday executed a former leader of a white supremacist gang for the 2002 murder of a woman near El Paso. Justen Hall, 38, was pronounced dead at 6:32 pm (0032 GMT) at Texas’s Huntsville penitentiary. Hall was sentenced to death in 2005 for strangling to death a 29 year-old woman outside El Paso, then burying the body in the desert in nearby New Mexico.



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Texas executes white supremacist convicted of strangling woman

Texas executes white supremacist convicted of strangling womanJusten Hall, 38, was pronounced dead by lethal injection at 6:32 p.m. CST at the state execution chamber in Huntsville, according to a statement from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. According to prosecutors, Ted Murgatroyd, a recruit to Hall’s gang, got into a fight with Billhartz that day in her truck on the way to a convenience store in El Paso County. When the pair returned to the drug house where gang members were gathered, Hall decided to kill Billhartz to keep her from reporting the fight or the meeting place to police, according to court documents in the case.



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

South Dakota executes man in '92 slaying of former co-workerCharles Rhines was executed by lethal injection at 7:39 p.m., after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to halt the execution despite three late appeals. “Ed and Peggy Schaeffer, I forgive you for your anger and hatred toward me,” Rhines said, before thanking his defense team. Rhines, 63, ambushed 22-year-old Donnivan Schaefer in 1992 when Schaefer surprised him in the midst of burglarizing a Rapid City doughnut shop where Schaeffer worked.



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