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Texas carries out first U.S. execution of 2020, putting man to death by lethal injection

Texas carries out first U.S. execution of 2020, putting man to death by lethal injectionTexas on Wednesday carried out the first execution of the year in the United States, putting to death by lethal injection a man convicted of killing his wife 15 years ago because she wanted a divorce.

John Gardner, 64, was sentenced to death in 2006 for killing his fifth wife, who had left him after multiple incidents of physical violence and filed for divorce.



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Execution of killer who boasted how he made victim suffer is delayed due to lethal injection drug shortage

Execution of killer who boasted how he made victim suffer is delayed due to lethal injection drug shortageA prisoner who killed his cellmate with a makeshift knife, and a padlock in a sock, has had his execution delayed because Ohio has run out of lethal injection drugs.James Galen Hanna, 65, boasted that he made cellmate Peter Copas, 43, “suffer pretty good” after stabbing him in the eye with a modified paintbrush before beating him for two hours.



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Gary Ray Bowles: Death row serial killer executed by lethal injection despite last-minute plea

Gary Ray Bowles: Death row serial killer executed by lethal injection despite last-minute pleaA serial killer who admitted killing six gay men in just eight-months in the US east coast has been executed.Gary Ray Bowles was given a lethal injection in Florida late Thursday after more than 20 years on death row.



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Death row inmate who always maintained his innocence executed by lethal injection

Death row inmate who always maintained his innocence executed by lethal injectionA death row inmate who always maintained his innocence has been executed for the abduction, rape and murder of a student more than 20 years ago.Larry Swearingen received a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in the Texan city of Huntsville for the 1998 killing of 19-year-old Melissa Trotter.



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US halts injection execution of inmate who wants electric chair

US halts injection execution of inmate who wants electric chairA Tennessee man sentenced to death for a double murder won a last-minute appeal Wednesday to stop his execution by lethal injection, after insisting the state should use the electric chair. Edmund Zagorski, 63, was sentenced to death in 1984 after slitting the throats of two men who had reneged on a promise to sell him drugs. Zagorski’s lawyers then launched an emergency appeal in federal court to demand the chair be used for the execution, which was scheduled for Thursday in Nashville.



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Doyle Lee Hamm execution: Repeated jabbing of death row inmate in attempted lethal injection amounts to torture, says lawyer

Doyle Lee Hamm execution: Repeated jabbing of death row inmate in attempted lethal injection amounts to torture, says lawyerConvicted murderer Doyle Lee Hamm, 61, who has spent more than half his life on death row, was returned to his cell after more than two hours of effort by the execution team. Bernard Harcourt, who has represented Hamm for 28 years, claimed the “botched” execution attempt led to at least 12 puncture wounds from failed needle placements. “It was a gory, botched execution,” he said.



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Execution abandoned after death row prisoner 'repeatedly jabbed' by officials doing lethal injection

Execution abandoned after death row prisoner 'repeatedly jabbed' by officials doing lethal injectionAn attempted execution in Alabama was halted after medical personnel repeatedly jabbed the death row inmate in the ankles, lower legs and groin but failed to find a usable vein, according to a court filing by his lawyer. The dramatic night began with a temporary stay of execution at around 6pm local time – lifted by the US Supreme Court just three hours later – and ended in confusion as 61-year-old Doyle Lee Hamm was returned to his cell shortly before midnight on Thursday. Lawyer Bernard Harcourt, who has represented Hamm for 28 years, said he was seeking information about what happened during the attempted execution.



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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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Sick death row inmate will be given special pillow to help him breathe during lethal injection

Sick death row inmate will be given special pillow to help him breathe during lethal injectionA sick death row inmate set to die by lethal injection this week will be given a special wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe as he is executed.



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Ohio executes man after delays over lethal injection drugs

Ohio executes man after delays over lethal injection drugsRonald Phillips was pronounced dead at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville at 10:43 a.m. EDT (1443 GMT), the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said in a statement. The execution had been delayed multiple times as a court fight played out over the state’s use of a drug mixture for lethal injections. The U.S. Supreme Court denied appeals from Phillips late on Tuesday.



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