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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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Supreme Court rejects Tennessee death row inmate efforts

Supreme Court rejects Tennessee death row inmate effortsThe Supreme Court rejected two last-ditch efforts to save the life of Edmund Zagorski, apparently clearing the way for his execution.



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The Latest: Texas executes 2nd inmate in 2 days

The Latest:  Texas executes 2nd inmate in 2 daysHUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Texas inmate who says he didn't fatally run over his girlfriend in a jealous rage more than 18 years ago (all times local):



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A Texas Man Became the 17th Inmate Executed This Year

A Texas Man Became the 17th Inmate Executed This YearTroy Clark was condemned for the slaying of a former roommate in 1998



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Texas inmate executed for killing girlfriend in 2000

Texas inmate executed for killing girlfriend in 2000A Texas inmate was executed for fatally running over his girlfriend in a jealous rage more than 18 years ago.



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The Latest: Inmate just before execution: 'I'm really sorry'

The Latest: Inmate just before execution: 'I'm really sorry'NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the execution of Tennessee inmate Billy Ray Irick (all times local):



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Nevada death-row inmate on legal delays: 'Just get it done'

Nevada death-row inmate on legal delays: 'Just get it done'LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada death-row inmate whose execution has been postponed twice said a legal fight over the drugs to be used in his lethal injection is taking a tortuous toll on him and his family and he just wants his sentence carried out.



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Heavily armed men in helicopter free notorious French inmate

Heavily armed men in helicopter free notorious French inmatePARIS (AP) — A notorious French criminal serving 25 years for murder made an audacious escape from prison Sunday after several heavily armed men landed a helicopter in a courtyard, freed him from a visiting room and carried him away.



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Police say 2 Kansas deputies killed by inmate were parents

Police say 2 Kansas deputies killed by inmate were parentsKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas sheriff's deputies who were shot and killed by an inmate while transporting him between the courthouse and jail were both parents, authorities said Saturday.



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US top court to consider use of gas on death row inmate

US top court to consider use of gas on death row inmateThe US Supreme Court agreed Monday to rule on whether the state of Missouri should use gas as an alternative to a lethal injection to execute a convicted murderer-rapist with a rare congenital disease. The top US court has halted Russell Bucklew’s execution twice before, most recently last month after his lawyers argued that a lethal injection could cause intense suffering. The US Constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, and a series of botched executions with lethal injections has spurred debate over the constitutionality of this most common method for putting inmates to death in the United States.



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