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U.S. high court throws out Louisiana death row inmate's conviction

U.S. high court throws out Louisiana death row inmate's convictionThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a Louisiana death row inmate’s conviction for a 2008 triple murder, finding that his lawyer violated the man’s constitutional rights by ignoring his objections and telling jurors the defendant killed the victims. The court ruled 6-3 that Robert McCoy, 44, should receive a new trial. McCoy was convicted of killing the mother, stepfather and son of his estranged wife in Bossier City, Louisiana.



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The Latest: Judge dismisses inmate's bid to halt execution

The Latest: Judge dismisses inmate's bid to halt executionLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on an execution planned next week in Arkansas (all times local):



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SC officials: Illegal cellphone, drone aided inmate's escape

SC officials: Illegal cellphone, drone aided inmate's escapeCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When it came time for lights out at Lieber Correctional Institution on the evening of July Fourth, officers at the maximum-security South Carolina prison thought they had all 1,300 inmates accounted for.



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SC officials: Illegal cellphone, drone aided inmate's escape

SC officials: Illegal cellphone, drone aided inmate's escapeCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When it came time for lights out at Lieber Correctional Institution on the evening of July Fourth, officers at the maximum-security South Carolina prison thought they had all 1,300 inmates accounted for.



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SC officials: Illegal cellphone, drone aided inmate's escape

SC officials: Illegal cellphone, drone aided inmate's escapeCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When it came time for lights out at Lieber Correctional Institution on the evening of July Fourth, officers at the maximum-security South Carolina prison thought they had all 1,300 inmates accounted for.



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Reward offered as police investigate inmate's 2nd escape

Reward offered as police investigate inmate's 2nd escapeCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An inmate who has escaped twice from maximum-security prisons in South Carolina remained on the run Thursday as authorities sought the public's help in their manhunt by offering a reward.



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Virginia governor will not halt inmate's execution

Virginia governor will not halt inmate's executionMorva’s death sentence, for killing an unarmed security guard and a sheriff’s deputy in a 2006 escape from custody, has triggered renewed debate about capital punishment for the mentally ill. Governor Terry McAuliffe said examinations by prison doctors since Morva’s 2008 conviction had shown no sign that he suffered from severe mental illness or delusional disorder, an ailment akin to schizophrenia, as his lawyers have argued.



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U.S. court rejects Georgia inmate's bid to die by firing squad

U.S. court rejects Georgia inmate's bid to die by firing squadA U.S. appeals court has rejected a Georgia death row inmate’s motion that his scheduled Tuesday execution by lethal injection be halted and that he be put to death instead by a firing squad, which his lawyers said would be less painful for him. J.W. Ledford, 45, has spent about a quarter century on death row after being convicted of the 1992 robbery and murder of a doctor who lived near him. Lawyers for Ledford said he wanted to be executed by firing squad because a drug he takes for nerve pain would lead to an “excruciating death” under Georgia’s lethal injection protocol.



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