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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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US agrees to send lethal weapons to Ukraine, angering Russia

US agrees to send lethal weapons to Ukraine, angering RussiaWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, a long-awaited move that deepens America's involvement in the military conflict and may further strain relations with Russia. Moscow responded angrily on Saturday.



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The Navy Has A New Trick to Make its Fighter Jets Even More Lethal

The Navy Has A New Trick to Make its Fighter Jets Even More LethalUnited States Navy experiments are proving that advanced airborne data-links will greatly improve the capability of the service’s carrier-based strike fighters and electronic attack jets even without the addition of new platforms. During the U.S. Navy’s Netted Sensors 2017 (NS17) fleet experiment in August, Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler crews showed off the capabilities of the Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT) data-link to enable entire new capabilities.



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Drug Dealer Who Sold Teen Lethal Amount Of Fentanyl Ordered To Pay For His Funeral

Drug Dealer Who Sold Teen Lethal Amount Of Fentanyl Ordered To Pay For His FuneralA drug dealer in Ohio was ordered by a judge this week to cover the funeral costs for a teen who died of a fentanyl overdose.



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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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The F-22 Is the World's Most Lethal Stealth Fighter (And Its About to Get Better)

The F-22 Is the World's Most Lethal Stealth Fighter (And Its About to Get Better)Like the F-35, the latest F-22s have radar (Synthetic Aperture Radar) and data-links (F-22 has LINK 16), radar warning receivers and targeting technologies. Also, Air Force officials have told Scout Warrior that, by 2019, the service will begin upgrading F-22 functionality for the AIM-120D and AIM-9X Air-to-Air missiles as well as enhanced Air-to-Surface target location capabilities. The F-22 currently carries the AIM-9X Block 1 and the current upgrade will enable carriage of AIM-9X Block 2.



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Florida executes man with drug not previously used in lethal injections

Florida executes man with drug not previously used in lethal injectionsA 53-year-old man convicted of killing two men in 1987 was executed by Florida on Thursday evening with a lethal injection that included a drug never before used in a U.S. execution, state officials said. The execution was carried out at 6:22 p.m. (2222 GMT) at the Florida State Prison in Bradford County, about 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Jacksonville, where the two murders took place. Mark James Asay was the first white man to be put to death in Florida for killing a black man since the state reinstated the death penalty in 1979.



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Florida executes man with drug not previously used in lethal injections

Florida executes man with drug not previously used in lethal injectionsFlorida on Thursday executed a 53-year-old man convicted of two 1987 murders, administering a lethal injection that included a drug never before used in a U.S. execution, state officials said. The execution was carried out at 6:22 p.m. (2222 GMT) at the Florida State Prison in Bradford County, about 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Jacksonville, where the two murders took place. Mark James Asay was the first white man to be put to death in Florida for killing a black man since the state reinstated the death penalty in 1979.



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