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Supreme Court Orders AL Execution Papers Unsealed

The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered documents unsealed in an Alabama death penalty case, reports NPR. The blacked-out information, a rarity for the Supreme Court, involves the drugs and protocol Alabama uses for executions. The  filings were…

Alabama Inmate Apologizes Before His Execution

Christopher Price was executed in Alabama after losing a 5-4 Supreme Court appeal to delay it. Hours before he was put to death for slaying a minister 28 years ago, he apologized, reports AL.com. “I’m terribly sorry for the victim of my…

Florida Serial Killer Bobby Joe Long is Executed

A serial killer who terrorized Florida with a murderous spree that claimed 10 women in 1984 was put to death Thursday. The execution was witnessed by a woman who survived one of his attacks and aided in his capture, CBS News reports. Bobby…

DOJ Drug Opinion Could Encourage Executions

A new Justice Department legal opinion could lead to more executions in the U.S. by easing the availability of drugs used to carry out lethal injections, Politico reports. The opinion from the Office of Legal Counsel says the Food and Drug…