A botched execution that used a new drug combination left an Oklahoma inmate writhing and clenching his teeth on the gurney Tuesday, leading prison officials to halt the proceedings before the inmate’s eventual death from a heart attack.
About one in 25 people imprisoned under a death sentence is likely innocent, according to a new statistical study appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. And that means it is all but certain that at least several of the 1,320 defendants executed since 1977 were innocent, the study says.
Military wife Julie Scheneker, accused of shooting her son in the head and daughter in the face during her husband’s deployment in 2011, is standing trial for two counts of first-degree murder.
Kansas man Jeffrey Chapman, 32, accused of shooting a man to death in 2011, seeks to hide his “murder” tattoo from the court by asking for a tattoo removal professional.
Eight North Carolina kidnapping suspects were indicted by police and the ninth turned herself over to the FBI.
Credit card receipts, telephone records and production schedules show that “X-Men” franchise director Bryan Singer was not in Hawaii when a lawsuit claims he sexually abused a 17-year-old on the islands, a defense attorney said Friday.
A federal prosecutor Wednesday laid out the government’s case before a jury in the trial of three men charged in a massive tax fraud scheme that occurred more than a decade ago.