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Court, not @TexGov, halts execution of mentally ill Scott Panetti

  Court Stops Execution of Mentally Ill Man Defended by Many Ev… | Gleanings | ChristianityToday.com More than 50 evangelical leaders often at odds recently united, asking Texas to commute the death sentence of a mentally ill inmate who believes … Continue reading

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@TexGov: heed conservatives; don’t kill mentally ill Scott Panetti

Conservatives Call On Rick Perry To Halt Execution Of Scott Panetti Each of us has been active at the national level of the conservative movement for many years, and no one could accuse us of being soft on crime. Among … Continue reading

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Crazy TN wants to execute mentally ill Billy Ray Irick

    Billy Ray Irick | Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty Because no information about Mr. Irick’s psychotic symptoms just prior to the murder was ever investigated or presented at trial, the state’s psychiatric expert, Dr. Clifton Tennison, … Continue reading

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AZ pays doctor a small fortune, in cash, to ignore execution protocols

Arizona Loose With Its Rules in Executions, Records Show – NYTimes.com PHOENIX — In an execution in 2010 in Arizona, the presiding doctor was supposed to connect the intravenous line to the convict’s arm — a procedure written into the … Continue reading

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Marcus Wellons to die June 17th. Will jurors buy chocolate again?

State sets June 17 execution date for Wellons | http://www.ajc.com The 11th Circuit heard the case after the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010 said the erotic gifts raised questions that required further examination. A death penalty case “must be conducted … Continue reading

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Oklahoma botches Clayton Lockett’s execution, big time.

Oklahoma execution: Clayton Lockett writhes on gurney in botched procedure | World news | theguardian.com After the failure of a 20-minute attempt to execute him, Clayton Lockett was left to die of a heart attack in the execution chamber at … Continue reading

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Unethical AZ prosecutor Richard Wintory suspended for 90 whole days.

State bar suspends prosecutor in handling of Tucson murder case The State Bar found Wintory committed wrongdoing by repeatedly communicating by phone with a confidential intermediary who had been appointed to assist the defense in uncovering mitigation evidence as part … Continue reading

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