Death Penalty

This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Larry Swearingen. Swearingen, a Texas death row inmate who has long maintained his innocence, is facing execution for the abduction, rape and murder of a suburban Houston community college student more than 20 years earlier. Swearingen is set to receive a lethal injection Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, for the December 1998 killing of 19-year-old Melissa Trotter. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
WWJ News
August 21, 2019 - 9:16 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas death row inmate who argued that his conviction was based on junk science was executed Wednesday for the abduction, rape and killing of a suburban Houston community college student more than 20 years ago. Larry Swearingen, 48, received a lethal injection at the...
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Cedric Marks
This undated booking photo released by Bell County Sheriff's Office shows Cedric Marks. (Bell County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
August 13, 2019 - 1:33 pm
The bodies were found in a shallow grave, east of Oklahoma City.
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Sara Packer, left, and Jacob Sullivan
This combination of file photos provided on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, by the Bucks County District Attorney shows Sara Packer, left, and Jacob Sullivan. (Bucks County District Attorney via AP, File)
March 28, 2019 - 1:52 pm
"The butchery in this case was beyond my ability to describe," Bucks County Judge Diane Gibbons told jurors, thanking them for their service. Imposing the jury's sentence on Sullivan, she declared: "You have no soul."
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Wayne mugshot
This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Billie Wayne Coble. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
March 01, 2019 - 10:40 am
"Why are you doing this?" a woman asked. "They just killed his daddy."
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Edward "Jake" Wagner
Edward "Jake" Wagner is escorted by police into the courtroom for arraignment at the Pike County Courthouse on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 in Waverly, Ohio. (Brooke LaValley/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)
November 28, 2018 - 10:57 am
The first of four family members charged with killing eight people from another Ohio family has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and other charges.
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Associated Press Photo
November 02, 2018 - 12:51 am
He became only the second person to die in the electric chair in Tennessee since 1960.
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Lam Luong
FILE - In a Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008 file photo, Lam Luong is escorted into Mobile County District Court Judge Charles McKnight's court room at Mobile Government Plaza in Mobile, Ala. (Bill Starling/Press-Register via AP)
October 16, 2018 - 3:42 pm
The kids ranged in age from four months to age 3.
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Robert Van Hook
This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Robert Van Hook, convicted of fatally strangling and stabbing David Self in 1985 after meeting him in a Cincinnati bar. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP, File)
July 18, 2018 - 11:54 am
He had no remaining appeals, and Gov. John Kasich rejected his request for clemency without comment.
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service for officer killed
Honor guard members load the casket into the hearse outside the Doane Beal and Ames Funeral home in Hyannis, Mass., Tuesday, April 17, 2018, where the body of Yarmouth Police Officer Sean Gannon was transported by motorcade to South Yarmouth for a wake at St. Pius X Church. (Steve Heaslip/The Cape Cod Times via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 11:33 am
The death of a K-9 officer who was fatally shot in the head while serving an arrest warrant last Thursday, has again raised the issue.
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Dreamstime
March 20, 2018 - 7:28 pm
Local reaction to Trump's call for use of the death penalty echoed that of law officials and treatment agencies.
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