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Alabama Cop Killer Curses State, Raises Middle Fingers During Execution

A man convicted of killing a police officer in 1997 was put to death Thursday by lethal injection. He raised his middle fingers before he died.

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Looming Execution Divides Mother, Daughter of Slain VA Deputy

The daughter of a sheriff's deputy killed by a man set to be executed in Virginia said that she has urged the state's governor to spare the man's life, but the slain deputy's mother says she hopes the prisoner is executed.

TN Supreme Court Upholds State's Lethal Injection Protocol

The Tennessee Supreme Court’s message Wednesday to murderers condemned to die was simple: It doesn’t have to be pain-free or quick and you don’t get a second shot at life if the first attempt doesn’t do the job.

Controversial Execution in Ohio Uses New Drug Combination

Ohio inmate Dennis McGuire appeared to gasp and convulse for roughly 10 minutes before he finally died Thursday during his execution by lethal injection using a new combination of drugs.

Ex-Cop Serial Killer Scheduled To Die

A former Florida police officer who asked for the death penalty after robbing and murdering nine people is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Tuesday.

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

"Kill me if you can, suckers." That was the taunting sign-off of a letter written to the Gastonia (N.C.) Gazette newspaper last month by convicted killer Danny Hembree Jr.

Families of Ky. Cop Killer Hurt Again

Monday marked a somber anniversary for the families of the officers who were murdered by Ralph Baze in Powell County, Ky.

No Calif. Executions Expected In 2012

California isn't expected to execute any of its death row residents in 2012, as the state's legal wrangling over the drugs used in lethal injections will likely continue throughout the year.

San Antonio Cop's Killer Executed

The street gang member who fatally shot a San Antonio Police sergeant and his wife after he "just went crazy" was executed tonight in Texas. Frank Garcia shot Sgt. Hector Garza in the head, he later told investigators, because he knew the officer would be wearing a ballistic vest.

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Fla. Cop Killer Executed, Declared Dead at 7:15 p.m.

Manuel Valle, 61, was put to death by lethal injection at Florida State Prison for the murder of Officer Louis Pena, who had pulled Valle over for running a red light in 1978.