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#Capital Punishment

# capital-punishment - Friday 26 May, 2017

US prisoner Tommy Arthur executed in Alabama after three decade legal battle

Arthur, who became known as the Houdini of death row, managed to evade his final sentence seven times.

# capital-punishment - Thursday 25 May, 2017

A US prisoner will face the death penalty tonight - for the eighth time

Tommy Arthur was first sentenced to death back in 1983 for a murder he denies committing.

# capital-punishment - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Qatar will execute a man who killed a British teacher and burned her body in the desert

The death penalty is rarely used in Qatar.

# capital-punishment - Friday 28 April, 2017

Arkansas execution spree ends after another man is put to death

The prisoner was seen to convulse 20 times before he died.

# capital-punishment - Monday 10 April, 2017

Arkansas wants to execute a record seven men in 11 days

The US state wants to do it before its access to an execution drug is stopped.

# capital-punishment - Sunday 19 March, 2017

'If you have the death penalty, you can't be in the EU' - The simple message to Turkey

Jean-Claude Juncker has made it a red line issue

# capital-punishment - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Ireland's death penalty was a 'quaint throwback' but not everyone wanted to get rid of it

Thirty years ago, there were some political considerations.

# capital-punishment - Monday 26 December, 2016

Crime, murder and the end of the Civil War: The story of the first man hanged by the Irish Free State

Author Colm Wallace tells the story of soldier-turned-criminal William Downes.

# capital-punishment - Monday 14 November, 2016

It's through: Dublin City Council budget passes after filling €15 million shortfall

Commercial rates and social housing costs rise as parties call for a meeting with Minister Simon Coveney.

# capital-punishment - Monday 4 July, 2016

The average asking price for a house in Dublin city is now €314,311

And prices are rising across the country.

# capital-punishment - Saturday 11 June, 2016

'Hanging is too mild for such a savage': The story of the youngest man executed by the Irish State

William O’Neill was executed four days after Christmas, on the 29 December 1927. He was 19 years old.

# capital-punishment - Monday 16 May, 2016

The new President of the Philippines says he will hang criminals and let snipers shoot to kill

He says citizens must learn to fear the law.

# capital-punishment - Monday 28 March, 2016

The man who lived: How one convicted murderer escaped Ireland's death penalty

Patrick Aylward, 63, was accused of burning a young child to death.

# capital-punishment - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Convicted murderer Romell Broom survived one execution but he now faces a second Lethal Injection This post contains videos

Convicted murderer Romell Broom survived one execution but he now faces a second

Ohio first tried to execute him in 2009.

# capital-punishment - Sunday 6 March, 2016

An Iranian billionaire has been sentenced to death Capital Punishment This post contains videos

An Iranian billionaire has been sentenced to death

Babak Zanjani denied charges of money laundering.

# capital-punishment - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Georgia has just executed its oldest death row inmate Lethal Injection This post contains videos

Georgia has just executed its oldest death row inmate

Brandon Astor Jones (72) had been in jail for over 36 years.

# capital-punishment - Monday 1 February, 2016

72-year-old man on death row in the US to be executed tomorrow

Brandon Jones has been imprisoned for murder since 1979. He has declined to request a final meal.

# capital-punishment - Thursday 19 November, 2015

Triple child killer who murdered his daughter in petrol-filled house fire is executed

Raphael Holiday killed his 18-month-old daughter and her two half-sisters in Texas.

# capital-punishment - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Pakistan wants to hang a paraplegic wheelchair user

Abdul Basit has been given a last-minute reprieve after appeals by Human Rights groups.

# capital-punishment - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

“He can rot in hell” – Man who killed girlfriend and her two-year-old with a butcher knife is executed

Richard Strong’s daughter has said it’s unfair that she should now be orphaned.

# capital-punishment - Monday 27 April, 2015

Australia’s Bali Nine ringleaders will die tomorrow despite corruption claims

The pair’s sentencing judge allegedly asked for huge bribes in return for lighter penalties.

# capital-punishment - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Poll: Should countries be allowed to execute foreign citizens? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should countries be allowed to execute foreign citizens?

Two Australian citizens are currently facing this situation in Indonesia.

# capital-punishment - Monday 23 March, 2015

Fine Gael kick-starts its election preparations this week and Dublin will be VERY interesting

Selection conventions begin this week with lots to look out for in the capital alone.

# capital-punishment - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Utah politicians vote to bring back firing squads

However, it has yet to be signed into law.

# capital-punishment - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Saudi Arabia beheads murderer, the fifth execution under new king

King Salman took office on 23 January.

# capital-punishment - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Slow botched execution of Oklahoma murderer ruled constitutional by US court

Lawyers had argued that the execution of Clayton Lockett was “prolonged and agonising”

# capital-punishment - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Businesses want to make Dublin city safer - here's how

Better policing, an outreach team and tackling repeat offenders, mostly.

# capital-punishment - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Executioners in Oklahoma's botched execution couldn't inject the needle properly

They injected Clayton Lockett in the flesh instead of the vein and he died of a heart attack 45 minutes later.

# capital-punishment - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

A history of capital punishment: 50 years since last hanging took place in the UK

The final executions – two men in separate gallows at 8am on 13 August 1964.

# capital-punishment - Thursday 15 May, 2014

News organisations take Missouri to court over lethal injection policy

The origin of execution drugs has been brought into sharp focus after a number of botched killings.

# capital-punishment - Thursday 8 May, 2014

After botched executions, Boston bombing suspect asks US to rule out death penalty

Federal death penalty cases are relatively rare in the United States, and are often reserved for the most heinous and notorious crimes.

# capital-punishment - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

White House says botched execution wasn't humane, but maintains support for death penalty

President Barack Obama believes the death penalty doesn’t deter crime, but still supports it in some cases.

# capital-punishment - Thursday 24 April, 2014

The first 'double execution' in the US for 14 years will be carried out on Tuesday

The move comes as a court ruled that Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them.

# capital-punishment - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Capital punishment, fining criminals and how to stop wasting water

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# capital-punishment - Monday 31 March, 2014

From The42 Dublin's number one problem - who will replace Stephen Cluxton this weekend? Capital Punishment

Dublin's number one problem - who will replace Stephen Cluxton this weekend?

Sean Currie came off the bench following Cluxton’s red card — but will he get the nod for Sunday’s game against Tyrone?

# capital-punishment - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Iraq executions top 150 this year so far

The level of death sentences carried out is at highest since 2008 – even though critics say that conviction procedures fall short of international standards.

# capital-punishment - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

American confesses to murder as he is executed

William Happ raped and strangled Angie Crowley in 1986 but only confessed as he lay on execution table.

# capital-punishment - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

From The42 The winners and losers from the Lions’ defeat to the Brumbies Capital Punishment

The winners and losers from the Lions’ defeat to the Brumbies

Few players put their hand up in the Australian capital for Test match selection apart from the benchwarmers.

# capital-punishment - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Former death row inmates fight capital punishment

The World Congress against the death penalty opens today in Madrid, and some former inmates spoke about their thoughts on the issue.

# capital-punishment - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Death penalty stats show increase in executions but drop in death sentences Executions This post contains videos

Death penalty stats show increase in executions but drop in death sentences

The Amnesty International figures have revealed that while the number of people executed last year rose by two, there were 201 less death sentences handed down.

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