Jury returns death sentence for ‘Grim Sleeper’ serial killer

June 7, 2016 in News, The Buzz

By AMANDA LEE MYERS and BRIAN MELLEY LOS ANGELES (AP) — A serial killer known as the “Grim Sleeper” should be sentenced to death for murdering nine women and a teenage girl over […]

Charleston church shooting: Victims’ families support decision to seek death penalty

May 27, 2016 in News, Religion

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The husband of a woman gunned down at a historic black church in Charleston with eight other people said Wednesday he won’t be at peace until […]

Charleston church shooting: Justice Department to seek death penalty

May 25, 2016 in News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department intends to seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, the man charged with killing nine black parishioners last year in a church in Charleston, South Carolina, Attorney […]

Prosecutors: Charleston church shooting suspect Dylann Roof to face death penalty

September 4, 2015 in News

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) — The white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers during a Bible study will face the death penalty, according to court documents filed Thursday. The […]

Federal judge orders temporary halt to Mississippi executions, state to appeal

August 26, 2015 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked the state of Mississippi from using two drugs in executions. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate issued a temporary restraining […]

Justices speak out about death penalty, but executions go on

August 12, 2015 in News

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Wherever their summer travels have taken them, Supreme Court justices probably will weigh in over the next few days on Texas’ plans to execute two […]

Botched execution in Oklahoma may have impact in Mississippi (Other views)

May 7, 2014 in Editorials, Opinion

The Associated Press Last week’s botched execution in Oklahoma has again focused the nation’s attention on the death penalty. Although support for capital punishment remains high in Mississippi, it is […]

Inmate executed for 17-year-old sex crime

March 26, 2012 in News

PARCHMAN – A 61-year-old man convicted of sexually assaulting a woman and repeatedly running over her body with his car was executed by lethal injection last Thursday at Mississippi‘s state […]