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Experts: Melissa Lucio faces tough fight to get new trial

HOUSTON (AP) — With Melissa Lucio’s execution put on indefinite hold by a Texas appeals court, her attorneys will now be focused on trying to convince a judge to recommend she get a new trial. ...

Singapore court dismisses final appeal of disabled Malaysian

SINGAPORE (AP) — The Singapore Court of Appeal on Tuesday dismissed a last-minute legal challenge filed by the mother of a mentally disabled Malaysian man in an attempt to halt his execution for drug ...

Melissa Lucio's execution was delayed. What to know about it

HOUSTON (AP) — The execution of Melissa Lucio is off. At least for now. Lucio, 52, had been set to be executed by lethal injection Wednesday for the death of her 2-y...

EXPLAINER: Concern mounts as Melissa Lucio's execution nears

HOUSTON (AP) — Nearly half of the jurors who sentenced a Texas woman to die for the 2007 death of one of her 14 children have called for her upcoming execution to be halted and for her to get a new tr...

Today in History: April 24, hostage rescue mission fails

Today in History Today is Sunday, April 24, the 114th day of 2022. There are 251 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April ...

2nd SC execution on hold after court halts firing squad plan

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's highest court, two days after pausing plans for a rare firing squad execution, announced Friday that it was putting another execution on hold as inmates challeng...

Death sentence tossed in murders of dad, stepmom, stepsister

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man twice convicted of murdering his father, stepmother and 8-year-old stepsister 40 years ago had his death sentence reversed Thursday by the California Supreme Court...

Oldest Texas death row inmate faces execution in cop's death

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas’ oldest death row inmate faces execution Thursday for killing a Houston police officer nearly 32 years ago during a traffic stop. Carl Wayne Bun...

Singapore schedules hanging of disabled Malaysian next week

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian man with a mental disability is to be hanged next week in Singapore after losing a final appeal, rights groups said Wednesday, but his Malaysian lawyer mounte...

Pakistan: 6 men sentenced to death over lynching of Sri Lankan man

Prosecutors in Pakistan on Monday said that six men had been sentenced to death for the lynching of Sri Lankan national Priyantha Kumara in December of last year. Life sentences were handed out to at...

Guilty verdict in deaths of Utah teens found in mine shaft

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The case of a teenage couple killed and tossed down an abandoned mine shaft culminated in murder convictions Friday for a Utah man who prosecutors said killed the pair because he...

Lawsuit over South Carolina execution methods can go forward

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge ruled Thursday that a lawsuit brought by four death row inmates challenging South Carolina's execution methods can move forward as the state attempts to carry out its fir...

S. Carolina schedules 1st execution with firing squad ready

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has scheduled its first execution after corrections officials finished updating the death chamber to prepare for executions by firing squad. The ...

UAE sentences Israeli woman to death, testing new ties

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has sentenced an Israeli woman to death for cocaine possession, in a major test of new relations between the Mideast countries. Israe...

Scuffles at Greek court over woman charged with killing girl

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek woman accused of killing her hospitalized 9-year-old daughter was ordered held in pre-trial prison custody late Monday, under enhanced protection measures to prevent her ...