Death row inmate's extravagant last meal request including lobster and steak

Murderer granted stay of execution after more than 20 years on Death Row

A murderer has been granted a stay of execution after his death warrant was improperly filed. Ray Cromartie has been on Death Row for more than 20 years and was due to die by lethal injection at around 11pm [UK time] today. However, the Georgia Supreme Court halted the execution at the last minute after […]

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Death row inmate's extravagant last meal request including lobster and steak

Death Row killer who shot shopkeeper will die within hours after 20-year wait

A man convicted of shooting and killing a shop worker in a botched beer robbery, is set to be put to death tonight. Ray Cromartie has been on death row for more than 20 years and is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 11pm GMT. The now 52 year old murdered store clerk Richard […]

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Death row inmate's extravagant last meal request including lobster and steak

Death row inmate’s extravagant last meal request including lobster and steak

A death row inmate wants a taste of the finer things in life before he is executed for gunning down a convenience store worker at point-blank range. After eating nothing but prison food for 25 years, Ray Cromartie has submitted a colossal, high-calorie last meal request with 11 menu items, including lobster and a steak. […]

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Killer's skin rips and he 'chokes for air' in 'worst botched execution ever'

Killer’s skin rips and he ‘chokes for air’ in ‘worst botched execution ever’

Just after 6pm on December 13, 2006, Angel Nieves Diaz grimaced in pain and jutted his head as a lethal cocktail of drugs was pumped into the convicted killer’s body. Witnesses looked on in horror as he struggled to speak and coughed before his body shuddered while strapped to a gurney in the ensuing ten […]

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Family and nun fight for retrial as man convicted by all-white jury faces death | US news

Family and nun fight for retrial as man convicted by all-white jury faces death | US news

“He never had a chance.” That’s what Sandra Reed said at the start of a rally in front of the Texas governor’s mansion calling for a retrial for her son, Rodney Reed. Reed, 51, has been on death row in Texas since 1998 and is scheduled to be executed on 20 November for murder. But […]

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Killer says he shouldn't be executed because he has foetal alcohol disorder

Killer says he shouldn’t be executed because he has foetal alcohol disorder

A death row inmate set to be executed for murdering a grandmother says his life should be spared because he has foetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Gang member Mark Soliz, 37, was found guilty of fatally shooting Nancy Weatherly, 61, during a burglary at her home, just hours after killing a beer delivery driver. The convicted […]

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Billy Crutsinger execution: Death row inmate's final words before lethal injection

Billy Crutsinger execution: Death row inmate’s final words before lethal injection

A callous monster who murdered a mother and her daughter has been executed by lethal injection after spending 16 years on death row. Billy Crutsinger butchered Pearl Magouirk, 89, and Patricia Syren, 71, in their own home in a frenzied attack. The women’s bodies weren’t found for two days after the stabbings and a DNA […]

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Larry Swearingen executed: Victim's grandad, 92, watches convicted murderer die

Larry Swearingen executed: Victim’s grandad, 92, watches convicted murderer die

A murdered college student’s 92-year-old grandfather watched as the man convicted of killing her was executed by lethal injection. Melissa Trotter’s parents and other family members also looked on from a witness room as Larry Swearingen was put to death. Swearingen, 48, was convicted of abducting, raping and strangling the 19-year-old, whose body was found […]

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Death row inmate to be executed on sixth try after once being minutes from end

Larry Swearingen execution: Death row inmate who raped and murdered teen is killed

A death row inmate has been executed for abducting, raping and strangling a 19-year-old college student to death. Larry Swearingen was convicted of murdering Melissa Trotter in December 1998, despite his denials and claims that they were “friends with benefits”. The 48-year-old was injected with a cocktail of lethal drugs in Huntsville, Texas, this morning […]

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