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Majority of U.S. executions come from just 2 percent of counties

The arbitrary nature of the death penalty as practiced in the US is laid bare in a new study that shows that just 2% of counties across the nation have generated most of the executions in the past 40 years. A new report from the Death Penalty Information Center in…

Study finds death penalty use in decline

(Reuters) – Use of the death penalty has fallen to its lowest level since capital punishment was reinstated in the United States in 1976, according to a report released on Thursday by a nonprofit that tracks death penalty data. The Washington-based Death Penalty Information Center reported a 75 percent drop…

U.S. support for death penalty hits 29-year low

Americans’ support for the death penalty has waned to a 39-year low, according to results of a Gallup poll released Thursday. The controversial topic of capital punishment has been in the news recently surrounding the execution of Georgia inmate Troy Davis. Davis was convicted of murdering off-duty Georgia police officer…

Ohio justices, lawyer task force to study death penalty

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) – Ohio’s top court and state bar association will form a joint task force to review the administration of the state’s death penalty, the chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court said on Thursday. The task force will not address whether Ohio should or should not have…

Convicted ax murderer is executed in Delaware

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – A convicted ax murderer, on Delaware’s death row for some 18 years, was executed on Friday at the state prison in Smyrna. Robert W. Jackson III, 38, was put to death by lethal injection shortly after midnight, Delaware Governor Jack Markell announced. He was sentenced to death…

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