Gray was convicted of murdering an entire family in 2006 and given the death penalty for killing the children. His execution would be the first known instance of any state using a dose of the sedative midazolam that was procured from a compounding pharmacy. Virginia Department of Corrections via AP hide caption

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Melvin Graham, whose sister Cynthia Hurd was murdered by Dylann Roof, makes a statement outside the federal courthouse in Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday. Brooks Brunson/The Post And Courier via AP hide caption

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Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof told a federal judge Wednesday that he will not present evidence or witnesses in the penalty phase of his trial. Roof (pictured in 2015) faces the death penalty. Chuck Burton/AP hide caption

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Florida Death Row Population In Limbo After Supreme Court Ruling

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Texas Death Case Tests Standards For Defining Intellectual Disability

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Workers with the Living United for Change in Arizona organization canvas a south Phoenix neighborhood in October to advocate for the passage of Proposition 206, which would increase the state's minimum wage. The measure was approved on Tuesday. Astrid Galvan/AP hide caption

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During his sentencing for murder in 1997, the jury was told that because Duane Buck was black, he posed a "future dangerousness." He was given the death penalty. Texas Department of Criminal Justice/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court To Hear Death Penalty Case Based On Racially Tainted Testimony

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Larry Greene, public information director of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, demonstrates how a curtain is pulled between the death chamber and witness room at the prison in Lucasville, Ohio. Kiichiro Sato/AP hide caption

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After Failed Coup, Some Turks Call For Reinstating The Death Penalty

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