March 14, 2013 Convicted murderer Gary Haugen has spent more than 30 years in prison; he's been on death row since 2007. And if he had his way, he would schedule his execution tomorrow. But the Oregon Supreme Court must decide whether Haugen can die — or if Gov. John Kitzhaber's reprieve of him should stand.
January 20, 2012 The case of Wu Ying, a young Chinese woman sentenced to death for defrauding investors of 770 million yuan ($122 million), is headed to China's Supreme Court, after Wu lost her appeal of her sentence late this week.
April 1, 2011 Kentucky and Tennessee have become the second and third states to turn over their supplies of an increasingly rare lethal-injection drug to the Justice Department.
March 9, 2011 Illinois has banned the death penalty, joining 15 other states that have abolished capital punishment for convicted prisoners. Gov. Patrick Quinn signed the bill to end the practice and commuted the sentences of 15 inmates who had been on the state's Death Row.