Execution: Georgia man convicted of rape, murder put to death by lethal injection

JACKSON, Georgia – Willie James Pye, a 59-year-old man convicted of the abduction, rape, and murder of his former girlfriend in 1993, was executed on Wednesday night at a prison in Jackson. The Georgia Department of Corrections confirmed the execution was carried out by lethal injection at 11:03 p.m., marking the state’s first execution since 2020. Despite a series of last-minute legal challenges and a clemency request pleading for his life to be spared, Pye’s …

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Execution of Longest-Serving Death Row Inmate in Idaho Halted Due to Failed Lethal Injection Attempt

Boise, Idaho – The planned execution of Thomas Eugene Creech, one of the longest-serving death row inmates in Idaho, was halted due to complications in delivering the lethal injection on Thursday. Creech, who has been convicted of multiple murders and is suspected of others, was scheduled to be executed at a maximum-security prison in Boise. However, the procedure was abandoned after prison officials struggled to insert a catheter into a vein. During the attempted execution, …

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Machete Attack on Elderly Man with Lethal Intention Should Result in Murder Conviction, Prosecution Tells Jury

Dublin, Ireland – A prosecution barrister has delivered a compelling closing argument, describing a gruesome and deliberate machete attack on an elderly man as evidence of intention to commit murder. The accused, Patrick McDonagh, has admitted to the killing but denies the charge of murder. The trial at the Central Criminal Court has brought to light the chilling details of the attack on Peter McDonald, and the complex defense of McDonagh’s mental state at the …

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Alabama Inmate to be Executed with Nitrogen Gas after Failed Lethal Injection Attempt

Birmingham, Alabama – Convicted murderer Kenneth Smith is scheduled to become the first inmate in the United States to be executed with nitrogen gas. Smith’s legal attempts to have the method declared unconstitutional have failed, and his execution is set to take place on Thursday. Smith’s case drew attention in 2022 when a botched lethal injection prompted a review of Alabama’s death penalty procedures. However, the Supreme Court has denied his request to stay the …

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Alabama Man Faces Imminent Execution by Untested Nitrogen Gas Method After Surviving Failed Lethal Injection

Alabama – Kenneth Smith, a death row inmate at the Holman Correctional Facility, is facing yet another execution date, this time by an untested method – death by nitrogen gas. Smith’s harrowing experience with failed lethal injection in 2022 has left him traumatized and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. As the scheduled execution date approaches, Smith grapples with the anguish of reliving the trauma and the fears associated with the new method of execution. His …

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