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Virginia Adds New Lethal Injection Drug: Rocuronium Bromide

The Virginia Department of Corrections said Friday that rocuronium bromide will be used in executions to replace one that is in short supply nationwide.

07/27/2012

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Romney Proposed ‘Foolproof’ Death Penalty In Mass.

As Massachusetts governor, Republican Mitt Romney set himself a daunting challenge: craft a death penalty law that virtually guaranteed only the guilty could be executed, then push it through an overwhelmingly Democratic state Legislature that was leery of capital punishment.

07/16/2012

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Feds Seek Death Penalty In Somali Yacht Hijacking

Federal prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against three Somalis charged with murder in the fatal shooting of four Americans aboard a hijacked yacht last year, according to a court document unsealed Tuesday.

05/02/2012

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Renowned Anti-Capital Punishment Activist Emplores Maryland To End Death Penalty

Sister Helen Prejean, an advocate for ending capital punishment, wants Maryland lawmakers to consider outlawing the death penalty.

03/02/2012

Anti-Death Penalty Groups Hold Demonstration Against Executions

Death Penalty Revision Up For Committee Vote In Virginia

Legislation to expand the death penalty in Virginia is up for a key vote at the General Assembly, to include a revision of the triggerman rule.

02/22/2012

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Bill To Expand Death Penalty In Virginia Dies

A bill to expand use of the death penalty to include accomplices of murder in Virginia died in a Senate committee on Wednesday.

02/08/2012

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Death Penalty Trial Deliberations Continue For Slain Officer

Lee Edward Stephens, accused of killing a corrections officer in Jessup, MD five years ago, could soon find out if he will face the death penalty.

02/06/2012

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