Some North Carolina political conservatives want state lawmakers to consider whether to replace the death penalty with life in prison without parole due to recently vacated murder cases.
Governor signs bill allowing Tennessee to electrocute death row inmates if prison officials cannot obtain drugs used for lethal injections.
Legislation would allow the state to electrocute death row inmates if lethal injection drugs cannot be obtained.
A drifter who wound up on death row, convicted of killing seven people in a series of Tennessee fast-food robberies two decades ago, died at a hospital.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue vetoed a bill on Wednesday that would have essentially repealed a 2009 law designed to address alleged racial bias in death penalty cases, saying it is essential the legal process isn’t tarnished by prejudice.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A coalition of religious leaders is launching an effort to repeal the death penalty in North Carolina.