Death Penalty

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NC Conservative Group Wants Death Penalty Reviewed

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.

09/16/2014

Governor signs bill allowing Tennessee to electrocute death row inmates if prison officials cannot obtain drugs used for lethal injections. (Getty Images)

Tennessee Brings Back Electric Chair

Governor signs bill allowing Tennessee to electrocute death row inmates if prison officials cannot obtain drugs used for lethal injections.

05/22/2014

Legislation would enable state officials to use the electric chair on death row inmates if lethal injection drugs cannot be obtained. (Getty Images)

Tennessee Senate Authorizes Electric Chair For Executions

Legislation would allow the state to electrocute death row inmates if lethal injection drugs cannot be obtained.

04/09/2014

Paul Ried was on death row for the 1997 series of killings during fast food robberies. (Getty Images)

Man Convicted In 7 Murders Dies In Tennessee Hospital

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.

11/02/2013

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NC Governor Vetoes Death-Row Racial Bias Bill

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 Beverly Perdue vetoed a bill on Wednesday that would have essentially repealed a 2009 law designed to address alleged racial bias in death penalty cases, saying it is essential the legal process isn’t tarnished by prejudice.

CBS Charlotte–12/14/2011

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Group Launches Bid To Repeal NC Death Penalty

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A coalition of religious leaders is launching an effort to repeal the death penalty in North Carolina.

CBS Charlotte–12/02/2011

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