Lethal Injection

In this 1998 photo, Wesley Ira Purkey, center, is escorted by police officers in Kansas City, Kan., after he was arrested in connection with the death of 80-year-old Mary Ruth Bales.
(Jim Barcus/The Kansas City Star via AP)
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July 16, 2020 - 9:18 am
US executes 2nd man in a week; lawyers said he had dementia
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Protesters against the death penalty gather in Terre Haute, Ind., Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Wesley Ira Purkey, convicted of a gruesome 1998 kidnapping and killing, is scheduled to be executed Wednesday evening at the federal prison in Terre Haute.
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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July 16, 2020 - 3:20 am
Supreme Court clears way for 2nd federal execution this week
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August 07, 2018 - 2:04 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys are asking the U.S. Supreme Court for a stay of execution for a convicted child killer after the Tennessee Supreme Court and governor decided against a delay. In a filing Tuesday, federal public defender Kelley Henry and attorney Carl Gene Shiles Jr. wrote that...
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