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Death Row Inmate Hoping for Supreme Interventionnew

The Court of Criminal Appeals last week denied a stay of execution for Robert Wayne Harris, convicted in 2000 of killing two people during a shooting spree at the Mi-T-Fine Car Wash in Irving. Unless the federal courts intervene, on Sept. 20 he'll be the eighth man executed in Texas this year.
Austin Chronicle  |  Jordan Smith  |  09-18-2012  |  Crime & Justice

Werner Herzog's Riveting Death Row Docnew

Herzog's fervent fans surely rushed out to see Into the Abyss over the weekend, but for those who need coaxing, let me urge you to do the same in the limited time left for this title.
INDY Week  |  David Fellerath  |  12-03-2011  |  Reviews

Claims of Sexual Abuse by Former Priest Results in Calls to Stay Executionnew

The church of St. Clare’s in San Antonio, a symbol of faith and piety for some, has become an icon of the fear and shame others here have kept buried for decades.
San Antonio Current  |  Michael Barajas  |  06-15-2011  |  Crime & Justice

The Oldest Person on Death Row in the U.S. Dies of Natural Causesnew

For the phrase "natural causes" to have been in the same headline as the name Viva Leroy Nash is purely ironic. Nash, who died Feb. 12, at age 94 — he was the oldest person on death row in the United States — escaped legal execution by the state of Arizona for more than a quarter of a century.
Phoenix New Times  |  Paul Rubin  |  02-23-2010  |  Crime & Justice

Death Row Inmate Brett Hartmann Says He Can Prove His Innocencenew

Hartmann says that when he was first arrested for murder, he didn't take it seriously enough, because he knew he didn't do it. He put his faith in his lawyers. He never expected to be sentenced to death.
Cleveland Scene  |  James Renner  |  03-26-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Blood Money in the New Orleans DA's Officenew

A $15 million judgment against New Orleans' DA's office after a man who spent 14 years on death row was found not guilty of the crime for which he was convicted has new District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro on the financial ropes. And that may only be the beginning.
Gambit  |  David Winkler-Schmit  |  01-14-2009  |  Crime & Justice

The Nation's Oldest Death Row Inmate Will Never Be Executednew

Officially, the state of Arizona still wants to put Leroy Nash to death, but the odds of Nash actually ever being executed seem to be less than slim.
Phoenix New Times  |  Paul Rubin  |  12-09-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Will North Carolina Resume Executions or Keep the Ban?new

Now that the legal battle over a doctor's role in death row executions is nearing a conclusion, the issue of capital punishment in North Carolina is about to land in the laps of the 2009 General Assembly and Governor-elect Bev Perdue.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  12-04-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Putting a Face on Texas' Death Row Populationnew

Shooting through the glass of interview cubicles, photographer and investigator John Holbrook has made eloquent portraits of some of the men -- and one of the women on Texas' Death Row.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Gayle Reaves and John Holbrook  |  05-08-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Killing Time: Dead Men Waiting on Oregon's Death Rownew

The state's machinery of death is clearly in place. But since the U.S. Supreme Court allowed states to resume executions in 1976, Oregon has killed only two men. Meanwhile, 35 men sit alone this week in their cells on death row.
Willamette Week  |  James Pitkin  |  01-23-2008  |  Crime & Justice

The Comeback Kidnew

After more than a decade on death row, boxer Anthony "Two Guns" Fletcher fights for his life.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  J.F. Pirro  |  04-17-2006  |  Crime & Justice

Andre Lewis Adjusts to Life After Death Rownew

Hours before convicted murderer Andre Lewis was scheduled to die in 1993, he was granted a reprieve. His relatives' testimony about the negative circumstances of his childhood eventually saved him but distanced him from them as well.
Dallas Observer  |  Robert Wilonsky  |  12-20-2004  |  Crime & Justice

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