July 28, 2015

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Indonesia executes eight drug smugglers; Australia recalls ambassador in protest

CILACAP, Indonesia — Indonesia brushed aside last-minute appeals and executed eight people convicted of drug smuggling on Wednesday, although a Philippine woman was granted a reprieve. Attorney General Muhammad Prasetyo confirmed that each of the eight had been executed simultaneously at 12:35 a.m. (1735 GMT) by 13-member firing squads. Medical teams confirmed their deaths three Read More…

Execution delayed for second time today

LUCASVILLE (AP) — A lawyer for a condemned inmate in the state death chamber says execution team members have taken a break after struggling to access the inmate’s veins. Attorney Tim Sweeney says the team is having trouble inserting IVs into the arms of Romell Broom, sentenced to die for raping and killing a 14-year-old Read More…

UPDATE: Wilson executed

LUCASVILLE – Daniel Wilson died at 10:33 a.m., executed 18 years after he killed Carol Lutz by locking her in the trunk of her car and setting it on fire. Wilson’s execution began just after 10 a.m. when medical personnel on the state’s execution team inserted the shunts into his arms. The executioner working on Read More…