June 28, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
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Iranian president blasts Saudia Arabia after execution of cleric

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s president said on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia cannot “cover up” its crime of executing a leading Shiite cleric by severing diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic, even as the kingdom’s allies began limiting their links to his country. President Hassan Rouhani’s comments came as Kuwait announced it had recalled its ambassador Read More…

Georgia executes first woman in 70 years

JACKSON, Ga. — The only woman on Georgia’s death row was executed early Wednesday, making her the first woman put to death by the state in seven decades. Kelly Renee Gissendaner was pronounced dead by injection of pentobarbital at 12:21 a.m. at the state prison in Jackson. She was convicted of murder in the February Read More…

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…