Utah Looks to Bring Back Firing Squad

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — A bill that would allow Utah to use the firing squad for executions passed the State Senate Tuesday. The measure was brought on due to problems acquiring lethal drugs for the death penalty. According to a state legislator, if the state gets within 30 days of an execution and officials … Continue reading »

Jordan Executes Prisoners in Response

(CNN) — Jordan is retaliating after one of its pilots was murdered by ISIS. The terror group released a video Tuesday showing the Jordanian pilot trapped in a cage and then being burned alive. In response, Jordan executed two convicted militants Wednesday morning. One of them was the Iraqi woman meant to be swapped for … Continue reading »

Inmate ‘Struggled’ During Execution

(CNN) — Joseph Wood died nearly two hours after the start of his execution Wednesday, his attorney said, saying the Arizona inmate struggled to breathe for much of that time. “It took Joseph Wood two hours to die, and he gasped and struggled to breathe for about an hour and 40 minutes. We will renew … Continue reading »