(RIYADH, Saudi Arabia) -- U.S. President Joe Biden has promised to bring up human rights concerns when he meets with Saudi leaders in Jeddah on Friday as part of his first Middle Eastern trip, but the visit has been surrounded by considerable intrigue and... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Melissa Lucio was first sentenced to death in 2008 for the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Mariah Alvarez. After nearly 15 years on death row in Texas, Lucio was granted a stay of her scheduled April 27 execution by the Texas... Read More.
(AUSTIN, Texas) -- The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has ordered a court to consider new evidence regarding the case of Melissa Lucio and the death of her daughter, Mariah. Lucio is on death row and was scheduled to be executed on April... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The images of five bodies found fatally shot in a basement in Bucha, Ukraine, with their hands tied behind their backs, apparently tortured and executed, alerted the world to possible war crimes. The images, revealed just over a week ago, included the... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, in an 8-1 decision, has endorsed a pastor's audible prayer and laying of hands on an inmate at the moment of his execution, siding with a Texas death-row prisoner who challenged the state's ban on the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Julius Jones has spent the past 20 years fighting for his life on death row, but on Friday a federal appeals court rejected his final appeal. As of now, Jones will be executed this week on his scheduled execution date of Nov.... Read More.
(OKLAHOMA) -- Julius Jones, who has spent the past 20 years on death row, has never been closer to freedom, despite the fact that last week, his execution date was set for Nov. 18. The Oklahoma Parole Board voted 3-1 to commute Jones' sentence to... Read More.
(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- Four officers were shot and injured, and a suspect was killed during an attempted search by police in Birmingham, Alabama, investigators said. The incident took place Sunday at the 1000 block of 18th Street S, where officers were investigating a shooting that... Read More.
BY: JULIA JACOBO(TERRE HAUTE, Indiana) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has scheduled the federal execution of an inmate who was convicted of murdering a pregnant woman, cutting her open and kidnapping the baby from her womb.Lisa Montgomery... Read More.
By SOMAYEH MALEKIAN, ABC News(TEHRAN, Iran) -- Iranians from a variety of political, economic and cultural backgrounds -- lawyers, teachers, footballers, artists, students, activists -- joined together in an unprecedented Twitter storm, sharing the hashtag #DoNotExecute to protest the judiciary... Read More.
By LUKE BARR, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- A D.C. District Court judge has halted the first federal execution in 17 years. Judge Tanya Chutkan, an Obama appointee, stopped the execution just hours before it was set to take place.The... Read More.
By LUKE BARR, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The American Civil Liberties Union has joined with a law firm to sue Attorney General William Barr and other federal officials in order to delay a federal execution that's scheduled to be carried out... Read More.