(WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department on Wednesday will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, even as the agency has suspended all federal executions and President Biden has vowed to eliminate capital punishment. A federal appeals... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Attorney General Merrick Garland has ordered a temporary halt to the Justice Department advocating any scheduling of further executions of federal inmates, according to a memo. Garland in a memo to senior officials at the department Thursday echoed his own recently stated reservations about... Read More.
(PHOENIX) -- Arizona intends to resume executing death row inmates in gas chambers with Nazi-era chemicals, according to a report. The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry has spent thousands of dollars "refurbishing" gas chambers for executions, according to a report in The Guardian,... 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 ELLA TORRES, ABC News(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Texas is set to move forward with the execution of an inmate Wednesday, its first since a five-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic.Billy Wardlow, 45, was convicted of capital murder... Read More.