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Pleas for clemency grow ahead of Ernest Lee Johnson’s execution

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Pleas for clemency on behalf of convicted murderer Ernest Lee Johnson are growing more frantic ahead of his scheduled execution by lethal injection in Missouri on Tuesday after the Pope and two members of the US Congr...

Execution delayed for Texas prisoner who requested pastor lay hands on him

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A Texas death row inmate won a reprieve from execution after claiming the state was violating his religious freedom by not letting his pastor lay hands on him at the time of his lethal injection. John Henry Ramirez w...

‘It’s part of my faith’: Death row inmate calls for pastor to lay hands on him during execution

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John Henry Ramirez does not want to die alone. The Texas prisoner knows that at his execution, scheduled for Wednesday evening, he will be able to see witnesses through a pane of glass. A stoic prison official will pr...

‘Dating Game Killer’ dies in California while awaiting execution

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A prolific murderer who became known as “the Dating Game Killer” died on Saturday while awaiting execution in California, authorities said. Rodney James Alcala was 77. He died of natural causes at a hospital in San J...

‘He died in agony’: how mistaken identity led to a man’s execution

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In the final minutes of The Phantom, Patrick Forbes’ shattering new documentary on the American death penalty, a prosecutor from Texas who possesses an uncanny resemblance to a grizzly bear shares with us his thoughts...