Rodney Reed Stays Death Penalty in Texas Execution for Murder of Stacey Stites

Rodney Reed Gets A Stay of Execution in Texas Death Penalty Case Rodney Reed has been a Texas death row inmate since his trial for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites. Stites was the 19-year-old fiancée of Officer Jimmy Fennell. During his trial, the state argued that Reed had raped and murdered the 19-year-old, and […]

Court Rules That Jodi Arias May Still Face Death Penalty

The lawyers for Jodi Arias have lost their attempt to have the death penalty removed from the table of options for her sentencing. An Arizona federal appeals lawyer explains the basis for the defense’s request and what’s next for Arias. Recent Developments in the Jodi Arias Case As a Arizona federal appeals attorney discusses, Jodi Arias was convicted of […]

Supreme Court Rejects Argument About Drugs Used In Lethal Injection

Since a botched execution in Oklahoma earlier this year, controversy has surrounded the composition and source of drugs used in lethal injections. As a federal appeals attorney explains, the U.S. Supreme Court has just rejected a Texas inmate’s bid to halt his execution. The Basis for the Appeal Convicted murder Robert James Campbell sits on death row […]

Oklahoma Execution Debacle Raises Questions For Texas Deathrow Inmate

Robert James Campbell awaits execution on rape and murder charges in Texas. He has requested a stay from a federal court judge. A Texas federal appeals lawyer explains how a controversial execution in Oklahoma could impact Campbell’s fate. The Basis for Campbell’s Appeal Deathrow inmate Robert James Campbell was convicted of the brutal rape and murder of […]

Deathrow Inmate Loses Appeal But State Is Not Yet Equipped to Execute Him

Convicted Nebraska cult killer Michael Ryan recently lost his appeal to stay his execution. As a Nebraska appeals attorney discusses, despite this loss, the state is still not ready to execute him. The Facts Leading Up to Ryan’s Conviction Michael Ryan was convicted of the brutal torture and murder of James Thimm in 1985. Ryan, a […]

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