The state of Georgia will put the death its oldest inmate convicted in connection with a murder in 1979. Brandon Astor Jones, 72, convicted in the death of a convenience store manager in an Atlanta suburb during a botched robbery, was set to be executed at 7 PM ET Tuesday. Jones was scheduled to be put […]
The court argued the Kansas case in October 2015 and came to an 8 to 1 decision on Wednesday. Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented the Supreme Court's decision, only to note the case shouldn't have been heard in the first place.
President Barack Obama and Russian leader Vladimir Putin haven’t always seen eye-to-eye, but Monday they will come face-to-face to lay lingering issues between their countries on the…
Charles Stinney, the brother of the youngest person executed in the United States, spoke to theGrio.com about the controversial execution. His brother, George Junius Stinney, Jr. was executed at the age of 14. He was convicted of killing two white girls in Alcolu, South Carolina in 1944. VIDEO: The details surrounding his conviction and subsequent […]
On June 16th, 1944, the United States put to rest the youngest person ever to be subjected to the death penalty. George Junius Stinney Jr. was only 14 when he was arrested and charged for allegedly murdering an 8 and an 11-year -old duo of white girls with a large railroad spike. The sheriff at […]
In the wake of several high-profile capital punishment cases, the death penalty is once again becoming a hot button political issue. And while the number of death sentences per year has dropped over the last decade, the data paints an interesting picture that demands heavy analysis from both sides of the issue. See also: Do You Agree […]
Chicago, Illinois — Democratic Governor Pat Quinn says he will be abolishing Illinois’ death penalty; a stance made after consulting with many “people of good faith”. Also read: WBW Honors: Muhammad Ali The governor met with South African activist Desmond Tutu, as well as prosecutors, murder victims’ families, death penalty opponents and religious leaders, according […]
WASHINGTON — At a hearing scheduled for Monday, December 6, a district court in Texas will decide whether the death penalty is unconstitutional in the state based on the disproportionately high risk of wrongful convictions in Texas.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s governor spared the life of Sidney Cornwell, a man facing execution Tuesday for killing a 3-year-old, in part because the convict had an undiagnosed genetic condition that led to developmental disabilities and large breasts as a child.