This week Texas reached a grim milestone when the state put to death a woman inmate as its 500th execution since 1976.
Philadelphia prosecutors now have a choice of holding a new sentencing hearing or allowing the former Black Panther to serve a life sentence without parole.
This is Davis's fourth execution date since 2007. The gun used to kill the police officer was never found, nor any physical evidence linking Davis to the murder.
Rick Perry allowed the Thursday evening execution of a Mexican national, even though the action violated U.S. treaty obligations.
"With our broken system, we cannot ensure justice is achieved in every case," Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn said.
Lawmakers are poised to make Illinois the first state to end capital punishment since 2009.
CHICAGO - In a landmark vote Jan. 6, the Illinois House passed a measure to abolish the death penalty in the state.
Kamala Harris vows to insure "the law of this state is on the side of the people."
Troy Davis, an African American man on Georgia's death row, faces execution, again, after a federal judge ruled yesterday, Aug. 25, in a Supreme Court ordered appeal.
Troy Davis, an African American inmate held on Georgia's death row for nearly two decades, will have chance to win his freedom Wednesday.