An appeals court paused Melissa Lucio’s execution. Attorneys and organizers are mobilizing to stop it entirely.
Melissa Lucio’s conviction hinges on a late-night confession and misrepresentations of trauma.
A circuit court ruling in 2020 noted several evidentiary and jury selection issues during Tsarnaev’s sentencing.
Donald Grant and Matthew Reeves were executed after failing to “choose” their own method of death, activists say.
Aside from a 2021 moratorium on federal executions, the Biden administration hasn’t taken any steps to end the practice.
Advocates in Oklahoma are rallying outside the barricaded governor’s mansion ahead of the planned Thursday execution.
11 of the 13 states in the South still have the death penalty on the books despite declining national support.
The moratorium on federal executions doesn’t end the death penalty, which Biden campaigned on doing in 2020.
The representative sharply criticized the death penalty, calling it “state-sanctioned murder.”