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Call For Death Penalty In Church Shooting, But State Lacks The Drug

Two days after the shooting deaths of nine people during a Bible study at a Charleston church, Republican Gov. Nikki Haley made a bold public statement: The gunman “absolutely” should be put to death. But her state, though largely pro-death penalty, can’t secure one of the drugs needed for lethal injections and hasn’t executed an inmate since 2011.

06/21/2015

This undated photo shows the death chamber at the Georgia Diagnostic Prison in Jackson. (Georgia Department of Corrections/Getty Images)

Georgia Executes Murderer; First Since Botched Lethal Injection In Oklahoma

Marcus Wellons was sentenced to death in 1993 for the 1989 murder of his 15-year-old neighbor.

06/18/2014

File photo of an execution chamber. (credit: CAROLINE GROUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Georgia Death Row Inmate Set To Die Tuesday

A Georgia death row inmate convicted of raping and strangling a 15-year-old girl is scheduled to be executed Tuesday.

06/15/2014

File photo of an execution chamber. (credit: CAROLINE GROUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Ala. Can’t Execute Death Row Inmates After State Runs Out Of Lethal Injection Drug

Alabama can’t execute death row inmates because the state has run out of the critical first drug given at the start of each lethal injection, authorities said Tuesday.

03/26/2014