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USA carries out first woman execution in seven decades

WASHINGTON – The US Department of Justice said Friday it had planned the first federal execution in nearly 70 years and set a date for December 8th to kill Lisa Montgomery, who was convicted of a 2004 murder. Montgomery, convicted in Missouri of strangling a pregnant woman, is being executed by lethal injection in Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S. Prison, the …

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Execution of William LeCroy: The federal government kills an inmate who accuses the murder victim of using witchcraft on him

William Emmett LeCroy, 50, was convicted of carjacking in March 2004, which resulted in the death of a jury in the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. LeCroy’s attorneys appealed to the US Supreme Court on Tuesday to suspend the execution. In the first order since Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, however, the court rejected the application. …

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Code execution errors in Pulse Secure VPN threaten patch stragglers everywhere

Organizations that have not yet installed the latest version of Pulse Secure VPN have good reason to stop dithering – a code execution vulnerability that could allow an attacker to take control of networks using the product. Tracking CVE-2020-8218, the vulnerability requires an attacker to have administrative rights on the computer running the VPN. Researchers at GoSecure, the company that …

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The Supreme Court ruled that Wesley Purkey’s federal execution could continue

The court’s order granted the government’s request to overturn an injunction that had blocked Purkey’s execution, which was originally scheduled for Wednesday evening. The judges Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan disagreed in the 5-4 opinion. District judge Tanya Chutkan issued an injunction on Wednesday that prohibited the federal prison office from continuing Purkey’s planned execution. …

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The Supreme Court is paving the way for the second federal execution this week

The Supreme Court cleared the way for a second federal execution in as many days. The Supreme Court overturned 5: 4 votes early Thursday Thursday to freeze the execution of Wesley Ira Purkey. Purkey was convicted of kidnapping, raping, and killing a 16-year-old girl before dismembering, burning, and then throwing the teenager’s body into a septic pond. He was also …

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US policy: Wesley Ira Purkey execution stopped by judge – Live Updates US news

District judge Tanya Chutkan in Washington, DC, issued two orders this morning that prohibit the Federal Prison Office from proceeding with the execution Wesley Ira Purkey. The Ministry of Justice immediately appealed in both cases. A separate temporary stay was already planned by the 7th US Court of Appeals. Purkey, who is next on the federal government’s list after a …

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The Supreme Court paves the way for the execution of a federal prisoner

The Supreme Court cleared the way for the first federal executions since 2003, an early morning filed Tuesday, after a lower court suspended an execution hours earlier. Daniel Lewis Lee was scheduled to receive a lethal dose of the potent sedative pentobarbital on Monday at 4:00 p.m. ET at Terre Haute, Indiana federal prison. However, a court order that prevented …

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The judge blocks the first execution of the federal government in 17 years because of the threat to the families of victims of the corona virus

A federal judge in Indiana stopped the first federal execution in nearly two decades on Friday because of concerns that the families of the victims were unable to participate due to the corona virus. Chief judge Jane Magnus-Stinson ruled that the planned execution of 47-year-old Daniel Lee would be delayed on Monday after the family of his victims said that …

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The Texas Appeal Court is delaying the execution of Rodney Reed, whose murder case has drawn attention to new evidence

The court's indefinite stay is another dramatic development in one of Texas' most famous death sentences in recent history, where more people are killed than in any other state. Reed has won bipartisan and famous supporters, and the court's ruling is a victory for advocates who have fought to end the execution of prisoners. "There is another reason for the …

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