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Oklahoma has effectuated its death penalty for many years by injecting three different chemical compounds into the inmate’s cardiovascular system. See Warner v. Oklahoma, 776 F.3d 721, 724–25 (10th Cir. 2015). Historically, the procedure has consisted...

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On September 9, 1982, the governor of Florida signed Freddie Lee Hall's death warrant for the murder of Karol Hurst, after Hall was tried and convicted in Putnam County and the Florida Supreme Court upheld the conviction. See Hall v. State, 109...

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In 1996, a Florida state court convicted Albert Holland of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, attempted sexual battery, and armed robbery, and subsequently sentenced Holland to death. See Holland v. Florida, 539 F.3d 1334, 1336–37 (...

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At about 8:00 a.m. on December 31, 1989 police officers Dale Edwards, Lt. Barnett, and others responded to a report regarding an elderly woman who had been assaulted, raped, and robbed by a man who forced his way into her home. State v. Holmes, 361 S.C....
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On May 2, 1998, Cynthia Lee Harrison was killed at a Popeye’s Fried Chicken restaurant in Escambia County, Florida, where she worked as an assistant manager. See Hurst v. Florida, No. SC12-1947, at 2 (Fla. 2014). Following a jury trial, Timothy Lee...

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James Kahler and his wife, Karen, had two daughters and one son. State v. Kahler at 113. During the summer of 2008, Karen began a sexual relationship with another female, and their marriage soon began to fall apart. Id. Ultimately, Karen filed for...

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Brothers Jonathan and Reginald Carr were found guilty of committing several violent crimes, including capital murder, stemming from three incidents that occurred in December 2000 in Wichita, Kansas. See State v. Carr, 331 P.3d 544, 573–74 (Kan. 2014)....

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On June 17, 1996, Marry Ane Pusch (“Marry”) and her 19-month-old daughter, Marry Elizabeth Pusch (“M.P.”), were murdered in their home in Wichita, Kansas. Marry was shot and stabbed and then doused in flammable liquid and her house was set on fire. M.P....
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The following facts are taken from the opinion of the Louisiana Supreme Court, State v. Kennedy, 957 So.2d 757 (La. 2007), and the Verdict, Agreement and Settlement of the District Court, in this case, 2003 WL 2473647:

In 2003 a jury in the...

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