Posts Tagged Death Penalty

Opponents Think Now is a Good Time for State Lawmakers to Abolish the Death Penalty

virginia_flag_map_0Death penalty opponents are hopeful this is the year they can convince Virginia lawmakers to abolish the death penalty. As Mallory Noe-Payne reports, they’ve spent a decade building a network of support.


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Controversial Drug Used in Virginia’s Latest Executions



A compounded drug from an unknown manufacturing facility in Virginia has been used in the state’s last two executions at the Greenville Correctional Facility in Jarratt Virginia.
(Credit Mallory Noe-Payne)

Last week Virginia executed 36-year-old William Morva for the murders of a sheriff’s deputy and security guard back in 2006. In the final hours of his life, Morva’s lawyers raised concerns over how Virginia gets the drugs it uses in executions, and why they may not be working properly. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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