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Irishman To Be Pardoned 150-Years After Execution

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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The governor of the U.S. state of Rhode Island is set to pardon John Gordon, an Irish immigran, who was hanged 150 years ago following what is believed to be a tainted murder trial. Gordon was convicted of killing the brother of a U.S. senator and hanged in 1845. Historians and law professors believe the […]

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US: Authorities Execute 20th Prisoner This Year

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities have carried out the 20th execution this year of a condemned prisoner. Prison officials in Texas executed Gayland Bradford, a 42-year-old man convicted of the 1988 killing of a security guard during a grocery store robbery in which he and a partner fled with only $7. Bradford had spent 22 years on death […]

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