Oct 09, 2015

Arkansas Judge Halts 8 Executions as Inmates Challenge Law - ABC News

An Arkansas judge on Friday halted the upcoming executions of eight death row inmates, dealing a blow to the state's efforts to begin putting prisoners to death for the first time in a decade. Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Wendell Griffen issued a stay for all eight of the state's...

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