South Carolina is one of 31 states where the death penalty is legal.
The fate of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber, is raising questions similar to those about McVeigh. On June 19, 1997, "Newsweek" published an article examining McVeigh's trial.
Saudi Arabia's most common method of execution is beheading, often conducted in public squares.
The unicameral state legislature overrode a veto by Tea Party Republican Governor Pete Ricketts to abolish the harshest punishment in the land.
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a Roman Catholic nun and prominent death-penalty opponent that "no one deserves to suffer" as the victims of the deadly 2013 attacks had.
A case challenges Oklahoma's lethal injection method as a breach of the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
"The image is extremely powerful, and the jury won't be able to put it aside."
The debate over the death penalty has become even more contentious as of late.
The U.S. carried out the fifth most executions in 2014, a new report shows.
The national survey also found that 75% of Ukip supporters back capital punishment.
Up until 2004, Utah allowed firing squad executions.
Raif Badawi's family says they have information suggesting a Saudi judge will retry the controversial blogger on charges of apostasy.
9,000 potential jurors received a summons, "one of the largest pools in American history."
The leader of far-right party Front National has said she would offer the French population a referendum on the issue.
Capital punishment was repealed in the state nearly two years ago
Texas attorneys have another opportunity to argue that it is unconstitutional to execute the mentally ill.
The case has drawn global attention, with the U.N. human rights experts on Tuesday calling on Texas to halt the execution.
Lee Joon-seok, the captain of the Sewol ferry which capsized in April, killing 304 passengers, has been found guilty of negligence, but not homicide, and jailed for 36 years
Footage released by pro-Russian battalion 'Prizrak' shows what how the rule of law operates in the 'New Russia First People's Court' in eastern Ukraine