Twenty years after being convicted, Michael Samra was put to death by lethal injection.
The avowed white supremacist was among three men convicted of dragging James Byrd Jr., a black man, to his death in a horrific hate crime.
The work, which depicts a structure where 38 Dakota Indians were killed, was criticized for being insensitive.
It's the first double execution in the U.S. since 2000.
Arkansas’ plan to execute eight prisoners in 11 days has been a matter of life, death and, now, free speech.
But it's in the top seven -- and its plans to execute 7 prisoners in 11 days are drawing international attention.
Mark Christeson killed the family after breaking into their home with his cousin.
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The convicted's attorneys argued that judges were given inappropriate powers in his sentencing.
The rare move comes as the Supreme Court continues to operate without a ninth member.