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Can there be a more ignominious downfall for the legendary and equally infamous record label Death Row? Can there be a more fitting caricature for the once menacing music company that engineered a music revolution called “gangsta rap” than to be now owned by a toy company? Death Row, which at its peak boasted a…

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We all know that love is a powerful emotion, but certainly hate can grip a person’s whole being as well. Torrey Twane McNabb, 40, showed that in great detail on Thursday, Oct. 19 when the state of Alabama put him to death. McNabb was convicted of killing Montgomery Police Cpl. Anderson Gordon III in 1997…

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On Sept. 7, 2016, the Louisiana Supreme Court will hear the capital appeal of 25-year-old Rodricus Crawford. I spent three months investigating his case, interviewing 10 people, including the district attorney and Crawford’s appellate attorney, as well as reading all of the appellate briefs and expert affidavits. I concluded Crawford was railroaded. At every turn…

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On Sept. 7, 2016, the Louisiana Supreme Court will hear the capital appeal of 25-year-old Rodricus Crawford. I spent three months investigating his case, interviewing 10 people, including the district attorney and Crawford’s appellate attorney, as well as reading all of the appellate briefs and expert affidavits. I concluded Crawford was railroaded. At every turn…

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Marion “Suge” Knight, the former head of legendary rap label Death Row Records, is not having an easy time in jail .Knight is awaiting trial for a hit-and-run accident that left one person dead and another seriously injured. After the accident, which took place in January 2015, Knight eventually surrendered to police. He has been charged with murder, attempted…

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Paula Cooper, 45, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was found dead in Indianapolis, Indiana. When she was 16, Cooper was sentenced to death for the murder of Ruth Pelke, 78. A Bible studies teacher from Gary, Indiana, Pelke was robbed and stabbed 33 times with a 12-inch butcher knife. When the crime was committed,…

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Kelly Renee Gissendaner was tried and convicted of murdering her husband, Doug Gissendaner, in 1998 in Gwinnett County, Georgia.  Gissendaner is now scheduled to die by lethal injection on Feb. 25, 2015, at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. The state of Georgia has now released her last meal request which shows that…

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It was a sad beginning that led to a joyful occasion as Ricky Jackson became a free man after 39 years on death row. The Cleveland native was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of a store owner on May 19, 1975; because of a lie told by Edward Vernon, who was 12 years…

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