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Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas 2012 Executions Up, Capital Punishment Declines Globally

According to a new Amnesty International report, the U.S. can count itself among the top five countries in the world that carry out executions. And the USA has the dubious distinction of being the only country in the Americas with an execution in 2012.

CBSDFW.COM–04/10/2013

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Amnesty: US Ranks 5th On Global Execution Scale

Amnesty International says the United States is the only Western democracy that executed prisoners last year, even as more U.S. states are moving to abolish the death penalty.

03/26/2012