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Condemned Ohio Killer's Execution Delayed: An Ohio murderer set to be executed by lethal injection this afternoon has been given eight more months to live after it was decided that officials needed more time to look his offer to have his organs donated to members of his family.  The Daily Mail reports that convicted child killer Ronald Phillips made the organ donation request after exhausting all of his appeals and being denied clemency by the state's governor.  Phillips insists that his last-minute organ donation request is not a ploy to further delay his execution, and is willing to donate organs to individuals outside of his family as well.  

Texas Executes Convicted Murderer: Texas has performed its 15th execution of 2013 with the lethal injection a convicted rapist and murderer Tuesday evening.  United Press International reports that 49-year-old Jamie McCoskey, was put to death after spending 22 years on the state's death row and the U.S. Supreme Court declined further review of his case.  McCoskey was found guilty of kidnapping a couple, then raping the pregnant woman and stabbing her boyfriend to death.

Convicted Mob Boss Gets Two Life Terms: 79-year-old convicted Boston gangster, James "Whitey" Bulger, has been sentenced to two life sentences plus five years for crimes he committed dating back to the 1970's.  Ray Sanchez of CNN reports that Bulger, who at one point was referred to as one of the most notorious fugitives in the country, was convicted in August on 31 counts including racketeering, money laundering, drug dealing and murder.  In addition to the life sentences, Bulger has also been ordered to pay $19.5 million in restitution to his victims' families and $25.2 million to the U.S. government. 

Delaware Execution Delayed: A Delaware judge has stayed the execution of a former Air Force sergeant convicted of murdering his wife.  The Associated Press reports that the federal judge granted a request made by public defenders to delay the execution pending a ruling on a habeas corpus appeal filed earlier this year.  49-year-old Gary Ploof was convicted of shooting his wife as she sat in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart in 2001.   

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