Dennis McGuire (53) was pronounced dead at 10.53am at a state prison, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said in a statement.

A man convicted of the 1989 rape and murder of a pregnant woman was executed today in Ohio using a two-drug method never applied before in the United (...)

Ariel Castro (right) listens to his attorney Craig Weintraub during Castro’s sentencing on kidnapping, rape and murder in Cleveland, Ohio August 1st. Photograph: Aaron Josefczyk/Reuters

Ariel Castro, who held three women captive in his home for nearly a decade, has been found dead and is believed to have taken his own life, according (...)