Stories tagged: death row
Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 9:41 a.m.
Lawyers say condemned Ohio killer early victim of opioid epidemic
Ohio Gov. John Kasich should consider his fight against the state’s deadly opioid epidemic when deciding whether to spare a condemned killer whose life spiraled out of control after becoming …
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 11:39 a.m.
Alabama death row inmate with dementia gets stay of execution
The U.S. Supreme Court has halted the execution of an Alabama inmate whose attorneys argue that dementia has left the 67-year-old unable to remember killing a police officer three decades …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
Arkansas court grants inmate’s bid to halt execution
Arkansas’ highest court on Tuesday halted this week’s planned execution of an inmate whose lawyers claim is severely mentally ill, while a state judge ordered officials to release more information …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 1:26 p.m.
Man exonerated after 14 years on death row charged in case
A man who spent 20 years in an Idaho prison, including 14 years on death row, for murder before being exonerated is facing new charges.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 9:52 a.m.
Murderer serving life sentence dies in hospital
Authorities say a 77-year-old man convicted of murder died at a Salem hospital.
Wed., June 28, 2017, 4:48 a.m.
I strangled prisoners to try to land on death row, inmate confesses
One by one, Denver Simmons recalled, he and his partner lured inmates into his cell. William Scruggs was promised cookies in exchange for doing some laundry; Jimmy Ham thought he …
UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
U.S. executions: New troubles could resonate in upcoming case
Is unorthodox the same as cruel and unusual punishment? It’s the central question of the current U.S. death penalty debate, highlighted by the latest execution involving a disputed sedative that …
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
Arkansas executes killer for fourth lethal injection in eight days
Arkansas wrapped up an aggressive execution schedule Thursday, putting to death its fourth inmate in eight days.
Sat., April 22, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
Charleston church shooter on federal death row in Indiana
Convicted South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof is now on federal death row in Indiana.
Fri., April 21, 2017
Goodman: Arkansas’ rush to execute should be stopped
Three of the eight executions have been temporarily halted; the other five are scheduled to take place in what would be a rapid-fire flurry of executions unprecedented in modern U.S. …
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Arkansas inmates scheduled for execution ask court to review
Arkansas inmates who had been set for execution in a series of double executions this month said Sunday that a federal appeals court should take up their claim that the …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Two companies seek to prevent drugs’ use in Arkansas executions
Two pharmaceutical companies asked a federal judge Thursday to prevent Arkansas from using their drugs to execute seven inmates by the end of the month, saying they object to their …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
Appeals court rejects Ohio’s new lethal injection process
A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Ohio’s new three-drug lethal injection process, jeopardizing the upcoming executions of several condemned killers.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Ohio says condemned man kills himself on death row
A man who had no criminal record before he fatally shot his former girlfriend has killed himself on death row, the state prisons agency said Monday.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
Death row inmate who killed two women in Spokane Valley dies of cardiac arrest
A man who killed two women in a Spokane Valley mobile home and spent nearly 20 years on Washington’s death row has died of cardiac arrest.
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 11:35 a.m.
Low IQ could mean new sentence for death row inmate
A death row inmate convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend could get a new sentencing trial based on his possible intellectual disability.
Wed., March 16, 2016, 11:02 a.m.
Court: Inmate who survived ‘09 execution can be put to death
The state can try again to put to death a condemned killer whose 2009 botched execution was called off after two hours, the Ohio Supreme Court said Wednesday. The court …
Tue., March 19, 2013
Clark: Execution for Yates is absolutely proportional
Last week’s run of Spokane crime news made the “Psycho” shower scene look almost subtle. There was the hatchet attack on a homeless man by two other indigent men.
Thu., March 29, 2012
Duncan’s competence at sentencing to be reconsidered
Condemned serial killer Joseph E. Duncan is getting another day in court. Duncan, on death row for the torture and slaying of a North Idaho boy he abducted in 2005 …
Fri., Oct. 29, 2010, 1:36 p.m.
Idaho AG wants inmate’s death sentence reinstated
State Attorney General Lawrence Wasden wants the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an Idaho Supreme Court decision that largely cleared the way for a former death row inmate to be …
Fri., Sept. 10, 2010
State carries out first execution in nine years
Cal Coburn Brown was executed early today by lethal injection for the rape, torture and murder of a Seattle-area woman in 1991. It was Washington state’s first execution since 2001 …
Thu., Sept. 9, 2010
Rapist-killer to be executed Friday as scheduled
OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire will not commute the sentence of Cal Brown for the torture, rape and murder of Holly Washa. Brown is scheduled to be executed early Friday …
Tue., Sept. 7, 2010
Brown execution set for Friday
The curtain rose to reveal James Homer Elledge, lying strapped to a gurney under a blue blanket. It was just after midnight on Aug. 28, 2001. Elledge, 58, had only …
Fri., Aug. 6, 2010, 12:15 p.m.
Only woman on Idaho death row appeals sentence
Attorneys for the only woman on Idaho’s death row say Robin Lee Row’s triple murder conviction should be thrown out because her trial attorneys didn’t develop evidence that Row’s brain …
Thu., April 2, 2009, 2:48 p.m.
Washington state’s execution team resigns
Four people designated to administer lethal injections to death-row inmates at the Washington State Penitentiary have resigned, apparently worried that their identities could become public in court.
Wed., March 11, 2009, 8:15 a.m.
Washington Death Row inmate facing execution
A lawyer for Death Row inmate Cal Coburn Brown is asking a judge in Olympia to halt the execution scheduled for Friday at the Washington state Penitentiary.