Stories tagged: execution
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 …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
Amnesty: China executes more people than rest of the world combined
China executes more people each year than the rest of the world combined, with its state-sanctioned system cloaked in official secrecy, said a report released Tuesday by human rights monitor …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 1:10 p.m.
Judge blocks execution of 1 of 8 Arkansas inmates
A judge on Thursday stopped one of eight Arkansas executions set for this month, but at least six remain on course despite the judge’s finding that the state broke some …
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.
Fri., March 10, 2017, 2 a.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: James Glover, ‘the father of Spokane,’ describes Spokane Falls in 1873
James N. Glover, “the father of Spokane,” continued his series of memoirs in the Spokane Daily Chronicle. He described his first visit in 1873, when he found only three families …
Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
Suspected shooter in ‘execution-style’ killing of Quincy woman pleads not guilty
The suspected shooter, who is among five men charged with what the Grant County Sheriff has called an execution-style killing, appeared in court on Monday and pleaded not guilty.
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 7:02 a.m.
Ohio governor delays 8 executions during appeal
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has delayed eight executions as a court fight continues over the constitutionality of the state’s lethal injection process.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
Grant County suspect in ‘execution-style’ killing appears in court
An undocumented immigrant charged in the execution-style killing of a Grant County woman – found shot to death last December with a cardboard sign attached to her back with a …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 7:16 a.m.
Texas appealing to get execution reprieve reversed
The Texas Attorney General’s Office is appealing a federal judge’s decision to give a reprieve to a 32-year-old man who had been set to die Thursday for the 2004 robbery-slaying …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
Texas carries out first U.S. execution of 2017
Texas on Wednesday put to death an inmate convicted of killing two men over a drug deal, the first U.S. execution of 2017.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
Prosecutor asks Inslee to allow child killer’s execution
Clark Richard Elmore has an execution date in less than one month. But the odds of Washington state going through with it are slim. Gov. Jay Inslee pledged two years …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 1:41 p.m.
Federal judge issues stay for 3 upcoming Ohio executions
A federal judge has issued a stay in the January execution of an Ohio death row inmate and two other inmates scheduled to die in 2017.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 7:20 a.m.
Ohio inmate loses appeal to block second try at execution
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected the appeal by a condemned Ohio killer whose 2009 execution was called off after two hours during which he cried in pain while …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 9:26 p.m.
Alabama executes man who killed clerk in 1994
A man convicted of killing a convenience store clerk has been put to death in Alabama, hours after the state’s execution plans were twice put on temporary hold by the …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
Georgia leads US in executions this year, set for ninth
Lawyers seeking to block Tuesday’s scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing his father-in-law after a custody fight over a young son have argued a juror lied about her …
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016, 3:34 p.m.
Iran executes nuclear scientist who was convicted of spying
Iran executed a nuclear scientist convicted of spying for the United States, an official said Sunday, acknowledging for the first time that the nation secretly detained and tried a man …
Thu., July 14, 2016, 10:20 p.m.
Georgia executes man for beating friend to death in 1982
Georgia executed a man early Friday who was convicted of beating a friend to death during an argument after a night of partying more than three decades ago.
Mon., June 6, 2016, 11:28 a.m.
Supreme Court to reconsider death penalty in two Texas cases
The Supreme Court said Monday it will reconsider two Texas death penalty cases, in a sign that liberal justices may try to rein in the use of capital punishment.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 7:18 p.m.
Missouri man put to death for killing deputy, 2 others
A man who killed two people in a drug dispute and a sheriff’s deputy in a subsequent shootout was put to death Wednesday in what could be Missouri’s last execution …
Wed., April 6, 2016, 5:55 p.m.
Texas executes man for killing 12-year-old boy
A South Texas man was executed Wednesday for the 1998 slaying of a 12-year-old boy whose blood the convicted killer said he drank after beating the seventh-grader with a pipe …
Wed., March 30, 2016, 12:09 p.m.
Texas convict gets reprieve hours before scheduled execution
A federal appeals court Wednesday stopped the scheduled lethal injection of a former accountant hours before he was to be executed for gunning down his two young daughters in Dallas …
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 …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 10:02 a.m.
Georgia to execute ex-Navy crewman who killed fellow sailor
A former Navy crewman is set to be executed Wednesday in Georgia for killing a fellow sailor whose remains were found buried in two states.
Mon., Aug. 3, 2015, 11:55 a.m.
Aurora theater shooter still eligible for death penalty
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The jury in the Colorado theater shooting trial has again declined to rule out the death penalty as it moves toward sentencing James Holmes.
Sun., Dec. 28, 2014
Eye on Boise: Correction officials considered firing squad
Bring back the firing squad as a means of execution in Idaho? That’s something the state Department of Correction has been exploring, as states continue to struggle to obtain drugs …
Wed., May 28, 2014
Supreme Court weighs in on execution, IQ tests
WASHINGTON – Twelve years after barring execution of the mentally disabled, the Supreme Court on Tuesday prohibited states in borderline cases from relying only on intelligence test scores to determine …
Fri., May 2, 2014
Oklahoma prisons chief details woes of botched execution
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma prison officials tried for 51 minutes to find a vein in a death row inmate’s arms and feet before inserting an IV through the man’s groin …
Tue., July 10, 2012
Idaho, media settle execution lawsuit
BOISE – Idaho has agreed to pay more than $29,000 to cover attorney fees and costs incurred by a group of media outlets that challenged the state’s policy of prohibiting …
Wed., June 13, 2012
Convicted murderer executed in Idaho
BOISE – Convicted killer Richard Leavitt was executed Tuesday for a 1984 murder, with witnesses for the first time watching the entire lethal injection process following a court order issued …