Stories tagged: execution
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 …
Sat., April 29, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Arkansas will face challenges replenishing execution supply
Arkansas will have a more difficult time obtaining additional lethal injection drugs after an unprecedented court challenge by a drug distributor and possible complications during at least one of the …
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.
UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
California moves – slowly – toward resuming executions
California has long been what one expert calls a “symbolic death penalty state,” one of 12 that has capital punishment on the books but has not executed anyone in more …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Arkansas events show risk of ambitious execution schedule
Arkansas’ push to put eight men to death in less than two weeks has so far resulted in just one lethal injection, and legal experts say that shows the risks …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Arkansas carries out first execution since 2005
Arkansas overcame a flurry of court challenges Thursday that derailed three other executions, putting to death an inmate for the first time in nearly a dozen years as part of …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 8:45 p.m.
Arkansas faces two setbacks to plan for multiple executions
Arkansas suffered two more legal setbacks Wednesday in its bid to carry out multiple executions this month when the state Supreme Court spared one prisoner and a judge later ruled …
Mon., April 17, 2017, midnight
Arkansas governor says execution plan just part of the job
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson comes across as a reluctant figure just carrying out the duties of his office when he discusses his extraordinary plan to execute eight inmates in 11 …
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 …