Stories tagged: execution
Wed., March 14, 2018, 12:23 p.m.
Oklahoma officials plan to use nitrogen for executions
Oklahoma officials say they plan to use nitrogen gas to execute inmates once the state resumes using the death penalty, marking the first time a U.S. state would use the …
Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 2:03 p.m.
UI law prof sues Idaho for execution records
A University of Idaho law professor is suing the Idaho Department of Correction under the state’s Public Records Act for refusing to hand over documents about its use of execution …
Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 9:38 a.m.
Ohio governor delays killer’s execution over juror concerns
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has delayed the execution of a death row inmate who was scheduled to die next week for fatally stabbing a 67-year-old man.
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:22 p.m.
Dallas man executed for killing daughters while mom listened
A former Dallas accountant condemned for fatally shooting his two young daughters while their mother listened helplessly on the phone was put to death Thursday night in Texas.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 6:39 p.m.
U.S. Supreme Court refuses to stop Texas execution
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday night rejected two appeals from a Texas death row inmate, clearing the way for his execution for the 1999 slaying of his ex-girlfriend while …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 8:25 p.m.
Lawyers say inmate awaiting execution no longer remembers crime
Alabama asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to let the state proceed with executing a 67-year-old inmate who lawyers say has suffered strokes and dementia and cannot remember killing …
Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 7:52 p.m.
‘Tourniquet Killer’ executed in Texas for 1992 strangling
Texas carried out the nation’s first execution of 2018 Thursday evening, giving lethal injection to a man who became known as Houston’s “Tourniquet Killer” because of his signature murder technique …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 7:38 p.m.
Justices give Georgia death row inmate new round of appeals
The Supreme Court is giving a Georgia death row inmate who came within minutes of being executed another chance to raise claims of racial bias on his jury.
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 5:47 p.m.
Montana judge sanctions state in execution drug case
A judge has sanctioned the state of Montana over its delay in complying with a court demand to turn over documents that could reveal if there was manipulation of an …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 2:40 p.m.
Ohio calls off execution after failing to find inmate’s vein
Ohio called off the execution of a condemned killer with multiple health problems on Wednesday, because members of the state’s execution team were unable to find a vein to insert …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 7:58 p.m.
U.S. soldier in Niger ambush was bound and apparently executed, villagers say
The body of Sgt. La David Johnson, one of four U.S. soldiers killed in an ambush by Islamist militants in Niger last month, was found with his arms tied and …
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Mexican citizen facing execution in Texas for killing cousin
Attorneys for a Mexican citizen on death row in Texas for the abduction and slaying of his 16-year-old cousin more than two decades ago looked to the federal courts in …
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: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 9:06 a.m.
Houston-area “Tourniquet Killer” set to die
A stick was used to tightly twist a cord from a window blind around the neck of a 21-year-old woman found strangled and dumped in the drive-thru lane of a …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Florida executes man convicted of 2 killings decades ago
Florida executed an inmate Thursday who was convicted of killing two people after a night of drinking decades ago.
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Ohio executes man convicted of back-to-back 1992 killings
A man convicted of killing two people in back-to-back robberies in suburban Cleveland in 1992 was executed Wednesday as family members of his victims looked on.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 1:01 p.m.
Oct. 5 execution set for Florida man convicted of 2 killings
A Florida man convicted of killing two people in 1983 has been scheduled to be executed Oct. 5.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 4:31 p.m.
California death penalty measure survives, but with limits
A voter-approved measure to speed up executions in California was upheld Thursday by the state Supreme Court, but justices rejected arguments that a provision setting a five-year limit on appeals …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
14 Saudi Shiites accused of staging protests now face execution
Munir al-Adam spends his hours alone in a Saudi prison, his mother says. He doesn’t know if it is day or night because he is kept mostly in a dark …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
Ohio carries out 1st execution following 3 years-plus delay
Ohio has put to death a child killer in the state’s first execution in more than three years following a prolonged search for lethal drugs.
Thu., July 6, 2017, 7:03 p.m.
Virginia executes inmate for killing two men during escape
A Virginia man who killed a hospital security guard and a sheriff’s deputy after escaping from custody in 2006 was executed Thursday after an unsuccessful campaign to spare the inmate’s …
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
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 …