Stories tagged: executions
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 6:43 a.m.
U.S. executions increase slightly in 2017
A court reprieve that halted the scheduled December lethal injection of a Texas prisoner means 2017 will end with 23 inmates executed in the U.S., a figure that although up …
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
U.S. accuses Syria of mass executions and burning bodies
The Trump administration accused the Syrian government Monday of carrying out mass killings of thousands of prisoners and burning the bodies in a large crematorium outside the capital. It also …
Mon., May 1, 2017, 8:42 a.m.
Ohio Gov. Kasich delays 9 executions as court fight continues
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has delayed nine executions as a court fight continues over the constitutionality of the state’s lethal injection process.
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 9:13 p.m.
Arkansas executes 2 inmates on the same gurney, hours apart
Two inmates received lethal injections on the same gurney Monday night about three hours apart as Arkansas completed the nation’s first double execution since 2000, just days after the state …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Judges block Arkansas from carrying out series of executions
A federal judge dealt a serious blow Saturday to Arkansas’ unprecedented plan to execute eight inmates in an 11-day period, saying the men have the right to challenge a drug …
Mon., March 13, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
Arkansas official: State has drugs to conduct eight executions
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas has a new supply of a lethal injection drug that expired earlier this year, a prison spokesman said Monday, clearing the way for the state …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 9:03 p.m.
Montana examines death penalty after judge blocks executions
Montana legislators are taking another look at whether to abolish the death penalty after a judge blocked the state from carrying out executions because it has no access to a …
Sun., Jan. 15, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Bahrain executes 3 over police bombing, triggering protests
Bahrain on Sunday carried out its first executions since an Arab Spring uprising rocked the country in 2011, putting to death three men found guilty of a deadly bomb attack …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 12:54 p.m.
Executions in the United States just fell to a 25-year low
The decline in executions continues a recent trend, as 2016 will be the fourth consecutive year with fewer executions than the year before. It also speaks to a country that …
Wed., April 6, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
Number of executions rose significantly in 2015
The number of executions carried out around the world in 2015 increased more than 50 percent over the previous year, a surge largely driven by three countries: Iran, Pakistan and …
Mon., May 11, 2015
Through the ‘gallows gates’
Two men were ordered hanged at the Spokane County Courthouse following convictions of first-degree murder. A third, Charles Brooks, was hanged in Spokane County in 1892 before the construction of …
Fri., March 21, 2014
Serial killer Yates firmly on death row despite sentencing error
OLYMPIA – Serial killer Robert Yates is technically correct that the sentences he received for two murders were calculated improperly, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. But that doesn’t mean …
Sun., March 2, 2014
Spin Control: Death penalty ‘pause’ sets lawmakers in motion
OLYMPIA – Whether Washington should execute some people for crimes like aggravated first-degree murder is a good debate to have. Whether the governor or the Legislature has the constitutional authority …
Wed., June 27, 2012, 8:15 a.m.
Ariz. opens viewing process in today’s execution
FLORENCE, Ariz. — Witnesses expect to be able to see prison officials inject a lethal drug into a condemned inmate for the first time in Arizona history today, when the …
Thu., June 7, 2012, 3:55 p.m.
9th Circuit knocks execution access rules used in Idaho, Wash.
A federal appeals court raised sharp questions Thursday about why Idaho’s not complying with its 2002 decision that the First Amendment requires witnesses to be able to view lethal injection …
Tue., June 5, 2012, 1:56 p.m.
Federal judge slows news groups’ execution case
A federal judge declined Tuesday to issue a preliminary injunction against limits on witness access to Idaho’s executions, finding that while the news media presented “a strong case on the …
Tue., June 5, 2012
Idaho has long history of execution witnesses
Editor’s note: Reporter Betsy Z. Russell, president of the Idaho Press Club, researched the issue of media witnesses to executions both for this article and for the news media’s 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.