Stories tagged: lethal injection
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
Before execution, Alabama inmate defiant with words, actions
A convicted cop killer who sued Alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death Thursday night, but not before he cursed at the state and said: “I hate …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Texas man’s execution halted amid alleged confession scheme
A man who became known as the Houston area’s “Tourniquet Killer” because of the way he strangled his victims was set for execution Wednesday evening.
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.
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Johnson & Johnson says its drug shouldn’t be used to kill prisoners
A division of Johnson & Johnson, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, says that a medicine its scientists originally invented more than half a century ago should …
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: 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 …
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 …
Tue., June 30, 2015
Supreme Court dissent in execution drug case says death penalty may be unconstitutional
WASHINGTON – Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first …
Mon., March 23, 2015, 4:18 p.m.
Utah OKs firing squads
Utah became the only state to allow firing squads for executions Monday when Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law approving the controversial method’s use when no lethal-injection drugs are available.
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 …
Thu., July 24, 2014
Arizona prisoner dies 2 hours after execution begins
PHOENIX – A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died, in an episode sure to add to the …
Wed., April 2, 2014, 10:24 a.m.
Judge halts Texas execution; cites drug source secrecy
HOUSTON — A federal judge on Wednesday stopped the scheduled execution of a serial killer in Texas, saying justice department officials must disclose information to the inmate’s lawyers about the …
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 …
Tue., June 12, 2012, 9:35 a.m.
Idaho executes inmate for 1984 killing
Idaho executed Richard Leavitt for a 1984 murder on Tuesday, with witnesses, for the first time, watching the entire lethal injection process, pursuant to a court order issued in response …
Mon., June 11, 2012
Idaho murderer scheduled to be executed on Tuesday
BOISE – More than a quarter century after Danette Elg’s mutilated body was found on a punctured waterbed in her bedroom, her family still declines to talk publicly about her …
Thu., May 17, 2012, 11:22 a.m.
Idaho judge sets Leavitt execution for June 12
BOISE — A 7th District Judge has signed a death warrant for condemned inmate Richard Albert Leavitt, ordering that he be executed by lethal injection.
Thu., July 29, 2010, 9:50 a.m.
Wash. Supreme Court lifts stay of execution for Brown
The state Supreme Court has lifted the stay of execution for Cal Coburn Brown. The high court unanimously ruled today that Brown’s claims that the state’s execution process is unconstitutional …
Fri., July 10, 2009, 9:25 a.m.
Judge affirms Wash. lethal injection method
OLYMPIA — A judge has affirmed Washington state’s procedures for executing prisoners by lethal injection, turning aside complaints that condemned inmates could be partially conscious when fatal drugs flow into …