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The United States on Thursday carried out its second federal execution in three days following a hiatus of nearly two decades, killing by lethal injection a Kansas man whose lawyers contended he had dementia and was unfit to be executed.
Several news and legal organizations have told the Idaho Supreme Court that they believe state prison officials are required to reveal the source of drugs used in executions under public records law.
A Texas inmate who claimed he was intellectually disabled has been executed for fatally stabbing his two stepsons during a 2007 attack in which his wife also died. Robert Sparks received a lethal injection Wednesday evening at the state penitentiary in Huntsville. The 45-year-old Sparks was put on death row for the slayings of 9-year-old Harold Sublet and 10-year-old Raekwon Agnew in their Dallas home.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has delayed three additional executions to give the state prison system time to develop a new lethal injection method
A judge has ordered the Idaho Department of Corrections to release some of the information that was redacted from thousands of pages of documents detailing the state’s execution preparations and procedures – including the name of one lethal injection drug provider – but prison officials may appeal the ruling.
An Idaho judge has modified a previous decision, and now says state prison officials can hold off on identifying where they obtain the drugs used in executions until a trial is held on the matter.
Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with the lethal injection of a convicted murderer who had been on death row for nearly twice that long.
A judge says Idaho prison officials must release records about the lethal injection drugs they used in the state’s two most recent executions.
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 drugs.
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 expert witness in a case that halted lethal injections.
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 you.”
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.
Florida executed an inmate Thursday who was convicted of killing two people after a night of drinking decades ago.
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 not be used to kill prisoners.
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 life over concerns about his mental health.
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 a plan that would have been the country’s most ambitious since the death penalty was restored in 1976.
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 that the state can’t use one of its drugs in any of its executions.
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 15 years ago while his ex-wife – their mother – was listening helplessly on the phone.
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 time they think it’s “highly likely” the death penalty itself is unconstitutional. On their last day together until the fall, the justices voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma that the sedative midazolam can be used in executions without violating the Eighth Amendment prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.
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.