Stories tagged: death row
Sat., April 20, 2019, 6:27 p.m.
A federal lawsuit filed by death row inmates has renewed a court fight over whether the sedative Arkansas uses for lethal injections causes torturous executions, two years after it raced …
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 6:42 p.m.
One condemned inmate killed another Friday, the first slaying of a death row inmate in California in more than 20 years, officials said.
Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 9:41 a.m.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich should consider his fight against the state’s deadly opioid epidemic when deciding whether to spare a condemned killer whose life spiraled out of control after becoming …
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 11:39 a.m.
The U.S. Supreme Court has halted the execution of an Alabama inmate whose attorneys argue that dementia has left the 67-year-old unable to remember killing a police officer three decades …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
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: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 1:26 p.m.
A man who spent 20 years in an Idaho prison, including 14 years on death row, for murder before being exonerated is facing new charges.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 9:52 a.m.
Authorities say a 77-year-old man convicted of murder died at a Salem hospital.
Wed., June 28, 2017, 4:48 a.m.
One by one, Denver Simmons recalled, he and his partner lured inmates into his cell. William Scruggs was promised cookies in exchange for doing some laundry; Jimmy Ham thought he …
UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
Arkansas wrapped up an aggressive execution schedule Thursday, putting to death its fourth inmate in eight days.
Sat., April 22, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
Convicted South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof is now on federal death row in Indiana.
Fri., April 21, 2017
Three of the eight executions have been temporarily halted; the other five are scheduled to take place in what would be a rapid-fire flurry of executions unprecedented in modern U.S. …
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
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 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 …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Ohio’s new three-drug lethal injection process, jeopardizing the upcoming executions of several condemned killers.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
A man who had no criminal record before he fatally shot his former girlfriend has killed himself on death row, the state prisons agency said Monday.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
A man who killed two women in a Spokane Valley mobile home and spent nearly 20 years on Washington’s death row has died of cardiac arrest.
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 11:35 a.m.
A death row inmate convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend could get a new sentencing trial based on his possible intellectual disability.
Wed., March 16, 2016, 11:02 a.m.
The state can try again to put to death a condemned killer whose 2009 botched execution was called off after two hours, the Ohio Supreme Court said Wednesday. The court …
Tue., March 19, 2013
Last week’s run of Spokane crime news made the “Psycho” shower scene look almost subtle. There was the hatchet attack on a homeless man by two other indigent men.
Thu., March 29, 2012
Condemned serial killer Joseph E. Duncan is getting another day in court. Duncan, on death row for the torture and slaying of a North Idaho boy he abducted in 2005 …
Fri., Oct. 29, 2010, 1:36 p.m.
State Attorney General Lawrence Wasden wants the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an Idaho Supreme Court decision that largely cleared the way for a former death row inmate to be …
Fri., Sept. 10, 2010
Cal Coburn Brown was executed early today by lethal injection for the rape, torture and murder of a Seattle-area woman in 1991. It was Washington state’s first execution since 2001 …
Thu., Sept. 9, 2010
OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire will not commute the sentence of Cal Brown for the torture, rape and murder of Holly Washa. Brown is scheduled to be executed early Friday …
Tue., Sept. 7, 2010
The curtain rose to reveal James Homer Elledge, lying strapped to a gurney under a blue blanket. It was just after midnight on Aug. 28, 2001. Elledge, 58, had only …
Fri., Aug. 6, 2010, 12:15 p.m.
Attorneys for the only woman on Idaho’s death row say Robin Lee Row’s triple murder conviction should be thrown out because her trial attorneys didn’t develop evidence that Row’s brain …
Thu., April 2, 2009, 2:48 p.m.
Four people designated to administer lethal injections to death-row inmates at the Washington State Penitentiary have resigned, apparently worried that their identities could become public in court.
Wed., March 11, 2009, 8:15 a.m.
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.