"We hope it brings a measure of justice and closure to the victims, their families, friends and the wider community," the district attorney's office said.
"State-sanctioned murder is not justice," said Pressley, as she called on the president to commute the sentences of all inmates on federal death row.
Porter was freed in 1999 after another man confessed to the double murder for which he was sent to death row, prompting the governor to halt executions.
The state acknowledged the pentobarbital would expire up to 45 days after being compounded into an injectable fluid, rather than the 90 days it originally said.
Attorney General Merrick Garland said that "serious concerns have been raised about the continued use of the death penalty across the country" on Thursday.
The Missouri Supreme Court set Ernest Lee Johnson's execution for October 5 at the state prison in Bonne Terre.
The 45-year-old, who has confessed to the killings, is scheduled to die by lethal injection on June 30. Texas postponed his execution last year because of the pandemic.
Attorneys representing Zane Michael Floyd asked a judge to allow enough time to investigate the effects of the untested sequence of drugs that prison officials want to use to execute him.
Texas officials have been asked to grant a 30-day stay of execution for John Hummel, whose execution is scheduled for June 30.
Joe Biden is the first sitting president to oppose the death penalty, but his silence on the issue since taking office has left many anti-capital punishment activists confused.
The state Supreme Court ruled that Brad Sigmon and Freddie Owens have a statutory right to choose the manner of their execution.
State lawmakers recently passed legislation to force inmates to choose between the electric chair or a firing squad when lethal injection isn't available.
Ronnie Oneal III allegedly killed the mother of his child and their 9-year-old daughter, then tried to kill their son, at their home near Tampa, Florida, in March 2018.
Brad Sigmon and Freddie Owens are scheduled to die in South Carolina's 109-year-old electric chair, in what would be the state's first executions in a decade.
Pike's attorneys have asked the Tennessee Supreme Court to recommend that Gov. Bill Lee commute her sentence to life.
The Tennessee Attorney General's Office has asked the state Supreme Court to set an execution date for 45-year-old Pike.
Clearing federal death row is the only way to make sure that the U.S. government does not execute an innocent person.
Arizona's secret refurbishment of the gas chamber for use on death row inmates drew backlash from the American Jewish Committee, likening it to the Holocaust.
Execution by nitrogen hypoxia is authorized under Alabama law, but the state has never put it into practice.
Payne has always maintained his innocence and his attorneys say he can't be executed because he is intellectually disabled.
South Carolina is set to carry out its first executions in a decade due to a new law that compels condemned inmates to choose between the electric chair and a firing squad if lethal injection drugs aren't available.
Zane Michael Floyd had "exhausted his legal remedies," a judge has said, allowing prosecutors to set a date for the convicted mass murderer's execution.
Patrick Forbes tells "Newsweek" how his new film "The Phantom" lays out how "everything that could go wrong, did go wrong" for DeLuna, who was executed in 1989.
More than a million people—most of them Jewish—were murdered at Auschwitz; many were killed using this gas.
Arizona's highest court said prosecutors have until July 21 to request a warrant to execute Atwood, who was sentenced to death for the 1984 killing of an 8-year-old girl.
Jones, 41, died after being given a lethal injection in Texas on May 19. Officials said a "miscommunication" led to reporters not being called to witness it.
Jones, 41, received the lethal injection at the Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville for the 1999 killing of his 83-year-old great-aunt Berthena Bryant.
Quintin Jones received the lethal injection at the Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville for the killing of his 83-year-old great-aunt Berthena Bryant.