The sister of a man on death row in Saudi Arabia for unwittingly being a drug mule asked Lewis Hamilton to speak about him at his upcoming F1 race.
The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board rejected a clemency request for Donald Grant in a 4-1 vote despite his lawyers arguing he suffered from brain damage.
Doyle Lee Hamm was convicted in 1987 for the killing of hotel clerk Patrick Cunningham.
A Texas emergency room physician told the judge in court, "I don't believe the condemned would feel anything that would approximate pain."
Abu-Ali Abdur'Rhanman was originally supposed to be executed on April 9, 2020, but was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The case was reopened after a local Philadelphia news outlet ran a true-crime series about the young girl's death.
One expert concluded, "these patients were intentionally injected with air through their radial artery lines by William Davis."
In all, six scheduled executions in the state have been delayed this year due to religious freedom claims.
Ernest Johnson, 61, is set to be executed Tuesday at 6 p.m. for killing three people during a convenience store robbery in 1994.
An inmate on death row in North Carolina worked with industry professionals to produce a rap song in hopes of bringing awareness to those wrongly convicted.
Several other courts have rejected the attorneys' appeals that two potential jurors were dismissed due to racial bias, including an appeals court in 2019.
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that Clinton Young's right to a fair trial was violated due to a paid agreement between the prosecutor and the judge.
The Supreme Court has halted a number of executions in Texas and Alabama over the issue of spiritual advisers.
The exact cause of death will be determined by the coroner. Officials didn't say if it was linked to a recent COVID outbreak at San Quentin State Prison.
A lawsuit claims the Ohio Parole Board has an unofficial policy of denying parole to long-time inmates who had been previously sentenced to death.
Alcala, 77, was sentenced to death row for murdering several people, including 12-year-old Robin Samsoe in 1979.
Reed, 53, has spent more than 22 years on death row for the 1996 killing of 19-year-old Stacey Stites.
Pike's attorneys have asked the Tennessee Supreme Court to recommend that Gov. Bill Lee commute her sentence to life.
Cooper has spent more than 35 years on death row but has maintained he is innocent of four murders in 1985.
The bipartisan group includes former and current attorneys general, judges, police chiefs and more.
Along with commuting the sentences of all 50 people on federal death row, Democrats are urging Biden to end the death penalty "once and for all."
Dustin Higgs was the 13th and final person put to death since the Trump administration restarted federal executions.
Dustin Higgs is scheduled to be put to death five days before President-elect Joe Biden, a death penalty opponent, is inaugurated.
Lisa Montgomery is slated to be the first woman on federal death row to be put to death since 1953. Her sister is asking for the Department of Justice to withdraw the scheduled execution due to Montgomery's history of abuse, poverty and mental health challenges.
Corey Johnson and Dustin Higgs, both federal death row inmates scheduled to be executed next month, tested positive for COVID-19 this week.
"They have been testing a lot of guys" at the Indiana prison, Higgs' attorney said, which is why his client was not shocked by the diagnosis.
More than $140 million in benefits was paid to around 20,000 California state inmates between March and August, prosecutors said.
Investigations have so far uncovered more than $400,000 in benefits paid to death row inmates, and more than $140 million given to other incarcerated people in California.
Jones was sentenced to death nearly 20 years ago, despite many criticizing the way that his case was handled. Kardashian West and other celebrities have spoken out against his sentencing.
Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, is set to die by lethal injection at the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana on December 8, the Department of Justice said.