Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich's office said it has asked the Arizona Supreme Court to set a briefing schedule before filing execution warrants.
Trump's DOJ resumed federal capital punishment after a 17-year hiatus, overseeing more executions than any president in 120 years.
Under current law, executions in the state must be carried out by lethal injection unless an inmate chooses electrocution.
Rev. Sharon Risher told Newsweek she is calling for an end to federal executions, even though it will spare the life of the white supremacist who killed her 70-year-old mother, two cousins and a childhood friend at Emanuel AME Church in 2015.
A Statehouse committee has voted to advance a bill that would make electrocution the default execution method.
The Virginia Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would abolish the death penalty.
Dustin Higgs was the 13th and final person put to death since the Trump administration restarted federal executions.
Before being put to death for seven murders in Richmond, Virginia, he apologized for his crimes and complained about missing doughnuts from his last meal.
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered a stay of execution for the final two death row inmates who were scheduled to die under the Trump administration.
Montgomery is the only woman on federal death row and would be the first executed by the U.S. government since 1953.
The U.S. government carried out more executions than all 50 U.S. states combined for the first time in the nation's history in 2020, according to the Death Penalty Information Center's year-end report.
Brandon Bernard was put to death on Thursday following his conviction for murder as a teenager in 1999.
Attorney General Bill Barr on Friday scheduled the executions for December and January, ahead of President-elect Joe Biden assuming office on January 20.
The Supreme Court has indicated that the execution of four federal inmates, which had been blocked, may now proceed.
In a court filing, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) said the employee tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday.
Wesley Purkey has schizophrenia, brain damage, bipolar disorder, Alzheimer's and dementia. The Constitution requires the prisoner to understand why he is being executed. He clearly doesn't meet that test.
Matthews warned that if Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders wins the 2020 election, there could be socialist-led executions in Central Park.
At least 122 people have been executed by the Saudi government this year as the royal family intensifies a crackdown on dissenters.
Alexanda Kotey, radicalized in West London, was one of four members of the notorious torture cell, infamous for their brutality and British accents.
North Korea's ruling regime keeps more than 100,000 individuals in death camps and has carried out a series of horrific executions.
Rodney Scott Berget was executed by lethal injection for a 2011 murder during a failed attempt to escape from jail.
The last time two convicted killers were put to death on consecutive days was in 2012.
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In 2001, Battaglia shot the two girls and called their mother during the killings.
Officials in November 2017 struggled for 25 minutes to find a vein to shoot lethal injection drugs into his arm.