Who is Frank Atwood? Arizona Inmate Set to Die By Lethal Injection
Atwood, 66, was sentenced to death for the 1984 killing of 8-year-old Vicki Lynn Hoskinson.
Oklahoma Death Penalty Protocol Upheld, Clearing Way for 28 Executions
Attorneys for the inmates had argued that the use of the sedative midoazolam violated the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment
Problem With Lethal Injection Drugs Prompts Ohio Gov to Postpone Execution
Citing lethal drug supply issues, the governor's office has issued several delays to inmates.
Arizona to Execute First Prisoner Since 'Botched' Lethal Injection in 2014
Clarence Dixon, 66, is set to receive a lethal injection at the state prison in Florence for the 1978 killing of 21-year-old student Deana Bowdoin.
Carl Wayne Buntion's Last Words as Texas Man Executed by Lethal Injection
James Irby, Buntion's victim, was a 37-year-old police officer with a wife and two young children when he was murdered during a traffic stop almost 32 years ago.
Arizona to Execute First Death Row Prisoner in 8 Years
The Arizona Supreme Court set a May 11 execution date for Dixon, who was sentenced to death for the 1978 killing of an Arizona State University student.
Gilbert Ray Postelle Executed by Oklahoma, Fourth Death Since October
Within a span of the last four months, the state has now executed four prisoners, one of which reportedly convulsed and vomited during his execution.
California's $853,000 Execution Chamber Won't be Repurposed
The chamber was built in 2008, but there have been no executions in the state since 2006.
Oklahoma Judge Refuses to Stop 2 Upcoming Executions
After a federal judge's ruling, Donald Grant is scheduled to be executed later this month, and Gilbert Postelle is set to be executed next month.
2 Oklahoma Inmates Choose Death By Firing Squad Because It's Quicker
"While it may be gruesome to look at, we all agree it will be quicker," attorney Jim Stronski said about the use of firing squads instead of lethal injection.
Oklahoma Inmate Chooses Death By Firing Squad, Gets Stay of Execution
James Coddington was restored as a plaintiff in a lawsuit against Oklahoma's lethal injection process after choosing a firing squad as an alternate method.
Who is Bigler Stouffer? Oklahoma to Execute Inmate for Teacher's Killing
Stouffer, 79, is scheduled to receive a lethal injection at 10 a.m. on December 9 at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.
The 'Sarco' Assisted Suicide Pod Passes Review in Switzerland
An assisted suicide machine's portability gives users the option of choosing where they spend their final moments.
Citing Flawed Executions, Oklahoma Parole Board's Plea for Clemency Denied
One of the state's botched executions made a death row inmate suffer for 45 minutes before he finally died. Normally, the onset of death only takes 10 minutes.
Oklahoma Inmate Denied Stay of Execution, Minister Now Allowed in Chamber
A spiritual advisor is allowed to accompany Bigler Stouffer II in the execution chamber and can touch him during his final moments before the execution.
Mississippi's 'Picture Perfect' Execution of Man Who Killed Wife
Mississippi carried out its first execution in over nine years after states have struggled to find drugs needed for lethal injection.
Kim Kardashian and Other Celebs Plead for Julius Jones' Life to Be Spared
Jones, 41, of Oklahoma is scheduled to be executed on Thursday for the 1999 killing of businessman Paul Howell. He has always maintained he was set up.
Mississippi to Conduct First Execution Since 2012 By Lethal Injection
David Cox, who murdered his estranged wife, is scheduled for execution by lethal injection at 6 p.m. CST at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
Julius Jones' Mother in Heartfelt Plea For Governor to Stop Execution
Jones' execution is scheduled for November 19, but Gov. Kevin Stitt is still considering a state parole board recommendation to commute his death sentence.
Another 'Botched' Execution in Oklahoma Fuels Outrage
Witness accounts of John Grant's execution differed dramatically from the version offered by the state.
Mississippi Readies for 1st Execution Since 2012 After Man Waives Appeals
David Neal Cox wrote to the state Supreme Court's chief justice in 2018 saying that he wanted to rescind all appeals and have his execution date set.
Supreme Court OK's Oklahoma Execution Hours Before Lethal Injection
John Marion Grant, 60, was convicted in 1998 and given the death sentence for fatally stabbing prison cafeteria worker Gay Carter.
Oklahoma Parole Board Paves Way for State's First Execution in 6 Years
The parole board voted 3-2 to reject a clemency request for death row inmate John Marion Grant, whose scheduled execution date is October 28, 2021.
Oklahoma Death Row Case to Go to Trial After Botched Executions
A federal judge has agreed to consider whether Oklahoma's three-drug lethal injection violates the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
Arizona Asks To Expedite Execution Hearings Due to Shelf-Life of Drugs
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.
John Hummel's Last Words Before Texas Execution
Hummel, 45, was executed by lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville on June 30.
South Carolina Executions Blocked Until Firing Squad Is Formed
The state Supreme Court ruled that Brad Sigmon and Freddie Owens have a statutory right to choose the manner of their execution.
Alabama Has Nearly Finished 'Build' for Nitrogen Gas Executions
Execution by nitrogen hypoxia is authorized under Alabama law, but the state has never put it into practice.
Dispute Over New Law Shouldn't Halt Executions: Judge
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.
Nevada Set to Execute Death Row Inmate for First Time in 15 Years
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.