Why South Carolina Is Adding Firing Squad As a Death Penalty Option
State lawmakers approved a bill that will require condemned inmates to choose between dying in the electric chair or by a firing squad if lethal injection drugs aren't available.
Arizona Seeks Execution Dates for Death Row Inmates
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich's office said it has asked the Arizona Supreme Court to set a briefing schedule before filing execution warrants.
South Carolina Senators Vote To Add Firing Squad to Execution Methods
Under current law, executions in the state must be carried out by lethal injection unless an inmate chooses electrocution.
Trump Executioners May Have Misled Courts, Sparking Calls for Investigation
Thirteen death row inmates were put to death in seven months after the Trump administration resumed federal executions last July.
Zak Bagans Adds John Wayne Gacy's Clown Self-Portrait to His Collection
The "Ghost Adventures" host purchased paintings and other items that once belonged to the killer from his stepdaughter.
First Federal Executions Since 2003 Scheduled by Department of Justice
"The four murderers whose executions are scheduled today have received full and fair proceedings under our Constitution and laws," said Attorney General William Barr in a Monday statement.
Health Care Workers Ask States to Hand Over Death Penalty Drugs
That the integrity of drugs in states' hands would be unreliable is a concern, but Dr. Joel Zivot says that states should be disclosing "if what they have is expired."
Electric Chair Reemerges as an Option for Death Row Inmates in Tennessee
If put to death on Friday, Lee Hall will be the fourth person in Tennessee to choose the electric chair over lethal injection within the past year.
Fight Erupts Outside Death Chamber of Texas Inmate
"This is not a happy night. This is the end of a horror story," the McLennan County District Attorney said.
Death Row Inmates File Lawsuit to Request Firing Squad
The inmates argued that the state has the means to orchestrate their deaths by firing squad.
Death Row Inmate Uses Last Words to Tell Traffic Joke
Rodney Scott Berget was executed by lethal injection for a 2011 murder during a failed attempt to escape from jail.
Inmate Calls Injection 'Torture,' Wants Electric Chair
Three days before his scheduled execution, convicted killer Edmund Zagorski convinced Tennessee's Supreme Court to spare him death by lethal injection in favor of the electric chair.
Nebraska Will Execute Death Row Inmate Using Fentanyl
Carey Dean Moore has been on death row for almost 40 years.
Who was Danny Bible? Texas 'Ice Pick' Killer Executed
Bible, 66, was executed on Wednesday in Huntsville.
Nitrogen Should Not Be Used for the Death Penalty
The most important question is whether killing prisoners with nitrogen is cruel and unusual, the constitutional threshold for death penalty implementation.
Alabama Executes 83-Year-Old Serial Bomber
Moody killed a judge and an attorney in December 1989 using package bombs.
Oklahoma to Use Nitrogen to Execute Death Row Inmates
Oklahoma is one of many states attempting to move beyond lethal injection as a method of execution.
ACLU Asks DEA to Investigate Nebraska's Death Penalty
The ACLU said that in attaining a DEA registration to import drugs, Nebraska listed a licensed prison pharmacy that's not located where the drugs will be used for the executions.
Botched Execution Death Row Prisoner Sues Alabama
Doyle Lee Hamm's execution was abandoned after 2.5 hours when medical staff could not find a suitable vein in his groin, feet or legs.
Who Was Executed in 2017? Capital Punishment Cases Down
Capital punishment cases are down but five of the 23 executions this year still highlight the arguments of those who oppose the death penalty.
Fentanyl Drug Requested for First-Time Execution Use
An opioid at the heart of America's drug epidemic will be used for death row executions in Nevada and Nebraska if the never-before-tried combination of drugs is approved.
Murderer Asks Judge for Execution
A Nevada inmate has asked a judge for his execution to take place on Tuesday after pleading for a year to be put to death.
Florida Preparing to Execute White Supremacist
This will mark the first time in Florida's history a white man has been executed for killing a black man.
Meet the Inventor of the Lethal Injection
The forensic pathologist doesn't want his legacy to be creation of the country's first lethal injection method.
What the Arkansas Prisoners Ate for Their Last Meals
Ledelle Lee and Kenneth Williams received communion, while Marcel Williams and Jack Jones had more elaborate requests.
Arkansas Executes Fourth Inmate in a Week
The state rushed to execute death row prisoners before a drug used in lethal injections expired.
The Death Penalty Drug That Shouldn't Be
Governor Asa Hutchinson scheduled several executions of death row inmates before the state's supply of midazolam expires. But experts question whether the drug should ever have been part of lethal injections in the first place.
Arkansas Carries Out First Double Execution in 17 Years
The double execution took place days after the state ended a nearly 12-year hiatus on executing prisoners on death row.
Arkansas Aiming to Execute Three More Prisoners
Ledell Lee, one of eight men sentenced to death, was executed on Thursday night.
Ohio to Resume Executions; U.S. Support at 40-Year Low
Staring in January, Ohio will again begin executing inmates after halting the practice in 2014.