Latest Executions News

Board recommends clemency for Oklahoma death row inmate

Aug. 03, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Board of Pardon and Parole on Wednesday voted to recommend clemency for a death row inmate who has admitted to beating to death a friend and co-worker who refused to loan him $50 to buy cocaine. The board voted 3-2 to recommend Gov. Kevin Stitt...

Man leaves S Carolina death row as firing squad trial starts

Aug. 01, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina inmate who killed four people in two states is off death row after a federal appeals court ruled the judge who sentenced him to die nearly two decades ago did not consider his abusive childhood or mental illness. The ruling last week means the...

US judge gives life term to Canadian ISIS propagandist

Jul. 30, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Canadian citizen who led propaganda efforts for the Islamic State group and personally executed two Syrian soldiers in widely circulated videos was sentenced to life in prison Friday by a U.S. judge. Prosecutors sought the life sentence for Mohammed...

Alabama says delay in execution caused by IV line issue

Jul. 29, 2022 22:33 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s prison system said Friday that the execution of an Alabama inmate was delayed because of the time it took to establish an intravenous line to the inmate. The state offered more information about the hourslong delay that observers said was...

Russia, Ukraine trade blame for deadly attack on POW prison

Jul. 29, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia and Ukraine accused each other Friday of shelling a prison in a separatist region of eastern Ukraine, an attack that reportedly killed dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war captured after the fall of Mariupol, the city where troops famously held out against a monthslong...

Man executed despite calls from victim’s family to spare him

Jul. 28, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate convicted of killing his former girlfriend decades ago was executed Thursday night despite pleas from the victim’s family to spare his life. Joe Nathan James Jr. received a lethal injection at a south Alabama prison after the U.S. Supreme...

Alabama inmate has been executed for 1994 murder of former girlfriend despite pleas from victim’s family to spare him

Jul. 28, 2022 22:33 PM EDT
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama inmate has been executed for 1994 murder of former girlfriend despite pleas from victim’s family to spare him.

Alabama gov: Execution set despite wishes of victim's family

Jul. 27, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's governor said Wednesday that she has decided the state will proceed later this week with a plan to execute a man convicted of killing his former girlfriend decades ago, overriding a plea from the victim's family to spare the man's life. Gov. Kay...

Daughters oppose upcoming execution of mother's killer

Jul. 26, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

Terryln Hall was just 6 years old when her mother, Faith, was fatally shot by a former boyfriend. Now, nearly 30 years later, Hall and her sister — along with their uncle — oppose Alabama’s plan to execute the man who killed their mother. Unless a judge or the governor...

Japan executes prisoner who killed 7 in Tokyo street rampage

Jul. 25, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Tuesday executed a man who killed seven people in a vehicle crash and stabbing rampage in a crowded Tokyo shopping district in 2008. Justice Minister Yoshihisa Furukawa told reporters that Tomohiro Kato was hanged at the Tokyo detention center earlier Tuesday....