Latest Executions News

Appeals court stays convicted killer's Tuesday execution

Jan. 14, 2019 3:19 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas appeals court has delayed this week's scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing his girlfriend's 13-month-old daughter during what the couple had said was part of an "exorcism." The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Monday granted the stay for Blaine Milam. His...

Pakistan's top court stays execution of mentally ill man

Jan. 13, 2019 1:08 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court has suspended the execution of a mentally ill former policeman sentenced to death in 2003 for killing a fellow officer. According to a statement, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar in the city of Lahore also ordered a new hearing in the case of Khizar Hayat, whose execution...

Apparent suicide of Nevada death-row inmate spurs questions

Jan. 7, 2019 9:09 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The apparent suicide of a Nevada death-row inmate who said he wanted to die and tried several times to kill himself amid court fights and postponements of his execution has renewed a debate over his treatment and the death penalty itself. Attorneys for Scott Raymond Dozier, who was not on...

Supreme Court sides with Ohio over death row inmate

Jan. 7, 2019 10:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is ordering a federal appeals court to re-examine the case of a convicted killer in Ohio whose death sentence was thrown out after he was found to be mentally disabled. In an unsigned opinion Monday, the justices said that the federal appeals court in Cincinnati applied...

Nevada inmate whose execution called off found dead in cell

Jan. 6, 2019 3:18 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A twice-convicted murderer who had repeatedly said he wanted to die by lethal injection was found dead in his death-row prison cell from an apparent hanging, officials said Saturday. Scott Raymond Dozier, 48, was found unresponsive in his solo death-row cell at the state's maximum-security...

Nevada inmate whose execution called off found dead in cell

Jan. 5, 2019 11:59 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A twice-convicted murderer who declared he wanted to die and who Nevada officials said tried several times to kill himself after two scheduled lethal injections were postponed has been found dead from an apparent hanging, officials said Saturday. Scott Raymond Dozier, 48, was found...

Department of Corrections spokeswoman: Nevada inmate whose execution was called off found dead in cell

Jan. 5, 2019 9:32 PM EST
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Department of Corrections spokeswoman: Nevada inmate whose execution was called off found dead in cell.

Indiana officials drop execution bid in 7-year-old's death

Dec. 31, 2018 3:09 PM EST

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Indiana prosecutors have quietly dropped efforts seeking the execution of an Ohio inmate for her role in killing a 7-year-old girl in 1984, citing the inmate's intellectual disability. The Lake County prosecutor and the Indiana attorney general's office signed an agreement last...

Texas inmate faces April execution for 1998 dragging death

Dec. 23, 2018 7:16 PM EST

JASPER, Texas (AP) — A white man condemned for the 1998 dragging death of a black man in East Texas has been scheduled for execution next year. John William King faces lethal injection April 24. District Judge Craig Mixson signed the execution order Friday. The U.S. Supreme Court in October denied an...

Nevada officials say death row inmate trying to kill himself

Dec. 18, 2018 2:47 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Prison officials say Nevada death row inmate Scott Dozier has gone to great lengths to kill himself while awaiting execution, including attempting to obtain drops of a deadly drug on a piece of paper sent through prison mail. They also intercepted mail from the convicted killer's sister...