Latest Executions News

Man's lethal injection fight may lead him to electric chair

Oct. 23, 2018 11:25 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys for a Tennessee death row prisoner were trying to spare him from lethal injection and they succeeded — but not the way they hoped. Instead of getting the needle, Edmund Zagorski is scheduled to die in the electric chair on Nov. 1. If the execution goes forward, he...

New execution date set for Tennessee death row inmate

Oct. 22, 2018 12:57 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has set a new execution date of Nov. 1 for a death row inmate who has asked for the electric chair rather than lethal injection. The state's highest court announced the date in a written notice Monday. Edmund Zagorski was set to die on Oct. 11 but won a...

Court to hear case over ID of Texas execution drug supplier

Oct. 19, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court reversed itself Friday by granting the state's request to review a case dealing with the disclosure of an execution drug supplier that officials have fought for years to keep secret. The court set oral arguments for Jan. 23 in a case that stems from a 2014 lawsuit...

Haslam: Tennessee ready to use electric chair for execution

Oct. 18, 2018 3:29 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says the state is prepared to execute death row inmate Edmund Zagorski using the electric chair. Haslam told reporters Thursday he is not reconsidering granting Zagorski clemency despite issuing a 10-day reprieve last week that delayed the inmate's...

Arkansas justices challenge ethics charges over judge's case

Oct. 17, 2018 7:29 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Five Arkansas Supreme Court justices on Wednesday challenged efforts to sanction them over the court's decision to prohibit a judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration from hearing any execution-related cases. The justices filed a lawsuit with their court...

Tennessee death row inmate is running out of legal options

Oct. 17, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate who won a last-minute reprieve sparing him from execution last week may be running out of options, and a new date with the death chamber could be set as early as the end of the month, court records show. Edmund Zagorksi, who was sentenced to die in 1984 for...

Pakistan executes man convicted of killing 8 children

Oct. 17, 2018 1:57 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A man convicted of killing eight children was executed at a Pakistani prison early Wednesday after the country's top court rejected a request for his public hanging, officials said. Mohammad Imran was hanged in the eastern city of Lahore in the presence of the father of 7-year-old...

AG: Supreme Court can set new execution date after reprieve

Oct. 12, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III says nothing is stopping the state Supreme Court from setting a new execution date once the 10-day reprieve expires for death row inmate Edmund Zagorski. Slatery sent a notice to the high court on Friday. A day before, Gov. Bill...

Supreme Court rejects Tennessee death row inmate efforts

Oct. 11, 2018 9:45 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court rejected two last-ditch efforts to save the life of Tennessee death row inmate Edmund Zagorski, apparently clearing the way for his execution despite a delay caused by legal wrangling. The court rejected a challenge of Tennessee's lethal injection protocol and...

The Latest: US Supreme Court rules in Tennessee execution

Oct. 11, 2018 9:09 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on Thursday's scheduled execution of Tennessee inmate Edmund Zagorski (all times local): 8:10 p.m. The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a challenge of Tennessee's lethal injection protocol and lifted a stay of execution ordered by a lower court because of inadequate...