Latest Executions News

Marshall: Execution review should happen quickly

Dec. 05, 2022 18:23 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — A state review of execution procedures should be done quickly so death sentences can move forward, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said Monday. Marshall told reporters that he did not object to the review announced last month by Gov. Kay Ivey after a...

State news: Iran executed 4 people it says spied for Israel

Dec. 04, 2022 07:45 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Iranian authorities executed four people Sunday accused of working for Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, the state-run IRNA news agency said. Three others received lengthy prison sentences. IRNA said the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guard announced the...

UN: Iraq Christians were victims of Islamic State war crimes

Dec. 01, 2022 23:43 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Evidence collected in Iraq strengthens preliminary findings that Islamic State extremists committed crimes against humanity and war crimes against the Christian community after it seized about a third of the country in 2014, a U.N. investigative team said in a report...

Missouri man put to death for killing police officer in 2005

Nov. 29, 2022 21:38 PM EST

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man convicted of ambushing and killing a St. Louis area police officer he blamed in the death of his younger brother was executed Tuesday night. Kevin Johnson, 37, died after an injection of pentobarbital at the state prison in Bonne Terre. It was...

Alabama 'execution survivor' reaches settlement with state

Nov. 29, 2022 14:48 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — Alabama won't seek another lethal injection date for an inmate whose September execution had been halted because of problems establishing an intravenous line, according to the terms of a settlement agreement approved on Monday. The state agreed to never use...

Judge mulls arguments in Mississippi death penalty protocol

Nov. 28, 2022 20:38 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge will decide whether to block Mississippi from using three drugs when it puts inmates to death, and his ruling could determine whether the state carries out its next execution in about two weeks. U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate heard several...

Attorneys: 'Botched' execution caused pain and torture

Nov. 28, 2022 18:32 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama prison staff strapped an inmate to a death chamber gurney, despite a court order in place at the time blocking the execution from going forward, and later subjected him to numerous needle jabs, including in the neck and collarbone region while an official held his...

Missouri Supreme Court weighs fate of death row inmate

Nov. 28, 2022 16:25 PM EST

Kevin Johnson might not be facing imminent execution if he was white, attorneys speaking on his behalf told the Missouri Supreme Court on Monday. Meanwhile, Gov. Mike Parson announced he will not grant clemency. Johnson, 37, is scheduled to die by injection at 6 p.m. Tuesday for...

Lawyers seek to block Idaho execution of terminally ill man

Nov. 22, 2022 14:44 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A terminally ill man scheduled to be executed in mid-December for his role in the 1985 slayings of two gold prospectors in Idaho is asking a federal court to block the execution. Attorneys for 66-year-old Gerald Ross Pizzuto Jr. asked the court in documents...

Alabama pausing executions after 3rd failed lethal injection

Nov. 21, 2022 15:16 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey sought a pause in executions and ordered a “top-to-bottom” review of the state's capital punishment system Monday after an unprecedented third failed lethal injection. Ivey's office issued a statement saying she had both asked...