Latest Executions News

Panel dismisses ethics charges against Arkansas justices

Nov. 16, 2018 5:29 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A disciplinary panel dismissed ethics charges Friday against the Arkansas Supreme Court's justices over their decision to prohibit a judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration from hearing any execution-related cases. The Arkansas Judicial Discipline and...

Tennessee planning 7 executions after years with none

Nov. 16, 2018 4:17 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is planning to execute seven people over the next two years, after executing only eight since 1960. On Friday, the Tennessee Supreme Court set execution dates for six death row inmates in 2019 and 2020. A seventh inmate, David Earl Miller, was already scheduled to die on...

Judge won't stop Tennessee's third execution since August

Nov. 15, 2018 12:53 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge in Nashville won't stop the upcoming execution of David Earl Miller. Miller argued that the electric chair is unconstitutional and lethal injection is worse. But U.S. District Judge William Campbell on Thursday ruled that Miller's case was unlikely to be successful....

Mexican citizen executed in Texas for killings of wife, kids

Nov. 14, 2018 11:46 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Mexican citizen on death row in Texas was executed Wednesday night for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children more than 26 years ago. Roberto Moreno Ramos was condemned for the 1992 deaths of his 42-year-old wife Leticia, 7-year-old daughter Abigail, and...

The Latest: Mexican citizen executed for killings in Texas

Nov. 14, 2018 11:19 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the execution of a Mexican citizen convicted for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children (all times local): 9:42 pm. A 64-year-old Mexican citizen on death row in Texas has been executed for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children more...

Inmate's last words: 'Is it supposed to feel like that?'

Nov. 14, 2018 7:03 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A transcript from the recent execution of a South Dakota inmate who killed a prison guard shows the inmate asking after the lethal injection: "Is it supposed to feel like that?" Corrections officials released a transcript Tuesday from the Oct. 29 execution of Rodney Berget, who was...

The Latest: Lawyer: Execution violent act in 'vile' process

Nov. 14, 2018 7:01 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on the release of a transcript from a recent South Dakota execution (all times local): 5:45 p.m. An attorney for a South Dakota inmate put to death for the killing of a prison guard says the execution of his client was yet another violent act in the "vile" death penalty...

Execution set for Alabama inmate convicted of killing teen

Nov. 9, 2018 5:40 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has set an execution date for an inmate sentenced to death for the 1995 fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old girl. The Alabama Supreme Court set a Feb. 7 execution date for Dominique Ray. Tiffany Harville disappeared from her Selma home on July 15, 1995. Her decomposing body was...

Texas AG wants inmate on death row despite rare agreement

Nov. 8, 2018 7:39 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas' attorney general is pushing to keep an inmate on death row despite prosecutors and defense lawyers agreeing that the man is intellectually disabled and shouldn't be executed. The state attorney general's office asked to take over death row inmate Bobby James Moore's case on Wednesday,...

Missouri death penalty case seems to turn on Kavanaugh vote

Nov. 6, 2018 3:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hearing his first arguments in a death penalty case, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh seemed open Tuesday to the arguments of a Missouri inmate who says his rare medical condition could result in severe pain if he is executed by lethal injection. The court's newest justice could hold...