Latest Executions News

No sign of reprieve for 3 condemned by Ukraine separatists

Jun. 27, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Less than two weeks remain for two Britons and a Moroccan to appeal the death sentences imposed by separatist forces that captured them during fighting in eastern Ukraine. With no obvious progress, or even signs of official contacts, the likelihood is growing that...

'I want my son back': Moroccan's father pleads with Putin

Jun. 27, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The father of a Moroccan man facing execution after being captured by Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine appealed Monday to Russian President Vladimir Putin to intervene, “as a father,” to spare his son from the firing squad. “I want my son back, just...

Ohio governor postpones last scheduled 2022 execution

Jun. 27, 2022 14:09 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has postponed the last execution that was scheduled for this year, pushing the October date for Quisi Bryan, convicted of killing a Cleveland police officer, to early in 2026. The move once again called into question the functionality of...

Judge keeps execution for inmate who sought pastor's touch

Jun. 21, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas judge on Tuesday denied a request by a district attorney who called capital punishment “unethical” to withdraw the execution date of a death row inmate whose case had raised legal questions about the role of spiritual advisers in the death chamber. On...

Lawmaker: Report shows Oklahoma death row inmate's innocence

Jun. 15, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican Oklahoma state representative who is a self-described death-penalty supporter on Wednesday said a report by a Houston law firm into the conviction of death row inmate Richard Glossip proves Glossip's innocence. “We've got an individual sitting on...

US judge keeps Nevada execution challenge alive, for now

Jun. 13, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge declined Monday to either decide or dismiss a condemned Nevada killer’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state plan for what would its first lethal injection in more than 16 years. U.S. District Judge Richard Boulware II left open...

Alabama Supreme Court sets execution date for inmate

Jun. 13, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court has set an execution date of July 28 for a man convicted of killing his one-time girlfriend after breaking into her home in Jefferson County almost three decades ago, according to a court order made public Monday. Joe Nathan James...

Tennessee execution pause through 2022 could last longer

Jun. 13, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee halted a lethal injection in April because he learned the drugs hadn't been tested as required, he ordered an independent investigation and paused all executions through the end of the year. Now, it's clear that Tennessee's...

Oklahoma official seeks execution dates for 25 inmates

Jun. 11, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's attorney general has asked the state's highest appeals court to set execution dates for 25 death row inmates following a federal judge's rejection of their challenge to the state’s lethal injection method. In 25 similar filings with the Oklahoma...

Judge: Death row inmate can pursue disability claims

Jun. 09, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee death row inmate convicted of a 1994 slaying can pursue arguments that he is intellectually disabled and should not be executed under state law, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Mark S. Norris issued an order Tuesday granting a stay...