Latest Executions News

Alabama inmate who survived execution attempt dies of cancer

Nov. 29, 2021 16:58 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate whose lethal injection was halted because medical staff couldn’t find a suitable vein for the execution has died of natural causes almost four years later, his lawyer said Monday. Doyle Lee Hamm, who was convicted in the...

Singapore to rule Tuesday on disabled Malaysian's execution

Nov. 25, 2021 23:58 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Singapore’s top court will decide Tuesday on the fate of a Malaysian man on death row who is believed to be mentally disabled, his family and a rights group said Friday. The hearing at the Court of Appeal was originally scheduled for Nov....

Judge denies Oklahoma death row inmate's request for stay

Nov. 23, 2021 14:19 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday denied a death row inmate’s request for a stay of execution, paving the way for him to receive a lethal injection next month. Bigler Stouffer II, 79, and his attorneys argued that the state's current three-drug lethal...

Oklahoma death penalty supporters fear executions ending

Nov. 19, 2021 19:18 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After a six-year moratorium on the death penalty following a series of botched lethal injections, Oklahoma officials announced in August they would seek execution dates for seven condemned men . By the next month, their executions were scheduled, leading some death...

January execution date for Alabama man convicted in slaying

Nov. 18, 2021 21:32 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has set a January execution date for an inmate convicted in the 1996 shotgun killing of a man who towed his car after it broke down. The Alabama Supreme Court on Thursday set a Jan. 27 lethal injection date for Matthew Reeves, 43. Reeves...

US judge in Nevada hears testimony on firing squad execution

Nov. 18, 2021 19:16 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A physician testifying as an expert in a condemned Nevada inmate’s bid not to be put to death told a federal judge Thursday that execution by firing squad would be quick and “relatively painless.” However, Nevada law does not allow inmates to be...

Death sentence removed over inmate's mental disability claim

Nov. 18, 2021 19:00 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate will no longer face execution over the slayings of a mother and daughter more than 30 years ago because of claims that he is intellectually disabled, a prosecutor announced Thursday. Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich...

EXPLAINER: How Julius Jones' execution was stopped

Nov. 18, 2021 16:56 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Julius Jones' execution was halted Thursday, less than four hours before he was scheduled to receive a lethal injection following outcry over doubts about evidence at his murder trial nearly 20 years ago. The clock was ticking for Jones as Oklahoma...

Oklahoma governor grants clemency, spares Julius Jones' life

Nov. 18, 2021 16:13 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's governor spared the life of Julius Jones on Thursday, just hours before his scheduled execution that had drawn widespread outcry and protests over doubts about his guilt in the slaying of a businessman more than 20 years ago. Gov. Kevin...

Mississippi executes man who killed wife, terrorized family

Nov. 17, 2021 21:55 PM EST

PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to killing his estranged wife and sexually assaulting her young daughter as her mother lay dying was put to death Wednesday evening, becoming the first inmate executed in Mississippi in nine years. ...