Latest Executions News

Alabama releases copy of execution procedures

Oct. 16, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama on Wednesday made its execution protocol public after being ordered to do so by a federal judge. The Alabama Department of Corrections filed a redacted copy of its execution procedure with the federal court following a legal fight with news outlets over the release of the...

Death row inmate's attorneys say appeal ignores justice

Oct. 11, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An attorney for Tennessee death row inmate Abu-Ali Abudur'Rahman said Friday that the state attorney general is valuing "proceduralism over justice" with an attempt to scuttle a resentencing agreement. Brad MacLean, who has defended Abudur'Rahman (AHB'-dur-RAK'-mahn) for more than...

Texas execution halted over claims judge was anti-Semitic

Oct. 4, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Jewish death row inmate who was part of the "Texas 7" gang of escaped prisoners and faced execution in less than a week won a reprieve on Friday after claiming the former judge at his trial was anti-Semitic and frequently used racial slurs. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted a...

Missouri executes killer despite concern about painful death

Oct. 1, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri inmate was executed Tuesday for killing a man in 1996 in a string of violence that included several other crimes, despite concerns that the prisoner's rare medical condition would cause a gruesome lethal injection. Russell Bucklew was put to death at the state prison in Bonne...

The Latest: Missouri executes inmate with medical condition

Oct. 1, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the execution of Russell Bucklew in Missouri (all times local): 6:48 p.m. A Missouri inmate has been executed for killing a man in 1996 in a string of violence that included several other crimes, despite concerns that the prisoner's rare medical condition would cause a...

Tennessee governor hands-off as AG moves for more executions

Sep. 26, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's governor is refraining from weighing in on the attorney general's request to schedule executions for nine death-row prisoners and restore a 10th inmate's death sentence. Republican Gov. Bill Lee said Thursday that it is Attorney General Herbert Slatery's prerogative to...

Texas inmate executed for stabbing deaths of 2 stepsons

Sep. 25, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate who claimed he was intellectually disabled was executed Wednesday for fatally stabbing his two stepsons during a 2007 attack in which his wife also died. Robert Sparks received a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the slayings of 9-year-old...

The Latest: Texas executes man for killing 2 stepsons

Sep. 25, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the execution of a Texas inmate condemned for fatally stabbing his two stepsons (all times local): 6:55 p.m. A Texas death row inmate who claimed he was intellectually disabled has been executed for fatally stabbing his two stepsons during a 2007 attack in their...

Texas has executed a death row inmate for fatally stabbing his 2 stepsons during a 2007 attack that also killed his wife

Sep. 25, 2019 7:56 PM EDT
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas has executed a death row inmate for fatally stabbing his 2 stepsons during a 2007 attack that also killed his wife.

Execution set for man who killed 14-year-old girl in Florida

Sep. 25, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man convicted in Florida of stabbing and drowning a 14-year-old girl is scheduled to be executed later this year. Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a death warrant Wednesday for 73-year-old James Dailey. The execution is set for Nov. 7 at Florida State Prison. Records show Dailey was...