It was hardly a question whether Travis Runnels, the ninth and final Texas inmate executed on death row this year, had committed a murder. Over a decade ago, the Dallas native pleaded guilty in the 2003 killing of his former prison supervisor. But things got far more complicated when it came to one of the […]
Judge halts all scheduled federal executions, says Barr’s lethal injection protocol is at odds with the law
A federal judge late Wednesday halted all four scheduled federal executions, finding that Attorney General William Barr’s July proposal that sought to resume the death penalty after a 16-year moratorium is at odds with federal law. The four men were scheduled to be executed in December and January. But U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan of […]
Hours before Nevada was set to carry out the country’s first lethal injection using the powerful opioid fentanyl, a judge on Wednesday halted the execution due to a challenge from a drug company that objects to the state’s plan to use one of its products as a sedative for the procedure. Nevada’s plans to use […]
When the state of Alabama executed Ronald Bert Smith Jr. last week, he became the 20th inmate put to death in the United States this year. Smith’s execution was a rarity for the United States, where the death penalty is still retained in most states and on the federal level but, in practice, is carried […]
ATMORE, Ala. — A man convicted of the 1992 rape and beating death of a woman was executed Thursday in Alabama’s first execution in more than two years. Authorities say 43-year-old Christopher Eugene Brooks received a lethal injection at a state prison in Atmore. Brooks was condemned for the slaying of 23-year-old Jo Deann Campbell […]
ATMORE, Ala. — A man convicted of the 1992 rape and beating death of a woman is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday in what would be Alabama’s first execution in more than two years. Christopher Eugene Brooks, 43, is set to die at 7 p.m. (eastern time zone) at Holman Correctional Facility in […]
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Three years after Connecticut abolished the death penalty for any future crimes, the state’s highest court on Thursday spared the lives of all 11 men who were already on death row when the law took effect, saying it would be unconstitutional to execute them. Within minutes, a lawyer with the Chief […]
ALBANY — In November 1778, wealthy Pennsylvania businessman John Roberts III and a fellow Quaker were convicted of treason against the American cause and hanged from a gallows in Philadelphia, despite calls for a pardon from prominent citizens, including three signers of the Declaration of Independence. Nearly 230 years after Roberts was executed during the […]
FLORENCE, Ariz. — U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent — and unusual — request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn’t seem to be working. “He has been gasping, snorting, and unable to breathe and not […]
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Before he was executed in Georgia last week, Troy Davis brought worldwide attention to his case by challenging the trustworthiness of bystanders who said they saw him shoot a police officer. Davis lost the battle to spare his life, but experts say his case adds fuel to an already-simmering debate ...
FLORENCE, Ariz. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to stop the execution of an Arizona death-row inmate hours before he was set to die by lethal injection for killing two people in a 1989 convenience store robbery.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether a Alabama man can be executed after his lawyers missed a paperwork deadline. The court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from Cory Maples.
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