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“I would like to apologize to Mark and the Nix family for taking him away from you. I hope this brings you closure,” inmate Wesley Ruiz said
The state Supreme Court has denied two stays and the governor announced he would not grant clemency to Kevin Johnson
Trump’s attorney general, Jeff Sessions, has so far approved at least a dozen death penalty prosecutions over the past two years
William Morva was executed after an unsuccessful campaign to spare his life over concerns about his mental health
Rachel Sutphin, the deputy’s daughter, said she is among those urging the governor to halt William Morva’s execution
Trading sharp words on their last day together until the fall, the justices voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma that the sedative midazolam can be used in executions
Akorn strongly objects to the use of its products in capital punishment the company said in the March 4 letter
Kent Sprouse, 42, became the fifth convicted killer put to death this year in Texas, the nation’s most active death penalty state
42-year-old faces lethal injection Thursday evening — more than a decade after he gunned down Ferris Police Officer Marty Steinfeldt
Utah lawmakers say they took a pragmatic approach in approving the firing squad as a form of execution if lethal-injection drugs aren’t available
Executed Tuesday after U.S. Supreme Court and state’s governor declined to spare the 74-year-old attorneys claimed was mentally incompetent
If the governor signs the measure, Utah would become the only state to allow executions by firing squad if there is a drug shortage
Rep. Paul Ray argues a team of trained marksmen is faster and more humane than the drawn-out deaths that have occurred in botched lethal injections
Attorneys for 52-year-old Donald Newbury are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his Wednesday evening lethal injection
A man who fatally shot a sheriff’s deputy who stopped him for speeding on a Georgia interstate was put to death Tuesday for the 1998 killing
State prisons agency also said it will again allow the use of an anesthetic that it used from 1999 through 2011
Lawmakers on Wednesday endorsed a proposal to allow the practice again to avoid problems with lethal-injection drugs
Clayton Lockett’s troubled execution on April 29 prompted Gov. Mary Fallin to halt all upcoming executions until a review she’d ordered was completed.
Prison officials violated the First Amendment when they prevented reporters from viewing portions of the botched execution of a death row inmate earlier this year, two news organizations claim in a federal lawsuit
Announcement Thursday came after U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney ruled last month that the state’s death penalty takes too long to carry out
Prison agency in the nation’s busiest death penalty state paid $13,500 for its most recent batch of pentobarbital at a cost of $1,500 per vial, compared to $350 per dose last year
Federal judge has extended a moratorium on executions in Ohio into next year as questions mount about the effectiveness of a new, two-drug combination
A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals
Lawsuit seeks to halt any attempt to execute inmates using the state’s current lethal injection protocols
Executions on hold for 2 1/2 months after federal judge allowed more time for arguments over the state’s new lethal injection procedures
In the wake of a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma last month, a Utah lawmaker says he believes a firing squad is a more humane form of execution