#execution

  • Ohio has its second failed execution!

    IT WAS COLD outside the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility on the morning of November 15, where some two dozen people formed a circle in the parking lot. They had traveled to Lucasville from various parts of the state, wearing heavy jackets and carrying handmade signs. A large banner read: “We remember the victims … BUT...
  • Nevada seeks to use untried execution drugs including opioid

    LAS VEGAS (AP) – For Nevada’s first execution in more than a decade, state officials are turning to a never-before-tried combination of drugs, including a powerful painkiller that is fueling much of the opioid epidemic and a paralyzing drug that could mask any signs of trouble. If the state’s highest...
  • Arkansas got execution drug made by resistant manufacturer

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – One of the three drugs Arkansas planned to use in a lethal injection this week was made by a New York company that says it won’t sell its products if it fears they’ll be used in executions, court documents released Wednesday show. A package insert...
  • Man will sit up instead of laying down during execution in Ohio prison

    A doctor working for Ohio’s prison system says it would be reasonable to allow a condemned killer with health problems to partially sit up during his execution next month. Dr. James McWeeney said death row inmate Alva Campbell became agitated when officials tried lowering him to a normal execution...
  • Man being executed has a few choice words for the State of Alabama

    A convicted cop killer who sued Alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death Thursday night, but not before he cursed at the state and said: “I hate you.”As the procedure began, Torrey Twane McNabb, 40, raised both of his middle fingers in a show of defiance....
  • Will states start executing drug dealers ???

    Sonny Priest’s friend found him dead in his Altamonte Springs, Florida home the week before Christmas 2016. Priest had overdosed on alprazolam, cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl, a medical examiner ruled. Six months after Priest’s death, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a law expanding the state’s first-degree murder code to...
  • Inmate executed in Texas for corrections officer’s death

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) – A Texas inmate convicted in the death of a prison guard was executed Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his lawyers’ attempts to halt the punishment. Robert Pruett was given a lethal injection for the fatal attack on corrections officer Daniel Nagle in December 1999...
  • Arkansas judge barred from execution cases sues high court

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – An Arkansas judge who was barred from considering any execution-related cases after blocking the use of a lethal injection drug and participating in an anti-death penalty demonstration is suing the state’s highest court, saying justices violated his constitutional rights. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen...
  • Man sings during his execution in prison

    An Ohio man convicted of killing two people in back-to-back robberies in suburban Cleveland in 1992 was executed Wednesday as family members of his victims looked on. Gary Otte, 45, was put to death at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville with a lethal combination of three drugs....