#execution

  • Inmate wished for death during botched execution

    Death-row inmate Doyle Lee Hamm told a doctor that an attempt to execute him last month was so painful that he wished for a quick death, according to a medical report filed on Monday. Alabama prison officials called off Hamm’s lethal injection Feb. 22 because they could not find a viable...
  • Alabama, Florida set to hold executions on same night

    If executions set for Alabama, Texas and Florida were carried out Thursday as scheduled, it would have marked the first time in more than eight years that three convicted killers were put to death in the U.S. on the same day. But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday accepted...
  • Dallas man to die for killing daughters while mom listened

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) – A former Dallas accountant condemned for fatally shooting his two young daughters while their mother listened helplessly on the phone is looking to the U.S. Supreme Court to spare his life. John David Battaglia, 62, is set for execution Thursday evening for the May 2001 killings...
  • Nebraska sued over refusal to name execution drugs suppliers

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Nebraska’s prison system, saying it has violated state public records laws by refusing to identify its suppliers of lethal injection drugs. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services denied a Nov. 10 public records request by The Associated Press. The...
  • 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....