#execution

  • Inmate wants to appeal execution for killing pastor scheduled for this Thursday!

    An Alabama inmate set to die by lethal injection on Thursday wants the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to block his execution. Court documents show Christopher Lee Price informed the court Tuesday he plans to challenge a lower court decision issued Sunday. U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose refused...
  • Alabama man faces execution for pastor’s sword slaying

     A man convicted of the sword-and-dagger stabbing death of a pastor is set to become the second person executed in Alabama this year, barring a last-minute stay. Christopher Lee Price, 46, is scheduled to receive a chemical injection Thursday evening for killing pastor Bill Lynn. The 57-year-old victim was...
  • Tennessee is planning its seventh execution in 3 months time span!

     Tennessee is planning to execute seven people over the next two years, after executing only eight since 1960. On Friday, the Tennessee Supreme Court set execution dates for six death row inmates in 2019 and 2020. A seventh inmate, David Earl Miller, was already scheduled to die on Dec....
  • The state refuses execution method choice by inmate waiting 34 years on death row!

    A 63-year-old man who has been on death row for 34 years is scheduled to be executed Thursday in Nashville – but not by electric chair as he requested. Edmund Zagorski was convicted of murdering John Dale Dotson and Jimmy Porter in April 1983. He shot them, slit their throats and stole their money and a...
  • 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...