The state Department of Corrections said it would no longer use the two-drug combination that took nearly two hours to kill inmate Joseph Wood in July.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals denied a stay of execution on Tuesday for Scott Panetti, a man who says he is being killed for preaching the Gospel.
UPDATE: Leon Taylor was executed early Wednesday morning. He was sentenced to death by an all-white jury in 1999 for murder a gas station attendant in front of the victim’s 8-year-old stepdaughter.
Updated: Chadwick Banks was convicted of raping and fatally shooting the girl moments after killing her mother. The Supreme Court refused to stop the execution.
Raghunandan Yandamuri committed the murders during a botched kidnapping in Pennsylvania in 2012.
A federal lawsuit names the doctor who performed Clayton Lockett’s execution in April, as well as Gov. Mary Fallin and corrections officials. The lawsuit calls the execution a “barbaric spectacle.”
Coleman was convicted of kidnapping and murdering her girlfriend’s 9-year-old son through abuse and starvation.
Updated: Eddie Wayne Davis became the seventh person to be executed in Florida this year. The U.S. Supreme Court denied his last-minute appeal to stop the execution.
Tommy Lee Waldrip was scheduled to be executed on Thursday for killing 20-year-old Keith Evans in 1991.
The inmates say the state’s execution procedure is an “experimentation with captive and unwilling human subjects.”
John Henry, who killed his wife and her 5-year-old son, was the sixth man to be executed by Florida this year. The Supreme Court denied his stay request.
State media said Chinese court sentenced three people to death on Monday for a deadly car crash at Tiananmen Square blamed on Islamist separatists.
The woman had been sentenced to death by hanging for converting to Christianity, but now will go free after the sentence sparked international outrage.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill allowing the state to use the electric chair, if drugs cannot be obtained for a lethal injection.
The execution of Russell Bucklew, who killed his ex-girlfriend’s partner, was slated for early Wednesday, but Associate Justice Samuel Alito issued a temporary stay on Tuesday evening to halt the execution.
A Sudanese court has sentenced 27-year-old Mariam Yahya Ibrahim to death for refusing to recant her faith.
Update: The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals granted a motion to stop the execution of Robert James Campbell in Texas on Tuesday on the grounds of his intellectual disability.
Death penalty developments over the past decade show “the urgent need for reform and issuance of new and revised recommendations,” a new report states.
Clayton Lockett died of a heart attack Tuesday after a botched lethal injection. The inmate had tried to delay his execution over the state’s refusal to disclose the source of the drugs.
China now has a traveling execution bus. What every country needs, really… Cause it’s just a waste of life if no one gets to see it end.