From the series “No Seconds” by Henry Hargreaves
Charles Warner, who raped and killed his roommate’s 11-month-old daughter, was executed tonight. Additionally, Florida executed Johnny Kormondy for a 1993 murder.
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.
Scott Panetti, first diagnosed with serious mental illness 36 years ago, was sentenced to death in 1995 for the 1992 murders of his in-laws. BuzzFeed News looks at the timeline of Panetti’s illness, crimes, and legal fights since.
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.
Update: Willie Trottie was executed on Wednesday after the Supreme Court denied his stay requests. His lawyers had contended that Texas is using expired drugs to kill him and that he received inadequate legal representation at trial.
UPDATED: Stay of execution of John Middleton ended at 6 p.m. CT Wednesday. The U.S. Supreme Court later denied Middleton’s four requests to stay his execution.
Tommy Lee Waldrip was scheduled to be executed on Thursday for killing 20-year-old Keith Evans in 1991.
Tupac Amaru Shakur aka Lesane Parish Crooks.
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.
In this previously unheard interview, the iconic rapper opened up about everything from his distaste for the media to how he felt like the tragic hero in a Shakespeare play.
Part of a larger campaign that uses food to change minds.
Yesterday the L.A. Times reported that Scott Peterson, convicted of killing his wife and unborn son, has resumed blogging from San Quentin Prison’s death row.
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