Missouri Fought For Years To Hide Where It Got Its Execution Drugs. Now We Know What They Were Hiding.
The state of Missouri did everything it could to keep secret where it got the drugs it used to put 17 inmates to death. Now, BuzzFeed News has discovered the supplier is a pharmacy repeatedly found to engage in hazardous practices that could put patients — and convicts — at risk.
Alabama Executed A Man Tonight. It Was The Eighth Time He Was Supposed To Die.
Tommy Arthur was killed by lethal injection on his eighth execution date — for a 1982 murder-for-hire scheme. A little before 11 p.m. in Alabama, the US Supreme Court announced that it had denied his requests for another stay of execution.
Everything You Need To Know About India's Creepiest, Most Elusive Serial Killer, "Dr. Death"
Santosh Pol killed six people between 2003 and 2016. He was finally arrested last week, and sent a letter from prison to the Superintendent of Police, congratulating the cops for his own arrest. Congrats on never sleeping again!
Oklahoma Hired A New Warden After Botches, But Considered Execution Experience Irrelevant
After a string of execution mistakes and resignations, the state is replacing the personnel key to carrying out the death penalty in Oklahoma. But state officials say they view execution experience as "immaterial" in the hiring.
Pharmacy That Mixed Executions Drugs Is Being Sold After Admitting Numerous Violations
A small compounding pharmacy in Oklahoma sold execution drugs for at least three Missouri executions. When investigators later inspected the pharmacy, they found “significant” problems, and it later defaulted on its bank loans.
Arizona, Texas Purchased Execution Drugs Illegally Overseas, But FDA Halts The Import
Both Arizona and Texas attempted to illegally import sodium thiopental in July, but the shipments are still being held at the airports. Nebraska also attempted to import the same drug illegally this summer, as previously reported.
Texas Is Making Its Own Execution Drugs, Oklahoma Inmate Alleges
Many death penalty states have struggled to obtain a lethal injection drug that Texas has consistently been able to procure. In a filing Thursday in Oklahoma, lawyers provided evidence that Texas sent pentobarbital to Virginia in August.
Oklahoma Court Refuses To Halt Execution Of Richard Glossip Amidst Claims He's Innocent
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals refused to grant a stay of execution for Glossip after considering "new evidence" of his innocence. Glossip claims he is innocent and has thousands of supporters, including Susan Sarandon and Richard Branson.
Thousands Of People Are Fighting To Save This Man From Execution
Oklahoma is set to execute Richard Glossip on Wednesday despite his claims of innocence. He is supported by thousands, including Susan Sarandon and Richard Branson, who unsuccessfully asked Gov. Mary Fallin to intervene. [Update: On Wednesday, hours before he was to be executed, the Oklahoma Court of Criminal appeals gave him a two-week stay.]
Nebraska Group Turns In Thousands Of Signatures To Block Death Penalty Repeal
Nebraskans for the Death Penalty turned in nearly three times as many signatures Wednesday as are required to put the measure on the ballot. If enough signatures are found to be valid, the measure will be voted on in 2016.
Federal Official: More Than One State Has Bought Illegal Execution Drugs From A Foreign Supplier
In an email from the DEA, a regulator refers to “another state” in addition to Nebraska that has tried to purchase execution drugs from the same overseas distributor. She adds that the federal government will detain the shipment.