- Drugs derail Oklahoma execution, cast doubt on protocols Updated: Oct-03-15 1:01 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Despite more than a year of painstaking training and preparation to ensure that executions in Oklahoma were performed without a hitch, the state's latest attempt to lethally inject an inmate was thwarted by a last-minute glitch - the wrong drugs were delivered to the prison.
- Missouri governor commutes sentence for condemned man Updated: Oct-02-15 7:19 pm
ST. LOUIS - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday spared the life of a death row inmate four days before the scheduled execution, saying he did so after "significant consideration" of the circumstances but without explaining further.
- Arkansas governor says he's not considering execution delay Updated: Oct-02-15 5:55 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he's not considering seeking any delays in Arkansas' executions scheduled for later this month after those in neighboring Oklahoma were halted due to the wrong lethal injection drug being delivered there.
- Ohio death-row inmate wants to drop appeals and be executed Updated: Oct-02-15 3:36 pm
CLEVELAND - An Ohio inmate who was sentenced to death for the slayings of a college student and a friend now wants to drop his appeals after more than 10 years and be executed.
- Court denies Oklahoma death row inmate's sanity challenge Updated: Oct-02-15 1:50 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has denied a death row inmate's request to halt his execution over claims that he is insane and challenges to the state's drug formula.
- Governor warns of problems getting lethal injection drugs Updated: Oct-02-15 11:33 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the state may have difficulty in the future obtaining lethal injection drugs if the manufacturers can't be shielded from the public.
- Virginia executes 1st inmate in nearly 3 years Updated: Oct-02-15 5:24 am
JARRATT, Virginia - A convicted serial killer who faced the death penalty in two states became the first inmate to be executed in nearly three years in Virginia.
- Execution date sought for man convicted in 1993 slaying Updated: Oct-02-15 4:01 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Attorney General's Office is seeking an execution date for a death row inmate convicted in the 1992 rape and murder of a Homewood woman.
- The Latest: Virginia executes serial killer Updated: Oct-01-15 10:03 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The latest on the scheduled execution of a convicted serial killer in Virginia. All times local:
- House approves bill to parole inmates after minimum sentence Updated: Oct-01-15 5:44 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Parole Board would have less leeway to keep certain prisoners locked up past their minimum sentence under legislation approved Thursday to curtail prison spending by at least $75 million annually within five to 10 years, the equivalent of closing two prisons.
- The Latest: Oklahoma seeks to delay 3 executions amid probe Updated: Oct-01-15 3:25 pm
McALESTER, Oklahoma - The latest on the confusion over Oklahoma's supply of lethal injection drugs, which prompted Gov. Mary Fallin to issue a last-minute execution stay for Richard Glossip (all times local):
- The Latest on execution: Georgia woman is executed Updated: Sep-30-15 12:39 am
ATLANTA - The latest on the scheduled execution of the only woman on Georgia's death row. All times local:
- Recent Missouri Editorials Updated: Sep-29-15 5:23 pm
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- Arkansas inmate's clemency request cites possible innocence Updated: Sep-29-15 4:47 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - An attorney for Arkansas death row inmate Stacey Eugene Johnson is arguing the prisoner should not be executed Nov. 3 because he may be innocent.
- Pakistan executes man who was a juvenile when arrested Updated: Sep-29-15 2:33 am
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan executed a convict on death row before dawn on Tuesday, despite appeals by an international rights group that claimed the man was a juvenile at the time of his arrest in a murder case.
- New clemency hearing set for Ga. female death row inmate Updated: Sep-28-15 8:04 pm
ATLANTA - One day before the only woman on Georgia's death row is set to be executed, the state Board of Pardons and Paroles on Monday scheduled a new clemency hearing in her case.
- The Latest: New hearing set for woman on Georgia's death row Updated: Sep-28-15 7:19 pm
ATLANTA - The latest on appeals by Kelly Renee Gissendaner, whose execution for murder is scheduled Tuesday in Georgia:
- Advocates say man facing execution in Missouri is innocent Updated: Sep-28-15 3:56 pm
ST. LOUIS - Missouri risks executing an innocent man next week, advocates for Kimber Edwards warned Monday, citing a key witness who says his testimony was coerced and the inmate's contention that his own confession was false.
- Attorney for death row inmate challenge execution methods Updated: Sep-28-15 12:56 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - An attorney for New Hampshire's only death row inmate is challenging the constitutionality of the state's death penalty law.
- Man guilty of 2012 execution of other man at sports field Updated: Sep-28-15 3:06 am
NEW LONDON, Connecticut - A man has been found guilty of murder in the 2012 death of a 28-year old man who was shot in the head on a sports field in western Connecticut.
- Things to know about the upcoming execution in Georgia Updated: Sep-27-15 9:41 am
ATLANTA - Georgia is preparing to execute the lone woman on the state's death row.
- Texas gives Virginia lethal drug for execution next week Updated: Sep-25-15 6:23 pm
HOUSTON - Texas prison officials are helping their counterparts in Virginia prepare for a scheduled execution next week by providing the state with pentobarbital, a lethal drug that corrections agencies nationwide have had difficulty obtaining.
- Oklahoma: Condemned man not due a hearing on innocence claim Updated: Sep-25-15 2:37 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorneys for the state of Oklahoma say recently emerged witnesses who claim a death row inmate was framed are "inherently suspect," and that their claims don't merit a new hearing ahead of the inmate's execution next week.
- Oklahoma AG tells court Cole execution should move forward Updated: Sep-24-15 12:39 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is urging a state appeals court to reject a death row inmate's request to halt his execution.
- Attorneys for Oklahoma inmate allege witness intimidation Updated: Sep-23-15 10:51 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorneys for Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip alleged Wednesday that prosecutors are trying to intimidate defense witnesses who could raise questions about the credibility of the man who implicated Glossip in a 1997 killing.