The bill would require death row inmates to choose between being shot by firing squad or electrocuted amid the state's lack of lethal injections.
Julius Jones has been on death row since 2002, when he was convicted and sentenced to die for the 1999 shooting death of Paul Howell.
Trump’s administration conducted 13 executions in the final six months of his term. The executions were likely super-spreader COVID-19 events, an Associated Press analysis found. By the end, 70% of death row inmates had contracted the virus. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The string of executions […]
A federal judge said the Justice Department delayed the execution of Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on death row,Politico reported. US District Court Judge Randolph Moss said the DOJ acted unlawfully when it rescheduled the execution of Montgomery. Montgomery was initially set to be executed on December 8, but her […]
An inmate scheduled to be executed on January 15, has caught COVID-19, the Associated Press reported. Dustin John Higgs is the last of five inmates scheduled during President Donald Trump’s lame-duck period. The federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, where Higgs is being held has over 300 confirmed novel coronavirus […]
A woman convicted of strangling a pregnant woman, cutting her body open, and kidnapping her baby is due to become the first woman executed by the US federal government in 67 years. Lisa Montgomery, 52, is scheduled to be killed by lethal injection on December 8 at a prison in […]
San Francisco announced it didn’t have any inmates on death row on Wednesday. But with more than 700 death row inmates, California still has the most with death sentences of any US state. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s halted the use of the death penalty in the state in March 2019. The […]
Rodney Reed was granted an indefinite stay of execution over the weekend, days before he was scheduled to die. Reed was sentenced to death in 1998 for the 1996 murder of a 19-year-old woman named Stacey Stites. Reed’s mother, Sandra Reed, spoke to CBS affiliate KEYE-TV about her son, saying: […]
On Saturday, Kim Kardashian Westwrote a tweet urging Texas governor Greg Abbott to stop the planned execution of death row inmate Rodney Reed. Reed is scheduled to be executed on November 20. He has been on death row for 21 years after being convicted for the murder of Stacey Stites […]
Don Johnson, a man on death row in Nashville, is skipping his last meal, Fox News reported. He wants the $US20 that would have been put toward his final meal to be donated to people living with homelessness. According to WZTV, he got the idea from a friend who asked […]
A 70-year-old death row inmate was executed in Texas on Thursday night for the 1989 murder of his estranged wife’s family. Chaos broke out after the inmate’s son began shouting and pounding on the death chamber windows as his father received the lethal injection. Two men were ultimately arrested on […]
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VIDEO: A former death row inmate who spent 39 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit questioned Hillary Clinton about the death penalty during a CNN town hall.
Facing the firing squad.
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