A state lawmaker is pushing for Louisiana to consider alternatives to lethal injection in response to a nationwide shortage of the drugs used to execute prisoners.
Attorneys for convicted killer Robert James Campbell said they need more time to pursue appeals that he is mentally impaired and therefore ineligible for the death penalty.
Charles Warner was scheduled to die just hours after the botched execution of Clayton Lockett by Oklahoma prison officials last week.
Clayton Lockett died of an apparent heart attack 10 minutes after officials stopped the scheduled execution.
Jose Villegas was put to death shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to stay the execution.
The execution of a Texas inmate is back on schedule now that a federal appeals court has ruled the state doesn’t have to reveal where it gets its lethal injection drug.
New supplier of Texas execution drugs will remain secret for now.
Two death row inmates have filed suit claiming they may be subjected to unconstitutionally cruel pain.
Anthony Doyle beat Hyun Mi Cho to death with a baseball bat in 2003.
Attorneys for a former San Antonio rap musician are looking to federal appeals courts to spare him from a lethal injection for an attack and robbery more than 15 years ago that left a 33-year-old recording studio owner dead.