Lethal injection

Changes come after botched execution in April, in which a condemned man writhed in agony for nearly 45 minutes after the lethal injection. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Oklahoma Unveils New Execution Procedures

Changes come after botched execution in April, in which a condemned man writhed in agony for nearly 45 minutes after the lethal injection.

09/30/2014

Lisa Coleman was convicted of the 2004 torture and starvation murder of her girlfriend's son. (Photo by PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Executes Woman For Starvation Of 9-Year-Old Boy

Lisa Coleman was convicted of the 2004 torture and starvation death of her girlfriend’s son.

09/17/2014

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Woman Set For Lethal Injection After Starving, Torturing Girlfriend’s Son

Attorneys for a 38-year-old Texas woman are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block her scheduled execution for the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend’s 9-year-old son a decade ago.

09/17/2014

The "death chamber" at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas. (Photo by PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Executes Man Who Killed His Ex-Wife And Her Brother

Willie Trottie’s lethal injection was carried out about 90 minutes after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his last-day appeals.

09/10/2014

A view of a jury box. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawsuit Argues Texas To Use Expired Execution Drug

HOUSTON (AP) — Attorneys for a Texas death row inmate scheduled for execution this week contend in a federal lawsuit the sedative intended for his lethal injection is expired and its use could cause him “torturous” […]

09/09/2014

File photo of an execution chamber. (credit: CAROLINE GROUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Pushes For Alternative Execution Method

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.

05/19/2014

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. (PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Court Halts Execution Over Mental Impairment Claim

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.

05/13/2014

Charles Warner was scheduled to die just hours after the botched execution of Clayton Lockett by Oklahoma prison officials last week. ( PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Oklahoma Court Approves Six-Month Stay Of Execution

Charles Warner was scheduled to die just hours after the botched execution of Clayton Lockett by Oklahoma prison officials last week.

05/08/2014

Lockett had an intravenous tap placed at his groin because suitable veins couldn't be found elsewhere. That vein collapsed, and prison officials were unable to find another viable one, the state didn't have another dose of the drugs available anyway. (Image credit: Oklahoma Dept. of Corrections)

Report: Oklahoma Execution Officials Took 51 Minutes To Find Vein

Clayton Lockett died of an apparent heart attack 10 minutes after officials stopped the scheduled execution.

05/01/2014

Jose Villegas was convicted of the 2001 stabbing deaths of his girlfriend, her child and her mother. (Getty Images)

Man Executed For Killing 3 Members Of A Corpus Christi Family

Jose Villegas was put to death shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to stay the execution.

04/16/2014

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