A Muslim inmate who filed a legal challenge because Alabama wouldn’t let his Islamic spiritual adviser be present in the execution chamber was put to death Thursday after the nation’s highest court cleared the way.
An inmate once called the “Houdini” of Alabama’s death row for escaping seven past execution dates through legal challenges was put to death early today for a 1982 murder-for-hire shooting.
Defenders of a condemned inmate in Alabama are calling his execution an “avoidable disaster,” but the state prison commissioner says there was no visible evidence that he suffered during a lethal injection.
A legal veil of secrecy could drop over much of the execution process in Mississippi under a bill agreed on by House and Senate negotiators.
The Mississippi House wants to allow the state to execute prisoners using a firing squad if officials decide lethal injection is too expensive or unavailable.
The names of employees and family members at an execution, as well as the pharmacy providing lethal drugs, would be kept secret under a bill passed Tuesday by the Mississippi Senate.
Attorney General Jim Hood is asking a Hinds County judge to keep secret the identity of Mississippi’s execution drug supplier while the state appeals an order to release the name.
A vote by Utah lawmakers to bring back executions by firing squad is the most dramatic illustration yet of the nationwide frustration over bungled executions and shortages of lethal-injection drugs.
A judge has rejected the Mississippi Department of Corrections’ attempt to keep secret the pharmacy that supplies a crucial execution drug.
A southeast Texas man says that despite his acquittal Wednesday for the shooting death of the drunken driver who caused a crash that killed his two sons, there are no winners.