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’ pain.
Two of the nation’s most active death penalty states are planning executions Wednesday, even as attorneys for the condemned men try to save them.
Oklahoma turned to a 15-year physician and a medical technician with 40 years’ experience to put Clayton Lockett to death, yet his execution still went awry.
The Oklahoma inmate whose execution was botched in April succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state’s prisons chief halted efforts to kill him.
The Texas prison agency is paying four times more for its execution drugs from a new supplier.
Texas prison officials say they plan no changes in lethal injection procedures in the wake of problems with an execution in Arizona.
Two Supreme Court appeals and one Federal appeal from Texas death row inmates were all recently denied – moving the condemned one step closer to execution.
With Florida carrying out the nation’s third execution in less than 24 hours, some death penalty states — particularly in Texas — appear unfazed by the recent furor over how the U.S. performs lethal injections.
The team responsible for executing an Oklahoma inmate failed multiple times to insert an intravenous line into his body to deliver lethal drugs, even though the man’s veins were in good condition.
The body of an Oklahoma inmate who died after a botched execution of what corrections officials have said was an apparent heart attack was returned from an independent autopsy without the heart or larynx, a state medical official said Monday.
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction and death sentence given to a Fort Worth man for a 2010 convenience store holdup that left two men dead.
Texas can keep secret the name of its supplier for its execution drugs, the state attorney general determined after law enforcement argued that suppliers face serious danger.