U.S. Federal Government Resumes Death Penalty, Schedules 5 ExecutionsFor the first time since 2003, the U.S. federal government will resume executing death-row inmates.
Texas Supreme Court To Hear Case Over ID Of Texas Execution Drug SupplierThe court set oral arguments for January 23 in a case that stems from a 2014 lawsuit filed by several death penalty attorneys who want to know where Texas prison officials got execution drugs used in two executions that year.
Arkansas Vows To Keep Pushing For Executions Despite SetbackArkansas officials vowed to carry out a double execution later this week after the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a setback to the state's plan to resume capital punishment for the first time in nearly 12 years.
Arkansas Wants To Kill 7 Men With Drugs For The LivingWhen administered as their manufacturers intend, the three drugs Arkansas could use in lethal injections next week if courts allow the executions to proceed are key products of the pharmaceutical industry.
Pfizer Says It's Blocking Use Of Drugs For Lethal InjectionsPharmaceutical company Pfizer has announced it is blocking use of its drugs in lethal injections, which means all federally-approved drugmakers whose medications could be used for executions have now put them off limits.
Texas Inmate Set To Die For 1997 Rampage That Killed 5Texas prisoner Coy Wesbrook is realistic about the likelihood he'll be executed Wednesday for a shooting rampage more than 18 years ago that left five people dead.
Bid To Ensure Transparency Of Execution Drugs Hits RoadblockOne lawmaker is joining a chorus of voices across numerous states pushing officials to reveal the source of drugs used in lethal-injection executions.
Execution Drug Shortage Makes Some Think Of Firing SquadsAlthough support for capital punishment continues, states are struggling to find a legal means to carry it out, and that has created an opening for opponents hoping to end the death penalty permanently.
Supreme Court Upholds Use Of Controversial Execution DrugTrading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday.
Pharmaceutical Firm Wants Lethal Injection Drugs ReturnedA drugmaker has asked states to return supplies of the company's products that could be used for lethal injection in a broad request that included Texas plus other states that don't even use the drugs in question.
Man Executed For Ferris Police Officer's 2002 Shooting DeathTexas prison officials on Thursday executed a man convicted in the slaying of Ferris police officer Harry Marvin "Marty" Steinfeldt III during a 2002 shootout that followed the killing of a customer outside a convenience store.
Texas Executes Man For Murder, Only 1 Execution Drug Dose LeftTexas has executed a Mexican Mafia hit man convicted of beating and strangling a woman because she didn't pay the gang's 10 percent tax on her illegal drug sales.
State Lethal Injection Drug Supply Low, As Another State Allows Firing SquadLawmakers pass bill making Utah the only state to allow firing squads for carrying out a death penalty if there is a shortage of execution drugs. Texas' supply will be used up if the state goes forward with two lethal injections in the next two weeks.
Texas Prison Agency Seeks To Replenish Execution Drug SupplyTexas prison officials are scurrying to find a supplier to replenish a dwindling inventory of execution drugs.
Oklahoma Official: Felt 'Pressure' To Carry Out ExecutionsA longtime lawyer for Oklahoma's prison system said Thursday that he felt pressured by the governor's and attorney general's offices to make sure two executions last spring happened on schedule.