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 Bans Clergy From Executions After SCOTUS Ruling Regarding Patrick Murphy CaseThe Texas Department of Criminal Justice says effective immediately it will only permit security staff into the death chamber because of the high court's ruling staying the execution of Patrick Murphy.
Death Row Inmate Set To Be Executed For Texas Police Officer's DeathA 61-year-old Texas inmate was set to be executed Wednesday for killing a Houston police officer more than three decades ago.
Execution Dates For 2 Fort Worth Inmates On Death RowTexas prison officials have set execution dates for two prisoners from the Fort Worth area, bringing to eight the number of inmates set for lethal injection in the coming months.
Texas, Alabama, Florida Set To Hold Executions On Same NightIf executions in Texas, Alabama and Florida are carried out Thursday as scheduled, it would mark the first time in more than eight years that three killers were put to death in the U.S. on the same day.
Texas Sues To Release Execution Drug Shipment Seized By FDATexas prison officials asked a federal judge Wednesday to rescind a U.S. Food and Drug Administration order that blocks the corrections agency from receiving a foreign shipment of a drug that the state wants to use for executions.
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.
Hitman In Texas Murder-For-Hire Murder Put To DeathA paid hitman was executed Tuesday night in Texas for gunning down a San Antonio woman in a life insurance scheme nearly a quarter-century ago.
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.
Bungled Executions Slow Oklahoma's Busy Death ChamberThe grand jury, which has been looking into the drug mix-ups since October, recessed on Thursday without issuing a final report of its findings in the execution probe.
Texas Told To Reveal Execution Drug MakerA judge on Friday morning ordered Texas to release the name of the compounding pharmacy that provides the lethal drugs which are used in state executions.