The controversial execution drug approved by the U.S. Supreme Court is used in Virginia, but no executions are scheduled and the state’s supply expires at the end of September.
Arizona Senator says the two-hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood was a “bollocks-upped situation.”
One of the drugs used in three recent botched executions will remain part of Virginia’s lethal injection protocol.
Three pet goats on a farm were killed execution style.
The United Nations human rights office says U.S. death row inmate Clayton Lockett’s suffering during his botched Oklahoma execution this week may amount to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment under international human rights law.
The White House says a botched execution of a death row inmate in Oklahoma fell short of the humane standards required when the death penalty is carried out.
The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal from a Florida death row inmate who claims he is protected from execution because he is mentally disabled.
Virginia’s list of approved lethal injection drugs now includes one of the chemicals used in an Ohio execution that led to a lawsuit by the inmate’s family who says his death was cruel and inhuman.
The Virginia Senate is delaying a vote on a bill that would allow the state to mandate the use of the electric chair if lethal injection drugs aren’t available.
State senator says firing squad would be more cost effective than building a gas chamber.