Virginia Executes 1st Inmate in Nearly 3 YearsA convicted serial killer who faced the death penalty in two states became the first inmate to be executed in nearly three years in Virginia.
Lawyers Try to Spare Inmate's Life as Execution NearsAttorneys for a convicted serial killer in Virginia are pushing to spare his life as the 49-year-old's scheduled execution draws near.
Va. Inmate Challenges Execution Over Use of 'Secret' DrugsAttorneys are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the execution of a convicted serial killer in Virginia who claims that he's intellectually disabled.
Virginia Preparing to Execute 1st Inmate in Nearly 3 YearsVirginia is poised to execute a convicted serial killer who claims he's intellectually disabled using lethal injection drugs from Texas.
Va's Supply of Controversial Execution Drug Expires in Sept.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.
McCain: Arizona Execution Was TortureArizona Senator says the two-hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood was a "bollocks-upped situation."
Virginia Keeping Drug Used in Botched Executions One of the drugs used in three recent botched executions will remain part of Virginia's lethal injection protocol.
Pet Goats Shot Execution-Style On FarmThree pet goats on a farm were killed execution style.
UN: Botched Okla. Execution May Have Violated International Human Rights LawThe 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.
White House: Botched Okla. Execution Fell Short Of Humane StandardsThe 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.
High Court Looks At Death Row Inmate's IQ Scores 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.
Va. Lethal Injection Drug Same as One in Ohio SuitVirginia'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.