File photo of a death chamber. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

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.


Sen. John McCain says Arizona's botched execution was a form of torture. (Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

McCain: Arizona Execution Was Torture

Arizona Senator says the two-hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood was a “bollocks-upped situation.”


File photo of a table upon which lethal injections are administered. (Photo by Virginia Department of Corrections via Getty Images)

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.


File photo of a young goat. (credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Pet Goats Shot Execution-Style On Farm

Three pet goats on a farm were killed execution style.


File photo of an execution chamber. (credit: CAROLINE GROUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

UN: Botched Okla. Execution May Have Violated International Human Rights Law

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.


White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Briefs The Press At The White House on April 14, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

White House: Botched Okla. Execution Fell Short Of Humane Standards

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.


File photo of the Supreme Court. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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.


File photo of a death chamber. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

Va. Lethal Injection Drug Same as One in Ohio Suit

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 Death Chamber at a correctional facility. (credit: Mike Simons/Getty Images)

Va. Senate Delays Vote on Electric Chair Bill

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.


A convicted murder is tied to a post before execution by firing squad in Somalia. (Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images)

Wyoming Lawmaker Proposes Firing Squads For Execution

State senator says firing squad would be more cost effective than building a gas chamber.