Lethal Injection News
Death by Bullet: Why does Idaho want to bring back firing squads for executing prisoners?
Idaho lawmakers have passed a bill that would allow firing squads to execute inmates on death row. The bill has now been sent to the governor for approval. But why does the US state want to revert to this old form of capital punishment?
US: Minor daughter files petition to see murder convict father die by lethal injection
According to the US laws, people below 21 years of age cannot be present when such punishment is given. In 2005, Kevin killed William McEntee, a police officer who came to raid his house
What is nitrogen hypoxia, the untried execution method that Alabama wants to use?
In 2018 Alabama became the third state — along with Oklahoma and Mississippi — to authorise the untested use of nitrogen gas to execute prisoners
Thailand carries out first execution since 2009; Amnesty International calls it 'violation of the right to life'
Thailand has carried out its first execution since 2009, killing a 26-year-old convict. It has been condemned by Amnesty International as "deplorable".
Centre defends death by hanging in SC, says it's quicker and safer than other forms of execution
The Centre said it didn't want to make the execution "overly comfortable", since it's a punishment meant to be handed out only in the rarest of rare cases because the crime was barbaric and abhorrent in nature.
'Humane' death penalty is an oxymoron: SC should focus on improving quality of investigation, trials instead
The Supreme Court's observations give rise to the obvious question: is it even possible for the State to ensure a peaceful and dignified death for criminals?
As Arizona inmate died, lawyers debated if he was in pain
Lawyers, doctors discussed the brain activity and heart rate of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who was gasping over and over in the botched Arizona execution.
US Supreme Court under pressure to ban lethal injections after 2 hour execution
The US Supreme Court is under increasing pressure to consider halting death sentences by lethal injection after a convicted Arizona killer took two hours to die.
US: Another botched execution sparks the death penalty debate
It was the second botched execution in the United States so far this year, prompting outrage from death penalty abolitionists and critics
Row over drug in lethal injection may prevent Missouri execution
A court hearing is scheduled Tuesday in the federal lawsuit filed by inmate Michael Taylor against The Apothecary Shoppe, a compounding pharmacy in Tulsa.
Texas marks 500th state execution since 1982
McCarthy, 52, was executed for the 1997 robbery, beating and fatal stabbing of retired psychology professor Dorothy Booth.