PHOENIX (AP) - An appeals court has granted an Arizona death row inmate's request to postpone his execution until prison officials reveal details on the two-drug combination that will be used to put him to death. The preliminary injunction granted Saturday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals comes... more »
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The vast majority of the country's 32 death penalty states refuse to disclose the source of their execution drugs. A review by The Associated Press has found that the states cloaked in secrecy include some with the most active death chambers. Texas, Florida, Oklahoma and Missouri... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Men sentenced to 50 years for a double execution got their sentences shaved to 35 years each for testimony that helped convict the ringleader in what started as a kidnap-for-ransom scheme. Gregory Vincent and Layman Foster Jr. both had pleaded guilty to manslaughter of Calyisse Perkins... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A judge has set a May 9 execution date for Todd Wessinger, who was convicted in 1997 and sentenced to die in the 1995 slaying of two Baton Rouge restaurant employees. The Advocate reported the date was set Friday for Wessinger by state District Judge... more »
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Barring a last-minute reprieve, Ronnie Lee Gardner will be strapped into a chair, a hood will be placed over his head and a small white target will be pinned over his heart. The order will come: "Ready, aim..." The 49-year-old convicted killer will be executed... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana will conduct its first execution since 2002 when convicted killer Gerald Bordelon is put to death Thursday by injection for murdering his 12-year-old stepdaughter.
State prison officials say they don't expect any last-minute disruption to the execution plans at the Louisiana State Penitentiary... more »