Arkansas executes Ledell Lee, the first inmate to be executed in the state since 2005. Lee asks for Communion as his last meal.
NCR Today: Arkansas planned to execute eight people between April 17 and April 27, an unprecedented number, which has set off a flurry of lawsuits. Here's your daily update.
NCR Today: Arkansas planned to execute eight people, April 17 and April 27, an unprecedented number, which has set off a flurry of lawsuits. Here's your daily update.
Ohio is the first state to have a ruling upheld in circuit courts against midazolam, following an April 6 decision by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
After Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced his intention to execute eight death row inmates in ten days later this month, lawyers, church officials and former correctional officers have been mobilizing.
We say: Recent cases bolster arguments that the Supreme Court should reconsider not only its ruling on midazolam, but on all executions, no matter what methods are used.
NCR Today: Gray's attorneys say that after witnessing his execution and carefully reviewing facts, there is grave concern the execution caused suffering inconsistent with Gray's constitutional rights.
NCR Today: Ricky Gray, scheduled for execution by lethal injection tonight, lost a chance at reprieve yesterday when Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe denied Gray's clemency petition.
Supreme Court judge on death penalty: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer delivered harsh criticism of the death penalty Dec. 12 in a dissent to the court's decision not to hear a Florida inmate's death penalty appeal.
NCR Today: On May 18, the Missouri Court of Appeals will hear our case, challenging the Missouri Department of Corrections practice of buying execution drugs out of state.