Two days after the shooting deaths of nine people during a Bible study at a Charleston church, Republican Gov. Nikki Haley made a bold public statement: The gunman “absolutely” should be put to death. But her state, though largely pro-death penalty, can’t secure one of the drugs needed for lethal injections and hasn’t executed an inmate since 2011.
Lawyers for a man who was scheduled to be executed last month told judges Tuesday that prosecutors for 20 years withheld grand jury testimony and police notes that could prove his innocence.
The execution of Kelly Renee Gissendaner is on hold while the U.S. Supreme Court reviews last-minute arguments by her lawyers.
Kelly Renee Gissendaner is now scheduled to die Monday for the 1997 murder of her husband.
Robert Wayne Holsey was convicted of the 1995 murder of Baldwin County sheriff’s deputy Will Robinson.
A Georgia man accused of leaving his toddler son to die inside a hot car will not face the death penalty, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Marcus Wellons was sentenced to death in 1993 for the 1989 murder of his 15-year-old neighbor.
Marcus Wellons is scheduled to be put to death on June 17 for raping and strangling 15-year-old India Roberts.
Tennessee has decided to bring back the electric chair.
Lawyers for the state and for a Georgia death row inmate sparred Monday over whether prisoners awaiting execution should have access to information about where the state gets its death penalty drug.