Will There Be Clemency for Kelly?
Call For Death Penalty In Church Shooting, But State Lacks The DrugTwo 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.
Execution Secrecy Law Challenged In GeorgiaPrison officials in Georgia made a last-minute decision to delay the execution of inmate Kelly Gissendaner because the lethal drug appeared cloudy, raising questions about whether it would work.
South Carolina Runs Out of Lethal Injection DrugSouth Carolina is among the latest states to run out of pentobarbital, the anesthetic that comes first in the state's three-drug method for executions by lethal injection. Similar problems elsewhere have forced states to consider alternatives, including the electric chair and nitrogen gas. And while there are no immediate signs of changing the way South Carolina executes people, there's also no indication officials are on the cusp of acquiring any more of the drug, either.
Ahead Of Winter Storm, Georgia Delays Woman's ExecutionKelly Renee Gissendaner is now scheduled to die Monday for the 1997 murder of her husband.
Man Executed For Killing DeputyRobert Wayne Holsey was convicted of the 1995 murder of Baldwin County sheriff's deputy Will Robinson.
Georgia Executes Murderer; First Since Botched Lethal Injection In OklahomaMarcus Wellons was sentenced to death in 1993 for the 1989 murder of his 15-year-old neighbor.
Ala. Can't Execute Death Row Inmates After State Runs Out Of Lethal Injection DrugAlabama can't execute death row inmates because the state has run out of the critical first drug given at the start of each lethal injection, authorities said Tuesday.
Court To Hear Arguments On Execution Method Change Georgia's highest court will consider whether prison officials violated state administrative procedures by failing to hold public hearings before changing the execution procedure.
Sisters Want Brother Who Killed Their Kids SparedTwo women are asking Mississippi's governor to spare their brother from execution, even though he killed four of their children, paralyzed another and stabbed one of the sisters.