Executions

This undated photo provided by the Tennessee Department of Correction shows death row inmate David Earl Miller in Nashville, Tenn. Miller, 61, has been moved to the state’s death watch ahead of his scheduled execution Thursday, Dec. 2018. Miller, who has been on death row for 36 years, was sentenced to death for the 1981 murder of 23-year-old Lee Standifer in Knoxville. (Tennessee Department of Correction via AP)
December 06, 2018 - 9:16 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on an execution in Tennessee (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The final words of a man executed in Tennessee almost couldn't be heard. Sixty-one-year-old David Earl Miller was asked before his execution Thursday night if he had anything to say. When his words couldn't...
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Roberto Moreno Ramos. Ramos is scheduled for lethal injection for the 1992 killings of his 42-year-old wife, Leticia, their 7-year-old daughter, Abigail, and their 3-year-old son, Jonathan, at their home in Progreso, located along the Mexico border about 20 miles (32.19 kilometers) southeast of McAllen. Prosecutors say Ramos killed his loved ones and then buried them underneath his home's freshly tiled bathroom floor. Authorities say he bludgeoned his family members so he could marry the woman he was having an extramarital affair with at the time. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
November 14, 2018 - 10:44 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Mexican citizen on death row in Texas was executed Wednesday night for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children more than 26 years ago. Roberto Moreno Ramos was condemned for the 1992 deaths of his 42-year-old wife Leticia, 7-year-old daughter Abigail, and 3...
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©Missouri Department of Corrections via AP File
November 06, 2018 - 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hearing his first arguments in a death penalty case, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh seemed open Tuesday to the arguments of a Missouri inmate who says his rare medical condition could result in severe pain if he is executed by lethal injection. The court's newest justice...
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FILE - This undated file photo released by the Tennessee Department of Corrections shows death row inmate Edmund Zagorski in Tennessee. If Tennessee electrocutes Zagorski, it will be in an electric chair built by a self-taught execution expert who is no longer welcome in the prison system. (Tennessee Department of Corrections via AP, File)
November 01, 2018 - 10:55 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate grimaced and waved goodbye before saying "let's rock," moments before he became the first man executed in the electric chair in that state since 2007. Officials say 63-year-old Edmund Zagorski was executed Thursday night for the killings of two men during...
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FILE - This undated file photo released by the Tennessee Department of Corrections shows death row inmate Edmund Zagorski in Tennessee. If Tennessee electrocutes Zagorski, it will be in an electric chair built by a self-taught execution expert who is no longer welcome in the prison system. (Tennessee Department of Corrections via AP, File)
November 01, 2018 - 9:43 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate's final words were "let's rock" moments before he became the first man executed in the electric chair in that state since 2007, put to death Thursday for shooting two men and slitting their throats during a drug deal decades ago. Edmund Zagorski, 63, was...
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In this undated photo released by Fred Leuchter, center, he stands near the control panel for the electric chair he built. Leuchter says he is afraid the chair will malfunction at an execution scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, because of later modifications. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he is confident it will work. (Courtesy of Fred Leuchter via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 9:39 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If Tennessee electrocutes Edmund Zagorski on Thursday, it will be in an electric chair built by a self-taught execution expert who is no longer welcome in the prison system and who worries that his device will malfunction. Fred Leuchter (LOOT'-cher) had a successful career...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2011 file photo, Rodney Berget, who was convicted of killing a Sioux Falls prison guard during an escape attempt, is escorted to court in Sioux Falls, S.D. South Dakota has set Monday as the execution date for Berget. Berget is one of two inmates convicted in the 2011 killing of guard Ronald Johnson during a failed escape attempt at the state prison in Sioux Falls. The other inmate, Eric Robert was executed by lethal injection in 2012. (Elisha Page/Argus Leader via AP, File)
October 29, 2018 - 1:01 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A man who killed a South Dakota prison guard in a failed escape seven years ago is scheduled to be executed Monday after dropping his death penalty appeal. Rodney Berget, 56, will be put to death for the 2011 slaying of Ronald "R.J." Johnson, who was beaten with a pipe and...
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This undated file photo released by the Tennessee Department of Corrections, shows death row inmate Edmund Zagorski in Tenn. Zagorski who won a last-minute reprieve sparing him from execution last week may be running out of options, and a new date with the death chamber could be set as early as the end of the month, court records show. (Tennessee Department of Corrections via AP, File)
October 17, 2018 - 4:27 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate who won a last-minute reprieve sparing him from execution last week may be running out of options, and a new date with the death chamber could be set as early as the end of the month, court records show. Edmund Zagorksi, who was sentenced to die in 1984...
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In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, Nusrat holds a picture of her daughter Zainab Ansari with her husband Mohammed Amin Ansari, left, in Kasur, Pakistan. Mohammad Imran, a serial killer of eight children, was executed at a Pakistani prison Wednesday morning, Oct. 17, 2018, after the country's top court rejected a request for his public hanging, officials said. Zainab's father Mohammed Amin Ansari was specially allowed to witness the execution. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)
October 17, 2018 - 1:56 am
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A man convicted of killing eight children was executed at a Pakistani prison early Wednesday after the country's top court rejected a request for his public hanging, officials said. Mohammad Imran was hanged in the eastern city of Lahore in the presence of the father of 7-...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows inmate Vernon Madison. The U.S. Supreme Court will consider the case of Madison who lawyers say suffers from dementia and can no longer remember killing a police officer in 1985. Justices will hear arguments Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, on whether it would be unconstitutional to execute 68-year-old Madison who was convicted of killing Mobile police officer Julius Schulte in 1985. The U.S. Supreme Court has said death row prisoners have "rational understanding" that they are about to be executed and why. (Alabama Department of Corrections, via AP, File)
October 02, 2018 - 12:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears willing to extend protection from capital punishment to people with dementia who can't recall their crime or understand the circumstances of their execution. The justices heard arguments on Tuesday in the case of Alabama death row inmate Vernon Madison...
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