HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas man condemned for his role in a robbery in which three people were shot, one fatally, has been put to death. Beunka Adams became the fifth person executed in Texas this year. His lethal injection was carried out Thursday evening in Huntsville. The execution... more »
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is ordering California prison officials to explore using a single drug for lethal injections instead of three, in an effort to restart long-stalled executions in the state. Brown's order was contained in a two-page appeal of a Marin County judge's decision last year... more »
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has halted the execution of a black man convicted of a double murder in Texas 16 years ago after his lawyers contended his sentence was unfair because of a question asked about race during his trial.
Forty-eight-year-old Duane Buck was scheduled... more »
Cal Coburn Brown was executed early Friday by lethal injection for the rape, torture and murder of a Seattle-area woman in 1991. It was Washington state's first execution since 2001 and the 78th in the state's history.
Prison officials say Brown, 52, died after a four-member team injected him... more »
Ohio has executed a serial rapist convicted of strangling a 16-year-old girl in 1988. Darryl Durr recently claimed he could suffer an allergic reaction to the state's lethal injection drug, but there was no initial word of any complications. He was pronounced dead at 10:36 a.m. Tuesday at the Southern... more »
Ohio has executed a convicted killer through the first U.S. lethal injection using a single drug, a longer but supposedly less painful method than previous executions with three drugs. Kenneth Biros was pronounced dead at 11:47 Tuesday, about 43 minutes minutes after he entered the death house at the Southern... more »
The man considered the father of lethal injection in the United States said it doesn't matter whether three fatal drugs are used or one - as his home state of Ohio has proposed - as long as the drug works efficiently.
Dr. Jay Chapman, who developed the lethal three-drug... more »