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# execution - Monday 13 July, 2020

US judge halts federal executions hours before resumption

The US government was expected to appeal against the decision in a bid to carry out the first such execution since 2003.

# execution - Friday 21 February, 2020

Quadruple murderer put to death in Tennessee despite lawyers request for stay of execution

Nicholas Sutton’s defenders said he had been a model prisoner for more than 30 years.

# execution - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Japan executes Chinese man convicted of 2003 murder - the first foreigner executed in 10 years

Wei Wei was executed in a detention centre in Fukuoka.

# execution - Saturday 16 November, 2019

US inmate due to be executed next week granted stay amid claims new evidence could exonerate him

Rodney Reed (51) was sentenced to death for the 1996 killing of 19-year-old Stacey Stites.

# execution - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Man who claimed his murder trial was tainted by homophobia executed in South Dakota

63-year-old Charles Rhines was put to death by lethal injection.

# execution - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

Man (37) who was convicted of two murders executed in Texas jail

In his last words, Mark Soliz apologised “for the grief and the pain that I caused”.

# execution - Friday 23 August, 2019

Florida executes serial killer who targeted gay men along US east coast

Gary Ray Bowles was captured in 1994.

# execution - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Florida to execute serial killer who preyed on older, gay men along US east coast

Gary Ray Bowles left six dead over a six-month killing spree.

# execution - Friday 12 April, 2019

Alabama had to call off an execution at the last minute after it was unable to lift a court order

The bid to stop the execution centred on the inmate’s request to inhale nitrogen gas rather than face lethal injection.

# execution - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Death row inmate chooses electric chair over lethal injection, second inmate to do so in last two months

Both David Earl Miller and Edmund Zagorski before him chose the electric chair over lethal injection.

# execution - Friday 10 August, 2018

'I just want to say I'm really sorry' - Tennessee executes man who raped and killed a child

It is the state’s first execution in nearly a decade.

# execution - Friday 6 July, 2018

Leader of Japanese doomsday cult executed

The sarin attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995 killed 13 people and injured thousands more.

# execution - Thursday 28 June, 2018

'It hurts' - Texas executes 'ice pick killer', denies him last-minute appeal to face firing squad

Danny Bible had murdered at least four people over a span of two decades.

# execution - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections

Most executions took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan – in that order.

# execution - Friday 23 February, 2018

Florida killer yells 'murderers!' as he is put to death

Eric Scott Branch killed a 21-year-old in 1993.

# execution - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Texas serial killer gets stay from execution after last-minute revelations

Authorities believe Anthony Shore would have left a note to try to exonerate another death row inmate of murder.

# execution - Friday 25 August, 2017

Man put to death using new lethal injection for racist murder

Mark Asay took 10 minutes to die.

# execution - Friday 28 July, 2017

Man executed in Texas despite last-ditch claims lawyer defended him using Wikipedia for research

A last minute appeal claimed that TaiChin Preyor’s trial lawyer had insufficient familiarity with Texan law in order to defend him adequately.

# execution - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Last-minute appeals for mentally ill prisoner due to be executed tomorrow in the US

William Morva was convicted of killing a police officer and a prison guard.

# execution - Friday 26 May, 2017

US prisoner Tommy Arthur executed in Alabama after three decade legal battle

Arthur, who became known as the Houdini of death row, managed to evade his final sentence seven times.

# execution - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Arkansas struggling to get more lethal injection drugs

The state’s remaining supply of one of the drugs runs out tomorrow.

# execution - Saturday 15 April, 2017

US judge blocks plan to execute nine people in 10 days

The executions have been blocked on foot of a constitutional amendment banning “cruel and unusual punishment”.

# execution - Monday 9 January, 2017

Ohio obtains hundreds of vials of lethal injection drugs so executions can continue

Drugmakers have, by and large, put their drugs off-limits for executions.

# execution - Saturday 31 December, 2016

30 years ago most Irish people wanted garda killers to be executed

The death penalty wasn’t abolished in Ireland until 1990.

# execution - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Diplomat labelled 'human scum' by North Korea vows to expose 'gruesome' regime

Since he defected, state media has accused him of embezzlement, rape and spying.

# execution - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Saudi Arabia has executed one of its princes for murder

Such action against a member of the royal family is extremely rare in the middle eastern state.

# execution - Thursday 6 October, 2016

"I don't have anything to say, you can proceed, warden" - Texas executes man who killed his neighbours

He was the 143rd death row inmate to “volunteer” for execution since 1977.

# execution - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Islamic State releases video of children carrying out prisoner executions

One of the boys is identified as being British.

# execution - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Texas halts execution of man who never killed anyone

Jeffrey Woods is said to be severely mentally disabled and have an IQ of a child.

# execution - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Iran executes nuclear scientist accused of spying for the US

Shahram Amiri disappeared in Saudi Arabia in June 2009 and resurfaced a year later in the United States.

# execution - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

"He gave up a lot for us" - 100 years after his execution Ireland pays tribute to Roger Casement

A commemoration was held for Casement this morning in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.

# execution - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Pfizer blocks its drugs from use in US executions

But it’s not clear how much of an effect the move will have.

# execution - Sunday 24 April, 2016

'There's blood all over the house' - Manhunt after eight members of Ohio family 'executed' Pike County This post contains videos

'There's blood all over the house' - Manhunt after eight members of Ohio family 'executed'

Audio of a 911 call has been released by investigators.

# execution - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Man with reading age of nine-year-old to be executed in Georgia tonight

47-year-old Kenneth Fults pleaded guilty in 1997 to killing his neighbour.

# execution - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Man due to be executed for murdering his two young daughters

John David Battaglia shot his six and nine-year-old daughters dead as their mother listened helplessly on the phone.

# execution - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge The most inappropriate 1916-themed cake has been spotted in Dublin Was It For This

The most inappropriate 1916-themed cake has been spotted in Dublin

The execution of 1916 leader James Connolly… in cake form.

# execution - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Poll: Are you in favour of the death penalty? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you in favour of the death penalty?

A man who murdered five people has been executed in Texas – do you agree with the death penalty?

# execution - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

It looks like North Korea may have executed ANOTHER military leader

Reports suggest that the North Korean army’s chief of staff Ri Yong-Gil was executed earlier this month.

# execution - Monday 1 February, 2016

72-year-old man on death row in the US to be executed tomorrow

Brandon Jones has been imprisoned for murder since 1979. He has declined to request a final meal.

# execution - Thursday 21 January, 2016

US executes man over 2001 'erotic asphyxiation' murder

Pope Francis was said to have been following the case.

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