#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 7°C Friday 4 December 2020

#Lethal Injection

# lethal-injection - 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.

# lethal-injection - Friday 23 August, 2019

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

Gary Ray Bowles was captured in 1994.

# lethal-injection - Friday 3 May, 2019

US executes man who shot ex-girlfriend in front of her five-year-old son

He also shot two of the woman’s friends who were present when he entered her home.

# lethal-injection - 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.

# lethal-injection - 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.

# lethal-injection - Friday 20 April, 2018

83-year-old mail-bomb murderer becomes oldest person executed in the US

Killer-of-two Walter Leroy Moody Jr was given a lethal injection last night at the Alabama prison at Atmore.

# lethal-injection - Saturday 20 January, 2018

'I can feel that': First US inmate executed in 2018 claimed drug used to kill him 'burned'

Anthony Shore was put to death for raping, torturing and murdering three girls in the 1980s and 1990s.

# lethal-injection - 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.

# lethal-injection - Friday 28 April, 2017

Arkansas execution spree ends after another man is put to death

The prisoner was seen to convulse 20 times before he died.

# lethal-injection - 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”.

# lethal-injection - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Death row inmates file lawsuit to prevent executions of eight men in 10 days

Arkansas has scheduled the executions in order to use its supply of a lethal injection drug before it expires.

# lethal-injection - Saturday 25 March, 2017

US state plans to put eight men to death over 10-day period

Arkansas says the unprecedented timetable is necessary because one of the ingredients in the lethal injection will soon expire.

# lethal-injection - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Japanese zoo culls 57 snow monkeys for being crossbred with an "invasive alien species"

The zoo operator held a memorial service for the monkeys at a nearby Buddhist temple to appease their souls.

# lethal-injection - 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.

# lethal-injection - 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.

# lethal-injection - Thursday 7 April, 2016

Man who killed and drank the blood of a 12-year-old executed in Texas

Pablo Vasquez had said that he heard voices telling him to drink the boy’s blood.

# lethal-injection - 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.

# lethal-injection - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Convicted murderer Romell Broom survived one execution but he now faces a second Lethal Injection This post contains videos

Convicted murderer Romell Broom survived one execution but he now faces a second

Ohio first tried to execute him in 2009.

# lethal-injection - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Man who shot dead five people in 1997 rampage is executed

Wesbrook said in his final statement: “I want to say that I am sorry for the pain that I have caused you people”.

# lethal-injection - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Georgia has just executed its oldest death row inmate Lethal Injection This post contains videos

Georgia has just executed its oldest death row inmate

Brandon Astor Jones (72) had been in jail for over 36 years.

# lethal-injection - 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.

# lethal-injection - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Man executed for raping and killing teenage girl 26 years ago

His victim was just 15 years old when she was murdered.

# lethal-injection - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

"He can rot in hell" - Man who killed girlfriend and her two-year-old with a butcher knife is executed

Richard Strong’s daughter has said it’s unfair that she should now be orphaned.

# lethal-injection - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Texas executes sixth inmate this year after restocking lethal injection drug

Manuel Garza was sentenced to death for killing a police officer in February 2001 with the officer’s own gun.

# lethal-injection - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Utah politicians vote to bring back firing squads

However, it has yet to be signed into law.

# lethal-injection - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Slow botched execution of Oklahoma murderer ruled constitutional by US court

Lawyers had argued that the execution of Clayton Lockett was “prolonged and agonising”

# lethal-injection - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Executioners in Oklahoma's botched execution couldn't inject the needle properly

They injected Clayton Lockett in the flesh instead of the vein and he died of a heart attack 45 minutes later.

# lethal-injection - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Convicted murderer takes two hours to die in botched execution

Joseph Wood had “been gasping and snorting for more than an hour,” his legal team said.

# lethal-injection - Thursday 15 May, 2014

News organisations take Missouri to court over lethal injection policy

The origin of execution drugs has been brought into sharp focus after a number of botched killings.

# lethal-injection - Monday 17 September, 2012

Man who weighs over 34 stone says he's too obese to be executed

Ohio death row inmate Ronald Post shot and killed a hotel clerk in northern Ohio almost 30 years ago.

# lethal-injection - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Texas executes convicted killer despite claims of low IQ

Lawyers for 54-year-old Marvin Wilson had argued that he should have been exempt from capital punishment because he had an IQ of 61.

# lethal-injection - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

Column: A view to a kill – Why lawyers and judges should witness executions

Legal analyst Andrew Cohen argues in The Atlantic that legal argument on lethal injections cannot continue without those involved in the debate seeing exactly what happens in the death chamber.

# lethal-injection - Thursday 14 April, 2011

Denmark to lobby US states over use of drugs for death penalty

Minister says she will approach US states which use Danish-made drugs in their lethal injections.