Lethal Injection

At least two people connected to a delayed Tennessee execution knew the lethal injection drugs hadn’t undergone some required testing, records show.
/ May 14, 2022
Stanton, a highly experienced and trusted attorney at Butler Snow LLP, takes the helm in Tennessee’s lethal injection investigation.
/ May 5, 2022
Scotty Garnell Morrow, 52, is set to receive the injection at the state prison in Jackson after being charged with murder for shooting his ex-girlfriend, Barbara Ann Young and her friend, Tonya Woods in December 1994, reports say.
/ May 2, 2019
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
On Thursday, an Alabama man who was accused of killing a cop in 1997 was put to death via lethal injection raised his middle fingers during his execution.
/ October 20, 2017
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate was executed Wednesday for setting a fire that killed his 18-month-old daughter and her two young half-sisters at an East Texas home 15 years ago.
/ November 19, 2015
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
NBC News — The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a law used by Florida and other states that set a strict cut-off, based on IQ test scores, to determine eligibility for the death penalty.
/ May 27, 2014
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As the rest of the nation debates the feasibility and humanity of lethal injections against a backdrop of scarce drugs and botched executions, Tennessee has come up with an alternative: the electric chair.
/ May 23, 2014
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
NBC News — A Georgia law that shrouds lethal-injection drugs in secrecy was upheld by the state’s highest court on Monday, though two justices expressed concern the policy could lead to a “macabre” repeat of a botched Oklahoma execution.
/ May 19, 2014
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court halted a convicted Texas killer’s scheduled execution Tuesday so his attorneys can pursue appeals arguing he’s mentally impaired and ineligible for the death penalty…
/ May 14, 2014
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s attorney general has agreed to a six-month stay of execution for a death row inmate scheduled to die next week while an investigation is conducted into last week’s botched lethal injection.
/ May 8, 2014
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
AP – Some of the three drugs used in a botched Oklahoma execution this week didn’t enter the inmate’s system because the vein they were injected into collapsed, and that failure wasn’t noticed for 21 minutes…
/ May 2, 2014
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
McALESTER, Oklahoma (AP) — Oklahoma prison officials halted an inmate’s execution after a new drug combination left the man writhing and clenching his teeth on the gurney.
/ April 30, 2014
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma court on Tuesday rescheduled a pair of executions set for this week and next so state prison officials will have more time to find a supply of drugs for the lethal injections…
/ March 19, 2014
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
STARKE, Florida (AP) – Lawyers for 65-year-old John Errol Ferguson contend their client is mentally ill and has suffered from schizophrenia since he was a teen. They have filed numerous appeals in several courts….
/ August 5, 2013
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The nation’s most active death penalty state is running out of its execution drug…
/ August 2, 2013
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
theGRIO REPORT – Hundreds of protesters are expected to rally across Georgia later today in support of an African-American death-row prisoner who is scheduled to be executed tonight…
/ July 15, 2013
Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) – State District Judge Larry Mitchell issued a reprieve for 51-year-old Kimberly McCarthy less than five hours before she could have been taken to the death chamber for the 1997 slaying of a neighbor…
/ January 29, 2013