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# Lethal Injection

Last year
Alabama executes man despite objections of victim's family
Joe Nathan James was sentenced to death in 1996 for the 1994 murder of Faith Hall.
All time
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.
Florida executes serial killer who targeted gay men along US east coast
Gary Ray Bowles was captured in 1994.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
'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.
Arkansas struggling to get more lethal injection drugs
The state’s remaining supply of one of the drugs runs out tomorrow.
Arkansas execution spree ends after another man is put to death
The prisoner was seen to convulse 20 times before he died.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pfizer blocks its drugs from use in US executions
But it’s not clear how much of an effect the move will have.
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.
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.
Convicted murderer Romell Broom survived one execution but he now faces a second
Ohio first tried to execute him in 2009.
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”.
Georgia has just executed its oldest death row inmate
Brandon Astor Jones (72) had been in jail for over 36 years.
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.
Man executed for raping and killing teenage girl 26 years ago
His victim was just 15 years old when she was murdered.
"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.
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.
Utah politicians vote to bring back firing squads
However, it has yet to be signed into law.
Slow botched execution of Oklahoma murderer ruled constitutional by US court
Lawyers had argued that the execution of Clayton Lockett was “prolonged and agonising”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.