Execution

Sept. 21 marks the 10-year point since the state of Georgia executed Troy Davis despite increasing suspicions of his innocence following his conviction for killing an off-duty police officer. Take a look back at everything that led to that fateful, controversial moment.

Despite a series of 11th hour attempts and delays, Brandon Bernard was executed by lethal injection on Dec. 10 after his request for a stay was denied by the Supreme Court.

Death row inmate Christopher Vialva was executed, making him the first Black person to be executed by the Trump administration and the first man in 70 years to be executed for crimes committed as a teenager.

Activists like Martin Luther King III want his death sentence commuted.

The state of Utah just reinstated execution by firing squads by way of a bill signed Monday, CNN reports. Gov. Gary R. Herbert, who signed the bill, said in a statement that lethal injection will remain the “primary method for carrying out executions in the state.” Surprisingly, firing squads were permitted in Utah until as late […]

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas  — A Mexican national was executed Thursday for the rape-slaying of a San Antonio teenager after the U.S. Supreme Court turned down a White House-supported appeal to spare him in a death penalty case where Texas justice triumphed over international treaty concerns. Humberto Leal, 38, received lethal injection for the 1994 murder of […]

JARRATT, Va. — The first woman executed in the United States in five years was put to death in Virginia on Thursday for arranging the killings of her husband and a stepson over a $250,000 insurance payment. Teresa Lewis, 41, died by injection at 9:13 p.m. Thursday, authorities said. She became the first woman executed […]

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a stay of execution appeal from Teresa Lewis, scheduled to be the first woman executed in the United States in five years.