Search Results for: lethal injection

The US Supreme Court stayed the execution of Texas inmate Ruben Gutierrez Tuesday. The order came only an hour before the execution was scheduled to take place and was granted in response to Gutierrez’s argument that his First Amendment rights were violated by the state’s refusal to grant his request to have a Christian chaplain [...]

READ MORE

The trial of three Belgian doctors who assisted Tine Nys, a 38-year-old woman, in ending her life in 2010 commenced on Tuesday in the Belgian city of Ghent. Euthanasia was legalized in Belgium in 2002 under stringent standards, but the defendants are accused of having violated these rules by not insuring that Nys’s condition was [...]

READ MORE

The Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas stayed the execution of death row inmate Rodney Reed on Friday, remanding the case to the trial court for further development. Reed was convicted in 1996 of the murder of Stacey Stites and was set for lethal injection on Wednesday evening. Stites, 19, was strangled, and her body [...]

READ MORE

The US Supreme Court on Wednesday denied both applications for a stay of execution for Georgia death row in mate Ray Jefferson Cromartie. He was set to be executed by lethal injection at 7:00 PM on Wendesday but was delayed while the applications were considered; he was executed at 10:59 PM. Cromartie consistently maintained his [...]

READ MORE

The Alabama Department of Corrections publicly released its death penalty protocol Wednesday following an order from a federal judge. The 17-page document describes the procedures involved with the death penalty, along with information about post-execution responsibilities. The document also describes the materials used for the implementation of the lethal injection procedure, which include the chemicals [...]

READ MORE

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday that Arizona does not have to provide death-row inmates with detailed information regarding the drugs to be used in their executions and the qualifications of execution team members. Plaintiffs are seven Arizona death-row inmates and the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona, a non-profit organization [...]

READ MORE

The US Supreme Court denied a stay of execution for Alabama inmate Christopher Lee Price on Thursday. Price was convicted and sentenced to death after he murdered a pastor in 1991. The Supreme Court had first denied the stay in April over the objections of the court’s more liberal wing.¬†Price argued that the state’s use [...]

READ MORE