Botched Oklahoma execution haunts inmate as death nears

(CNN) — Richard Glossip has spent 17 years in a tiny cell in H Unit of the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, close to the death chamber. Every execution is a reminder that his turn will come one day. The last one was Clayton Lockett‘s. “I’ve seen it on TV,” says Glossip, 51, in a telephone call […]

Attorney Claims Oklahoma’s Execution Drug “Excruciatingly Painful”

OKLAHOMA – Execution proceedings are set for 6 p.m. Thursday for a convicted killer, 52-year-old Kenneth Hogan, who was sentenced to death for the 1988 stabbing of a Oklahoma City woman. She was stabbed more than 25 times. Officials in McAlester are injecting Hogan with the execution drug “pentobarbital.” The drug is at the center […]

Tennessee can now use electric chair when lethal injection drugs unavailable

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday signed a bill allowing Tennessee to electrocute death row inmates when the state is unable to obtain lethal injection drugs. With the governor’s signature, Tennessee becomes the first state to make it mandatory to use the electric chair when lethal injection drugs are unavailable, according to Richard Dieter, […]

Death penalty states scramble for lethal injection drugs

A federal civil complaint in Texas claims the defendants may have falsified prescriptions, lied to pharmacies and perhaps even broken the law, but they’re not drug runners. They’re officials from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, responsible for executing death row inmates. The complaint, filed in October, is one example of the lengths death-penalty states […]

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