Jul 23, 2014 — Officials who were attempting to put inmate Joseph Wood to death instead watched him gasp and snort for more than an hour, Wood's attorney says. Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered a review of the process.
May 22, 2014 — Bill Haslam signed into law a measure that allows the state to opt for the electric chair if lethal injection drugs are unavailable.
May 21, 2014 — The justices ruled that a lower federal court needs to re-examine the case of Russell Bucklew, who was hours away from being put to death when he was granted a temporary stay on Tuesday.
May 20, 2014 — The appeals court granted a stay hours before Russell Bucklew was scheduled for lethal injection.
May 8, 2014 — The decision follows last week's botched execution by lethal injection of convicted murderer Clayton Lockett.
Apr 30, 2014 — The aborted execution of Clayton Lockett, who died of a heart attack, and problems in other states have sparked calls for a reassessment.
Apr 28, 2014 — It took Dennis McGuire 24 minutes to die after the drugs were injected into his body back in January. After review, the state says he did not experience any pain, but it is upping the dosage.
Jan 16, 2014 — The state has run out of the drug used in past executions. The drugs administered to killer and rapist Dennis McGuire had not been used in Ohio before. He was treated "far more humanely" than the woman he killed, her family said Thursday.
Nov 20, 2013 — Joseph Paul Franklin, who was convicted of eight murders, suspected in as many as 20 others and who shot Hustler publisher Larry Flynt in 1978, was put to death Wednesday in Missouri. He also shot and seriously wounded civil rights leader Vernon Jordan in 1980.
Nov 12, 2013 — Joseph Paul Franklin, who shot the porn publisher in 1978, is scheduled to die Nov. 20 in Missouri. Flynt is seeking to block the execution through legal and public relations means.