Execution

Texas Executes Prisoner who murdered a Prison Officer – despite accepted false testimony from a prosecution witness

Texas officials didn’t dispute that prosecutors introduced false testimony at Travis Runnels’ 2005 capital murder trial in Amarillo. Instead, they argued the state should still execute him even if they did. Last night (Wednesday), Texas did just that, putting to death Runnels in the state’s execution chamber in Huntsville. The 46-year-old man was injected with […]

Tennessee executes 53-year-old blind inmate in the electric chair

Tennessee has put a 53-year-old blind inmate to death in the electric chair for his conviction in the 1991 killing of his estranged girlfriend. The execution of Lee Hall was only the second of a blind inmate in the US since the nation’s reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976. Prison officials say Hall was […]

Botched US Execution Leaves Prisoner Writhing On Gurney

A botched execution that used a new drug combination left an Oklahoma inmate writhing on the gurney, leading prison officials to halt the proceedings before his eventual death from a heart attack. Clayton Lockett, 38, was declared unconscious 10 minutes after the first of the state’s new three-drug lethal injection combination was administered. Three minutes […]