Upcoming Executions

Last updated on May 22, 2015
(Dates are subject to change due to stays and appeals.)

Executions Carried Out in 2015
Executions Carried Out in 2014

Stays of Execution

 


Executions Scheduled for 2015


Month State Inmate
May    
3 SD Rodney Berget - STAYED
8 PA Anthony Reid - STAYED (two warrants)
12 MO Kimber Edwards - STAYED
14 OH Jeffery Wogenstahl - STAYED*
14 OH Gregory Lott- STAYED^
June    
3 TX Lester Bower
5 PA Hubert Michael - STAY LIKELY
9 MO Richard Strong
18 AL Robin Myers - STAYED
18 TX Gregory Russeau
23 TN Charles Wright - STAYED
July    
14 MO David Zink
15 OH Alva Cambell, Jr. - STAYED*
15 OH Warren K. Henness - STAYED^
August    
12 TX Daniel Lopez
18 TN David Miller - STAYED
26 TX Bernardo Tercero
September    
17 OH Angelo Fears - STAYED*
17 OH William Montgomery - STAYED^
October    
6 TN Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman - STAYED
6 TX Juan Garcia
November    
17 OH Cleveland R. Jackson - STAYED*
17 OH Robert Van Hook - STAYED^
17 TN Nicholas Sutton - STAYED

Executions Scheduled for 2016


Month State Inmate
January    
21 OH  Ronald Phillips
21 OH Jeffery Wogenstahl - STAYED^
February    
19 OH Raymond Tibbetts
March    
23 OH Alva Campbell - STAYED^
April    
20 OH Gregory Lott
May    
18 OH Angelo Fears
June    
22 OH Warren Henness
July    
20 OH Cleveland R. Jackson
August    
15 OH William Montgomery
September    
21 OH Kareem Jackson
October    
19 OH Robert Van Hook
November    
16 OH Jeffery Wogenstahl

 

Executions Scheduled for 2017

Month State Inmate
January    
12 OH James Hanna
October    
18 OH Melvin Bonnell

Executions Scheduled for 2018

Month State Inmate
January    
3 OH John Stumpf
March    
14 OH Douglas Coley
May    
30 OH Stanley Fitzpatrick

Stays of Execution 2015


Date of  Scheduled Execution  State  Inmate Reason for Stay
January      
7 OH Warren Henness Stayed due to all Ohio executions blocked by court order until January 15, 2015 New Date Set
8 PA Christopher Roney Stayed to allow defendant to pursue statutorily mandated appeals.
13 PA Mark Edwards Stayed to allow defendant to pursue statutorily mandated appeals.
14 TX Rodney Reed Stayed to allow time for appeals regarding DNA testing. Judge denied a motion to introduce new DNA testing into the case. New date set.
15 PA Dennis Reed Stayed to allow defendant to pursue statutorily mandated appeals.
15 TX Richard Vasquez Stayed due to a request for a delay from the prosecution.
28 MO Marcellus Williams Stayed to allow the Missouri State Supreme Court to consider a request for DNA testing that might show innocence.
28 TX Garcia White Stayed to allow time for the court to consider several factors pertaining to the case.
29 OK Richard Glossip Stayed to allow time for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case challenging Oklahoma's lethal injection protocols.†
February      
10 TN Stephen West Stayed to allow time for appeals regarding Tennessee's execution methods.
10 TX Lester Bower Stayed to allow the court to allow time to consider a petition.
11 OH William Montgomery Stayed due to all Ohio executions blocked by court order until January 15, 2015 New Date Set
11 OH Ronald Phillips Stayed to allow time for the state to obtain new drugs.
19 AL Tommy Arthur
FURTHER UPDATE: SECOND STAY GRANTED ON 2/17: A federal judge ordered a second stay, stating that Mr. Arthur had met his burden for further appeals.
UPDATE: STAY LIFTED on 2/12 by the 11th Circuit. 
Stayed to allow time for the district court to conduct fact-finding and gather evidence regarding Arthur's claims that Alabama's lethal injection protocol violates his 8th amendment right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment.
19 OK John Grant Stayed to allow time for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case challenging Oklahoma's lethal injection protocols.†
25 GA Kelly Gissendaner Stayed temporarily and rescheduled to 3/2/15 due to weather.
26 FL Jerry Cornell Stayed to allow time for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case challenging Oklahoma's lethal injection protocols. (Florida uses the same lethal injection protocol as Oklahoma.)
March      
2 GA Kelly Gissendaner Stayed due to problems with the lethal injection drug.
4 PA Terrance Williams Reprieve issued to allow Governor Tom Wolf to review the report of the Pennsylvania Task Force and Advisory Commission on Capital Punishment
5 OK Benjamin Cole Stayed to allow time for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case challenging Oklahoma's lethal injection protocols.†
5 PA Kenneth Hairston Stayed to allow defendant to pursue statutorily mandated appeals.
5 TX Rodney Reed Stayed by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to consider newly discovered evidence.
10 GA Brian Terrell Stayed pending an investigation into problems with Georgia's lethal injection drugs.
10 PA Alfonso Sanchez Stayed to allow defendant to pursue statutorily mandated appeals.
11 PA Robert Diamond Reprieve issued to allow Governor Tom Wolf to review the report of the Pennsylvania Task Force and Advisory Commission on Capital Punishment
12 OH Robert Van Hook Stayed due to all Ohio executions blocked by court order until January 15, 2015 New Date Set
12 OH Raymond Tibbetts Stayed due to all 2015 Ohio executions being postponed until 2016 to allow the state more time to obtain new drugs. New Date Set
12 PA Kevin Mattison Stayed to allow defendant to pursue statutorily mandated appeals.
18 TX Randall Mays Stayed to review issues surrounding the mental health of the inmate.
19 AL Bill Kuenzel Stayed by the Alabama Supreme Court pending further orders of the court to allow more time for appeals.
24 TN Donnie Johnson Stayed to allow more time for appeals regarding the state's execution method.
April      
14 MO  Andre Cole Stayed by U.S. District Ct. because of concerns about mental competency. Stay overturned by Cir. Ct. UPDATE: Executed as scheduled on April 14.
23 TX Richard Vasquez Stayed by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to consider new appellate issues.
28 TX Robert Pruett Stayed by trial court to possibly allow DNA testing.
May      
3 SD Rodney Berget Stayed to allow more time for appeal.
8 PA Anthony Reid Stayed to allow defendant to pursue statutorily mandated appeals (two warrants).
12 MO Kimber Edwards No reason given for stay.
14 OH Gregory Lott Stayed due to all 2015 Ohio executions being postponed until 2016 to allow the state more time to obtain new drugs. New Date Set
June      
18 AL Robin Myers Stayed to allow time for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide on a case challenging lethal injection protocols.
23 TN Charles Wright Stayed to allow more time for appeals regarding the state's execution method.
July      
15 OH William Henness Stayed due to all 2015 Ohio executions being postponed until 2016 to allow the state more time to obtain new drugs. New Date Set
August      
18 TN David Miller Stayed pending the outcome of legal challenges to both of the state's execution methods.
September      
17 OH William Montgomery Stayed due to all 2015 Ohio executions being postponed until 2016 to allow the state more time to obtain new drugs. New Date Set
October      
5 TN Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman  Stayed pending the outcome of legal challenges to both of the state's execution methods.
November      
17 OH Robert Van Hook Stayed due to all 2015 Ohio executions being postponed until 2016 to allow the state more time to obtain new drugs. New Date Set
17 TN Nicholas Sutton Stayed pending the outcome of legal challenges to both of the state's execution methods.

Stays of Execution 2016



Date of  Scheduled Execution  State  Inmate Reason for Stay
January      
21 OH Jeffery Wogenstahl Stayed due to all 2015 Ohio executions being postponed until 2016 to allow the state more time to obtain new drugs. New Date Set
March      
23 OH Alva Campbell Stayed due to all 2015 Ohio executions being postponed until 2016 to allow the state more time to obtain new drugs. New Date Set

#On February 13, 2015, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf issued a memorandum announcing a moratorium on all executiions in the state. The memo stated that no executions will take place at least until he has "received and reviewed the forthcoming report of the Pennsylvania Task Force and Advisory Commission on Capital Punishment."  

^On January 30, 2015, the Ohio State Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections announced that it would postpone all of the six executions scheduled in 2015 to that point. All of these executions would be scheduled in 2016 to allow time for the state to obtain new drugs for lethal injections. The new drugs that Ohio announced it would be trying to obtain were sodium thiopental and pentobarbital.

†UPDATE: The U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay on January 28, 2015. On January 26, 2015, the Oklahoma state Attorney General Scott Pruitt asked the United States Supreme Court to stay all executions scheduled to that point. The four inmates on Oklahoma's death row sued the state on the grounds that the lethal injection protocol violated the Eighth Amendment. On January 23, 2015, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear the case brought forth by the inmates. Pruitt requested the stays to allow the Supreme Court to hear the case and reach a decision regarding the constitutionality of Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol. 

*On September 8, 2014, the Ohio State Department of Rehabilitation Corrections revised its execution schedule for all death sentences previously scheduled from March 2014 and beyond. This was done in order to comply with the August 6, 2014 Federal Court ruling that no executions could be carried out until at least January 2015. The court  imposed this moratorium in order to compel a review of Ohio's lethal injection protocol. For more information about the ruling, click here. For the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections press release regarding the revised execution schedule, click here.

 

"Volunteer" refers to inmates who have voluntarily waived their normal appeals (not necessarily that they have volunteered for execution).

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