Upcoming Executions

Last updated on December 7, 2016
(Dates are subject to change due to stays and appeals.)

 

Executions Scheduled for 2016


Month State Inmate
December    
7 TX John Battaglia - STAYED
8 AL Ron Smith

Executions Scheduled for 2017


Month State Inmate
January    
11 OH Anthony Kirkland - STAYED
11 TX Christopher Wilkins
12 OH James Hanna - REPRIEVE GRANTED^^
12 OH Ronald Phillips
18 VA Ricky Javon Gray
23 OR Gary Haugen ~
25 TX Kosoul Chanthakoummane
26 TX Terry Darnell Edwards
31 MO Mark Christeson
February    
7 TX Tilon Lashon Carter
19 OH Raymond Tibbetts
March    
15 OH Gary Otte
22 OH Jeremiah Jackson - STAYED
April    
12 TX Paul Storey
May    
10 OH Alva Campbell, Jr.
17 OH Donald Ketterer
June    
13 OH William Montgomery
28 TX Steven Long
July    
19 OH Mark Pickens - STAYED
26 OH Robert Van Hook
September    
13 OH Jeffrey A. Wogenstahl - STAYED
October    
18 OH Melvin Bonnell

Executions Scheduled for 2018


Month State Inmate
January    
3 OH John Stumpf
February    
13 OH Warren K. Henness
March    
14 OH Douglas Coley
May    
30 OH Stanley Fitzpatrick
June    
27 OH Angelo Fears
August    
1 OH David A. Sneed
September    
13 OH Cleveland R. Jackson
October    
10 OH James Derrick O'Neal

Executions Scheduled for 2019


Month State Inmate
January    
9 OH Elwood Hubert Jones
February    
13 OH James G. Hanna
March    
20 OH Archie J. Dixon
May    
29 OH Timothy J. Hoffner
June    
10 OH Kareem M. Jackson
August    
14 OH Gregory Lott
October    
17 OH James Frazier

Stays of Execution 2016


 
Date of  Scheduled Execution  State  Inmate Reason for Stay
January      
21 OH Ronald Phillips All 2016 Ohio executions granted a reprieve because new execution drugs could not be obtained.^^
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.^^
February      
11 FL Michael Ray Lambrix Stayed by Florida Supreme Court while the court considers his petition raising the retroactivity of Hurst v. Florida (U.S. 2016).
19 OH Raymond Tibbetts All 2016 Ohio executions granted a reprieve because new execution drugs could not be obtained.^^
March      
14 LA Daniel Blank Stayed by the Louisiana Supreme Court on a unanimous decision.
15 PA Thomas Meadows Stayed by U.S. District Court to permit Meadows to pursue federal habeas corpus review to which he is entitled as of right.#
16 PA Jeffrey Martin Stayed by state trial court to permit Martin to pursue state post-conviction review to which he is entitled as of right.#
16 VA Ricky Javon Gray 4th Circuit issued a stay while the Supreme Court is considering hearing the case.
18 PA Christopher Johnson  Stayed by U.S. District court for the Middle District of PA.#
17 FL Mark James Asay Stayed by Florida Supreme Court while the court considers his petition raising the retroactivity of Hurst v. Florida (U.S. 2016).
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^^
30 TX John David Battaglia Stayed by 5th Circuit for appointment of new federal counsel to develop claim of incompetence to be executed
April      
13 VA Ivan Teleguz Stayed by 4th Circuit to permit filing and disposition of petition for writ of certiorari in U.S. Supreme Court
20 OH Gregory Lott All 2016 Ohio executions granted a reprieve because new execution drugs could not be obtained.^^
27 TX Robert Pruett Date changed to August 23, 2016.
May      
2 PA Stephen Treiber Stayed by U.S. District Court to permit Treiber to pursue federal habeas corpus review to which he is entitled as of right.#
3 PA Shonda Dee Walter Stayed by state trial court to permit Walter to pursue state post-conviction review to which she is entitled as of right.#
11 TX Terry Darnell Edwards Date changed to October 19, 2016.
12 AL Vernon Madison Stay granted by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit for a determination of whether the Alabama state court's decision finding him competent to be executed was contrary to or an unreasonable application of clearly established U.S. Supreme Court precedent, or was the product of an unreasonable determination of the facts concerning Madison's competency. The U.S. Supreme Court split 4-4 on Alabama's motion to vacate the stay, leaving the circuit court's decision intact.
18 OH Angelo Fears All 2016 Ohio executions granted a reprieve because new execution drugs could not be obtained.^^
June      
2 TX Charles Flores The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted a stay of execution on May 27 to permit Flores to pursue a second state habeas corpus petition challenging the prosecution's use of hypnotically refreshed eyewitness testimony to convict him of the murder.
21 TX Robert Roberson The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted a stay of execution on June 16 to permit Roberson to pursue a second state habeas corpus petition challenging the prosecution's use of "false forensic testimony" (shaken baby syndrome) to convict him of the murder.
22 OH Warren Henness All 2016 Ohio executions granted a reprieve because new execution drugs could not be obtained.^^
July      
1 PA George Hitcho Stay granted on June 3 by state trial court to permit Hitcho to pursue state post-conviction review to which he is entitled as of right.#
14 TX Perry Williams Execution stayed pending testing of lethal injection drug as part of a lawsuit settlement.
20 OH Cleveland R. Jackson All 2016 Ohio executions granted a reprieve because new execution drugs could not be obtained.^^
20 TX Taichin Preyor Execution date withdrawn upon motion of the parties.
27 TX Rolando Ruiz Date changed to August 31, 2016.
August      
10 TX Ramiro Gonzales Date changed to November 2, 2016.
15 OH William Montgomery All 2016 Ohio executions granted a reprieve because new execution drugs could not be obtained.^^
23 TX Robert Pruett Stay granted by Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on August 11 to permit review of claims based on DNA evidence. 
24 TX Jeffery Wood Stay granted by Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on August 19 to permit review of claims that death sentence was a product of false scientific evidence concerning future dangerousness and that the prosecution's use of false testimony to obtain the death sentence violated due process.
31 TX Rolando Ruiz Stay granted by Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on August 26 "pending further order of this Court," following filing of successive state post-conviction petition challenging (1) ineffectiveness of trial and intitial post-conviction counsel for failing to investigate and present mitigating evidence and (2) the constitutionality of an execution two decades after the death sentence was imposed. 
September      
14 TX Robert Mitchell Jennings Stay granted by Texas Court of Criminal Appeals by a vote of 5-4 on September 2 "pending further order of this Court.”
19 OK Albert Johnson Trial court set execution date during 7/6 sentencing proceedings; appeals court granted stay on July 26 to permit mandatory direct appeal of conviction and sentence.
21 OH Kareem Jackson All 2016 Ohio executions granted a reprieve because new execution drugs could not be obtained.^^
October      
19 OH Robert Van Hook All 2016 Ohio executions granted a reprieve because new execution drugs could not be obtained.^^
19 TX Terry Darnell Edwards Date changed to January 26, 2017.
November      
2 TX Ramiro Gonzales The execution date was removed from the Texas Department of Corrections schedule without comment.
3 AL Tommy Arthur Stay granted by the U.S. Supreme Court pending review of Arthur's petition for writ of certiorari involving a challenge to Alabama's method of execution.
16 OH Jeffery Wogenstahl All 2016 Ohio executions granted a reprieve because new execution drugs could not be obtained.^^
December      
7 TX John Battaglia Stay granted by Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on December 4 with directions to the parties to file briefs within 60 days on the question of Battaglia's competency to be executed. 

 


Stays of Execution 2017


Date of  Scheduled Execution  State  Inmate Reason for Stay
January      
11 OH Anthony Kirkland Stay granted by Ohio Supreme Court on October 16, 2014 "pending disposition of available state remedies .... It is further ordered that this stay shall remain in effect until exhaustion of all state post-conviction proceedings, including any appeals."
12 OH James Hanna All 2016 Ohio executions granted a reprieve because new execution drugs could not be obtained.^^
March      
22 OH Jeremiah Jackson Stay granted by Ohio Supreme Court until exhaustion of all state post-conviction proceedings.
July      
19 OH Mark Pickens Stay granted by Ohio Supreme Court until exhaustion of all state post-conviction proceedings.
September      
13 OH Jeffrey A. Wogenstahl Stay granted by Ohio Supreme Court May 4, 2016 on motion to vacate execution date and to reopen direct appeal.

#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." Pennsylvania law requires the executive branch to issue death warrants at predetermined stages of the appellate process. Because most of these warrants are legally premature -- that is, issued at a time in which the prisoner is entitled to appellate review as of right -- courts routinely grant stays of execution to prevent the warrant from interfering with the normal course of state and federal appellate review.

^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.

^^ On October 19, 2015 the Ohio Department of Corrections issued a statement that Gov. Kasich granted reprieves postponing all executions that the state had scheduled in 2016. Ohio has been unable to obtain the execution drugs required to conduct executions under state law. All execution dates have been rescheduled by the state.

~ In 2011 Gov. John Kitzhaber imposed a moratorium on all executions in Oregon. Current Gov. Kate Brown has requested a report on the status of the death penalty and indicated the report will inform future policy decisions.

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

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