Upcoming Executions

Last updated on January 20, 2017
(Dates are subject to change due to stays and appeals.)


Executions Scheduled for 2017


Month State Inmate
January    
11 OH Anthony Kirkland - STAYED
12 OH James Hanna - REPRIEVE GRANTED^^
12 OH Ronald Phillips - STAYED/RESCHEDULED
19 WA Clark Richard Elmore REPRIEVE GRANTED
25 TX Kosoul Chanthakoummane
26 TX Terry Darnell Edwards
31 MO Mark Christeson
February    
2 TX John Ramirez
7 TX Tilon Lashon Carter
15 OH Ronald R. Phillips
19 OH Raymond Tibbetts - STAYED/RESCHEDULED
March    
7 TX Rolando Ruiz
14 TX James Bigby
15 OH Gary Otte
22 OH Jeremiah Jackson - STAYED
April    
12 OH Raymond Tibbetts
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

Executions Scheduled for 2020


Month State Inmate
July    
15 OH Nathaniel Jackson
September    
17 OH John Drummond


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.^^
12 OH Ronald Phillips Stay granted by magistrate judge in U.S. District Court on December 19, 2016 to permit litigation of challenge to Ohio lethal injection protocol; on December 21, 2016, governor then rescheduled execution for February 15, 2017. 
23 OR Gary Haugen Reprieve in place, 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.
February      
19 OH Ramond Tibbetts Stay granted by magistrate judge in U.S. District Court on December 19, 2016 to permit litigation of challenge to Ohio lethal injection protocol; on December 21, 2016, governor then rescheduled execution for April 12, 2017.
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 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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