Upcoming Executions

Last updated on February 27, 2015
(Dates are subject to change due to stays and appeals.)

Executions Scheduled for 2015
Executions Scheduled for 2016

Executions Carried Out in 2015
Executions Carried Out in 2014

Stays of Execution


Executions Scheduled Beyond Current Year


Executions Scheduled for 2015


Month State Inmate
February    
10 TN Stephen West - STAYED
10 TX Lester Bower - STAYED
11 OH William Montgomery - STAYED*^
11 OH Ronald R. Phillips - STAYED^
19 AL Tommy Arthur - SECOND STAY GRANTED
19 OK John Grant - STAYED
25 GA Kelly Gissendaner - STAYED / RESCHEDULED
26 FL Jerry Correll - STAYED
March    
2 GA Kelly Gissendaner
4 PA Terrance Williams - STAYED#
5 OK Benjamin Cole - STAYED
5 PA Kenneth Hairston STAYED#
5 TX Rodney Reed - STAYED
10 PA Alfonso Sanchez - STAYED#
11 PA Robert Diamond - STAYED#
11 TX Manuel Vasquez
12 OH Robert Van Hook - STAYED*
12 OH Raymond Tibbetts- STAYED^
12 PA Kevin Mattison - STAYED#
17 MO Cecil Clayton
18 TX Randall Mays
19 AL Bill Kuenzel - STAYED
24 TN Donnie Johnson
April    
9 TX Kent Sprouse
14 MO Andre Cole
15 TX Manuel Garza
23 TX Richard Vasquez
28 TX Robert Pruett
May    
12 TX Derrick Charles
14 OH Jeffery Wogenstahl - STAYED*
14 OH Gregory Lott- STAYED^
June    
23 TN Charles Wright
July    
15 OH Alva Cambell, Jr. - STAYED*
15 OH Warren K. Henness - STAYED^
August    
18 TN David Miller
September    
17 OH Angelo Fears - STAYED*
17 OH William Montgomery - STAYED^
October    
6 TN Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman
November    
17 OH Cleveland R. Jackson - STAYED*
17 OH Robert Van Hook - STAYED^
17 TN Nicholas Sutton

Executions Scheduled for 2016


Month State Inmate
January    
21 OH  Ronald Phillips
21 OH Jeffery Wogenstahl - STAYED^
February    
19 OH Raymond Tibbetts
March    
15 TN Donald Strouth
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

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 more time for appeals.
13 PA Mark Edwards Stayed to allow more time for 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 more time for 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

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 2/12/15, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the stay of execution. 
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      
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 TX Rodney Reed Stayed by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to consider newly discovered evidence.
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
19 AL Bill Kuenzel Stayed by the Alabama Supreme Court pending further orders of the court to allow more time for appeals.
May      
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
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
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
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

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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