Calendar of Stays and Executions 2014-2016


Date of  Scheduled Execution  State  Inmate Outcome
January      
7 FL Askari Muhammad Executed. 
9 OK Michael Wilson Executed. 
15 TX Rigoberto Avila Stayed to allow time for appeals.
15 TN Billy Irick Stayed to allow time to challenge Tennessee's new one-drug lethal injection protocol.  Rescheduled for Oct. 7, 2014.
16 OH Dennis McGuire Executed. McGuire took 26 minutes to die in this botched execution.
22 TX Edgar Tamayo Executed. 
23 OK Kenneth Hogan Executed. 
29 MO Herbert Smulls Executed. Temporarily stayed by the Supreme Court. Stay lifted by Supreme Court without explanation on 1/29 and Smulls was executed.
February      
4 DE Gary Ploof Stayed pending resolution of a federal habeas corpus appeal filed earlier this year.
5 LA Christopher Sepulvado Stayed 90 days to allow time to determine whether Louisiana's switch to a 2-drug lethal injection protocol could violate Sepulvado's constitutional right against cruel and unusual punishment.
5 TX Suzanne Basso Executed.
12 FL Juan Chavez Executed.
26 MO Michael Taylor Executed.
26 FL Paul Howell Executed.
March      
19 OH Gregory Lott Stayed to allow time to review lethal injection procedures.
19 TX Ray Jasper Executed.
20 FL Robert Henry Executed.
22 OK Clayton Lockett Stayed until April 22 to allow time to find a supply of lethal injection drugs.
26 MS Charles Crawford Stayed as execution date had not been affirmed by state court.
26 MO Jeffrey Ferguson Executed.
27 OK Charles Warner Stayed until April 29 to allow time to find a supply of lethal injection drugs.
27 MS Michelle Byrom Stayed as execution date had not been affirmed by state court. The Mississippi Supreme Court subsequently overturned Michelle Byrom's murder conviction and death sentence for numerous constitutional violations, including inadequate representation, critical evidence not presented to the jury, confessions by another defendant, and the prosecution's lack of confidence in its own story of what actually happened. Byrom later pled guilty to lesser charges to avoid a retrial and was released.
27 TX Anthony Doyle Executed.
April      
3 TX Tommy Sells Executed. Stay of execution initially granted by federal district court, which ruled that Texas' failure to disclose details about the drugs it intends to use for executions violated Sells' constitutional rights. The decision was reversed and the stay lifted by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.
9 TX Ramiro Hernandes Executed. Stay of execution initially granted by federal district court, which ruled that Texas' failure to disclose details about the drugs it intends to use for executions violated Sells' constitutional rights. The decision was reversed and the stay lifted by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.
16 PA Stephen Edmiston Stayed by federal district court to prevent execution before Edmiston could obtain federal habeas corpus review of his conviction and sentence to which he was entitled as a matter of law.
16 TX Jose Villegas Executed.
22 TN Nickolaus Johnson Granted post-conviction relief.
22 OK Clayton Lockett The Oklahoma Supreme Court stayed the execution to allow time to hold a hearing on Lockett's lawsuit over the state's secrecy surrounding its lethal injection drugs.  Update - stay was lifted and execution was rescheduled for April 29.  
23 MO William Rousan Executed.
23 FL Robert Hendrix Executed.
29 OK Clayton Lockett Executed. Update - 43 minutes into botched execution, Lockett died from a heart attack.
29 OK Charles Warner The Oklahoma Supreme Court stayed the execution to allow time to hold a hearing on Warner's lawsuit over the state's secrecy surrounding its lethal injection drugs.  Update - stay was lifted.  Update - execution was stayed for two weeks due to problems with Lockett's execution, further stay likely.  Update - execution was stayed by the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals until November 13 to allow time for the ongoing investigation into the botched execution of Clayton Lockett.
May      
13 TX Robert Campbell Stayed to allow time to answer questions about intellectual disability.
21 TX Robert Pruett Stay granted to allow more time for appeals.
21 MO Russell Bucklew U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of Bucklew's execution pending the outcome of an appeal before the 8th Circuit.
29 TX Edgardo Cubas Stayed indefinitely to evaluate mental competency.
June      
17 GA Marcus Wellons Executed.
18 MO John Winfield Stayed on June 12 because of state interference with the clemency process. UPDATE - Stay lifted. Winfield was executed on June 18.
18 PA Lewis Jordan Stayed to allow more time for appeals.
18 FL John Henry Executed.
18 MO John Winfield Executed.
July      
2 OH Ronald Phillips Stayed due to all Ohio executions blocked by court order until August 15.  UPDATE - rescheduled to Sept. 18. UPDATE - rescheduled to February 11, 2015
10 GA Tommy Waldrip Commuted to a sentence of life without parole by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles.
10 FL Eddie Davis Executed.
16 MO John Middleton Stayed to allow time to examine claims of mental illness.  UPDATE - stay lifted, executed on July 16.
16 MO John Middleton Executed.
23 AZ Joseph Wood Executed. Stayed pending state's release of execution information. UPDATE: Stay lifted by US Supreme Ct. on July 22. Execution botched - took nearly two hours before Wood died. 
August      
6 OH William Montgomery Stayed due to all Ohio executions blocked by court order until January 15, 2015 New Date Set
6 TX Manuel Vasquez To allow more time for clemency petition and final appeal.
6 MO Michael Worthington Executed.
10 MO Leon Taylor No reason given. Attorneys asked for more time for an appeal.
20 PA Patrick Stollar Stayed to allow more time for appeals.
21 PA Glenn Lyons Stayed to allow more time for appeals.
September      
10 MO Earl Ringo Executed.
10 TX Wiliie Trottie Executed.
17 TX Lisa Coleman Executed.
18 OH Ronald Phillips Stayed due to all Ohio executions blocked by court order until January 15, 2015 New Date Set
22 PA Hubert Michael Stayed to allow more time for a federal judicial review. UPDATE: A second stay has been granted because the PA Department of Corrections requires more time "to complete the acquisition of injection agents as mandated by statute". (Notice of Reprieve 9/12/14)
October      
7 TN Billy Irick Stayed to allow more time for appeals regarding the lethal injection protocol.
14 PA Michael Parrish Stayed to allow more time for appeals.
15 OH Raymond Tibbetts Stayed due to all Ohio executions blocked by court order until January 15, 2015 New Date Set
15 TX Larry Hatten Stayed to allow time for a previous appeal to be decided.
28 TX Miguel Parades Executed.
29 MO Mark Christeson Stayed by U.S. Supreme Court to consider petition regarding quality of representation during appeals.
November      
13 OK Charles Warner Stayed to allow the state to obtain drugs and train staff on new protocols. (Update: New Date Set)
13 PA Miguel Padilla Stayed to allow more time for appeals.
13 FL Chadwick Banks Executed.
19 OH Gregory Lott Stayed due to all Ohio executions blocked by court order until January 15, 2015 New Date Set
19 MO Leon Taylor Executed.
20 OK Richard Glossip Stayed to allow the state to obtain drugs and train staff on new protocols. (Update: New Date Set)
26 IN William Gibson Stayed to allow more time for appeals.
December      
2 PA Michael Ballard Stayed pending the outcome of a legal challenge to Pennsylvania's lethal injection methods.
3 PA Richard Baumhammers Stayed pending a federal court appeal,
3 TX Scott Panetti Stayed to allow time to review recently filed appeals.
4 DE James Cooke Stayed to allow more time for appeals.
4 OK John Grant Stayed to allow the state to obtain drugs and train staff on new protocols. (Update: New Date Set)
4 PA Robert Flor Stayed to allow more time for appeals.
9 TN Ed Zagorski Stayed to allow time for appeals regarding Tennessee's execution methods.
9 GA Robert Holsey Executed.
10 MO Paul Goodwin Executed.
11 TX Robert Ladd Stayed due to an issue with the warrant.

*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. 


Stays and Executions in 2015


Date of  Scheduled Execution  State  Inmate Outcome
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.
13 GA Andrew Brannan Executed
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.
15 FL John Kormondy Executed
15 OK Charles Warner Executed in violation of Oklahoma law when state's anonymous drug supplier provided Oklahoma Department of Corrections with wrong execution drug. Error not noticed until autopsy results disclosed in response to media freedom of information act litigation.
21 TX Arnold Prieto Executed
27 GA Warren Hill Executed
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.
29 TX Robert Ladd Executed
February      
4 TX Donald Newbury Executed
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.
11 MO Walter Storey Executed
19 AL Tommy Arthur Initially 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. The stay was then lifted on 2/12 by the 11th Circuit, but the federal district court granted a second stay was granted on 2/17 saying that  Arthur had met his burden for further appeals.
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 Correll 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. Later executed on 9/30/15.
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
11 TX Manuel Vasquez Executed
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.
17 MO Cecil Clayton Executed
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      
9 TX Kent Sprouse Executed
14 MO Andre Cole Stayed by U.S. District Ct. because of concerns about mental competency. Stay overturned by Cir. Ct. Executed as scheduled on April 14.
15 TX Manuel Garza Executed
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.
12 TX Derrick Charles Executed
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      
3 TX Lester Bower Executed
5 PA Hubert Michael  Reprieve issued to allow Governor Tom Wolf to review the report of the Pennsylvania Task Force and Advisory Commission on Capital Punishment
9 MO Richard Strong Executed
17 TX Gregory Russeau Executed
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      
14 MO David Zink Executed
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
16 TX Clifton Williams Stayed by the Texas Ct. of Criminal Appeals after attorneys pointed to possible errors in FBI testimony about DNA from the case.
August      
12 TX Daniel Lopez Executed (volunteer)
13 TX Tracy Beatty Stayed by the Texas Ct. of Criminal Appeals after attorneys pointed to earlier ineffective representation.
18 TN David Miller Stayed pending the outcome of legal challenges to both of the state's execution methods.
26 TX Bernardo Tercero Stayed by Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to allow time for further appeals.
27 PA Maurice Patterson Stayed by Lycoming County Ct. of Common Pleas to allow defendant to pursue appeals available to all defendants as a matter of state law
28 PA Hector Morales Stayed by U.S. Dist. Ct. for Middle Dist. of PA
September      
1 MO Roderick Nunley Executed
2 TX Joe Garza Stayed by trial court judge to allow for DNA testing.
3 PA Herbert Blakeney Stayed to allow time for federal review.
16 OK Richard Glossip Stayed to allow time for the court to review materials submitted by the defense.
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
29 TX Perry Williams Stayed to allow a federal judge time to appoint an appellate lawyer in the case.
30 OK Richard Glossip Stayed by the governor until Nov. 6 due to mixup in execution drugs
30 GA Kelly Gissendaner Executed
October      
1 VA Alfredo Prieto Executed
5 TN Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman  Stayed pending the outcome of legal challenges to both of the state's execution methods.
7 OK Benjamin Cole Stayed pending review of OK lethal injection procedures.†
7 TX Juan Garcia Executed
14 TX Licho Escamilla Executed
19 PA Michael Ballard Reprieve issued to allow Governor Tom Wolf to review the report of the Pennsylvania Task Force and Advisory Commission on Capital Punishment
21 AR Bruce Earl Ward Temporary restraining order granted staying execution so already pending judicial review of AR lethal injection procedures could take place.~
21 AR Dan William Davis Temporary restraining order granted staying execution so already pending judicial review of AR lethal injection procedures could take place.~
28 OK John Grant Stayed pending review of OK lethal injection procedures.†
28 TX Christopher Wilkins Stayed at the request of the prosocution because the Texas Forensic Science Commission "is in the process of addressing emerging issues involving the calculation of DNA population statistics and DNA mixture interpretation."
29 FL Jerry Correll Executed
November      
3 AR Terrick Terrell Nooner Temporary restraining order granted staying execution so already pending judicial review of AR lethal injection procedures could take place.~
3 AR Stacey Eugene Johnson Temporary restraining order granted staying execution so already pending judicial review of AR lethal injection procedures could take place.~
3 TX Julius Murphy Stayed by Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to allow time for further appeals.
3 MO Ernest Lee Johnson Stayed by U.S. Supreme Court pending review of claim that Missouri lethal injection procedures unconstitutional as applied to a person with Johnson's particular medical condition 
6 OK Richard Glossip Stayed pending review of OK lethal injection procedures.†
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.
18 TX Raphael Holiday Stayed (subject to appeal) to give Holiday opportunity to seek clemency. Stay lifted on appeal. Executed as originally scheduled.
19 GA Marcus Johnson Executed
December      
9 GA Brian Keith Terrell Executed after midnight on 12/9 after nurse took more than 1 hr. to find vein for IV. Execution had been scheduled for 12/8.
14 AR Marcel Wayne Williams Temporary restraining order granted staying execution so already pending judicial review of AR lethal injection procedures could take place.~
14 AR Jack Harold Jones Jr Temporary restraining order granted staying execution so already pending judicial review of AR lethal injection procedures could take place.~
18 PA Antayne Robinson Reprieve issued to allow Governor Tom Wolf to review the 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.

#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 October 8, the Arkansas Circuit Court granted a temporary restraining order staying all eight scheduled executions so that already pending judicial review of the state's execution procedures could take place. 

^^ 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.

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


Stays and Executions in 2016


Date of  Scheduled Execution  State  Inmate Outcome
January      
7 FL Oscar Bolin Executed
14 AR Jason McGehee Temporary restraining order granted staying execution so already pending judicial review of AR lethal injection procedures could take place.~
14 AR Kenneth Williams Temporary restraining order granted staying execution so already pending judicial review of AR lethal injection procedures could take place.~
20 TX Richard Masterson Executed
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.^^
21 AL Christopher Brooks Executed
27 TX James Freeman Executed
February      
3 GA Brandon Jones Executed
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).
16 TX Gustavo Garcia Executed
17 GA Travis Hittson Executed
19 OH Raymond Tibbetts All 2016 Ohio executions granted a reprieve because new execution drugs could not be obtained.^^
March      
9 TX Coy Wesbrook Executed
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 Jovan 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).
22 TX Adam Ward Executed
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
31 GA Joshua Bishop Executed
April      
6 TX Pablo Vasquez Executed
12 GA Kenneth Fults Executed
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.
27 GA Daniel Lucas Executed
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 MO Earl Forrest Executed on May 11, 2016
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 6, 2016 to permit Roberson to pursue a second state habeas petition cchallenging the prosecution's use of "shaken baby" evidence on the grounds that: (1) new scientific evidence establishes that Roberson would not have been convicted; (2) “the State relied on false, misleading, and scientifically invalid testimony” in violation of Roberson's Texas due process rights; (3) Roberson "is actually innocent of capital murder"; and (4) Roberson “is entitled to habeas relief because his due process right to a fundamentally fair trial was violated by the State’s introduction of false forensic science testimony that current science has exposed as false.”
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 on July 6, 2016 by a Harris County trial court pending testing of lethal injection drug by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as part of a lawsuit settlement.
14 GA John Wayne Conner Executed shortly after midnight on July 15, 2016.
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.”
21 OH Kareem Jackson All 2016 Ohio executions granted a reprieve because new execution drugs could not be obtained.^^
October      
5 TX Barney Fuller Executed (volunteer)
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.
19 GA Gregory Lawler Executed
November      
2 TX Ramiro Gonzales Warrant withdrawn
3 AL Thomas 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.^^
16 GA Steven Spears Executed (volunteer)
December      
6 GA William Sallie Executed
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. 
8 AL Ronald Smith Executed

 

#On February 13, 2015, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf issued a memorandum announcing a moratorium on all executions 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 October 8, 2015, the Arkansas Circuit Court granted a temporary restraining order staying all eight scheduled executions so that already pending judicial review of the state's execution procedures could take place. Two of those executions were set for 2016. 

^^ 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.

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


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