Outcomes of Death Warrants in 2018


Executions and Stays 2018


Last Updated February 14, 2018


32 execution dates have been scheduled for 2018.
To date, there have been 3 executions.
3* execution have been stayed.
11 executions have been rescheduled.
15 death warrants are pending.

* An additional stay had been issued for Doyle Lee Hamm but was vacated on appeal. His warrant is listed as "pending."


Date of Scheduled Execution State Prisoner Outcome
January
2 PA Sheldon Hannibal Legally premature warrant. Stay granted by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on November 9, 2017 to provide Hannibal the opportunity to pursue federal habeas corpus challenges to his conviction and sentence that are available to all criminal defendants.
3 OH John Stumpf Rescheduled for November 14, 2018 by Gov. John Kasich on May 1, 2017.*
3 OH William Montgomery Rescheduled for April 11, 2018 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
18 TX Anthony Shore Executed
25 AL Vernon Madison Stay granted by the U.S. Supreme Court on January 25, pending resolution of his petition for writ of certiorari on the question of whether he is competent to be executed.
30 TX William Rayford Executed
February
1 TX John Battaglia Executed
13 OH Warren K. Henness Rescheduled for March 14, 2018 by Gov. John Kasich on May 1, 2017.*
13 OH Robert Van Hook Rescheduled for July 18, 2018 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
13 OH Raymond Tibbetts Reprieve issued until October 17, 2018, by Gov. John Kasich on February 8, 2017. Gov. Kasich sent a letter to the Ohio Parole Board Chair asking the Board to reconsider Tibbetts's request for clemency in light of new evidence that one of the jurors would not have voted for death had he known the information that was presented at the clemency hearing. 
22 AL Doyle Lee Hamm Stay granted in an oral order by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama on January 31, 2018 to permit Hamm to litigate his claim that subjecting Hamm—who has two forms of cancer—to lethal injection would constitute cruel and unusual punishment. Stay vacated by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit on February 13.
22 TX Thomas Whitaker Pending
22 FL Eric Branch Pending
23 PA Raghunandan Yandamuri Legally premature warrant. Stay granted by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on January 16, 2018 to provide Yandamuri the opportunity to pursue state and federal post-conviction challenges to his conviction and sentence that are available to all criminal defendants.
March
14 OH Douglas Coley Pending
14 OH Warren K. Hennes Rescheduled for February 13, 2019 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
20 MO Russell Bucklew Pending
27 TX Rosendo Rodriguez Pending
April
11 OH Melvin Bonnell Rescheduled for February 12, 2020 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
11 OH William Montgomery Pending
25 TX Erick Davila Pending
May
9 TN James Hawkins Legally premature warrant. Pending
16 TX Juan Castillo Pending
30 OH Stanley Fitzpatrick Rescheduled
June
27 OH Angelo Fears Rescheduled for October 17, 2019 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
July
18 OH Robert Van Hook Pending
August
1 OH David A. Sneed Rescheduled for December 9, 2020 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
9 TN Billy Ray Irick Pending
September
13 OH Cleveland R. Jackson Pending
October
10 OH James Derrick O'Neal Rescheduled for February 21, 2021 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
November
14 OH John David Stumpf Rescheduled for April 16, 2020 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
28 TN Sedrick Clayton Legally premature warrant. Pending
December
None      

* On May 1, 2017 Governor Kasich issued statement revising Ohio's execution schedule for nine upcoming executions. This revised schedule was in response to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit’s order setting a briefing schedule for the Court's en banc rehearing of the state's appeal of a federal magistrate judge's order issuing a preliminary injunction barring Ohio from carrying out 3-drug executions using midazolam or any execution using a paralytic agent or potassium chloride.

^ On September 1, 2017, Ohio's Governor Kasich issued a statement and an updated execution schedule, which changed the execution dates for 19 of 26 condemned prisoners who had scheduled dates between September 2017 and September 2020. The execution schedule for these 26 prisoners now extends through April 2022. 

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


Return to Executions. See also Stays of Execution for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 20152016, and 2017. To compare the number of executions carried out with the number of executions actually scheduled, see Outcomes of Death Warrants in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.