Execution List 2023

Last Updated: January 12, 2023

3 prisoners have been executed

in three states in the United States in 2023.

Executions in 2023

DateNumber Since 1976StateNameAgeRaceVictim RaceMethodDrug Protocol

Years from Sentence to Execution

1/3/20231559MOAmber McLaughlin ƒ+49White1 White FemaleLethal Injection1-drug (pentobarbital)




Robert Fratta

65White1 White FemaleLethal Injection1-drug (pentobarbital)14
1/12/20231561OKScott Eizember62White1 White Female; 1 White MaleLethal Injection3-drug lethal (midazolam)18

Most states carry out executions with a three-drug lethal-injection protocol. Others use a single drug. The three-drug protocol typically begins with an anesthetic or sedative, followed by a second drug to paralyze the inmate and a third drug—typically potassium chloride—to stop the prisoner’s heart. The first drug used varies by state and is listed above for each execution.

ƒ female
* volunteer - an inmate who waived ordinary appeals that remained at the time of his or her execution
~ foreign national
¥ white defendant executed for murder of black victim
+ tried as a male, Scott McLaughlin