Execution List 2023

Last Updated: June 6, 2023

12 prisoners have been executed

in four states in the United States in 2023.


Executions in 2023

DateNumber Since 1976StateNameAgeRaceVictim RaceMethodDrug ProtocolYears from Sentence to Execution
1/3/20231559MOAmber McLaughlin ƒ+49White1 White FemaleLethal Injection1-drug (pentobarbital)16
1/10/20231560TXRobert Fratta65White1 White FemaleLethal Injection1-drug (pentobarbital)14
1/12/20231561OKScott Eizember62White1 White Female; 1 White MaleLethal Injection3-drug lethal (midazolam)18
2/1/20231562TXWesley Ruiz43Latino1 White MaleLethal Injection1-drug (pentobarbital)15
2/7/20231563MOLeonard Taylor59Black

3 Black Females,

1 Black Male

Lethal Injection1-drug (pentobarbital)15
2/8/20231564TXJohn Balentine54Black3 White MalesLethal Injection1-drug (pentobarbital)24
2/23/20231565FLDonald Dillbeck59White1 White FemaleLethal Injection3-drug (etomidate)32
3/7/20231566TXGary Green52Black2 Black FemalesLethal Injection1-drug (pentobarbital)13
3/9/20231567TXArthur Brown52Black2 Latino Males; 1 Latina Female; 1 Black FemaleLethal Injection1-drug (pentobarbital)30
4/12/20231568FLLouis Gaskin56Black1 White Female; 1 White MaleLethal Injection3-drug (etomidate)33
5/3/20231569FLDarryl Barwick56White1 White FemaleLethal Injection3-drug (etomidate)31
6/6/20231570MOMichael Tisius42White2 White MalesLethal Injection1-drug (pentobarbital)22

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