Executions

Upcoming Executions

Last updated on December 4, 2022

(Dates are subject to change as a result of stays and appeals.)


Executions Scheduled for 2022

Month State Prisoner
November
9 TX Tracy Beatty — EXECUTED
16TXStephen BarbeeEXECUTED
16AZMurray Hooper EXECUTED
17OKRichard Fairchild EXECUTED
17ALKenneth Smith EXECUTION HALTED
29MOKevin Johnson EXECUTED
December
8 TN Donald MiddlebrooksREPRIEVED
8

OK

Richard GlossipREPRIEVED
14MSThomas Edwin Loden Jr.
15OKJohn Hanson — Not in Oklahoma custody, execution will not happen
15IDGerald Pizzuto — State will let warrant expire

Executions Scheduled for 2023

Month State Prisoner
January
3MOAmber McLaughlin (death warrant issued under the name Scott McLaughlin)
10TXRobert Fratta
12 OH Antonio FranklinREPRIEVED
12OKScott Eizember

February

1TXWesley Ruiz
7MOLeonard Taylor
8TXJohn Ballentine
15 OH Stanley L. FitzpatrickREPRIEVED
16OKRichard Glossip
March
7TXGary Green
9OKJemaine Cannon
9TXArthur Brown
15 OH Charles Lorraine
29TXAnibal Canales, Jr.
April
5TXAndre Thomas
6OKAnthony Sanchez
19 OH David A. SneedRESENTENCED TO LIFE on January 31, 2022 under Ohio’s serious mental illness law
May
4OKPhillip Hancock
17 OH Gerald Hand
June
1OKJames Ryder
15 OH Cleveland Jackson
July
6OKMichael Smith
19 OH Michael D. Webb — DIED ON DEATH ROW
August
3OKWade Lay
16 OH James O’Neal
September
13TX Henry Skinner
14 OH Jerome Henderson
October
5OKRichard Rojem
18 OH Melvin Bonnell
November
2OKEmmanuel Littlejohn
16 OH Keith Lamar
December
6 OH Elwood Jones
7OKKevin Underwood

Executions Scheduled for 2024

Month State Prisoner
January

10

OH Scott A. Group
11OKWendell Grissom

February

8OKTremane Wood
15 OH Gregory Lott
March
7OKKendrick Simpson
14 OH John Stojetz
April
17 OH Archie Dixon
May
2 OK Raymond Johnson
June
6OKCarlos Cuesta-Rodriguez

18

OH Timothy Hoffner
July
11 OK James Pavatt
August
8OKClarence Goode, Jr.

13

OH John Stumpf
September
5 OK Ronson Bush
October
3OKAlfred Mitchell

15

OH Lawrence Landrum
November
None
December
5OKMarlon Harmon

17

OH Warren “Keith” Henness

Executions Scheduled for 2025

Month State Prisoner
January
22 OH Sean Carter

February

19

OH

Stanley Adams
March
19 OH Shawn Grate — Legally premature — STAYED
April
16 OH John Drummond
May
14 OH James Hanna
June

18

OH Percy Hutton
July
30 OH Samuel Moreland
August

27

OH Cedrick Carter
September
24 OH Douglas Coley
October

30

OH Timothy Coleman
November
None
December
None



Executions Scheduled for 2026

Month State Prisoner
January
7 OH Quisi Bryan

February

11

OH

Antonio Franklin
March
12 OH James Trimble
April
16 OH Stanley L. Fitzpatrick
May
None
June

None

July

22

OH

Danny Lee Hill

August

None

September
None
October

None



November
None
December
None



Stays of Execution 2022

Date of Scheduled Execution State Prisoner Reason for Stay
January
6OKWade LaySTAY GRANTED by the Pittsburg County District Court on December 6, 2021 until a mental competency trial is conducted “so as to ensure an incompetent person is not irreparably harmed by way of execution, in contravention of his constitutional rights.”
12OHWarren “Keith” HennessREPRIEVED by Governor Mike DeWine on September 10, 2021 and execution rescheduled for December 17, 2024.
27ALMatthew ReevesPreliminary injunction granted by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama on January 7, 2022 barring the Alabama Department of Corrections “from executing [Reeves] by any method other than nitrogen hypoxia before his [Americans With Disabilities Act] claim can be decided on its merits.” Preliminary injunction affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on January 26, 2022. INJUNCTION VACATED by 5-4 vote of U.S. Supreme Court on January 27, 2022. EXECUTED.
February
16OHStanley AdamsREPRIEVED by Governor Mike DeWine on September 10, 2021 and execution rescheduled for February 19, 2025.
March
8TXMichael GonzalesSTAY GRANTED by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on March 3, 2022 to permit Gonzales to litigate claims that “(1) he is intellectually disabled and cannot constitutionally be executed; (2) the State
suppressed material exculpatory and impeaching information in violation of Brady v. Maryland.”
10OKJames Allen CoddingtonSTAY GRANTED by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma on December 23, 2021 pursuant to joint stipulation of the parties after the order dismissing Coddington from the ongoing Oklahoma lethal-injection lawsuit was vacated and he was restored as a plaintiff in that lawsuit.
16OHRomell Broom DIED ON DEATH ROW on December 28, 2020 of COVID-19.
April

21

OHJohn DrummondREPRIEVED by Governor Mike DeWine on September 10, 2021 and execution rescheduled for April 16, 2025.
21TNOscar SmithREPRIEVE granted by Governor Bill Lee minutes before the scheduled execution on April 21, 2022: “Due to an oversight in preparation for lethal injection, the scheduled execution of Oscar Smith will not move forward tonight. I am granting a temporary reprieve while we address Tennessee Department of Correction protocol. Further details will be released when available.”
27TXMelissa LucioSTAY GRANTED by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on April 25, 2022 and case remanded to the trial court to conduct a hearing on Lucio’s claims that “but for the State’s use of false testimony, no juror would have convicted her; previously unavailable scientific
evidence would preclude her conviction; she is actually innocent; [and] … the State suppressed favorable, material evidence in violation of Brady v. Maryland.” (claim numbers omitted)
29SCRichard Moore STAYED for an indefinite period by the South Carolina Supreme Court on April 20, 2022, with as yet unreleased explanatory order to follow.
May
10TNMichael RimmerLegally premature death warrant STAYED
13SCBrad SigmonSTAYED by South Carolina Supreme on April 22, 2022.
17GAVirgil Presnell, Jr.STAYED by the Fulton County Superior Court on May 16, 2022 on the grounds that the execution date violated an agreement that established conditions under which executions could resume after the pandemic.
18OH
James HannaREPRIEVED by Governor Mike DeWine on September 10, 2021 and execution rescheduled for May 14, 2025.
June
9TNHarold NicholsREPRIEVED by Governor Bill Lee on May 2, 2022 to conduct investigation of execution protocol oversight
July
13TXRamiro GonzalesSTAY GRANTED by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on July 11, 2022 to permit Gonzales to litigate a claim that his death sentence was obtained through the presentation of false expert testimony concerning his alleged future dangerousness.
20OHAustin Myers DATE REMOVED
August

18

TNByron BlackREPRIEVED by Governor Bill Lee on May 2, 2022 to conduct investigation of execution protocol oversight
September

14

OHJames TenchLegally premature death warrant. STAY GRANTED by the Ohio Supreme Court on August 26, 2020 pending disposition of state postconviction remedies available to all Ohio prisoners. “The stay shall remain in effect until exhaustion of all state postconviction proceedings, including any appeals.”
15OHKareem Jackson REPRIEVED by Governor Mike DeWine on May 13, 2022 and execution rescheduled for December 10, 2025.
22ALAlan Eugene MillerEXECUTION HALTED by Department of Corrections Commissioner John Hamm shortly before midnight (Central Time) on September 22, 2022 when the execution team reported that it would not be able to set an IV line before the death warrant expired.

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama had issued a preliminary injunction on September 19, 2022 enjoining Alabama from executing Alan Eugene Miller by any method other than nitrogen hypoxia. On the afternoon of September 22, 2022, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit by a 2-1 vote denied the motion to stay injunction filed by the state attorney general. At about 9:15 p.m. Central time, the Supreme Court VACATED THE INJUNCTION without opinion by a 5-4 vote, leaving Alabama approximately 2½ hours to carry out the execution before the warrant expired.
October
6TNGary SuttonREPRIEVED by Governor Bill Lee on May 2, 2022 to conduct investigation of execution protocol oversight
17TNUrshawn MillerLegally premature death warrant. REPRIEVED by Governor Bill Lee on May 12, 2022 until December 31, 2022.
26OHQuisi BryanREPRIEVED by Governor Mike DeWine on June 24, 2022 and execution rescheduled for January 7, 2026.
November
16TXStephen BarbeeThe United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas granted Barbee a preliminary injunction on November 3, 2022 on religious rights grounds. The injunction was vacated on November 14th. On November 15, the district court granted an amended preliminary injunction. On November 16, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit VACATED the amended preliminary injunction.
17ALKenneth SmithEXECUTION HALTED shortly before midnight (Central Time) on November 17, 2022 when the execution team reported that it would not be able to set an IV line before the death warrant expired.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit granted Smith a stay of execution on November 17, 2022 as a result of Smith’s challenge to Alabama’s execution protocol. The United States Supreme Courtvacated the stay.
December

8

TNDonald MiddlebrooksREPRIEVED by Governor Bill Lee on May 2, 2022 to conduct investigation of execution protocol oversight
8OKRichard GlossipREPRIEVED by Governor Kevin Stitt on November 3, 2022 to allow time for the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals to address pending legal proceedings, and execution rescheduled for February 16, 2023.
15OKJohn HansonOklahoma scheduled John Hanson’s execution while he was in federal custody, without first obtaining agreement his custody would be transferred. The Federal Bureau of Prisons subsequently denied Oklahoma’s demand to transfer custody prior to completion of Hanson’s federal sentence. Oklahoma has postponed Hanson’s clemency hearing, a prerequisite to his execution, which will cause his execution warrant to expire. The death warrant is technically still pending.
15IDGerald Pizzuto, Jr.The Idaho Department of Corrections announced on November 30, 2022 that it had been unable to obtain the lethal injection drugs necessary to carry out the execution and that it would allow the death warrant issued in this case to expire.

Stays of Execution 2023

Date of Scheduled Execution State Prisoner Reason for Stay
January
12OHAntonio FranklinREPRIEVED by Governor Mike DeWine on July 1, 2022 and execution rescheduled for February 11, 2026.
February
15OHStanley FitzpatrickREPRIEVED by Governor Mike DeWine on July 1, 2022 and execution rescheduled for April 16, 2026.
March

None

April

19

OHDavid Sneed RESENTENCED TO LIFE on January 31, 2022 under Ohio’s serious mental illness law.
May
None
June
None


July
19OHMichael D. Webb DIED ON DEATH ROW on May 2, 2022.
August

None




September

None




October
None


November
None
December

None