Executions

Upcoming Executions

Last updated on January 16, 2021

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


Executions Scheduled for 2021

Month State Prisoner
January
12FederalLisa Montgomery — EXECUTED on January 13
13OHCleveland Jackson — REPRIEVED
14FederalCorey Johnson EXECUTED
15FederalDustin HiggsEXECUTED on January 16
20 OH Dawud E. Spaulding — Legally Premature Warrant STAYED
21TXBlaine Milam STAYED
February
4TNOscar Franklin Smith — STAYED
10TXEdward Busby
11ALWillie Smith
18 OH James O’Neal — REPRIEVED
March
4TXRamiro Ibarra
18OHMelvin Bonnell — REPRIEVED
24 OH Steven E. Cepec — DATE REMOVED
April
8TNByron Black — STAYED
20TXRamiro Gonzales
21 OH Elwood Jones REPRIEVED
May
27 OH Gregory Lott REPRIEVED
June
23 OH Archie Dixon REPRIEVED
30TXJohn Hummel
August
11 OH Timothy Hoffner
September
15 OH John Stumpf
October
20 OH James Frazier — DIED ON DEATH ROW
December
9 OH Lawrence Landrum

Executions Scheduled for 2022

Month State Prisoner
January
12 OH Warren “Keith” Henness
February
16 OH Stanley Adams
March
16 OH Romell Broom — DIED ON DEATH ROW
April
21 OH John Drummond
May
18 OH John Hanna
June
22 OH Percy Hutton
July
20 OH Austin Myers — DATE REMOVED

20

OHDouglas Coley
August
24 OH Cedric Carter
September
14OHJames Tench
15OHKareem Jackson

Executions Scheduled for 2023

Month State Prisoner
January
12 OH Antonio Franklin

February

15 OH Stanley Fitzpatrick
March
None
April
19 OH David Sneed
May
None
June
15 OH Cleveland Jackson
July
None
August
16 OH James O’Neal
September
None
October
18 OH Melvin Bonnell
November
None
December
6 OH Elwood Jones

Executions Scheduled for 2024

Month State Prisoner
January
None

February

15 OH Gregory Lott
March
None
April
17 OH Archie Dixon
May
None
June
None
July
None
August
None
September
None

October
None

November
None

December
None


Stays of Execution 2021

Date of Scheduled Execution State Prisoner Reason for Stay
January
12FederalLisa MontgomeryEXECUTION DATE VACATED by U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on December 24, 2020 because the new execution date was set while a stay of execution was in effect, in violation of the terms of federal execution regulations. On January 1, 2021, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated the district court’s order, and full court denied reargument.

STAYED by U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on January 11, 2021 pending “highly expedited initial hearing en banc of Montgomery’s appeal to resolve our circuit law on the important question of the meaning of ‘implementation of death in the manner prescribed by the law of the State in which the
sentence is imposed,’ under the Federal Death Penalty Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3596(a).” (Subject to appeal)
STAYED
by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on January 11, 2021 to permit consideration of Montgomery’s claim that she is mentally incompetent to be executed. STAY VACATED by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on January 12.
STAYED by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on January 12, 2021 to permit appeal on whether the execution notice violated the terms of the trial court’s sentencing order. Stay VACATED by the U.S. Supreme Court near midnight on January 12.
EXECUTED
January 13, 2021.

13OHCleveland JacksonREPRIEVED
15FederalDustin HiggsEXECUTION NOTICE INVALIDATED by U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland on December 29, 2020. Original sentencing order requires execution per Maryland procedures, while execution set for Indiana. Court says its lacks authority to modify the sentencing order. (The Department of Justice filed an appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on December 31.)
Stay vacated by the U.S. Supreme Court near midnight on January 15.
EXECUTED January 16, 2021
20OHDawud E. SpauldingLegally Premature Warrant STAYED by the Ohio Supreme Court on March 2, 2017 “pending disposition of available state remedies.”
21TXBlaine MilamStay granted by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on January 15, 2021 and remanded to the trial court for consideration of Milam’s claim that he is ineligible for the death penalty because of intellectual disability.
February
4TNOscar SmithStay granted by the Tennessee Supreme Court on January 6 as a result of COVID-19 concerns.
18OHJames O’NealREPRIEVED
March
18OHMelvin Bonnell REPRIEVED
24OHSteven E. Cepec DATE REMOVED
April
8TNByron Black STAYED
21OHElwood JonesReprieve granted by Gov. Mike DeWine on December 18, 2020, and execution rescheduled for December 6, 2023.
May
27OHGregory LottReprieve granted by Gov. Mike DeWine on December 18, 2020, and execution rescheduled for February 15, 2024.
June
23OHArchie DixonReprieve granted by Gov. Mike DeWine on December 18, 2020, and execution rescheduled for April 17, 2024.
July
None
August
None
September
None
October
20OHJames FrazierDied on death row of COVID-19 on November 19, 2020.
November
None
December
None