Executions

Upcoming Executions

Last updated on August 3, 2021

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


Executions Scheduled for 2021

Month State Prisoner
July
26 NV Zane FloydSTAYED
August
11 OH Timothy Hoffner REPRIEVED
September

8

TXJohn Ramirez
15 OH John Stumpf REPRIEVED
28TXRick Rhoades
October
5MOErnest Johnson
12TXStephen Barbee
20 OH James Frazier — DIED ON DEATH ROW
27TXRuben Gutierrez
November
3TXFabian Hernandez
10TXKosoul Chanthakoummane

17

TXRamiro Gonzales
December
9 OH Lawrence Landrum REPRIEVED

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

18

OH Timothy Hoffner
July
None
August

13

OH John Stumpf
September
None
October

15

OH Lawrence Landrum
November
None
December
None

Executions Scheduled for 2025

Month State Prisoner
January
None

February

None
March
19 OH Shawn Grate — Legally premature
April
None

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 MilamSTAYED 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, 2021 as a result of COVID-19 concerns.
10TXEdward BusbySTAY GRANTED by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on February 3, 2021 and remanded to the trial court for consideration of Busby’s claim that he is ineligible for the death penalty because of intellectual disability.
11ALWillie B. Smith IIIStay granted by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit on February 10, 2021 until February 16 to provide the court time to consider a claim Smith raised under the Americans With Disabilities Act. Stay vacated by the U.S. Supreme Court close to midnight Eastern time on February 11, 2021.

PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION GRANTED by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit on February 10, 2021 based on Smith’s claim that Alabama’s refusal to permit his pastor in the execution chamber violates federal religious discrimination law. Application to vacate the injunction DENIED by the U.S. Supreme Court close to midnight Eastern time on February 11, 2021.
12SCBrad SigmonEXECUTION DATE VACATED by the South Carolina Supreme Court on February 4, 2021 on the grounds that “the execution is currently impossible” because the Department of Corrections “will not be able to obtain the required drugs prior to the scheduled date of execution.”
18OHJames O’NealREPRIEVED
March
4TX

Ramiro Ibarra

STAY GRANTED by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on February 24, 2021 and remanded to the trial court for consideration of Ibarra’s claims that he is ineligible for the death penalty because of intellectual disability and that new DNA science shows that the evidence used to convict him was unreliable.
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
14PAPaul Gamboa-TaylorReprieve granted by Governor Tom Wolf on May 7, 2021.
14SCFreddie OwensSTAY GRANTED by the South Carolina Supreme Court on May 4, 2021 “[b]ecause the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) lacks the means to conduct an execution by lethal injection at this time.” The stay remains in effect “until SCDC advises the Court it has the ability to perform the execution as required by the law.”
26OHDavid MartinSTAY GRANTED by the Ohio Supreme Court on April 8, 2021 pending “exhaustion of all state post-conviction proceedings, including any appeals.”
27OHGregory LottReprieve granted by Gov. Mike DeWine on December 18, 2020, and execution rescheduled for February 15, 2024.
June
2IDGerald Pizzuto Jr.STAY GRANTED by the Idaho District Court for the 2nd District on May 18, 2021 “until the conclusion of commutation proceedings related to Mr. Pizzuto’s current commutation petition” scheduled for the Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole’s November 2021 hearing session.
18SCBrad SigmonSTAY GRANTED by the South Carolina Supreme Court on June 16, 2021 because the South Carolina law provides a statutory right for the prisoner to elect between execution by electric chair or execution by firing squad and the S.C. Department of Corrections has no procedures in place to carry out executions by firing squad.
23OHArchie DixonReprieve granted by Gov. Mike DeWine on December 18, 2020, and execution rescheduled for April 17, 2024.
25SCFreddie Owens IIISTAY GRANTED by the South Carolina Supreme Court on June 16, 2021 because the South Carolina law provides a statutory right for the prisoner to elect between execution by electric chair or execution by firing squad and the S.C. Department of Corrections has no procedures in place to carry out executions by firing squad.
July
26NVZane FloydStay granted by the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada on June 28, 2021 with written order issued July 7, 2021 (order appealed). STAY GRANTED by the Nevada state courts on July 9 “pending the Nevada Supreme Court’s ruling on Mr. Floyd’s pending petition for writ of mandamus and prohibition.”
August

11

OHTimothy HoffnerReprieve granted by Gov. Mike DeWine on April 9, 2021 and execution rescheduled for June 18, 2024
September

15

OHJohn StumpfReprieve granted by Gov. Mike DeWine on April 9, 2021 and execution rescheduled for August 13, 2024
October
20OHJames FrazierDied on death row of COVID-19 on November 19, 2020.
November
None
December

9

OHLawrence LandrumReprieve granted by Gov. Mike DeWine on April 9, 2021 and execution rescheduled for October 15, 2024