Executions and Stays 2022

(Last updated September 23, 2022)
47 execution dates have been scheduled by 9 states for 2022.
To date, there have been 10 executions by 5 states.
10 executions have been stayed.*
No executions have been halted by commutation.
16 executions have been halted by reprieve.
1 warrant has been withdrawn/removed/vacated/rescheduled.
1 failed execution was halted when execution personnel were unable to set an IV line.
1 prisoner has died on death row while his warrant was pending.
8 death warrants are pending.^

* Does not include cases with stays of execution or preliminary injunctions that are currently under appeal or are still subject to appeal.
^ Includes cases with stays of execution that are under appeal or are still subject to appeal.



Date of Scheduled Execution State Prisoner Outcome
January
6OKWade Greenly 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.”
12

OH

Warren “Keith” Henness

REPRIEVED† by Governor Mike DeWine on September 10, 2021 and execution rescheduled for December 17, 2024.

27

OKDonald Anthony Grant

EXECUTED

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. The U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 on January 27, 2022 to vacate the injunction, Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan, and Barrett dissenting.

EXECUTED
JANUARY 20224 executions scheduled by 3 states2 people executed; 1 execution stayed ; 1 execution halted by reprieve
February

16

OHStanley AdamsREPRIEVED by Governor Mike DeWine on September 10, 2021 and execution rescheduled for December 17, 2024.

17

OK

Gilbert Ray PostelleEXECUTED
FEBRUARY 20222 executions scheduled by 2 states1 person executed; 1 execution halted by reprieve
March

8

TXMichael 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 Coddington STAY 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.

16

OHRomell BroomDIED ON DEATH ROW on December 28, 2020 of COVID-19.
MARCH 20223 executions scheduled by 3 states2 executions stayed; 1 person died on death row
April
21OHJohn Drummond
REPRIEVED by Governor Mike DeWine on September 10, 2021 and execution rescheduled for April 16, 2025.
21TNOscar Franklin 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.”
21TXCarl Wayne BuntionEXECUTED
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)
28SCRichard MooreSTAYED for an indefinite period by the South Carolina Supreme Court on April 20, 2022, with as yet unreleased explanatory order to follow.
APRIL 20225 executions scheduled by 4 states1 person executed; 2 executions stayed; 2 executions halted by reprieve
May
3MOCarman DeckEXECUTED
10TNMichael RimmerPremature death warrant. STAYED to permit him to seek post-conviction review of his conviction and death sentence available as a matter of right to all Tennessee defendants.
11AZClarence DixonEXECUTED
13SCBrad SigmonSTAYED by the South Carolina Supreme Court 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.
18

OH

James HannaREPRIEVED by Governor Mike DeWine on September 10, 2021 and execution rescheduled for May 14, 2025.
MAY 20226 executions scheduled by 6 states2 people executed; 3 executions stayed; 1 execution halted by reprieve
June
8AZFrank AtwoodEXECUTED

9

TNHarold NicholsREPRIEVED by Governor Bill Lee on May 2, 2022 to conduct investigation of execution protocol oversight.

22

OHPercy HuttonREPRIEVED by Governor Mike DeWine on February 18, 2022 and execution rescheduled for June 18, 2025
JUNE 20223 executions scheduled by 3 states

1 person executed; 2 executions halted by reprieve

July
17TXRamiro 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.
20

OH

Austin MyersDATE REMOVED
20OHDouglas ColeyREPRIEVED by Governor Mike DeWine on February 18, 2022 and execution rescheduled for September 24, 2025
28ALJoe Nathan JamesEXECUTED
JULY 20224 executions scheduled by 3 states1 execution; 1 execution stayed; 1 execution halted by reprieve; 1 execution date removed
August
17

TX

Kosoul ChanthakoummaneEXECUTED
18TNByron BlackREPRIEVED by Governor Bill Lee on May 2, 2022 to conduct investigation of execution protocol oversight.
24OHCedric CarterREPRIEVED by Governor Mike DeWine on February 18, 2022 and execution rescheduled for August 27, 2025
25OKJames CoddingtonEXECUTED
AUGUST 20224 executions scheduled by 4 states2 executions; 2 executions halted by reprieve
September
14OHJames Tench

Legally 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 JacksonREPRIEVED by Governor Mike DeWine on May 13, 2022 and execution rescheduled for December 10, 2025.
22OKRichard GlossipREPRIEVED by Governor Kevin Stitt on August 16, 2022. Stayed for 60 days with new execution date for 30 days later, December 8, 2022, to provide the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals time to determine whether Glossip will be granted an evidentiary hearing to address new evidence of his innocence.
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, leavingg Alabama approximately 2½ hours to carry out the execution before the warrant expired.
SEPTEMBER 20224 executions scheduled by 3 states1 execution stayed; 1 failed execution; 2 executions halted by reprieve
October
5TXJohn Henry RamirezPending. However, on April 14, 2022, the Nueces County District Attorney’s office filed a motion to withdraw the warrant.
6

TN

Gary 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 2, 2022 to conduct investigation of execution protocol oversight.
20OKBenjamin ColePending
26OHQuisi BryanREPRIEVED by Governor Mike DeWine on June 24, 2022 and execution rescheduled for January 7, 2026.
OCTOBER 20225 executions scheduled by 4 states2 warrants pending; 3 executions halted by reprieve
November
9

TX

Tracy BeattyPending
16TXStephen BarbeePending
17OKRichard FairchildPending
29MOKevin JohnsonPending
NOVEMBER 20224 executions scheduled by 3 state4 warrants pending
December
8

TN

Donald MiddlebrooksREPRIEVED by Governor Bill Lee on May 2, 2022 to conduct investigation of execution protocol oversight.
8

OK

Richard GlossipPending
15OKJohn HansonPending
DECEMBER 20223 executions scheduled by 3 states2 warrants pending; 1 execution halted by reprieve

† On February 19, 2019, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine stated that the state would not carry out any executions until it devised a new execution protocol that was approved by the courts. However, he did not formally halt the executions scheduled in the state. In December 2020, he indicated that he did not consider lethal injection a viable execution method.

2022 Death Warrant Outcomes Nationally, by Month
Month
Scheduled
Executions
Executions
Stayed by Courts*
Commutations
Reprieves
Died on
Death Row
Date Removed or
Warrant Withdrawn/
Vacated
Failed
Execution
Pending
January

4

2

1

0

1

0

0

0


February

2

1

0

0

1

0

0

0


March

3

0

2

0

0

1

0

0


April

5

1

2

0

2

0

0

0


May

6

2

3

0

1

0

0

0


June

3

1

0

0

2

0
0
0

July

4

1

1

0
1
0
1

0


August

4

2

0
0

2

0
0

0


September

4

0

1
0

2

0

0
1

0

October

5

0

0

0
3

0

0

0

2

November

4

0

0
0
0
0
0

0

4

December
3
0
0
0

1

0
0
0

2

Total

47

10

10

0

16

1

1

1

8

2022 Death Warrant Outcomes by Jurisdiction
State
Scheduled
Executions
Executions
Stayed by Courts*
Commutations
Reprieves
Died on
Death Row
Date Removed or
Warrant Withdrawn/
Vacated
Failed
Execution
Pending
Ohio
12
0

1

0

9

1
1
0
0
Oklahoma
10
3
2
0
1
0
0
0
4
Texas
8
2
3
0
0
0
0
0
3
Tennessee
7
0
1
0
6
0
0
0

0

Alabama
3
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
Arizona
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Missouri
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
South Carolina
2
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
Georgia
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
TOTALS

47

10

10

0

16

1

1

1

8