Executions and Stays 2024

(Last updated May 20, 2024)

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36 execution dates have been scheduled by 7 states for 2024.
5 executions have been carried out.
20 death warrants are inactive.*
11 death warrants are active.^

Definitions of Death Warrant Outcomes

The following table lists the definitions for the outcomes of death warrants which are displayed on the Outcomes of Death Warrants in 2024 tableau. Each outcome describes the current status of the defendant’s death warrant. The main categories for the outcomes of death warrants are Active, Inactive, and Executed. On the 2024 Death Warrant Outcomes Nationally, by Date of Scheduled Execution table, the main categories, Active, Inactive, and Executed are displayed in the Outcome column; relevant details of the procedural history are noted in the Events column.

Outcome

Definition

Active The death warrant for the defendant has been issued and an execution date has been set. 
InactiveThe defendant will not be executed on the scheduled execution date. 
ExecutedThe defendant was executed by the state or jurisdiction in which they were serving a death sentence. 

2024 Death Warrant Outcomes Nationally, by Date of Scheduled Execution

Date of Scheduled Execution

State

Prisoner

Outcome

Events

January 10OHScott A. GroupInactiveREPRIEVED on September 18, 2023 by Governor Mike DeWine. Execution RESCHEDULED for February 17, 2027.
January 11OKWendell GrissomInactiveTo be RESCHEDULED at a later date
January 25ALKenneth Eugene SmithExecuted

On November 9, 2023, Governor Kay Ivey announced Mr. Smith’s execution date which would be the first attempted execution by nitrogen gas. 

Mr. Smith was EXECUTED on January 25.

February 1OKJames RyderInactiveSTAY GRANTED pending mental competency inquiry
February 8OKTremane WoodInactiveRESCHEDULED (new date not yet set)
February 15OHGregory LottInactiveREPRIEVED on October 15, 2023 by Governor Mike DeWine. Execution RESCHEDULED for April 14, 2027.
February 28TXIvan CantuExecutedMr. Cantu was EXECUTED on February 28.
February 28IDThomas CreechInactiveEXECUTION HALTED. “The medical team could not establish an IV line, rendering the execution unable to proceed” (Idaho Department of Corrections); and, “failed 10 times to access [Mr. Creech]’s veins in both of his arms and both legs so they could inject him with the State’s mysteriously acquired pentobarbital” (Federal Defenders Services of Idaho in a statement to CBS2).
March 7OKKendrick SimpsonInactiveRESCHEDULED (new date not yet set)
March 13TXJames Harris, Jr.InactiveSTAY GRANTED on February 21, 2024 the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals allowed further examination of legal claims.
March 14OHJohn StojetzInactiveREPRIEVED on October 15, 2023 by Governor Mike DeWine. Execution RESCHEDULED for May 19, 2027.
March 20GAWillie James PyeExecutedMr. Pye was EXECUTED on March 20.
April 4OKMichael SmithExecutedMr. Smith was EXECUTED on April 4.
April 9MOBrian DorseyExecutedExecuted
April 17OHArchie DixonInactiveREPRIEVED on October 15, 2023 by Governor Mike DeWine. Execution RESCHEDULED for June 16, 2027.
May 2OKRaymond JohnsonInactiveRESCHEDULED (new date not yet set)
May 30ALJamie R. MillsActiveActive
June 6OKCarlos Cuesta-RodriguezInactiveRESCHEDULED (new date not yet set)
June 6OKWade LayInactiveInactive
June 11MODavid R. HosierActiveActive
June 18OHTimothy HoffnerInactiveRESCHEDULED (the new date of execution is July 14, 2027)
June 26TXRamiro GonzalesActiveActive
June 27OKRichard Norman Rojem Jr.ActiveActive
July 11OKJames PavattInactiveTo be RESCHEDULED at a later date
July 16TXRamiro GonzalesActiveActive
July 18ALKeith Edmund GavinActiveActive
August 7TXArthur Lee Burton ActiveActive
August 8OKClarence Goode, Jr.InactiveTo be RESCHEDULED at a later date
August 13OHJohn StumpfInactiveRESCHEDULED (the new date of execution is August 18, 2027)
September 5OKRonson BushInactiveTo be RESCHEDULED at a later date
September 24TXTravis James Mullis ActiveActive
September 26ALAlan Eugene MillerActiveActive
October 3OKAlfred MitchellInactiveTo be RESCHEDULED at a later date
October 15OHLawrence LandrumActiveActive
December 5OKMarlon HarmonInactiveTo be RESCHEDULED at a later date
December 17OHWarren “Keith” HennessActiveActive

2024 Death Warrant Outcomes Nationally, by Month

Month

Scheduled Executions

Executions

Inactive Death Warrants

Active Death Warrants

January

3

1

2

0

February

5

1

4

0

March

4

1

3

0

April

3

2

1

0

May

2

0

1

1

June

6

0

3

3

July

3

0

1

2

August

3

0

2

1

September

3

0

1

2

October

2

0

1

1

November

0

0

0

0

December

2

0

1

1

Total

36

5

20

11

2024 Death Warrant Outcomes by Jurisdiction

State

Scheduled Executions

Executions

Inactive Death Warrants

Active Death Warrants

Alabama

4

1

0

3

Georgia

1

1

0

0

Idaho

1

0

1

0

Missouri

2

1

0

1

Ohio

8

0

6

2

Oklahoma

14

1

12

1

Texas

6

1

1

4

Total

36

5

20

11