Date of Scheduled ExecutionStateInmateReason for Stay

January

7

OH

Warren Henness

Stayed due to all Ohio executions blocked by court order until January 15, 2015 New Date Set

8

PA

Christopher Roney

Stayed to allow defendant to pursue statutorily mandated appeals.

13

PA

Mark Edwards

Stayed to allow defendant to pursue statutorily mandated appeals.

14

TX

Rodney Reed

Stayed to allow time for appeals regarding DNA testing. Judge denied a motion to introduce new DNA testing into the case. New date set.

15

PA

Dennis Reed

Stayed to allow defendant to pursue statutorily mandated appeals.

15

TX

Richard Vasquez

Stayed due to a request for a delay from the prosecution.

28

MO

Marcellus Williams

Stayed to allow the Missouri State Supreme Court to consider a request for DNA testing that might show innocence.

28

TX

Garcia White

Stayed to allow time for the court to consider several factors pertaining to the case.

29

OK

Richard Glossip

Stayed to allow time for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case challenging Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocols.

February

10

TN

Stephen West

Stayed to allow time for appeals regarding Tennessee’s execution methods.

10

TX

Lester Bower

Stayed to allow the court to allow time to consider a petition.

11

OH

William Montgomery

Stayed due to all Ohio executions blocked by court order until January 15, 2015 New Date Set

11

OH

Ronald Phillips

Stayed to allow time for the state to obtain new drugs.

19

AL

Tommy Arthur

FURTHER UPDATE: SECOND STAY GRANTED ON 2/17: A federal judge ordered a second stay, stating that Mr. Arthur had met his burden for further appeals.
UPDATE: STAY LIFTED on 2/12 by the 11th Circuit.
Stayed to allow time for the district court to conduct fact-finding and gather evidence regarding Arthur’s claims that Alabama’s lethal injection protocol violates his 8th amendment right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment.

19

OK

John Grant

Stayed to allow time for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case challenging Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocols.

25

GA

Kelly Gissendaner

Stayed temporarily and rescheduled to 3/2/15 due to weather.

26

FL

Jerry Correll

Stayed to allow time for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case challenging Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocols. (Florida uses the same lethal injection protocol as Oklahoma.)

March

2

GA

Kelly Gissendaner

Stayed due to problems with the lethal injection drug.

4

PA

Terrance Williams

Reprieve issued to allow Governor Tom Wolf to review the report of the Pennsylvania Task Force and Advisory Commission on Capital Punishment

5

OK

Benjamin Cole

Stayed to allow time for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case challenging Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocols.

5

PA

Kenneth Hairston

Stayed to allow defendant to pursue statutorily mandated appeals.

5

TX

Rodney Reed

Stayed by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to consider newly discovered evidence.

10

GA

Brian Terrell

Stayed pending an investigation into problems with Georgia’s lethal injection drugs.

10

PA

Alfonso Sanchez

Stayed to allow defendant to pursue statutorily mandated appeals.

11

PA

Robert Diamond

Reprieve issued to allow Governor Tom Wolf to review the report of the Pennsylvania Task Force and Advisory Commission on Capital Punishment

12

OH

Robert Van Hook

Stayed due to all Ohio executions blocked by court order until January 15, 2015 New Date Set

12

OH

Raymond Tibbetts

Stayed due to all 2015 Ohio executions being postponed until 2016 to allow the state more time to obtain new drugs. New Date Set

12

PA

Kevin Mattison

Stayed to allow defendant to pursue statutorily mandated appeals.

18

TX

Randall Mays

Stayed to review issues surrounding the mental health of the inmate.

19

AL

Bill Kuenzel

Stayed by the Alabama Supreme Court pending further orders of the court to allow more time for appeals.

24

TN

Donnie Johnson

Stayed to allow more time for appeals regarding the state’s execution method.

April

14

MO

Andre Cole

Stayed by U.S. District Ct. because of concerns about mental competency. Stay overturned by Cir. Ct. UPDATE: Executed as scheduled on April 14.

23

TX

Richard Vasquez

Stayed by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to consider new appellate issues.

28

TX

Robert Pruett

Stayed by trial court to possibly allow DNA testing.

May

3

SD

Rodney Berget

Stayed to allow more time for appeal.

8

PA

Anthony Reid

Stayed to allow defendant to pursue statutorily mandated appeals (two warrants).

12

MO

Kimber Edwards

No reason given for stay.

14

OH

Gregory Lott

Stayed due to all 2015 Ohio executions being postponed until 2016 to allow the state more time to obtain new drugs. New Date Set

June

5

PA

Hubert Michael

Reprieve issued to allow Governor Tom Wolf to review the report of the Pennsylvania Task Force and Advisory Commission on Capital Punishment

18

AL

Robin Myers

Stayed to allow time for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide on a case challenging lethal injection protocols.

23

TN

Charles Wright

Stayed to allow more time for appeals regarding the state’s execution method.

July

15

OH

William Henness

Stayed due to all 2015 Ohio executions being postponed until 2016 to allow the state more time to obtain new drugs. New Date Set

16

TX

Clifton Williams

Stayed by the Texas Ct. of Criminal Appeals after attorneys pointed to possible errors in FBI testimony about DNA from the case.

August

13

TX

Tracy Beatty

Stayed by the Texas Ct. of Criminal Appeals after attorneys pointed to earlier ineffective representation.

18

TN

David Miller

Stayed pending the outcome of legal challenges to both of the state’s execution methods.

26

TX

Bernardo Tercero

Stayed by Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to allow time for further appeals.

27

PA

Maurice Patterson

Stayed by Lycoming County Ct. of Common Pleas to allow defendant to pursue appeals available to all defendants as a matter of state law

28

PA

Hector Morales

Stayed by U.S. Dist. Ct. for Middle Dist. of PA

September

2

TX

Joe Garza

Stayed by trial court judge to allow for DNA testing.

3

PA

Herbert Blakeney

Stayed to allow time for federal review.

16

OK

Richard Glossip

Stayed to allow time for the court to review materials submitted by the defense.

17

OH

William Montgomery

Stayed due to all 2015 Ohio executions being postponed until 2016 to allow the state more time to obtain new drugs. New Date Set

29

TX

Perry Williams

Stayed to allow a federal judge time to appoint an appellate lawyer in the case.

30

OK

Richard Glossip

Stayed by the governor until Nov. 6 due to mixup in execution drugs

October

5

TN

Abu-Ali Abdur’Rahman

Stayed pending the outcome of legal challenges to both of the state’s execution methods.

7

OK

Benjamin Cole

Stayed pending review of OK lethal injection procedures.†

19

PA

Michael Ballard

Reprieve issued to allow Governor Tom Wolf to review the report of the Pennsylvania Task Force and Advisory Commission on Capital Punishment

21

AR

Bruce Earl Ward

Temporary restraining order granted staying execution so already pending judicial review of AR lethal injection procedures could take place.~

21

AR

Dan William Davis

Temporary restraining order granted staying execution so already pending judicial review of AR lethal injection procedures could take place.~

28

OK

John Grant

Stayed pending review of OK lethal injection procedures.†

28

TX

Christopher Wilkins

Stayed at the request of the prosocution because the Texas Forensic Science Commission “is in the process of addressing emerging issues involving the calculation of DNA population statistics and DNA mixture interpretation.”

November

3

AR

Terrick Terrell Nooner

Temporary restraining order granted staying execution so already pending judicial review of AR lethal injection procedures could take place.~

3

AR

Stacey Eugene Johnson

Temporary restraining order granted staying execution so already pending judicial review of AR lethal injection procedures could take place.~

3

TX

Julius Murphy

Stayed by Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to allow time for further appeals.

3

MO

Ernest Lee Johnson

Stayed by U.S. Supreme Court pending review of claim that Missouri lethal injection procedures unconstitutional as applied to a person with Johnson’s particular medical condition

6

OK

Richard Glossip

Stayed pending review of OK lethal injection procedures.†

17

OH

Robert Van Hook

Stayed due to all 2015 Ohio executions being postponed until 2016 to allow the state more time to obtain new drugs. New Date Set

17

TN

Nicholas Sutton

Stayed pending the outcome of legal challenges to both of the state’s execution methods.

18

TX

Raphael Holiday

Stayed (subject to appeal) to give Holiday opportunity to seek clemency. Stay lifted on appeal, execution occurred as originally scheduled.

December

14

AR

Marcel Wayne Williams

Temporary restraining order granted staying execution so already pending judicial review of AR lethal injection procedures could take place.~

14

AR

Jack Harold Jones Jr

Temporary restraining order granted staying execution so already pending judicial review of AR lethal injection procedures could take place.~

18

PA

Antayne Robinson

Reprieve issued to allow Governor Tom Wolf to review the report of the Pennsylvania Task Force and Advisory Commission on Capital Punishment.

29OHShawn FordStay granted by the Ohio Supreme Court on October 8, 2015 to permit adjudication of Ford’s direct appeal.

#On February 13, 2015, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf issued a memorandum announcing a moratorium on all executions in the state. The memo stated that no executions will take place at least until he has “received and reviewed the forthcoming report of the Pennsylvania Task Force and Advisory Commission on Capital Punishment.”

^On January 30, 2015, the Ohio State Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections announced that it would postpone all of the six executions scheduled in 2015 to that point. All of these executions would be scheduled in 2016 to allow time for the state to obtain new drugs for lethal injections. The new drugs that Ohio announced it would be trying to obtain were sodium thiopental and pentobarbital.

^^ On October 19, 2015 the Ohio Department of Corrections issued a statement that Gov. Kasich granted reprieves postponing all executions that the state had scheduled in 2016. Ohio has been unable to obtain the execution drugs required to conduct executions under state law. All execution dates have been rescheduled by the state.

† On October 2, 2015 The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals granted the Attorny General’s request to indefinitely stay all pending executions to allow for review of lethal injection procedures.

~ On October 8, the Arkansas Circuit Court granted a temporary restraining order staying all eight scheduled executions so that already pending judicial review of the state’s execution procedures could take place.

*On September 5, 2014, the Ohio State Department of Rehabilitation Corrections revised its execution schedule for all death sentences previously scheduled from March 2014 and beyond. This was done in order to comply with the August 6, 2014 Federal Court ruling that no executions could be carried out until at least January 2015. The court imposed this moratorium in order to compel a review of Ohio’s lethal injection protocol. For more information about the ruling, click here. For the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections press release regarding the revised execution schedule, click here.