Upcoming Executions


Executions Scheduled for 2018


Month State Prisoner
September
12 TX Ruben Gutierrez — STAYED
13 OH Cleveland R. Jackson— REPRIEVED AND RESCHEDULED
13 OH Shawn Grate — DEATH WARRANT SUSPENDED (legally premature)
26 TX Troy Clark — EXECUTED
27 TX Daniel Acker — EXECUTED
October
10 OH James Derrick O'Neal — RESCHEDULED
10 TX Juan Segundo — STAYED
11 TN Edmund Zagorski — REPRIEVED until October 21
17 OH Raymond Tibbetts — COMMUTED
24 TX Kwame Rockwell — STAYED
28 SD Rodney Berget — death warrant runs until November 3
November
6 OH Lance Hundley— STAYED (legally premature) 
7 TX Emanuel Kemp — STAYED
14 OH John David Stumpf — RESCHEDULED
14 TX Robert Moreno Ramos
28 TN Sedrick Clayton — legally premature
December
4 TX Joseph Garcia
6 TN David Earl Miller
11 TX Alvin Braziel

Map of Death 2018 Warrants, by Outcome — Through August 2018



Pending 2018 Death Warrants (as of October 1, 2018)


 


Executions Scheduled for 2019


Month State Prisoner
January
9 OH Elwood Hubert Jones — RESCHEDULED
15 TX Blaine Milam
February
13 OH James G. Hanna — RESCHEDULED
13 OH Warren K. Henness
28 TX Billy Wayne Coble
March
20 OH Archie J. Dixon — RESCHEDULED
April
17 OH Jeffrey A. Wogenstahl
May
29 OH Timothy J. Hoffner — RESCHEDULED
29 OH Cleveland Jackson
June
5 OH Alva Campbell — DIED 3/3/18
July
10 OH Kareem M. Jackson
August
14 OH Gregory Lott
September
18 OH Douglas Coley — RESCHEDULED
October
17 OH James Frazier — RESCHEDULED
23 OH Jason Dean — DATE REMOVED
17 OH Angelo Fears
December
11 OH James Hanna

Executions Scheduled for 2020


Month State Prisoner
January
15 OH Denny Obermiller — DATE REMOVED
February
12 OH Lawrence Landrum — RESCHEDULED
12 OH Melvin Bonnell
March
11 OH Anthony Belton — DATE REMOVED
April
16 OH Stanley T. Adams RESCHEDULED
16 OH John Stumpf
May
13 OH Caron Montgomery — DATE REMOVED
June
17 OH Romell Broom 
July
15 OH Nathaniel Jackson — DATE REMOVED
August
12 OH Douglas Coley
September
17 OH John Drummond — RESCHEDULED
October
14 OH Stanley Fitzpatrick
November
18 OH Anthony Sowell — DATE REMOVED
December 
9 OH David Sneed

Executions Scheduled for 2021


Month State Prisoner
January
20 OH Dawud E. Spaulding — DATE REMOVED
February
18 OH James O'Neal
March
24 OH Steven E. Cepec — DATE REMOVED
April
21 OH Elwood Jones
June
23 OH Archie Dixon
August
11 OH Timothy Hoffner
October 
20 OH James Frazier
December
9 OH Lawrence Landrum

Executions Scheduled for 2022


Month State Prisoner
February
16 OH Stanley Adams
April
21 OH John Drummond
June
22 OH Percy Hutton
July
20 OH Austin Myers
August
24 OH Cedric Carter

Executions Scheduled for 2023


Month State Prisoner
January
12 OH Antonio Franklin


Stays of Execution 2018


Date of Scheduled Execution State Prisoner Reason for Stay
January
2 PA Sheldon Hannibal Stay granted by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on November 9, 2017 to provide Hannibal the opportunity to pursue federal habeas corpus challenges to his conviction and sentence that are available to all criminal defendants.
3 OH John David Stumpf Rescheduled for November 14, 2018 by Gov. John Kasich on May 1, 2017.**
3 OH William Montgomery Rescheduled for April 11, 2018 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
25 AL Vernon Madison Stay granted by the U.S. Supreme Court on January 25, pending resolution of his petition for writ of certiorari on the question of whether he is competent to be executed.
February
13 OH Warren K. Henness Rescheduled for March 14, 2018 by Gov. John Kasich on May 1, 2017.**
13 OH Robert Van Hook Rescheduled for July 18, 2018 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
22 TX Thomas Whitaker Commutation granted by Governor Greg Abbott on February 22, 2018 after unanimous recommendation for clemency by Texas Board of Pardons on February 20.
22 AL Doyle Lee Hamm Execution called off by Department of Corrections Commission Jeff Dunn close to midnight on February 22, 2018 after execution team reported it would be unable to set an IV line before the death warrant expired.
23 PA Raghunandan Yandamuri Stay granted by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on January 16, 2018 to provide Yandamuri the opportunity to pursue state and federal post-conviction challenges that are available to all criminal defendants.
March
9 PA Charles Ray Hicks Stay granted by the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas on February 12, 2018 to provide Hicks the opportunity to pursue state post-conviction challenges that are available to all Pensylvania criminal defendants.
14 OH Douglas Coley Rescheduled for September 18, 2019 by Gov. John Kasich on May 1, 2017*
14 OH Warren Henness Rescheduled for February 13, 2019 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
20 MO Russell Bucklew Stay granted by the U.S. Supreme Court on March 20, 2018, pending resolution of his petition for writ of certiorari on the question of whether his medical condition makes it unconstituionally cruel to execute him by means of lethal injection.
April
11 OH Melvin Bonnell Rescheduled for February 12, 2020 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
11 OH William Montgomery Commutation granted. On March 16, the Ohio Board of Pardons voted 604 to recommend that Montgomery's death sentence be commuted by Ohio Governor John Kasich. Gov. Kasich commuted Montgomery's death sentence to life without parole on March, 26, 2018.
May
7 PA Marcel Johnson Stay granted by the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas on March 28, 2018 to provide Johnson the opportunity to pursue state post-conviction challenges that are available to all Pensylvania criminal defendants.
9 TN James Hawkins Stay granted on April 12, 2018 to provide Hawkins the opportunity to pursue state post-conviction challenges that are available to all Tennessee criminal defendants.
30 OH Stanley Fitzpatrick Rescheduled
June
21 TX Clifton Williams Stay granted by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on June 5, 2018 to permit Williams to re-litigate his claim of intellectual disability under Moore v. Texas. The Texas courts had previously denied his claim, applying the "Briseno factors" that were declared unconstitutional in Moore.
27 OH Angelo Fears Rescheduled for October 17, 2019 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
July
11 NV Scott Raymond Dozier Temporary restraining order granted by the Clark County District Court on July 11, 2018 barring Nevada from using midazolam manufactured by Alvogen Pharmaceuticals in any execution. Stay granted by the Clark County District Court on July 11. 
August
1 OH David Sneed Rescheduled for December 9, 2020 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
14 FL Jose Antonio Jimenez Stay granted by the Florida Supreme Court on August 10, 2014.
30 TX Joseph Garcia Rescheduled for December 4, 2018.
September
12 TX Ruben Gutierrez Stay granted by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on August 22, 2018 to provide newly appointed counsel time to investigate the case and "to preserve Gutierrez’s right to meaningful and effective legal representation." The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld the stay on September 10.
13 OH Shawn Grate Legally premature death warrant. Execution of the death warrant stayed by operation of law (Ohio Rev. Code sec. 2953.09) when Grate filed a notice of appeal on July 19 to permit him to pursue direct appeal remedies that are available to all Ohio capital defendants as of right.
October
10 OH James O'Neal Rescheduled for February 21, 2021 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
10 TX Juan Segundo Stay granted by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on October 5, 2018 to permit Segundo to re-litigate his claim of intellectual disability under Moore v. Texas. The Texas courts had previously denied his claim, applying the "Briseno factors" that were declared unconstitutional in Moore.
11 TN Edmund Zagorski Reprieve granted by Governor Bill Haslam on October 11, 2018 to last until October 21. The U.S. Supreme Court on October 12 vacated the stay the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit had granted on October 10. 
17 OH Raymond Tibbetts Death sentence commuted by Gov. John Kasick to life without possibility of parole on July 20, 2018.
24 TX Kwame Rockwell Stay granted by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on October 19, 2018 to permit Rockwell to obtain mental health evaluations and present evidence of his possible incompetency to be executed. 
November
6 OH Lance Hundley Legally premature warrant. Stay granted by the Ohio Supreme Court on September 12, 2018, pending completion of direct appeal proceedings to which all defendants are entitled as a matter of Ohio law.
14 OH John Stumpf Rescheduled for April 16, 2020 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^

Stays of Execution 2019


Date of Scheduled Execution State Prisoner Reason for Stay
January
9 OH Elwood Jones Rescheduled for April 21, 2021 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
February
13 OH James Hanna Rescheduled for December 19, 2019 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
March
20 OH Archie Dixon Rescheduled for June 23, 2021 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
May
29 OH Timothy Hoffner Rescheduled for August 11, 2021 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
September
18 OH Douglas Coley Rescheduled for August 12, 2020 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
October
17 OH James Frazier Rescheduled for October 20, 2021 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^

Stays of Execution 2020


Date of Scheduled Execution State Prisoner Reason for Stay
February
12 OH Lawrence Landrum Rescheduled for December 9, 2021 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
April
16 OH Stanley Adams Rescheduled for February 16, 2022 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
September
17 OH John Drummond Rescheduled for April 21, 2022 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^


* On February 10, 2017, Ohio's Governor John R. Kasich issued a statement revising the schedule for eight upcoming executions. This revised schedule is in response to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit’s denial of a motion to stay enforcement, pending appeal, of a federal magistrate judge's order declaring Ohio’s execution procedures unconstitutional.

** On May 1, 2017, Ohio's Governor Kasich issued another statement revising the schedule for nine upcoming executions. This revised schedule was in response to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit’s order setting a briefing schedule for the Court's en banc rehearing of the state's appeal of a federal magistrate judge's order issuing a preliminary injunction barring Ohio from carrying out 3-drug executions using midazolam or any execution using a paralytic agent or potassium chloride.

^ On September 1, 2017, Ohio's Governor Kasich issued a statement and an updated execution schedule, which changed the execution dates for 19 of 26 condemned prisoners who had scheduled dates between September 2017 and September 2020. The execution schedule for these 26 prisoners now extends through April 2022. 

^^ On October 19, 2015, the Ohio Department of Corrections issued a statement that Governor Kasich granted reprieves postponing all executions that the state had scheduled through 2017. 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.

~ In 2011, Gov. John Kitzhaber imposed a moratorium on all executions in Oregon. Current Governor Kate Brown has requested a report on the status of the death penalty and indicated the report will inform future policy decisions.

"Volunteer" refers to prisoners who have voluntarily waived their normal appeals (not necessarily that they have volunteered for execution).

Return to Executions. See also Stays of Execution for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 20152016, and 2017. To compare the number of executions carried out with the number of executions actually scheduled, see Outcomes of Death Warrants in 2014-20162017, and 2018.