Upcoming Executions


Executions Scheduled for 2019


Month State Prisoner
January
9 OH Elwood Hubert Jones — RESCHEDULED
15 TX Blaine Milam — STAYED
30 TX Robert Jennings — EXECUTED
February
7 AL Domineque Hakim Marcelle Ray — EXECUTED
13 OH James G. Hanna — RESCHEDULED
13 OH Warren Keith Henness — REPRIEVED, RESCHEDULED
28 TX Billie Wayne Coble — EXECUTED
March
8 PA Timothy M. Jacoby — STAYED
20 OH Archie J. Dixon — RESCHEDULED
28 TX Patrick Murphy — STAYED
April
11 TX Mark Robertson — STAYED
11 AL Christopher Price — STAYED (stay vacated after death warrant expired)
17 OH Jeffrey A. Wogenstahl — STAYED
24 TX John William King — EXECUTED
May
2 TX Dexter Johnson
2 GA Scotty Morrow
16 TN Donnie Edward Johnson
16 AL Michael Samra
23 FL Robert Long
29 OH Timothy J. Hoffner — RESCHEDULED
29 OH Cleveland Jackson — REPRIEVED, RESCHEDULED+
June
5 OH Alva Campbell — DIED 3/3/18
July
10 OH Kareem M. Jackson — REPRIEVED, RESCHEDULED+
August
15 TN Stephen Michael West
14 OH Gregory Lott — REPRIEVED, RESCHEDULED+
21 TX Larry Swearingen
September
4 TX Billy Jack Crutsinger
12 OH Warren Keith Henness*
18 OH Douglas Coley — RESCHEDULED
October
10 TN Charles Walton Wright
17 OH James Frazier — RESCHEDULED
23 OH Jason Dean — DATE REMOVED
17 OH Angelo Fears*
November
13 OH Cleveland Jackson*
December
5 TN Lee Hall Jr.
11 OH James Hanna*

* Governor Mike DeWine has indicated that Ohio will not carry out any of the scheduled executions until it devises a new execution protocol that is approved by the courts.

+ One of three executions Governor Mike DeWine rescheduled on March 7, 2019 as a result of the absence of an acceptable lethal-injection protocol.


Executions Scheduled for 2020


Month State Prisoner
January
15 OH Denny Obermiller — DATE REMOVED
20 OH Kareem Jackson*
February
12 OH Lawrence Landrum — RESCHEDULED
12 OH Melvin Bonnell
20 TN Nicholas Todd Sutton
March
11 OH Anthony Belton — DATE REMOVED
12 OH Gregory Lott*
April
9 TN Abu-Ali Abdur' Rahman
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 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.^
15 TX Blaine Milam Stay granted by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on January 14, 2019 to permit litigation of successive state post-conviction petition raising new evidence claims, "[b]ecause of recent changes in the science pertaining to bite mark comparisons and recent changes in the law pertaining to the issue of intellectual disability."
February
13 OH James Hanna Rescheduled for December 19, 2019 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
13 OH Warren Keith Henness Reprieve granted on January 25, 2019 by Gov. Mike DeWine, and execution rescheduled for September 12, 2019.
March
8 PA Timothy M. Jacoby Legally premature death warrant. Stay granted by the York County Court of Common Pleas on February 8, 2019 to permit Jacoby to pursue state post-conviction appeals that are available to all Pennsylvania prisoners as a matter of right. 
20 OH Archie Dixon Rescheduled for June 23, 2021 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
28 TX Patrick Murphy Stay granted by the U.S. Supreme Court on March 28, 2019 "pending the timely filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari unless the State permits Murphy’s Buddhist spiritual advisor or another Buddhist reverend of the State’s choosing to accompany Murphy in the execution chamber during the execution."
April
11 TX Mark Robertson Stay granted by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on April 8, 2019 "pending further order from this Court" on whether to reconsider the issues presented in his 1997 state habeas corpus petition.
11 AL Christopher Price Stay granted by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama on April 11 as part of preliminary injunction against Alabama execution protocol. New stay granted by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit to consider jurisdictional issues presented by the District Court stay. By a post-midnight 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated the stay, but it was still in effect when the state's corrections department called off the execution because the death warrant was about to expire. 
17 OH Jeffrey A. Wogenstahl Stay granted by the Ohio Supreme Court on October 24, 2018 pending "exhaustion of all state post-conviction proceedings, including any appeals."
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.