Upcoming Executions

Last updated on May 26, 2017
(Dates are subject to change due to stays and appeals.)


Executions Scheduled for 2017


Month State Inmate
May
10 OH Alva Campbell, Jr. - RESCHEDULED*
10 OH Ronald R. Phillips - RESCHEDULED
16 TX Tilon Carter - STAYED
17 OH Donald Ketterer - STAYED
24 TX Juan Castillo - RESCHEDULED
June
8 AL Robert Melson
13 OH William Montgomery - RESCHEDULED*
13 OH Gary Otte  - RESCHEDULED
28 TX Steven Long - RESCHEDULED
July
19 OH Mark Pickens - STAYED
6 VA William Charles Morva
19 TX Kosoul Chanthakoummane
26 OH Robert Van Hook - RESCHEDULED*
26 OH Raymond Tibbetts - RESCHEDULED
26 OH Ronald R. Phillips
27 TX Taichin Preyor
August
22 MO Marcellus Williams
30 TX Steven Long
September
7 TX Juan Castillo
13 OH Jeffrey A. Wogenstahl - STAYED/RESCHEDULED*
13 OH Alva Campbell, Jr.  - RESCHEDULED
13 OH Gary Otte
October
18 OH Melvin Bonnell - RESCHEDULED*
18 OH William Montgomery - RESCHEDULED
18 OH Raymond Tibbetts
November
15 OH Robert Van Hook - RESCHEDULED
15 OH Alva Campbell, Jr.

Executions Scheduled for 2018


Month State Inmate
January
3 OH John Stumpf - RESCHEDULED
3 OH William Montgomery
February
13 OH Warren K. Henness - RESCHEDULED
13 OH Robert Van Hook
March
14 OH Douglas Coley - RESCHEDULED
14 OH Warren K. Henness
April
11 OH Melvin Bonnell
May
30 OH Stanley Fitzpatrick
June
27 OH Angelo Fears
August
1 OH David A. Sneed
September
13 OH Cleveland R. Jackson
October
10 OH James Derrick O'Neal
November
14 OH John David Stumpf

Executions Scheduled for 2019


Month State Inmate
January
9 OH Elwood Hubert Jones
February
13 OH James G. Hanna
March
20 OH Archie J. Dixon
April
17 OH Jeffrey A. Wogenstahl
May
29 OH Timothy J. Hoffner
July
10 OH Kareem M. Jackson
August
14 OH Gregory Lott
September
18 OH Douglas Coley
October
17 OH James Frazier
23 OH Jason Dean

Executions Scheduled for 2020


Month State Inmate
January
15 OH Denny Obermiller
February
12 OH Lawrence Landrum
March
11 OH Anthony Belton
May
13 OH Caron Montgomery
June
17 OH Romell Broom
July
15 OH Nathaniel Jackson
September
17 OH John Drummond
November
18 OH Anthony Sowell

Executions Scheduled for 2021


Month State Inmate
January
20 OH Dawud E. Spaulding
March
24 OH Steven E. Cepec


Stays of Execution 2017


Date of Scheduled Execution State Inmate Reason for Stay
January
11 OH Anthony Kirkland Stay granted by Ohio Supreme Court on October 16, 2014 "pending disposition of available state remedies .... It is further ordered that this stay shall remain in effect until exhaustion of all state post-conviction proceedings, including any appeals."
12 OH James Hanna All 2016 Ohio executions granted a reprieve because new execution drugs could not be obtained.^^
12 OH Ronald Phillips Stay granted by magistrate judge in U.S. District Court on December 19, 2016 to permit litigation of challenge to Ohio lethal injection protocol; on December 21, 2016, governor then rescheduled execution for February 15, 2017.
23 OR Gary Haugen Reprieve in place, Gov. John Kitzhaber imposed a moratorium on all executions in Oregon. Current Gov. Kate Brown has requested a report on the status of the death penalty and indicated the report will inform future policy decisions.
25 TX Kosoul Chanthakoummane Date rescheduled to July 19, 2017.
February
2 TX John Ramirez Stay granted by U.S. District Court on January 31, 2017 to permit new counsel to file a petition seeking clemency for Ramirez. On February 1, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied the Texas Attorney General's motion to vacate the District Court's stay order.
7 TX Tilon Lashon Carter Stay granted by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on February 3, 2017 on a 5-4 vote. The Court ruled that Texas had failed to timely serve the death warrant upon the Texas Office of Capital and Forensic Writs.
15 OH Ronald Phillips Stay granted by U.S. District Court magistrate judge on January 26, 2017 as part of preliminary injunction order declaring Ohio's execution protocol unconstitutional. Then rescheduled for May 10, 2017 by OH Governor Kasich on February 10, 2017.*
19 OH Ramond Tibbetts Stay granted by magistrate judge in U.S. District Court on December 19, 2016 to permit litigation of challenge to Ohio lethal injection protocol; on December 21, 2016, governor then rescheduled execution for April 12, 2017.
March
2 PA Wayne Smith Stay granted January 25, 2017 by U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to provide Smith to vindicate his right to pursue state and federal post-conviction challenges to his conviction and sentence that are available to all criminal defendants.
3 PA Richard Poplawski Stay granted February 17, 2017 by the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas to provide Poplawski the opportunity to pursue state post-conviction challenges to his conviction and sentence that are available to all criminal defendants.
4 PA Aric Woodard Stay granted February 9, 2017 by the York County Court of Common Pleas to provide Woodard the opportunity to pursue state post-conviction challenges to his conviction and sentence that are available to all criminal defendants.
6 PA Patrick Haney Stay granted February 8, 2017 by U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to provide Haney the opportunity to pursue state and federal post-conviction challenges to his conviction and sentence that are available to all criminal defendants.
15 OH Gary Otte Stay granted by U.S. District Court magistrate judge on January 26, 2017 as part of preliminary injunction order declaring Ohio's execution protocol unconstitutional. Then rescheduled for June 13, 2017 by OH Governor Kasich on February 10, 2017.*
22 OH Jeremiah Jackson Stay granted by Ohio Supreme Court until exhaustion of all state post-conviction proceedings.
April
12 OH Ramond Tibbetts Stay granted by U.S. District Court magistrate judge on January 26, 2017 as part of preliminary injunction order declaring Ohio's execution protocol unconstitutional. Then rescheduled for July 26, 2017 by OH Governor Kasich on February 10, 2017.*
12 TX Paul Storey Stay granted by Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. 
17 AR Bruce Ward Stay granted on April 14 by the Arkansas Supreme Court to permit counsel to litigate whether Ward is mentally competent to be executed. Temporary restraining order granted on April 14 by Pulaski County court in litigation brought by pharmaceutical company barring Arkansas from using vecuronium bromide in scheduled execution. Restraining order lifted by Arkansas Supreme Court. Stay granted by the Arkansas Supreme Court on April 17 pending decision by the United States Supreme Court in McWilliams v. Dunn on questions concerning the right to an independent mental health expert that may affect the resolution of similar issues in Ward's case.
17 AR Don Davis Temporary restraining order granted on April 14 by Pulaski County court in litigation brought by pharmaceutical company barring Arkansas from using vecuronium bromide in scheduled execution.  Stay granted by the Arkansas Supreme Court on April 17 pending decision by the United States Supreme Court in McWilliams v. Dunn on questions concerning the right to an independent mental health expert that may affect the resolution of similar issues in Davis's case.
20 AR Stacey Johnson

Temporary restraining order granted on April 14 by Pulaski County court in litigation brought by pharmaceutical company barring Arkansas from using vecuronium bromide in scheduled execution.

Stay issued April 19 by Arkansas Supreme Court to allow hearing on postconviction DNA testing.

20 AR Ledell Lee

Temporary restraining order granted on April 14 by Pulaski County court in litigation brought by pharmaceutical company barring Arkansas from using vecuronium bromide in scheduled execution. Restraining order lifted by Arkansas Supreme Court.

Temporary restraining order granted on April 19 by 6th Judicial Court to prevent use of vecuronium bromide in litigation brought by pharmaceutical company. Restraining order lifted by Arkansas Supreme Court.

Executed.

24 AR Jack Jones

Temporary restraining order granted on April 14 by Pulaski County court in litigation brought by pharmaceutical company barring Arkansas from using vecuronium bromide in scheduled execution. Restraining order lifted by Arkansas Supreme Court.

Temporary restraining order granted on April 19 by 6th Judicial Court to prevent use of vecuronium bromide in litigation brought by pharmaceutical company. Restraining order lifted by Arkansas Supreme Court.

Executed.

24 AR Marcel Williams

Temporary restraining order granted on April 14 by Pulaski County court in litigation brought by pharmaceutical company barring Arkansas from using vecuronium bromide in scheduled execution. Restraining order lifted by Arkansas Supreme Court.

Temporary restraining order granted on April 19 by 6th Judicial Court to prevent use of vecuronium bromide in litigation brought by pharmaceutical company. Restraining order lifted by Arkansas Supreme Court.

Executed.

25 VA Ivan Teleguz April 20, Governor Terry McAuliffe commuted the death sentence to life in prison, with no chance for parole.
27 AR Kenneth Williams

Temporary restraining order granted on April 14 by Pulaski County court in litigation brought by pharmaceutical company barring Arkansas from using vecuronium bromide in scheduled execution. Restraining order lifted by Arkansas Supreme Court.

Temporary restraining order granted on April 19 by 6th Judicial Court to prevent use of vecuronium bromide in litigation brought by pharmaceutical company. Restraining order lifted by Arkansas Supreme Court.

Executed.

27 AR Jason McGehee

Preliminary inunction granted by U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas staying McGehee's execution until Arkansas Parole Board complies with 30-day period for public comment on its 6-1 recommendation for clemency and Governor Asa Hutchinson decides whether to issue clemency. 

May
17 OH Donald Ketterer Stay granted by Ohio Supreme Court until exhaustion of all state post-conviction proceedings.
10 OH Alva Campbell, Jr. Rescheduled for September 13, 2017 by OH Governor Kasich on February 10, 2017.*
10 OH Ronald R. Phillips Rescheduled for July 26, 2017 by OH Governor Kasich on May 1, 2017.**
16 TX Tilon Carter Stay granted on May 12 by Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to permit the court to consider claim that new evidence shows that Carter's conviction was a product of scientifically erroneous and false forensic testimony that the victim had been smothered.  
24 TX Juan Castillo Rescheduled for September 7, 2017.
June
13 OH William Montgomery Rescheduled for October 18, 2017 by OH Governor Kasich on February 10, 2017.*
13 OH Gary Otte Rescheduled for September 13, 2017 by OH Governor Kasich on May 1, 2017.**
28 TX Steven Long Rescheduled for August 30, 2017.
July
19 OH Mark Pickens Stay granted by Ohio Supreme Court until exhaustion of all state post-conviction proceedings.
26 OH Robert Van Hook Rescheduled for November 15, 2017 by OH Governor Kasich on February 10, 2017.*
26 OH Raymond Tibbetts Rescheduled for October 18, 2017 by OH Governor Kasich on May 1, 2017.**
September
13 OH Jeffrey A. Wogenstahl Stay granted by Ohio Supreme Court May 4, 2016 on motion to vacate execution date and to reopen direct appeal. Rescheduled for April 17, 2019 by OH Governor Kasich on February 10, 2017.*
13 OH Alva Campbell, Jr. Rescheduled for November 15, 2017 by OH Governor Kasich on May 1, 2017.**
October
18 OH Melvin Bonnell Rescheduled for April 11, 2018 by OH Governor Kasich on February 10, 2017.*
18 OH William Montgomery Rescheduled for January 3, 2018 by OH Governor Kasich on May 1, 2017.**
November
15 OH Robert Van Hook Rescheduled for February 13, 2018 by OH Governor Kasich on May 1, 2017.**

Stays of Execution 2018


Date of Scheduled Execution State Inmate Reason for Stay
January
3 OH John David Stumpf Rescheduled for November 14, 2018 by OH Governor Kasich on May 1, 2017.**
February
13 OH Warren K. Henness Rescheduled for March 14, 2018 by OH Governor Kasich on May 1, 2017.**

* On February 10, 2017 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 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 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.

~ In 2011 Gov. John Kitzhaber imposed a moratorium on all executions in Oregon. Current Gov. 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 inmates 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, 2015, and 2016. To compare the number of executions carried out with the number of executions actually scheduled, see Calendar of Stays and Executions 2014-2016.