Upcoming Executions


Executions Scheduled for 2017


Month State Inmate
August
15 PA Omar Shariff Cash — Notice of execution issued under Pennsylvania's mandatory death warrant statute. Because Cash has never had the opportunity to pursue either state or federal post-conviction challenges to his conviction and sentence, it is expected that his execution will be stayed.
22 MO Marcellus Williams
24 FL Mark Asay
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
12 TX Robert Pruett
18 OH Melvin Bonnell - RESCHEDULED*
18 OH William Montgomery - RESCHEDULED
18 OH Raymond Tibbetts
18 TX Anthony Shore
26 TX Clinton Lee Young
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
30 TX William Rayford
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 - DATE REMOVED

Executions Scheduled for 2020


Month State Inmate
January
15 OH Denny Obermiller - DATE REMOVED
February
12 OH Lawrence Landrum
March
11 OH Anthony Belton - DATE REMOVED
April
16 OH Stanley T. Adams 
May
13 OH Caron Montgomery - DATE REMOVED
June
17 OH Romell Broom
July
15 OH Nathaniel Jackson - DATE REMOVED
September
17 OH John Drummond
November
18 OH Anthony Sowell - DATE REMOVED

Executions Scheduled for 2021


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


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 Reprieve granted by Gov. John Kasich because Ohio did not have execution drugs.^^
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 Gov. John 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, Gov. John Kasich 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 Gov. John 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 Gov. John 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.

25 VA Ivan Teleguz April 20, Gov. Terry McAuliffe commuted the death sentence to life in prison, with no chance for parole.
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 Gov. Asa Hutchinson decides whether to issue clemency. 

May
10 OH Alva Campbell, Jr. Rescheduled for September 13, 2017 by Gov. John Kasich on February 10, 2017.*
10 OH Ronald R. Phillips Rescheduled for July 26, 2017 by Gov. John Kasich on May 1, 2017.**
17 OH Donald Ketterer Stay granted by Ohio Supreme Court until exhaustion of all state post-conviction proceedings.
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 Gov. John Kasich on February 10, 2017.*
13 OH Gary Otte Rescheduled for September 13, 2017 by Gov. John 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.
19 TX Kosoul Chanthakoummane Stay granted by Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on June 7, 2017, to review claims of discredited forensic science. 
26 OH Robert Van Hook Rescheduled for November 15, 2017 by Gov. John Kasich on February 10, 2017.*
26 OH Raymond Tibbetts Rescheduled for October 18, 2017 by Gov. John 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 Gov. John Kasich on February 10, 2017.*
13 OH Alva Campbell, Jr. Rescheduled for November 15, 2017 by Gov. John Kasich on May 1, 2017.**
October
18 OH Melvin Bonnell Rescheduled for April 11, 2018 by Gov. John Kasich on February 10, 2017.*
18 OH William Montgomery Rescheduled for January 3, 2018 by Gov. John Kasich on May 1, 2017.**
November
15 OH Robert Van Hook Rescheduled for February 13, 2018 by Gov. John 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 Gov. John Kasich on May 1, 2017.**
February
13 OH Warren K. Henness Rescheduled for March 14, 2018 by Gov. John 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 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 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 Outcomes of Death Warrants in 2014-2016 and 2017.