Upcoming Executions


Executions Scheduled for 2017


Month State Prisoner
October
5 AL Jeffrey Borden — STAYED
5 FL Michael Lambrix – EXECUTED
12 TX Robert Pruett – EXECUTED
16 NV Scott Raymond Dozier RESCHEDULED
18 OH Melvin Bonnell RESCHEDULED*
18 OH William Montgomery RESCHEDULED
18 OH Raymond Tibbetts RESCHEDULED
18 TX Anthony Shore
19 AL Torrey McNabb—STAYED
26 TX Clinton Lee Young
November
8 FL Patrick C. Hannon
8 TX Ruben Cardenas Ramirez
9 AR Jack Greene
13 NV Scott Raymond Dozier (week of 11/13)
15 OH Robert Van Hook — RESCHEDULED
15 OH Alva Campbell, Jr.
16 TX Larry Swearingen
December
14 TX Juan Castillo

Executions Scheduled for 2018


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

Executions Scheduled for 2019


Month State Prisoner
January
9 OH Elwood Hubert Jones — RESCHEDULED
February
13 OH James G. Hanna — RESCHEDULED
13 OH Warren K. Henness
March
20 OH Archie J. Dixon — RESCHEDULED
April
17 OH Jeffrey A. Wogenstahl
May
29 OH Timothy J. Hoffner — RESCHEDULED
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


Stays of Execution 2017


Date of Scheduled Execution State Prisoner 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 Execution 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 U.S. District Court magistrate judge 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 by U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on January 25, 2017 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 by the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on February 17, 2017 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 by the York County Court of Common Pleas on February 9, 2017 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 by U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on February 8, 2017 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 by the Arkansas Supreme Court on April 14 to permit counsel to litigate whether Ward is mentally competent to be executed. Temporary restraining order granted by Pulaski County court on April 14 in litigation brought by pharmaceutical company seeking to bar 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 by Pulaski County court on April 14 in litigation brought by pharmaceutical company seeking to bar 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 Davis's case.
20 AR Stacey Johnson Temporary restraining order granted by Pulaski County court on April 14 in litigation brought by pharmaceutical company seeking to bar Arkansas from using vecuronium bromide in scheduled execution. Restraining order lifted by Arkansas Supreme Court. Stay issued by Arkansas Supreme Court on April 19 to allow hearing on postconviction DNA testing.
25 VA Ivan Teleguz Death sentence commuted by Gov. Terry McAuliffe on April 20 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. Execution rescheduled for September 13, 2017 by Gov. John Kasich on February 10, 2017.*
10 OH Ronald R. Phillips Execution 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 by Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on May 12 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 Execution rescheduled for September 7, 2017.
June
13 OH William Montgomery Execution rescheduled for October 18, 2017 by Gov. John Kasich on February 10, 2017.*
13 OH Gary Otte Execution rescheduled for September 13, 2017 by Gov. John Kasich on May 1, 2017.**
28 TX Steven Long Execution 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 Execution rescheduled for November 15, 2017 by Gov. John Kasich on February 10, 2017.*
26 OH Raymond Tibbetts Execution rescheduled for October 18, 2017 by Gov. John Kasich on May 1, 2017.**
August
15 PA Omar Shariff Cash Stay granted by U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on June 28, 2017 to provide Cash the opportunity to pursue state and federal post-conviction challenges to his conviction and sentence that are available to all criminal defendants.
22 MO Marcellus Williams Stay granted by Governor Greitens on August 22, 2017. The Governor appointed a Gubernatorial Board of Inquiry to further consider Marcellus Williams’ request for executive clemency.
30 TX Steven Long Stay granted by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on August 21, 2017 to permit Long 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
September
7 TX Juan Castillo On August 30, 2017, the Bexar County District Court granted the Bexar County District Attorney's motion to withdraw Juan Castillo's execution date. The request was made after Governor Abbott declared a state of disaster for 30 Texas counties because of Hurricane Harvey. The court also issued an order setting a new execution date for December 14, 2017.
13 OH Jeffrey A. Wogenstahl Stay granted by the Ohio Supreme Court on May 4, 2016 on motion to vacate execution date and to reopen direct appeal. Execution rescheduled for April 17, 2019 by Gov. John Kasich on February 10, 2017.*
13 OH Alva Campbell, Jr. Execution rescheduled for November 15, 2017 by Gov. John Kasich on May 1, 2017.**
26 GA Keith Tharpe Stay granted by the U.S. Supreme Court on September 26, 2017 "pending the disposition of [Tharpe's] petition for a writ of certiorari" seeking review of a decision by the 11th Circuit denying him an appeal of his habeas corpus claim that his death sentence was unconstitutionally tainted by the participation of a racially biased juror.
October
5 AL Jeffrey Borden Injunction granted by U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit on September 29 staying Borden's execution through October 19, 2017, but vacated by the U.S. Supreme Court on October 4. Stay granted by U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama on October 5, 2017
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.**
18 OH Raymond Tibbetts Rescheduled for February 13, 2018 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
19 AL Torrey McNabb Stay issued by U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama on October 16, 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 Prisoner Reason for Stay
January
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.^
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.^
March
14 OH Warren Henness Rescheduled for February 13, 2019 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
April
11 OH Melvin Bonnell Rescheduled for February 12, 2020 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
June
27 OH Angelo Fears Rescheduled for October 17, 2019 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
August
1 OH David Sneed Rescheduled for December 9, 2020 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
October
10 OH James O'Neal Rescheduled for February 21, 2021 by Gov. John Kasich on September 1, 2017.^
November
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, 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.