Upcoming Executions


Executions Scheduled for 2018


Month State Prisoner
February
1 TX John Battaglia — EXECUTED
13 OH Warren K. Henness — RESCHEDULED
13 OH Robert Van Hook — RESCHEDULED
13 OH Raymond Tibbetts — REPRIEVE UNTIL OCTOBER 17, 2018
22 TX Thomas Whitaker — COMMUTED
22 AL Doyle Lee Hamm — FAILED EXECUTION ATTEMPT. Execution halted when state unable to set IV line.
22 FL Eric Branch — EXECUTED
23 PA Raghunandan Yandamuri — STAYED
March
14 OH Douglas Coley — RESCHEDULED
14 OH Warren K. Henness — RESCHEDULED
15 AL Michael Eggers
15 GA Carlton Gary
20 MO Russell Bucklew
27 TX Rosendo Rodriguez
April
11 OH Melvin Bonnell — RESCHEDULED
11 OH William Montgomery
19 AL Walter Moody
25 TX Erick Davila
May
9 TN James Hawkins — legally premature
16 TX Juan Castillo
30 OH Stanley Fitzpatrick — RESCHEDULED
June
27 OH Angelo Fears — RESCHEDULED
July
18 OH Robert Van Hook
August
1 OH David A. Sneed — RESCHEDULED
9 TN Billy Ray Irick 
September
13 OH Cleveland R. Jackson
October
10 OH James Derrick O'Neal — RESCHEDULED
17 OH Raymond Tibbetts
November
14 OH John David Stumpf — RESCHEDULED
28 TN Sedrick Clayton — legally premature

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
June
5 OH Alva Campbell
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
August
24 OH Cedric Carter


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
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, 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.