Executions

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Virginia Department of Corrections shows Ivan Teleguz. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has called off Teleguz's execution in a murder-for-hire case, citing concerns about some of the information presented to jurors. The Democratic governor commuted the sentence to life in prison Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Virginia Department of Corrections via AP, File)
April 21, 2017 - 4:20 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — For weeks, supporters of a man sentenced to death in a 2006 murder-for-hire case urged Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to spare his life because they believe he may be innocent. In the end, they got their wish, but not because the governor doubts he's guilty. McAuliffe said...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017 file photo, Ledell Lee appears in Pulaski County Circuit Court for a hearing in which lawyers argued to stop his execution which is scheduled for Thursday. Unless a court steps in, Lee and Stacey Johnson are set for execution Thursday night. Lee was sentenced to death after being convicted of killing Debra Reese with a tire iron in February 1993 in Jacksonville. (Benjamin Krain/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP, File)
April 21, 2017 - 2:26 am
VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas overcame a flurry of court challenges Thursday that derailed three other executions, putting to death an inmate for the first time in nearly a dozen years as part of a plan that would have been the country's most ambitious since the death penalty was restored in 1976...
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This undated photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmate Ledell Lee. A ruling from the state Supreme Court allowing officials to use a lethal injection drug that a supplier says was misleadingly obtained cleared the way for Arkansas to execute Ledell Lee on Thursday, April 20, 2017, although he still had pending requests for reprieve. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP)
April 21, 2017 - 1:14 am
VARNER, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' efforts to carry out executions before the end of April (all times local): 12:05 a.m. An Arkansas prison spokesman says the lethal injection of Ledell Lee took 12 minutes in the state's first execution since 2005 and its first involving a drug used in...
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This undated photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmate Ledell Lee. A ruling from the state Supreme Court allowing officials to use a lethal injection drug that a supplier says was misleadingly obtained cleared the way for Arkansas to execute Ledell Lee on Thursday, April 20, 2017, although he still had pending requests for reprieve. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP)
April 21, 2017 - 12:38 am
VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas prepared late Thursday to carry out its first execution since 2005 after three other lethal injections planned by the end of the month were scrapped in the face of court challenges. The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Ledell Lee's execution less than an hour...
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This undated photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmate Ledell Lee. A ruling from the state Supreme Court allowing officials to use a lethal injection drug that a supplier says was misleadingly obtained cleared the way for Arkansas to execute Ledell Lee on Thursday, April 20, 2017, although he still had pending requests for reprieve. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP)
April 20, 2017 - 10:27 pm
VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas was poised Thursday to carry out its first execution since 2005 after three other lethal injections planned by the end of the month were scrapped in the face of court challenges. A ruling from the state Supreme Court allowing officials to use a lethal injection drug...
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Ledell Lee appears in Pulaski County Circuit Court Tuesday, April 18, 2017, for a hearing in which lawyers argued to stop his execution which is scheduled for Thursday. Unless a court steps in, Lee and Stacey Johnson are set for execution Thursday night. Lee was sentenced to death after being convicted of killing Debra Reese with a tire iron in February 1993 in Jacksonville. (Benjamin Krain/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)
April 20, 2017 - 10:24 pm
VARNER, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' efforts to carry out executions before the end of April (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A federal appeals court has denied all requests for a stay from an Arkansas inmate set for execution Thursday night. That means Ledell Lee's fate now rests with the U.S...
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This undated photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmate Ledell Lee. A ruling from the state Supreme Court allowing officials to use a lethal injection drug that a supplier says was misleadingly obtained cleared the way for Arkansas to execute Ledell Lee on Thursday, April 20, 2017, although he still had pending requests for reprieve. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP)
April 20, 2017 - 9:36 pm
VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas was poised Thursday to carry out its first execution since 2005 after officials scrapped the third of eight lethal injections that had been planned before the end of the month in the face of court challenges. A ruling from the state Supreme Court allowing officials to...
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This undated photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmate Ledell Lee. A ruling from the state Supreme Court allowing officials to use a lethal injection drug that a supplier says was misleadingly obtained cleared the way for Arkansas to execute Ledell Lee on Thursday, April 20, 2017, although he still had pending requests for reprieve. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP)
April 20, 2017 - 9:28 pm
VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas was poised Thursday to carry out its first execution since 2005 after officials scrapped the third of eight lethal injections that had been planned before the end of the month in the face of court challenges. A ruling from the state Supreme Court allowing officials to...
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This undated photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmate Ledell Lee. A ruling from the state Supreme Court allowing officials to use a lethal injection drug that a supplier says was misleadingly obtained cleared the way for Arkansas to execute Ledell Lee on Thursday, April 20, 2017, although he still had pending requests for reprieve. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP)
April 20, 2017 - 8:12 pm
VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas was poised Thursday to conduct its first execution since 2005 after officials scrapped the third of eight lethal injections that had been planned before the end of the month in the face of court challenges. A ruling from the state Supreme Court allowing officials to use...
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In this Monday evening, April 17, 2017 photo, the sun sets behind clouds over an Arkansas State Police command post outside the Varner Unit of the Arkansas Department of Correction near Varner, Ark. As state officials prepare to carry out a double execution Thursday ahead of a drug expiration deadline and despite the setback the U.S. Supreme Court delivered late Monday, lawyers for those condemned men look to be taking a different approach: claiming the prisoners are actually innocent. (Stephen B. Thornton/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)
April 20, 2017 - 8:06 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' efforts to carry out executions before the end of April (all times local): 7 p.m. A federal appeals court has delayed an Arkansas inmate's execution for at least an hour to review his request to stop his lethal injection scheduled for Thursday night...
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