California’s prison department said Monday it has turned to an overseas manufacturer to replenish its supplies of sodium thiopental, a drug necessary to carry out executions in the state.
Prison officials obtained a drug essential to the lethal injection process the day after California’s first execution in nearly five years was canceled, partly due to a shortage of that very drug, a court filing stated Wednesday.
The California Supreme Court issued an order in San Francisco Wednesday that appears to block Thursday’s execution of a convicted murderer, regardless of whether a federal court stay is upheld in the U.S. court system.
A federal judge has blocked what would have been California’s first execution, which was set for Thursday, after reassessing new injection protocols.
SAN JOSE (KCBS) _ The legal wrangling over the execution of convicted murderer and rapist Albert Greenwood Brown continues. He faces a 9 p.m. execution Thursday evening, the first since the death penalty was suspended […]
The new scheduled time for California’s first execution in nearly five years is just hours before the expiration date of one of the drugs used in the lethal injection process.
A federal appeals court ordered a trial judge late Monday to reconsider his ruling that paved the way for California’s first execution in nearly five years.
A convicted murderer who is scheduled to be executed Wednesday began an appeal to a federal appeals court in San Francisco Sunday for a stay of his death penalty.
There could be yet another twist in this week’s scheduled execution of a convicted killer and rapist at San Quentin State Prison.
A U.S. District Court Judge refused to block death row inmate Albert Greenwood Brown’s execution. The decision paves the way for California’s first execution in nearly five years.