Death Row

Smith's execution draws attention to the disproportion of capital punishment among Black people, drug users and those with intellectual disabilities.
Brian Dorsey is a “rare case where those of us who sit in judgment of a man convicted of capital murder got it wrong,” according to a former judge who upheld his death sentence.
Judge Natalia Cornelio found that Jeffery Prevost received ineffective legal assistance at trial.
The state used 58-year-old Smith as a test subject in the new execution method just over a year after he survived a botched lethal injection execution attempt.
Kenneth Smith has previously said that he is “terrified” by the prospect of being killed with nitrogen gas.
Richard Glossip, whose case will be heard in the fall, has survived nine execution dates.
Execution by nitrogen hypoxia has never been implemented, though Kenneth Eugene Smith, 58, originally requested it before his failed lethal injection.
When Tisius was 19 years old, he killed two jail guards during a botched attempt to free his former cellmate — who now says he "manipulated" Tisius and talked him into the failed escape attempt.
Amber McLaughlin, 49, is scheduled to die by injection Tuesday for killing a former girlfriend in 2003.
Ten years after being sentenced to death for the murder of his 8-month pregnant wife, Laci, Scott Peterson is 'comfortably' living on death row on taxpayer money.