This election cycle is shaping up differently, as capital punishment rises to the forefront of GOP politics.
Execution by nitrogen hypoxia has never been implemented, though Kenneth Eugene Smith, 58, originally requested it before his failed lethal injection.
“Today marks another sad chapter of America’s perverse fascination with state-sanctioned homicide,” Tisius’ legal team wrote in a statement.
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.
The Arizona Supreme Court in recent days concluded state law didn’t require Gov. Hobbs to proceed with the planned execution, even though it wasn’t officially called off.
Robert Fratta, who was convicted of organizing the 1994 murder-for-hire plot amid a contentious divorce and child custody fight, died by lethal injection.
Robert Fratta is set to die by lethal injection for the 1994 fatal shooting of his wife, Farah, amid a contentious divorce and custody fight for their three children.
Benjamin Cole was put to death Thursday at Oklahoma’s state penitentiary in McAlester.
Benjamin Cole is scheduled to receive a lethal injection on Thursday.
Alan Miller, sentenced to die for a 1999 workplace shooting, says he requested to be executed by nitrogen hypoxia but that the state lost his paperwork request.