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# Execution

This month
January 2023
# Robert Fratta
Former Texas police officer who hired hitmen to kill wife is executed
Robert Fratta (65) was killed by lethal injection in Huntsville.
# Execution
First transgender inmate executed in the US
Amber McLaughlin, 49, was convicted of stalking and killing a former girlfriend.
Last year
2022
# Protests
International outcry of 'inhumanity' as Iran carries out execution over Amini protests
Mohsen Shekari had been convicted and sentenced to death for blocking a street and wounding a paramilitary.
# Iran
Iran carries out first known execution over Mahsa Amini protests
Demonstrations have swept Iran for nearly three months since Amini died after her arrest by the morality police.
# Myanmar
Myanmar military junta executes four political prisoners
The executions were carried out despite international calls for clemency.
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# America
Convicted murderer executed in Missouri despite pleas for clemency
Ernest Lee Johnson, 61, was executed for the 1994 murders of three convenience store workers.
# lisa montgomery
US carries out first federal execution of woman since 1953
Lisa Montgomery killed a pregnant 23-year-old woman in 2004.
# Death Penalty
US judge halts federal executions hours before resumption
The US government was expected to appeal against the decision in a bid to carry out the first such execution since 2003.
# Nicholas Sutton
Quadruple murderer put to death in Tennessee despite lawyers request for stay of execution
Nicholas Sutton’s defenders said he had been a model prisoner for more than 30 years.
# Fukuoka
Japan executes Chinese man convicted of 2003 murder - the first foreigner executed in 10 years
Wei Wei was executed in a detention centre in Fukuoka.
# rodney reed
US inmate due to be executed next week granted stay amid claims new evidence could exonerate him
Rodney Reed (51) was sentenced to death for the 1996 killing of 19-year-old Stacey Stites.
# Charles Rhines
Man who claimed his murder trial was tainted by homophobia executed in South Dakota
63-year-old Charles Rhines was put to death by lethal injection.
# mark soliz
Man (37) who was convicted of two murders executed in Texas jail
In his last words, Mark Soliz apologised “for the grief and the pain that I caused”.
# Gary Ray Bowles
Florida executes serial killer who targeted gay men along US east coast
Gary Ray Bowles was captured in 1994.
# I-95 KILLER
Florida to execute serial killer who preyed on older, gay men along US east coast
Gary Ray Bowles left six dead over a six-month killing spree.
# Lethal Injection
Alabama had to call off an execution at the last minute after it was unable to lift a court order
The bid to stop the execution centred on the inmate’s request to inhale nitrogen gas rather than face lethal injection.
# tennessee
Death row inmate chooses electric chair over lethal injection, second inmate to do so in last two months
Both David Earl Miller and Edmund Zagorski before him chose the electric chair over lethal injection.
# Lethal Injection
'I just want to say I'm really sorry' - Tennessee executes man who raped and killed a child
It is the state’s first execution in nearly a decade.
# Aum Shinrikyo
Leader of Japanese doomsday cult executed
The sarin attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995 killed 13 people and injured thousands more.
# danny bible
'It hurts' - Texas executes 'ice pick killer', denies him last-minute appeal to face firing squad
Danny Bible had murdered at least four people over a span of two decades.
# Death Penalty
Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections
Most executions took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan – in that order.
# Death Penalty
Florida killer yells 'murderers!' as he is put to death
Eric Scott Branch killed a 21-year-old in 1993.
# other victims
Texas serial killer gets stay from execution after last-minute revelations
Authorities believe Anthony Shore would have left a note to try to exonerate another death row inmate of murder.
# Florida
Man put to death using new lethal injection for racist murder
Mark Asay took 10 minutes to die.
# credible source
Man executed in Texas despite last-ditch claims lawyer defended him using Wikipedia for research
A last minute appeal claimed that TaiChin Preyor’s trial lawyer had insufficient familiarity with Texan law in order to defend him adequately.
# Death Penalty
Last-minute appeals for mentally ill prisoner due to be executed tomorrow in the US
William Morva was convicted of killing a police officer and a prison guard.
# Capital Punishment
US prisoner Tommy Arthur executed in Alabama after three decade legal battle
Arthur, who became known as the Houdini of death row, managed to evade his final sentence seven times.
# Executions
Arkansas struggling to get more lethal injection drugs
The state’s remaining supply of one of the drugs runs out tomorrow.
# cruel and unusual
US judge blocks plan to execute nine people in 10 days
The executions have been blocked on foot of a constitutional amendment banning “cruel and unusual punishment”.
# Death Penalty
Ohio obtains hundreds of vials of lethal injection drugs so executions can continue
Drugmakers have, by and large, put their drugs off-limits for executions.
# getting rid of the gallows
30 years ago most Irish people wanted garda killers to be executed
The death penalty wasn’t abolished in Ireland until 1990.
# defected
Diplomat labelled 'human scum' by North Korea vows to expose 'gruesome' regime
Since he defected, state media has accused him of embezzlement, rape and spying.
# Riyadh
Saudi Arabia has executed one of its princes for murder
Such action against a member of the royal family is extremely rare in the middle eastern state.
# Barney Fuller
"I don't have anything to say, you can proceed, warden" - Texas executes man who killed his neighbours
He was the 143rd death row inmate to “volunteer” for execution since 1977.
# Terrorism
Islamic State releases video of children carrying out prisoner executions
One of the boys is identified as being British.
# stay
Texas halts execution of man who never killed anyone
Jeffrey Woods is said to be severely mentally disabled and have an IQ of a child.
# Iran Nuclear Programme
Iran executes nuclear scientist accused of spying for the US
Shahram Amiri disappeared in Saudi Arabia in June 2009 and resurfaced a year later in the United States.
# Patriot
"He gave up a lot for us" - 100 years after his execution Ireland pays tribute to Roger Casement
A commemoration was held for Casement this morning in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.
# Lethal Injection
Pfizer blocks its drugs from use in US executions
But it’s not clear how much of an effect the move will have.
# Pike County
'There's blood all over the house' - Manhunt after eight members of Ohio family 'executed'
Audio of a 911 call has been released by investigators.