Tuesday was a horror:  Clayton Lockett was seen to writhe, clench his teeth and fight against his gurney restraints as the State of Oklahoma’s lethal injection execution took place.  

Oklahoma officials halted the execution after seeing that the untested use of midazolam in the lethal drug cocktail might not be working properly (duh)

It’s not over, this argument regarding the drugs being used in lethal injection executions in this country — but it is over for Texas Death Row inmate and convicted serial killer Tommy Lynn Sells who died last night in Huntsville, Texas, as his death penalty was carried out.

The United States Supreme Court denied Sells’

 There is a good overview of the current state of lethal injection executions published in The Tennessean (and picked up by USA Today) which goes into detail regarding the current dilemma in this country regarding lethal injection executions.

Different states are approaching their Execution Schedules differently — Texas and Florida, of course, are going

The United States Supreme Court has stayed the execution of Herbert Smulls by the State of Missouri, but the argument isn’t because Missouri is doing some strange new combination of untested drugs in a lethal injection method – no, the argument surrounds whether or not the identity of the supplier of pentobarbital must be revealed.

The State of Oklahoma executed Michael Lee Wilson yesterday by lethal injection.

News media reports are that almost immediately after the injection process began (within 20 seconds), Wilson said, ‘I feel my whole body burning  yet his body didn’t react in such a way that any of the witnesses could see his