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Alabama inmate set for execution this week entitled to remain of execution, attorneys say

Alabama inmate set for execution this week entitled to stay of execution, attorneys say

New court records from attorneys for death row inmate Willie B. Smith III indicate that the Alabama Department of Corrections ‘new coronavirus execution protocol still violates their clients’ constitutional rights. Smith’s attorneys claim he is being treated differently from other death row inmates due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Smith is due to be killed … Read more

Alabama execution needs to be delayed as a consequence of COVID, lawyer says

Alabama execution should be delayed due to COVID, lawyer says

A man scheduled to be executed next month is asking the state’s highest court to postpone his execution date for coronavirus. Willie B. Smith III, 52, will die by lethal injection on February 11th at William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore. “Mr. Smith’s execution has all the makings of a super-spreader event that threatens … Read more

Court docket permits execution of Corey Johnson to proceed after COVID-19 prognosis

Justices lift New York’s COVID-related attendance limits on worship services

Posted Jan 14th 2021 11:54 pm by Kalvis Golde Thursday night’s judges dismissed two last-minute appeals from Corey Johnson, who tried to postpone his execution so he could recover from COVID-19 he had in prison after spending most of his life on death row had spent. Johnson also argued that he was not eligible for … Read more

Reversing a number of decrease courts, justices permit execution of Lisa Montgomery

Justices lift New York’s COVID-related attendance limits on worship services

Posted Wed, Jan 13th 2021 1:41 AM by James Romoser and Angie Gou The Supreme Court on Tuesday evening cleared the way for the execution of Lisa Montgomery, the first woman to be executed by the federal government in 68 years. Montgomery was convicted in 2008 for strangling Bobbie Jo Stinnett, a Missouri woman eight … Read more

Attorneys search to cease execution of Newtowne gang member, citing mental incapacity | Crime Information

Attorneys seek to stop execution of Newtowne gang member, citing intellectual disability | Crime News

Johnson was mistakenly diagnosed and mistakenly classified as a person who had no intellectual disability during childhood and after his death penalty hearing, his lawyers claim. They also argue that his sentence was arbitrary because a co-defendant was not sentenced to death. Vernon Thomas, convicted of many of the same acts of violence as Johnson, … Read more

San Antonio lawyer who defended Brandon Bernard’s demise sentence laments execution

San Antonio attorney who defended Brandon Bernard's death sentence laments execution

A Texas man was executed Thursday after his attorneys, the trial jury, and a federal attorney defending his death sentence on appeal made one final attempt. Brandon Bernard, 40, was pronounced dead at 9:27 p.m. Bernard was convicted of the murder of a religious couple from Iowa in 1999 and made his last words to … Read more

Justices enable execution of Alfred Bourgeois to proceed

Justices allow execution of Alfred Bourgeois to proceed

Posted on Friday, December 11th, 2020 at 9:31 pm by Kalvis Golde Alfred Bourgeois was the 10th person to be killed by the federal government this year after the Supreme Court rejected his motion to delay execution on Friday night. Judges Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor said they granted the motion. Federal law and Supreme … Read more

Justices refuse to delay execution of Brandon Bernard

Justices refuse to delay execution of Brandon Bernard

Posted Thu December 10th 2020 11:49 pm by Kalvis Golde The Supreme Court on Thursday night declined to postpone the execution of Brandon Bernard, who was sentenced to death for his involvement in carjacking and the murder of two youth ministers, Todd and Stacie Bagley, in Fort Hood, Texas. The court’s three liberal judges publicly … Read more

Attorneys try keep of Bourgeois execution

Attorneys attempt stay of Bourgeois execution

Lawyers representing convicted murderer Alfred Bourgeios are moving for a postponement of his execution, scheduled later this week, because they claim federal capital punishment law clearly prohibits the execution of a death sentence on a mentally disabled prisoner. Bourgeois was sentenced to be executed by lethal injection on Friday at the Federal Correctional Complex in … Read more