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Judge refuses to postpone next US execution

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 08:14

A federal judge in the US state of Missouri refused Monday to postpone an execution, which would be the first since a botched lethal injection ignited a national debate.

Media in US request info on lethal injection drug

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 01:38

A group of US-based media outlets on Thursday launched a legal bid to obtain information about drugs due to be used in a lethal injection in Missouri next week following a botched execution in Oklahoma.

Ohio to increase lethal injection drug dosage

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 07:09

Ohio has said it`s boosting the dosages of its lethal injection drugs even as it stands by the January execution of an inmate who made unusual snorting and gasping sounds that led to a civil rights lawsuit by his family.

Russian demands drug injection in hostage standoff

Last Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2013, 18:56

Police arrested a man in Siberia after he stormed a hospital, took hostages and demanded a lethal injection of drugs, the interior ministry said Saturday.

US Supreme Court allows execution of Texas inmate

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 08, 2012, 10:17

Marvin Wilson, 54, was sentenced to death for killing a police informant two decades ago.

Vietnam: Now lethal injection for death penalty

Last Updated: Saturday, June 25, 2011, 10:03

Vietnam will carry out the death penalty using lethal injection from July instead of a firing squad.

Drug shortage throws US executions into disarray

Last Updated: Sunday, October 24, 2010, 16:09

The shortage has already forced postponement of lethal injection executions across US.

Ohio delays executions over lethal injection doubts

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 06, 2009, 10:39

The governor of Ohio granted a reprieve to two men facing execution, as his state re-examines lethal injection procedures in the wake of a botched attempt to put another inmate to death.