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US top court clears way for first execution since botched lethal injection

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 08:56

The US Supreme Court rejected two appeals for death row inmate Marcus Wellons late Tuesday, clearing the path for his execution in what would be the first since a botched lethal injection.

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.

US man put to death for elderly women`s rapes, murders

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 23:27

An Oklahoma man sentenced to death for the murders of two elderly women a quarter-century ago has been executed by lethal injection, state prison officials said.

South Dakota executes man for murder of girl

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 15:38

A South Dakota inmate was executed for the 1990 rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl who disappeared after leaving her home to buy sugar.

US executes man using new drug combination

Last Updated: Friday, December 17, 2010, 10:30

The drug combination included a sedative commonly used to euthanize animals.