In September 2009, Romell Broom’s execution was stopped by Ohio’s governor after an execution team tried for two hours to find a suitable vein. Broom (...)

Clayton Lockett (left) was declated dead 43 minutes after the  injection was administered. Charles Warner was due to be executed two hours after Lockett but has been granted a temporary reprieve. Photograph: Reuters/Oklahoma Department of Corrections/Handout

The latest botched execution in the United States, the second in four months involving a new cocktail of killer drugs, has death penalty opponents pre(...)

A Texas Department of Criminal Justice photo shows Suzanne Margaret Basso, a death row inmate who is due to be executed tonight for her role in the death of a mentally disabled man. Photograph: Texas Department of Criminal Justice/Handout via Reuters.

In an event rare even for the US’s busiest death chamber, Suzanne Basso is set to become the 14th woman executed in America since the death penalty wa(...)

Dennis McGuire, a murderer and rapist, was executed with an untested combination of drugs by the state of Ohio on January 16th. Photograph: Ohio department of rehabilitation and corrections via the New York Times

America Letter: Ohio’s execution of convicted murderer Dennis McGuire earlier this month with a new two-drug experimental concoction has stirred up(...)

Dennis McGuire (53) was pronounced dead at 10.53am at a state prison, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said in a statement.

A man convicted of the 1989 rape and murder of a pregnant woman was executed today in Ohio using a two-drug method never applied before in the United (...)