Mon., November 5, 2012 11:00am
Georgia's highest court will consider Monday whether prison officials violated state administrative procedures by failing to hold public hearings before changing the execution procedure.
Mon., July 23, 2012 9:00am
A Georgia death row inmate's execution is set to go forth unless he gets last-minute relief from a court. Warren Lee Hill's execution is set for 7 p.m. Monday. Hill was serving a life sentence when he was convicted in the 1990 death of a fellow inmate.
Fri., July 20, 2012 7:03am
A state court has declined to halt the execution of a Georgia death row inmate set to die Monday.
Tue., September 20, 2011 3:11pm
Witness reliability plays prominently in Troy Davis' internationally-watched case. In the two decades since Davis was condemned for fatally shooting Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail, seven of the nine witnesses who testified against Davis at his trial have recanted their testimony. No jury has heard those recantations, and a Savannah judged looked upon evidence of changed testimony with suspicion.
Tue., June 28, 2011 3:56pm
The execution of a Georgia inmate who appeared to struggle last week will be at the center of a push to stop lethal injections using a controversial new sedative, even though they may never be able to prove that it caused the spasms in his last moments.
Mon., June 13, 2011 5:47pm
The state pardons board has rejected a bid for clemency for a Georgia death row inmate who is set to die this month for the 1978 slaying of an elderly woman in Savannah. Roy Willard Blankenship would be the first person put to death in Georgia using a new three-drug execution combination.
Fri., May 20, 2011 4:16pm
Georgia will switch to a new drug for prisoner executions after federal regulators seized its stockpile of sodium thiopental, a sedative used in the three-drug combination for lethal injections. The Department of Corrections plans to use pentobarbital instead.
Thu., September 16, 2010 2:35pm
Several states cannot find one of the drugs used to perform lethal injections. Georgia has supply on hand. September 21st execution of Brandon Rhode will go forward as planned.