Tue., June 7, 2011 2:45pm
Sodium thiopental being replaced with pentobarbital. Georgia one of four states making the switch following a drug shortage. Barbituate is one of three used during an execution.
Tue., June 7, 2011 8:24am
A judge has ordered the execution of a Georgia death row inmate who was convicted of the 1978 slaying of an elderly woman in Savannah. The execution would be carried-out with a new three-drug cocktail.
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.
Wed., March 16, 2011 9:54am
DEA seized state's supply of key lethal injection drug on Tuesday. Death penalty opponents say drug was purchased from questionable British supplier. Sodium pentothal has been in short supply since U.S. manufacturer quit making it.
Wed., January 26, 2011 8:55am
A Georgia man convicted of killing an Atlanta preschool teacher in a high-profile case has been executed by state corrections officials.
Tue., January 25, 2011 5:57pm
Emmanuel Hammond set to die at 7:00 Tuesday night. British government protesting use of execution drugs purchased there. Georgia Supreme Court rejects appeal.
Mon., January 24, 2011 4:28pm
Execution of Emmanuel Hammond will go forward. Defense attorney's say Georgia Department of Corrections bought lethal injection drugs from "back room" supplier. Corrections officials say drug works fine.
Tue., September 21, 2010 11:20am
The Georgia Supreme Court has delayed an execution for a condemned man scheduled to be put to death Tuesday for the 1998 murders of a trucking company owner and his two children after he was caught burglarizing their home. It's been rescheduled for 9 a.m. Friday.
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.
Thu., December 3, 2009 1:42pm
An execution date has been set for Carlton Gary. A Muscogee Superior Court