Upcoming Executions

Last updated on April 24, 2014
(Dates are subject to change due to stays and appeals.)

Executions Scheduled for 2014

Executions Carried Out in 2014

Stays of Execution


Executions Scheduled Beyond Current Year


Executions Scheduled for 2014


Month State Inmate
April    
16 PA Stephen Edmiston - STAYED
22 TN Nikolaus Johnson - STAYED
29 OK Clayton Lockett
29 OK Charles Warner
May    
13 TX Robert Campbell
21 TX Robert Pruett
21 MO Russell Bucklew
28 OH Arthur Tyler
29 TX Edgardo Cubas (Foreign National) - STAYED
August    
6 OH William Montgomery
October    
7 TN Billy Irick
15 OH Raymond Tibbetts
November    
26 IN William Gibson - STAY LIKELY
December    
9 TN Ed Zagorski

Executions Scheduled for 2015


Month State Inmate
January    
7 OH Warren Henness
February    
10 TN Stephen West
March    
12 OH Robert Van Hook
24 TN Donnie Johnson
May    
12 TN Olen Hutchinson
14 OH Jeffrey Wogenstahl
June    
23 TN Charles Wright
July    
15 OH Alva Campbell
August    
18 TN David Miller
September    
17 OH Angelo Fears
October    
6 TN Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman
November    
17 OH Cleveland Jackson
17 TN Nicholas Sutton

Executions Scheduled for 2016


Month State Inmate
January    
21 OH Kareem Jackson
March    
15 TN Donald Strouth

Stays of Execution 2014


Date of  Scheduled Execution  State  Inmate Reason for Stay
January      
15 TX Rigoberto Avila Stayed to allow time for appeals.
15 TN Billy Irick Stayed to allow time to challenge Tennessee's new one-drug lethal injection protocol.  Rescheduled for Oct. 7, 2014.
29 MO Herbert Smulls Temporarily stayed by the Supreme Court.  Update - Stay lifted by Supreme Court without explanation on 1/29, Smulls executed same day.
February      
4 DE Gary Ploof Stayed pending resolution of a federal habeas corpus appeal filed earlier this year.
5 LA Christopher Sepulvado Stayed 90 days to allow time to determine whether Louisiana's switch to a 2-drug lethal injection protocol could violate Sepulvado's constitutional right against cruel and unusual punishment.
March      
19 OH Gregory Lott Stayed to allow time to review lethal injection procedures.
22 OK Clayton Lockett Stayed until April 22 to allow time to find a supply of lethal injection drugs.
26 MS Charles Crawford Stayed as execution date had not been affirmed by state court.
27 OK Charles Warner Stayed until April 29 to allow time to find a supply of lethal injection drugs.
27 MS Michelle Byrom Stayed as execution date had not been affirmed by state court.  Update - The Mississippi Supreme Court threw out Michelle Byrom's murder conviction and death sentence and ordered a new trial due to numerous problems, including inadequate representation, critical evidence not presented to the jury, confessions by another defendant, and the prosecution's lack of confidence in its own story of what actually happened.
April      
3 TX Tommy Sells Execution blocked by a federal judge who argued that failure to disclose details about the drugs Texas is using for executions violates constitutional rights.  Update - Stay was overruled by a federal appeals court.
9 TX Ramiro Hernandes Execution blocked by a federal judge who argued that failure to disclose details about the drugs Texas is using for executions violates constitutional rights.  Update - Stay was overruled by a federal appeals court.
16 PA Stephen Edmiston Stayed by federal judge to allow more time for appeals.
22 TN Nickolaus Johnson Granted post-conviction relief.
22 OK Clayton Lockett The Oklahoma Supreme Court stayed the execution to allow time to hold a hearing on Lockett's lawsuit over the state's secrecy surrounding its lethal injection drugs.  Update - stay was lifted and rescheduled for April 29.
29 OK Charles Warner The Oklahoma Supreme Court stayed the execution to allow time to hold a hearing on Warner's lawsuit over the state's secrecy surrounding its lethal injection drugs.  Update - stay was lifted.
May      
29 TX Edgardo Cubas Stayed indefinitely to evaluate mental competency.

"Volunteer" refers to inmates who have voluntarily waived their normal appeals (not necessarily that they have volunteered for execution).

Return to Executions. See also Stays of Execution 2013 and Stays of Execution 2012.