Steve Hall @ Stand Down Texas in this post looks at lethal injection and several upcoming execution dates. Inspired by Steve here is a rough thumbnail sketch of the rest of year’s scheduled executions:
- A split Mississippi Supreme Court has set October 30th as the execution date for Earl Wesley Berry. Berry had argued to the court that it shouldn’t be setting execution dates until Baze is decided.
- William Castillo in Nevada, scheduled to die early next week, is still considered a “volunteer.” Efforts are under way to save Castillo, however, the date is likely to be stayed only if he seeks to “reinstate his appeals.”
- Jack Jones‘ execution in Arkansas set for next week has now been stayed by the Eighth Circuit. The stay appears likely to hold. As of this writing it appears likely — although very far from certain — that Don William Davis, scheduled to be killed next month, will also be stayed.
- Jack Alderman is proceeding of next week’s execution date with a stay request in the Georgia Supreme Court pending Baze and a request to the parole board for 90-day stay.
- Curtis Osborne, who is also scheduled to be killed in Georgia later this month, is believed likely to follow Alderman’s path to a stay, with the only question being the course of the path to a stay. Public accounts of the developments in Georgia for Mr. Alderman, are, however, unavailable as of the time of this writing and any comments are merely reasoned speculation.
- Daniel Lee Siebert in Alabama has filed a lethal injection challenge to his October 25th execution date, however, no word yet on a stay on the results of any litigation.
- The Arizona Supreme Court has granted an indefinite stay to Jeffrey Landrigan of his November execution date in light of Baze.
- Allen Bridgers and Dale Scheanette in Texas have execution dates for November. Stays would appear likely in light of the stay entered earlier this month in Heliberto Chi’s case, as well as that of Carlton Tucker.
- Technically, the date of Pervis Payne in Tennessee is stayed due to a lethal injection injunction previously issued by a district court judge there. Two months, however, is long enough for the unforeseeable to happen and therefore his scheduled execution date hasn’t been moved to the stay list, yet.
- The Florida Supreme Court heard challenges this week to the state’s lethal injection methods in a case brought by Michael Schwab who is scheduled to be killed next month.
- I should note that I don’t have enough information on the current state of Christopher Emmett’s execution date for next week in Virginia to provide an update, although it would not be unreasonable to speculate he will receive a stay.
Long story short, stays in light of Baze are possible, and believed to be likely, for all the currently scheduled execution dates through Christmas save Monday’s scheduled date of William Castillo in Nevada.