Submitted by Sarah on Tue, 09/29/2015 - 13:33.
Update 10/1/15, 9:42pm: Alfredo Pieto was executed in Virginia tonight at 9:17pm. His lawyers had just filed an application for a stay with the U.S. Supreme Court when news of his execution was announced.
Update 10/1/15, 7:36pm: After a change of venue, a Federal Court in Virginia heard arguments about the lethal injections drugs to be used in tonight's execution in Virginia. In his ruling following the hearing, the judge lifted an injunction, clearing the way for the execution to go forward.
Update 10/1/15, 7:29pm: The Attorney General in Oklahoma has asked for an indefinite suspension in executions, including that of Richard Glossip as well as two others that were scheduled for next week. In a request to the highest court in Oklahoma, the A.G. indicated it "needs time to evaluate the events that transpired" leading up to Glossip's scheduled – and ultimately stayed – execution on Tuesday.
Update 10/1/15, 9:33am: Though a hearing originally scheduled for this afternoon has been canceled, an injunction still stands, staying today's scheduled execution of Alfred Prieto in Virginia. Lawyers for Prieto are seeking a more information about the drugs the State plans to use for the execution, which were acquired from Texas prison officials.
Update 9/30/15, 5:09pm: EXECUTION STAYED. Governor Mary Fallin has issued a stay of execution in the case of Richard Glossip, just over an hour after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to halt the execution. The Governor's statement indicates there are problems with the lethal injection drugs.
Update 9/30/15, 4:14pm: The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to grant a stay in the case of Richard Glossip, whose execution was scheduled to begin a few moments ago. Indications from reports on the ground in Oklahoma are that execution procedures will resume shortly.
Update 9/30/15, 2:54pm ET: A U.S. district judge granted a temporary stay of execution to Alfredo Prieto to examine Virginia’s use of a lethal injection drug supplied by Texas. A hearing on the issue is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, after which the stay could be lifted or extended.
Update 9/30/15, 9:13am ET: After lengthy delays related to emergency appeals, Kelly Glissendaner was executed shortly after midnight this morning.
Update 9/29/15, 4:14pm ET: Attorneys for Richard Glossip have filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking them to stay Wednesday's execution for reasons of actual innocence. Read the full petition here.
Update 9/29/15, 4:03pm ET: The New York Times has published an article about Kelly Gissendaner's case, which covers the appeals still pending and the courts that could act before tonight's scheduled 7pm ET execution.