Tag: U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr

8-Member Bureau Of Prisons Team Hired For Execution Of Lisa Rene’s Killer, Test Positive For COVID-19

TERRE HAUTE, Indiana — Eight members of the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) execution team and a religious advisor have tested positive for the coronavirus after participating in the November 19 execution of Orlando Hall. The COVID-19 infections, which federal authorities had not previously revealed, came to light in documents produced in a lawsuit two […]

Lisa Rene’s Killer, Orlando Hall, Executed By U.S. Government Last Night

TERRE HAUTE, Indiana — Orlando Hall was executed just before midnight Thursday after the Supreme Court allowed the U.S. Justice Department to move forward with his lethal injection, the Washington Post reports. Hall’s scheduled execution for 6 p.m. in Terre Haute, In., was delayed by last minute legal filings that sought to halt his killing. […]

Federal Judge Issues Order Staying Execution Of Lisa Rene’s Killer Orlando Hall

WASHINGTON — A federal judge today halted the U.S. Justice Department’s plan to execute Orlando Hall, an African American, by lethal injection in the evening, after an appeals court this week found the government’s death penalty protocol violates federal law. “The court is deeply concerned that the government intends to proceed with a method of […]

United States Get Ready To Carry Out 8th Federal Execution of 2020 Today

TERRE HAUTE, Indiana — The United States government is set to carry out its eighth execution this year today, putting to death a man convicted of murdering a 16-year-old St. Croix girl in 1994. Orlando Hall of Arkansas is set to die by lethal injection at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, after 25 […]

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Says Execution of Orlando Hall Can Go Forward

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court today refused to delay the scheduled execution of two prisoners, including one set for tomorrow, but allowed litigation seeking to modify the Department of Justice’s lethal-injection procedures to go forward. Attorneys for death row inmates have challenged the federal government’s lethal-injection methods since Attorney General William P. Barr announced new procedures last year […]

U.S. Attorney General Barr: ‘Orlando Hall Has 5 Days Left To Live Before Lethal Injection In Indiana’

WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr has directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to go forward with the execution of death row inmate Orlando Cordia Hall in Indiana in five days. Barr’s directive brings to an end Hall’s 25 years of legal appeals to halt his execution, one of which continues to this […]