An autopsy on an Oklahoma inmate who died after his troubled execution was halted concluded that he was killed by the lethal drugs, but it doesn’t explain why he writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after the process began.
Four Saudi men were decapitated by sword in Najran in the south west of the country on Monday after being convicted of drug trafficking, the interior ministry said.
Saudi authorities on Monday beheaded a Nepalese housemaid convicted of murdering a two-year-old boy by slitting his throat, the interior ministry said.
Florida put to death a convicted double killer on Wednesday, the third execution in 24 hours in the United States, amid a raging controversy over lethal injection methods.
US states overnight Tuesday carried out the first two executions since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April, after last minute appeals were denied.