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Three men and no women have been

executed in the United States in 2018.

5 Killed in Russian Shooting
Five women have been killed, and five others injured, during a shooting at a church in Kizlyar, Russia. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack. The shooter being firing as people were leaving an evening service. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured.
14 Killed in Helicopter Crash in Mexico
At least 14 individuals were killed, including a baby, when a helicopter crashed in Oaxaca, Mexico. All the deceased were on the ground. The city had recently experienced a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, and the helicopter was flying officials over the damaged area. It crashed when the pilot lost control while landing. Please pray for the families of the deceased.
Fatalities, Injuries at Florida School Shooting
At least 20 students have been injured, and 17 killed, in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Police have the shooter in custody. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured. Pease pray for peace.
Missing Plane in Iran
A missing plane that has allegedly crashed and killed all 66 individuals onboard, has not yet been located. The plane is believed to have crashed due to bad weather, which is also hindering the search for the plane. Please pray for the families of those who were onboard the aircraft.
17 Killed in Maputo, Mozambique
In Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, at least 17 individuals have died after a pile of trash collapsed. It is believed that more individuals are trapped beneath the pile, which crushed some of the makeshift homes established by the homeless who live there. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for the safety of the rescue workers and for those who may still be trapped.
27 Killed in Baghdad, Iraq
At least 27 individuals are dead after militants ambushed a paramilitary troop just north of Baghdad. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for peace.
2018 Winter Olympics Under Way
Please pray for the safety of all competing and attending.

Update: October 28, 2015  2:27 pm EDT

 

Deja vu?  As the Ohio Department of Corrections continues to have difficulties obtaining drugs to be used in executions, the state has announced that it will, once again, delay several executions in the state.  All eleven inmates scheduled to be executed in 2016, and one in early 2017, will be delayed until 2017, or later.

 

Ohio’s last execution was Dennis McGuire in January of 2014.  During Dennis’ execution, which was performed using a never-before-used combination of drugs, he appeared to gasp and not be fully unconscious during the execution.  The execution also took approximately 25 minutes, longer than expected and longer than nearly every other lethal injection execution.  Following an in-depth investigation, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections determined that Dennis was indeed unconscious for the execution, however, they increased the amount of the drugs used during the execution.

 

Following the revision to the execution protocol, several inmates filed appeals, leading to Judge Gregory Frost to postpone all executions until the issues were resolved.  In December of 2014, Ohio passed a law which would keep the identity of those who supply executions drugs a secret.  In January of 2015, Ohio put a new execution protocol into place, which includes a new combination of execution drugs.  As Ohio did not have the necessary drugs to carry out executions, they delayed all executions until January of 2016.

  

Now, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, has once again postponed nearly all of its scheduled executions due to problems obtaining execution drugs.  Ohio has made at least one attempt to import the drugs from overseas, which the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has said cannot be done legally.  We have removed all previously scheduled Ohio executions dates from our “Scheduled Executions” tab (or click here).  We will post the new execution dates as applicable.

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