Updated: December 11, 2018
Please pray for these men and women. Pray for salvation if unsaved, peace if saved, and that the innocent shall be revealed before they are executed. "The Lord is slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance." (2 Peter 3:9 ESV).
Due to ongoing legal challenges, Ohio has rescheduled multiple executions, multiple times. Beginning with 2018, this list contains only current Ohio executions. Click here for more information about Ohio's legal challenges.
Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 8:40 pm
Texas has carried out the execution of Alvin Avon Braziel, Jr. Click here to read more.
Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 7:51 pm
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has refused to halt the execution of Alvin Avon Braziel, Jr.
Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 7:30 pm
Lawyers for Alvin Avon Braziel, Jr., have requested a stay of execution from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals over claims of prosecutorial misconduct.
Updated: Monday, December 10, 2018 8:38 am
Alvin Avon Braziel, Jr., is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CST, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Alvin is convicted of the murder of 27-year-old Douglas White on September 21, 1993, in Dallas, Texas. Alvin has spent the lat 17 years on death row in Texas.
Alvin was born in Texas. He dropped out of school following the 8th grade. Alvin allegedly grew up in an abusive home and his family had a history of mental illness. Alvin also sustained a head injury as a child, which could have affected his brain function. Alvin worked as a laborer prior to his arrest.
On September 21, 1993, Douglas and Lora White were walking along a jogging trail at Eastfield College. The newlyweds had been married for 11 days. While walking, a man, later identified as Alvin Braziel, stepped out from behind some bushes and pointed a gun at them. He demand money. The couple had no money with them and Braziel then shot Douglas twice. Braziel then dragged Lora behind some bushes and sexually assaulted her before running off. Douglas died from his injuries. Lora reported the incident to the police and was able to provide the police with a description. She also worked with a sketch artist to create a drawing, however, no match was made.
Updated: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 8:11 pm EST
The Florida Supreme Court has refused to stay the execution of Jose Jimenez. The decision by the court was unanimous. The Florida Supreme Court refused to grant a stay of execution because they refused to take up Jose's case. Jose and his attorneys were arguing that he was entitled to a new sentencing hearing under a new amendment passed by Florida voters in 2016. However, it does not go into effect until January 2019. The amendment in question is known as the Savings Clause, which has generally allowed the sentence for older crimes to be governed by the laws that were in effect at the time of the crime. The new amendment would allow revisions of laws to be applied to older cases. Further, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that even if it was in effect, it would not be applicable to Jose's case.
Updated: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 1:14 pm EST
Jose Antonio Jimenez has several appeals pending before the Florida Supreme Court, a federal court, and the Supreme Court of the United States. At least one of his appeals argues that he should be granted a new sentencing trial due to the Supreme Court of the United States forcing Florida to change its death penalty sentencing protocol. Additionally, in 2016, voters in the state passed the Savings Clause, which allows older crimes to be tried under current laws, however the revised Savings Clause does not go into effect until January 2019. Previously, cases were considered under the law of the time the crime was committed. Jose and his attorneys argue that this revision should apply to him and that he should not be executed.
Updated: Monday, December 10, 2018 8:42 am EST
Jose Antonio Jimenez is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm EST, on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at the Florida State Prison near Raiford, Florida. Fifty-five-year-old Jose is sentenced to death for the murder of 63-year-old Phyllis Minas in Miami, Florida on October 2,1992. Jose has spent the last 25 years on death row in Florida.
Prior to being arrest fro murder, Jose worked as a painter
On October 2, 1992, Jose Jimenez entered the home of Phyllis Minas, located in a north Miami apartment complex. Jimenez was also a resident of the apartment complex. Once Jimenez was inside, he beat and stabbed Phyllis. A neighbor heard her screaming “Oh God, Oh my God!” during the attack and attempted to enter the apartment through the open front door. As they were entering, Jimenez slammed the door shut and locked it. The neighbor called the police.
Jimenez exited the apartment by going out onto a balcony, where he jumped to a neighboring balcony before jumping to the ground. A custodian witnessed a man, whom he later identified as Jimenez, drop to the ground from the balcony. Jimenez changed his clothes and cleaned himself up before re-entering the complex and asking someone to use their phone to call a cab.