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Texas Executes Larry Swearingen on August 21, 2019

Larry Swearingen, Texas

Updated: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:00 pm EDT

Larry Swearingen has been executed by the state of Texas. He was pronounced dead at 6:47pm CDT. Read more here.

Updated: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 7:02 pm EDT

The Supreme Court of the United States has rejected a request to halt the execution of Larry Swearingen.

Updated: Monday, August 19, 2019 8:00 pm EDT

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied clemency to Larry Swearingen ahead of his scheduled execution.  The decision was unanimous.  Larry's attorneys are also filing additional federal appeals in an attempt to halt the execution.

Updated: Monday, August 19, 2019 3:57 pm EDT

The 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a request from Larry Swearingen to halt his execution.  Larry and his attorneys are arguing that the importance of some scientific evidence presented at his initial trial was over emphasized, and may be disproven with new scientific methods.

Updated: Monday, August 19, 2019  9:10 am EDT

Larry Ray Swearingen is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CDT, on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Forty-eight-year-old Larry is convicted of the kidnapping and murder of 19-year-old Melissa Trotter on December 8, 1998, in Montgomery County, Texas. Larry has spent the last 19 years of his life on Texas’ death row.

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Florida Executes Gary Bowles on August 22, 2019

Gary Bowles, Florida

Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2019 10:32 pm EDT

Gary Bowls has been executed in Florida. His execution was delayed several hours due to appeals. Read more here.

Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2019 10:32 pm EDT

The Supreme Court of the United States has rejected all appeals to halt the execution of Gary Bowls.

Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2019 6:11 pm EDT

Multiple appeals for Gary Bowls are pending before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2019 10:00 am EDT

An appeal has been filed at the Supreme Court of the United States, in an attempt to halt the execution of Gary Bowles.  The appeal is challenging the legality of Florida's clemency proceedings.

Updated: Monday, August 19, 2019 3:52 pm EDT

A three-judge panel of 11th Circuit US Court of Appeals has rejected an appeal from Gary Bowles, requesting that his execution be halted.  Gary was arguing that his right to counsel was violated.

Updated: Monday, August 19, 2019 8:59 am EDT

Gary Ray Bowles is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm EDT, on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at the Florida State Prison near Raiford, Florida. Fifty-seven-year-old Gary is sentenced to death for the murder of 47-year-old Walter Hinton on November 16, 1994, in Jacksonville, Florida. Gary has spent the last 22 years on Florida’s death row.

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August 19, 2019, Execution of Jason Reeves in Louisiana Stayed

Jason Reeves, Louisiana

Updated: Monday, August 19, 2019  8:51 am EDT

Jason Manuel Reeves was scheduled to be executed on Monday, August 19, 2019, at 6 pm CDT, at the Louisiana State Penitentiary near Angola, Louisiana. His execution has been stayed. Jason is convicted of the kidnapping, rape, and murder of 4-year-old Mary Jean Thigpen on November 12, 2001. Jason has been on death row in Louisiana for the last 15 years.

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Texas Prepares for Execution of Billy Crutsinger on September 4, 2019

Billy Crutsinger, Texas

Update: Monday, August 19, 2019 8:53 am EDT

Billy Jack Crutsinger is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CDT, on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Sixty-four-year-old Billy is convicted of murdering 89-year-old Pearl “RD” Magouirk, and her 71-year-old daughter, Patricia “Pat” Syren, on April 6, 2003, in Fort Worth, Texas. Billy has been on death row for the last 15 years.

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Texas Gives Mark Soliz Execution Date of September 10, 2019

Mark Soliz, Texas

Updated: Monday, August 19, 2019  9:08 am EDT

Mark Anthony Soliz is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CDT, on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at the Walls United of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Thirty-seven-year-old Mark is convicted of murdering 61-year-old Nancy Weatherly, on June 29, 2010, in Godley, Texas. Mark has spent the last seven years on death row in Texas.

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Texas Inmate Robert Sparks Given Execution Date of September 25, 2019

Robert Sparks, Texas

August 20, 2019

Robert Sparks is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CDT, on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Forty-five-year-old Robert is convicted of murdering 30-year-old Chare Agnew, 9-year-old Harold Sublet, Jr., and 10-year-old Raekwon Agnew, in Dallas, Texas on September 15, 2007.

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Scheduled Executions

Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2019

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).

  

*Read more about Ohio's ongoing challenges to carrying out executions here.*

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