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Virginia Capital Punishment

State Could Mandate Electrocution, Without Drugs To Carry Out Lethal Injections

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Markus Schmidt and Frank Green | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

The Virginia Department of Corrections said Tuesday it does not have the drugs necessary to carry out a lethal injection. Lisa E. Kinney, director of...

Mentally Disabled Woman Executed In Virginia Amid Outcry

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JARRATT, Va. — The first woman executed in the United States in five years was put to death in Virginia on Thursday for arranging the killings o...

Mentally Disabled Woman Slated For Execution In Virginia Won't Get Help From Supreme Court

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. — The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to block the execution of a woman convicted of two hired killings, clearing the way for t...

Teresa Lewis To Be Executed By Virginia, First Woman In Nearly A Century

Washington Post | Maria Glod and Anita Kumar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell said Friday evening that he will not spare the life of a 41-year-old woman who is set to become the first woman exec...