- Associated Press - Monday, February 27, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday scheduled four double-executions in April. If carried out, the executions would mark the first time in nearly two decades that a state executed more than one inmate in a day, according to data from the Death Penalty Information Center, a nonprofit research group that opposes executions.

Here is a list of multiple executions carried out on the same day in the same state since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstate the death penalty in 1976:



Arkansas, Aug. 3, 1994 - James Holmes, Darryl Richley and Hoyt Clines

Arkansas, Jan. 8, 1997 - Paul Ruiz, Earl Van Denton and Kirt Wainwright



Arkansas, May 11, 1994 - Edward Pickens and Jonas Whitmore

Texas, Jan. 31, 1995 - Clifton Russell and Willie Williams

Illinois, March 22, 1995 - Hernando Williams and James Free

Texas, June 4, 1997 - Davis Losada and Dorsie Johnson-Bey

Illinois, Nov. 19, 1997 - Walter Stewart and Durlyn Eddmonds

South Carolina, Dec. 4, 1998 - Half-brothers J.D. Gleaton and Larry Gilbert

Arkansas, Sept. 8, 1999 - Allen Willett and Mark Gardner

Texas, Aug. 9, 2000 - Brian Roberson and Oliver Cruz


(Source: Death Penalty Information Center)

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