Justice Department Schedules 2 Additional Federal Executions At Prison In Terre Haute

Aug 1, 2020

 

**FILE**The death chamber, equipped for lethal injection, at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind., shown in this April 1995 photo. The first man sentenced to death in Vermont in almost 50 years is now on death row at the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute.
Credit CHUCK ROBINSON/AP PHOTO/FILE

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has scheduled two additional federal executions weeks after it fought off last-minute legal challenges and successfully resumed federal executions following a 17-year pause. The executions of Christopher Andre Vialva and William Emmett LeCroy were announced on Friday. They are both scheduled to be carried out in late September. Two other executions were previously set for August. Vialva was convicted of kidnapping and killing of an Iowa couple at Fort Hood in Texas in 1999. LeCroy was convicted of raping and killing 30-year-old nurse Joann Lee Tiesler in her Georgia home and then stealing her car