Last updated on: 9/27/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

UPDATED: Historical Timeline – Death Penalty

UPDATED: Historical Timeline – Death Penalty – The shortage of sodium thiopental, a drug used in lethal injections, is causing delays of executions throughout the US. On Sep. 23, 2010, a woman with an IQ of 72 became the first female to be executed in Virginia since 1912. Read more about these stories and other significant events on our death penalty historical timeline.