Lethal injection can induce a terrifying sensation of drowning that some experts say may be heightened in COVID-19 patients.
The mentally ill woman who survived extreme childhood abuse is scheduled to be executed on January 12.
"Brandon wanted me to tell every single person who worked on his behalf supporting him in any way a huge thank you," the celebrity and advocate tweeted.
Bernard was an accomplice to a crime at age 18. He is the ninth person to be executed as part of the Trump administration's end-of-office killing spree.
The government admitted in a buried footnote of a court filing that "some" key staffers contracted COVID-19 after the last execution.
The US government is still executing people, despite objections that such events spread the coronavirus and strip prisoners of their right to counsel.
The Trump administration is moving ahead with the execution of Lisa Montgomery, a mentally ill victim of sex trafficking. Joe Biden opposes the death penalty.
The avowed white supremacist was among three men convicted of dragging James Byrd Jr., a black man, to his death in a horrific hate crime.
19-year-old faces dozens of charges for attack that left 17 people dead.
A man convicted of killing a hospital security guard and a sheriff’s deputy has been executed despite legal arguments he