A U.S. judge has rejected a request from the state of Montana to change one of the drugs used to execute prisoners on death row.
A constitutional challenge to Montana's execution methods could have a direct impact on a Canadian on death row in the U.S. state.
Legislation to abolish Montana's death penalty received a significant boost this week as the bill, which would impact Canadian Ronald Smith, passed a major hurdle.
Montana politicians will try once again to pass legislation to get rid of the death penalty -- something that would have a direct impact on death-row Canadian Ronald Smith.
A lawyer representing a Canadian on death row in Montana says the botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate underscores the risk of exposing inmates to pain and suffering.
A Montana judge is being asked for a summary decision on a request by the state that seeks approval to bypass the legislature over the way executions are carried out.
A proposal to abolish Montana's death penalty has failed again, a blow for Canadian Ronald Smith, a convicted murderer who has been on death row in the state for 30 years.
Gov. Steve Bullock's office isn't saying how the new governor will deal with the pending request for clemency from a Canadian citizen who remains on Montana's death row for the 1982 slaying of two Native American men.
Montana's outgoing governor did not grant clemency to Canadian death row inmate Ronald Smith during his final hours in office.
A Montana judge has scheduled a trial for next summer as the state attempts to bypass a requirement that it needs to get approval from its legislature to change the way it carries out executions.
A complex legislative process and a lack of political will could derail any plans to change the way Montana carries out its executions as well as any hope for a Canadian on death row.