Franklin was on death row since 2016 for the deaths of nine women and a teenage girl in South Los Angeles. An autopsy will determine the 67-year-old's cause of death.
The case was related to the state of emergency he imposed in 2007 while in power, officials said.
The men said that letting the Justice Department carry out their executions would allow it to implement protocols that a lower court had considered unlawful.
The decision by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals means the death row inmate no longer has an execution date.
This Man Spent 30 Years On Death Row For a Crime He Says He Didn’t Commit. Now, He’s Fighting Back Against The Death Penalty.
After Anthony Ray Hinton spent 30 years awaiting his death sentence, his case went to the Supreme Court and he was set free. Now, he’s working to abolish the death penalty entirely.
The state hasn't executed anyone since 1939 and currently has only one person on death row.
They're asking Tennessee's governor to grant clemency to Donnie Edward Johnson, who is set to die May 16 for a 1984 murder.
Scott Dozier, who spent 11 years on death row, had pleaded for his execution, insisting "life in prison isn't a life."
With another Arizona death row inmate taking his case to the Supreme Court, justices ought to keep people like me in mind.
Kenneth Williams' lawyers argued he was intellectually disabled, making his execution unconstitutional.