List of people executed in South Carolina

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There have been 43 executions in South Carolina since 1985. All were for murder.

Executed person Date of execution Method Victim(s) Under Governor
1 Joseph Carl Shaw 11 January 1985 electric chair Tommy Taylor and Carlotta Hartness Riley
2 James Terry Roach 10 January 1986 electric chair Tommy Taylor and Carlotta Hartness
3 Ronald Rusty Woomer 27 April 1990[1] electric chair Della Louis Sellers Campbell
4 Donald Henry Gaskins 6 September 1991[2] electric chair Rudolph Tyner
5 Sylvester Lewis Adams 18 August 1995 lethal injection[3] Bryan Chambers Beasley
6 Robert South 31 May 1996 lethal injection Daniel Wayne Cogburn
7 Fred H. Kornahrens III 19 July 1996 lethal injection Patti Jo Kornahrens, Jason Avant, and Harry Wilkerson
8 Michael Torrence 6 September 1996 lethal injection Dennis Lollis, Charles Bush, and Cynthia Williams
9 Larry Gene Bell 4 October 1996 electric chair Sharon "Shari" Faye Smith and Debra May Helmick
10 Doyle Cecil Lucas 15 November 1996 lethal injection Bill Reyfield and Evelyn Reyfield
11 Frank Middleton, Jr. 22 November 1996 lethal injection Shirley Mae Mack and Janell M. Garner
12 Michael Eugene Elkins 12 June 1997 lethal injection Patricia Whitt
13 Earl Matthews, Jr. 7 November 1997 lethal injection Lucia Aimar
14 John D. Arnold 6 March 1998 lethal injection Betty Gardner
15 John H. Plath 10 July 1998 lethal injection Betty Gardner
16 Sammy Roberts 25 September 1998 lethal injection Bill Spain, Kenneth Krause, and Louis Cakley
17 Larry Gilbert 4 December 1998 lethal injection Ralph Stoudemire
18 J.D. Gleaton 4 December 1998 lethal injection Ralph Stoudemire
19 Louis Joe Truesdale, Jr. 11 December 1998 lethal injection Rebecca Ann Eudy
20 Andrew Lavern Smith 18 December 1998 lethal injection Christy Johnson and Corrie Johnson
21 Ronnie Howard 8 January 1999 lethal injection Chinh Thi Nguyen Le
22 Joseph Ernest Atkins 22 January 1999 lethal injection Karen Patterson and Benjamin F. Atkins Hodges
23 Leroy Joseph Drayton 12 November 1999 lethal injection Rhonda Darlene Smith
24 David Rocheville 3 December 1999 lethal injection James Todd Green
25 Kevin Dean Young 3 November 2000 lethal injection Dennis Ray Hepler
26 Richard Charles Johnson 3 March 2002 lethal injection South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper Bruce Kenneth Smalls and C. Daniel Swanson
27 Anthony Green 23 August 2002 lethal injection Susan Babich
28 Michael Joseph Passaro 13 September 2002 lethal injection Maggie Passaro
29 David Clayton Hill 19 March 2004 lethal injection Spencer Guerry Sanford
30 Jerry Bridwell McWee 16 April 2004 lethal injection John Perry
31 Jason Scott Byram 23 April 2004 lethal injection Julie Johnson
32 James Neil Tucker 28 May 2004 electric chair Rose Lee Dolly Oakley and Shannon Mellon
33 Richard Longworth 4 April 2005 lethal injection Alex Hopps and James Todd Green
34 Hastings Arthur Wise 4 November 2005 lethal injection Charles Griffeth, David Moore, Leonard Filyaw, and Sheryl Wood
35 Shawn Paul Humphries 2 December 2005 lethal injection Dickie Smith
36 William Ernest Downs, Jr. 14 July 2006 lethal injection Keenan O’Mailia
37 Calvin Alphonso Shuler 22 June 2007 lethal injection James Brooks
38 David Mark Hill [1][2] 6 June 2008 lethal injection James Riddle, Josie Curry, and Michael Gregory
39 James Earl Reed [3] 20 June 2008 electric chair Barbara Lafayette and Joseph Lafayette
40 Joseph Gardner [4] 5 December 2008 lethal injection Missi McLauchlin
41 Luke A. Williams 20 February 2009 lethal injection Linda Williams and Shaun Williams
42 Thomas Treshawn Ivey[5] 8 May 2009 lethal injection Sgt. Tommy Harrison and Robert Montgomery
43 Jeffrey Brian Motts[6] 6 May 2011 lethal injection Charles Douglas Martin Haley

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  1. ^ This was the last execution to be held at Central Correctional Institute in downtown Columbia. The prison complex, on the banks of the Congaree River, has since closed and been demolished.
  2. ^ This was the first execution conducted at Broad River Correctional Institution, and the last execution in the state when electrocution was mandatory.
  3. ^ Earlier in the year, the General Assembly changed capital punishment rules to allow either lethal injection or electrocution for means of execution.

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