Allen Lee Davis

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Alan Lee Davis
Allen Lee Davis.jpg
Mug shot of Davis
BornJuly 20, 1944
DiedJuly 8, 1999(1999-07-08) (aged 54)
Cause of deathElectrocution
Other namesTiny, Bud
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight350 lb (159 kg)
Criminal charge3 counts of first-degree murder
PenaltyDeath by electric chair
VictimsThree (four, if unborn child is included)
Span of crimes
May 11, 1982–
CountryUnited States
Date apprehended

Allen Lee Davis (July 20, 1944 – July 8, 1999) was an American mass murderer executed for the May 11, 1982, murder of Nancy Weiler, who was three months pregnant, in Jacksonville, Florida. According to reports, Nancy Weiler was "beaten almost beyond recognition" by Davis with a .357 Magnum, and hit over 25 times in the face and head.

He was also convicted of killing Nancy Weiler's two daughters, Kristina (age 10, shot twice in the face) and Katherine (age 5, shot as she was trying to run away and then skull beaten in with the gun). Davis was on parole for armed robbery at the time of the murders. He was executed on July 8, 1999.[1]

Last Meal[edit]

For his last meal Davis requested and received a dinner consisting of one lobster tail, fried potatoes, a half pound of fried shrimp, six ounces of fried clams, half a loaf of garlic bread, and 32 ounces of A&W Root Beer.


Davis' execution drew nationwide media attention after he bled profusely from the nose while being electrocuted. Also during his time in the electric chair, Davis suffered burns to his head, leg, and groin area. A subsequent investigation concluded that Davis had begun bleeding before the first jolt of electricity was applied. He had been taking blood thinning medication for an unrelated health problem. It was concluded that the electric chair had functioned as designed and the Florida Supreme Court upheld electrocution as a means of capital punishment. However, a dissenting justice published photos of the aftermath of the incident in an attempt to argue that the practice of capital punishment by electrocution was outdated, and that any future executions should be carried out through lethal injection.

In 1999, the state of Florida heard a petition from Thomas Harrison Provenzano, another death row inmate, that argued that the electric chair was a cruel and unusual punishment.

As of 2018, Davis was the last Florida inmate killed by the electric chair; beginning in 2000, all subsequent executions were by lethal injection.


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