Howard Allen

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Not to be confused with William Howard Allen.
Howard Allen
Born Howard Arthur Allen
(1949-02-10) February 10, 1949 (age 67)
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Criminal penalty 148 years in prison
Victims 3
Span of killings
Country United States
State(s) Indiana
Date apprehended
August 4, 1987

Howard Arthur Allen (born February 10, 1949) is a serial killer from Indianapolis, Indiana. He murdered three elderly people and also committed assault, burglary, and arson.

On June 11, 1988, he was sentenced to death by lethal injection for the murder of Ernestine Griffin. On August 30, 1988, he was placed on death row where he spent the next 25 years awaiting a ruling by a U.S. District Court on a petition for a writ of habeas corpus.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "ALLEN, HOWARD A. # 56". Indiana Death Row. Prosecuting Attorney Clark County Indiana. 1 July 2006. Retrieved 23 January 2007. 
  2. ^ Newton, Michael (2006). The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers (2nd ed.). Checkmark Books. p. 1. ISBN 978-0-8160-6196-9. 

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