Howard Allen

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Howard Allen
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Howard Arthur Allen

(1949-02-10) February 10, 1949 (age 70)
Criminal penaltyDeath Sentence (Commuted to 60 years)
Span of crimes
CountryUnited States
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] On appeal, Allen was resentenced to 60 years imprisonment for the murder on the grounds of mental retardation. The Indiana Department of Correction lists his release date as 4/23/2035.[3]

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  1. ^ "ALLEN, HOWARD A. # 56". Indiana Death Row. Prosecuting Attorney Clark County Indiana. July 1, 2006. Retrieved January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ Newton, Michael (2006). The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers (2nd ed.). Checkmark Books. p. 1. ISBN 978-0-8160-6196-9.
  3. ^ "Indiana Offender Database Search". Retrieved August 29, 2017.

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