List of death row inmates in the United States

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As of September 19, 2018, there were 2,707 death row inmates in the United States.[1] The number of death row inmates changes daily with new convictions, appellate decisions overturning conviction or sentence alone, commutations, or deaths (through execution or otherwise).[2] Due to this fluctuation as well as lag and inconsistencies in inmate reporting procedures across jurisdictions, the information in this article may be out of date.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnicity of defendants on death row[edit]

  • White: 1,153 (42.03%)
  • Black: 1,143 (41.67%)
  • Latino/Latina: 366 (13.34%)
  • Asian: 53 (1.93%)
  • Native American: 27 (0.98%)
  • Unknown: 1 (0.04%)[1]

Comparatively, the U.S. population is 60% non-Hispanic white, 13.4% black, 18.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.8% Asian, 1.3% Native American, and 2.7% mixed (per U.S. Census Bureau 2018).

Gender of defendants on death row[edit]

  • Male: 2,688 (97.99%)
  • Female: 55 (2.01%)[1]

Comparatively, 50.8% of the U.S. population is female, and 49.2% is male (USCB 2018).

Education[edit]

  • 69.75% have less than a high school diploma or GED.[3]

Comparatively, 12.19% of U.S. adults have less than a high school diploma or GED.[3]

Mental illness[edit]

  • 4% of death row inmates have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness.[4]

Comparatively, it is estimated that 4.2% of American adults have a serious mental illness.[5]

Time on death row[edit]

  • Median time, in years, a death row prisoner has been awaiting execution: 7[3]
  • Average time, in years, between imposition of a death sentence and execution: 12[3]
    • For 2016: 20 years on average between offense and execution.

Guilt[edit]

  • 1.6% of death row prisoners since 1972 have been exonerated.[6]

Prior prison sentence[edit]

  • Applies to 80% of male death row inmates
  • Applies to 65% of female death row inmates

List of death row inmates by jurisdiction[edit]

Federal[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 63 (as of June 2018)
  • Total number executed: 37 (1927–2003)

Due to the high number of federal death row inmates, only prisoners with Wikipedia pages are listed on this page. A full list is externally linked:

Name Crime Time on death row Notes
Joseph E. Duncan III Murders of the Groene family in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 10 years, 23 days Duncan was convicted of the 2005 kidnappings and murders of members of the Groene family and sentenced to three death sentences and three life sentences. He is also serving 11 life sentences in conjunction with the same crimes as well as the 1997 murder of Anthony Martinez of Beaumont, California.[7] Duncan has confessed to, but not been charged, with the 1996 murder of two girls in Seattle, Washington.[8]
Marvin Gabrion Kidnapping and murder of 19-year-old Rachel Timmerman of Cedar Springs, Michigan 16 years, 187 days The murder took place in Michigan, which does not have the death penalty, but the body was found in Manistee National Forest, which is federal land. On appeal, his defense team argued that they should consider any reasonable doubt they have that the murder took place outside of the forest before being moved into the forest after death, which would make him ineligible for the death penalty.
Jurijus Kadamovas Ransom-related kidnapping and murder of five people. 11 years, 191 days Jurijus Kadamovas and Iouri Mikhel are sentenced to death row for ransom related kidnapping and murder of five people. The men allegedly demanded a total of more than $5.5 million from relatives and associates, and received more than $1 million from victim's relatives.[9][10] Prosecutors said the victims were killed regardless of whether the ransoms were paid. The bodies were tied with weights and dumped in a reservoir near Yosemite National Park.[11]
Iouri Mikhel Ransom-related kidnapping and murder of five people 11 years, 191 days See above entry for Jurijus Kadamovas, Mikhel's accomplice.
Lisa M. Montgomery 2004 murder of Bobbie Jo Stinnett, who was pregnant, and stealing her unborn child. 10 years, 168 days As of February 9, 2018 Montgomery is the only woman on federal death row.
Alfonso Rodriguez, Jr. Rape and murder of Dru Sjodin in Grand Forks, North Dakota. 11 years, 362 days Crossed state lines into Minnesota, making this a federal case.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Terrorism 3 years, 87 days Boston Marathon bombing
Dylann Roof Hate crimes 1 year, 252 days American mass murderer and white supremacist convicted of perpetrating the June 17, 2015 Charleston church shooting. During a prayer service at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Roof killed nine people, all African Americans. Roof is the first person on death row for federal hate crimes.
Gary Lee Sampson 3 counts of murder during the course of a carjacking or kidnapping in Massachusetts and New Hampshire 14 years, 270 days (Since initial death sentence)
1 year, 253 days (since re-sentencing after appeal)
Prosecuted under federal law that allows for the death penalty in the course of a carjacking or kidnapping. Sampson plead guilty and during the trial for sentencing, received a death sentence for the two murders in Massachusetts and life for New Hampshire killing. The initial sentence was thrown out due to jury misconduct.
Kaboni Savage 12 counts of murder in aid of racketeering and one count of retaliating against a witness by murder. 5 years, 108 days

Military[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 4[12]
  • Total number executed: 135 (1916 to present)[12]
Name Crime Time on death row Notes
Nidal Malik Hasan[13] Perpetrator of the Fort Hood shooting on November 5, 2009. Convicted on 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. 5 years, 22 days
Hasan Karim Akbar[14] (born Mark Fidel Kools) Hand grenade and shooting attack killing two commissioned officers and injuring 11 other servicemen in Kuwait on March 23, 2003 13 years, 141 days
Ronald Adrin Gray Multiple rape and murders of women at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, from December 15, 1986, to January 6, 1987 30 years, 82 days Longest time on the military's death row
Timothy B. Hennis[15] Triple murder by stabbing of a North Carolina woman and two of her children in 1985 8 years, 157 days Previously convicted in 1986 by the State of North Carolina, retried and acquitted in 1989, and widely reported as exonerated; recalled to active duty for military court martial (as he had been in the U.S. Army at the time of the murders) under separate sovereignty (see Double jeopardy)

Alabama[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 179 (as of September 14, 2018)

Due to the high number of death row inmates in Alabama, only prisoners with Wikipedia pages are listed in this article. A full list is externally linked:

Name Description of crime Time on death row Other
Shonelle Jackson Murder during the commission of a robbery 17 years, 124 days

Arizona[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 117[16]
  • Total number executed: 126 (1800–2002)[17]

Due to the high number of death row inmates in Arizona, only prisoners with Wikipedia pages are listed in this article. A full list is externally linked:

Name Description of crime Time on death row Other
Sammantha Allen Murder of her cousin, Ame Deal 1 year, 1 month and 12 days On July 12, 2011, police officers were called to Ame Deal's home, where she was found dead in a small foot locker, having suffocated. Ame lived with a number of relatives, including her aunt and legal guardian, Cynthia Stoltzmann. Allen was Stoltzmann's daughter. The family first told the police officers that Ame was playing hide-n-seek and locked herself in the trunk the night before, after the adults went to sleep. During interrogation, Sammantha and her husband John confessed to locking Ame in the trunk as a form of punishment, because she took a popsicle without permission.

Ame, who was 4 feet, 2 inches and 59 pounds had to be squeezed into the trunk since its dimensions were only 3 feet by 1 foot 2 inches and a foot deep. Before Ame was squeezed into the trunk, she was forced to do jumping jacks, backbends and run around in 103 degree heat for over an hour. Then the trunk was padlocked. The state alleges that Ame Deal suffered horrific abuse throughout her life.[18]

Wendi Andriano Murder of her husband Joe 13 years, 271 days During the early morning hours of October 8, 2000, Wendi Andriano bludgeoned her 33-year-old husband Joe to death with a bar stool and stabbed him in the neck with a 13-inch knife in the couple's Ahwatukee, Arizona apartment. His autopsy revealed that he had sustained 23 blows to the skull, and traces of sodium azide were also found in his system.[19]

Approximately one hour before Joe's murder, his wife Wendi had called 911 at the behest of a co-worker, claiming that her terminally ill husband was dying. When paramedics arrived however, Wendi turned them away, stating that Joe had a do-not-resuscitate order, and that his wish was to die. Paramedics left the scene. One hour later, Wendi called 911 again, reporting that she had stabbed and beaten her husband to death in self-defense. She also made claims that her husband was physically and psychologically abusive toward her. However, being that Joe was weak from chemotherapy and the sodium azide poisoning, he was unable to defend himself. Wendi was charged with murder.[19]

Richard Djerf Murder of the Luna family 22 years, 119 days Djerf and Albert Luna, Jr. met and became friends while working at a Safeway supermarket. In January 1993, Luna burglarized Djerf's apartment. Djerf told police he suspected Luna, but they took no action. In September of that year, Djerf entered the Luna home and killed Luna's father, mother, and two siblings over the course of several hours.[20]
Shawna Forde On May 30, 2009, 29-year-old Raul Flores and his daughter, Brisenia, 9, of Arivaca, Arizona, were killed during a home invasion by Forde, Jason Eugene Bush and Albert Gaxiola.[21] 7 years, 6 months and 28 days Forde was active in the Minuteman movement, a grassroots anti-illegal immigration group that would station themselves along the U.S. southern border and keep watch for Mexicans crossing the border illegally and alert the Border Patrol. Forde allegedly boasted of robbing drug dealers to finance the movement. Prosecutors alleged Forde and her associates entered the trailer disguised as government officials looking for fugitives. No drugs were found in the trailer.[22]
Mark Goudeau Series of rapes and murders 6 years, 293 days Goudeau is a serial killer and rapist, referred to as the Baseline Killer by law enforcement and media prior to his identification. Goudeau is believed to have committed nine counts of first degree murder (8 women, 1 man), in addition to 15 sexual assaults on women and young girls, 11 counts of kidnapping, and a number of armed robberies.[23][24]

Arkansas[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 30 (as of August 21, 2018)[25]
  • Total number executed: 200 (1913–2017)[26]

Due to the high number of Arkansas death row inmates, only prisoners with Wikipedia pages are listed in this article. A full list is externally linked:

California[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 744 (as of June 6, 2018)[27]
  • Total number executed: 719 (1700–2002)[17][28]

Due to the high number of California death row inmates, only prisoners with Wikipedia pages are listed in this article. A full list is externally linked:

Name Description of crime Time on death row Other
Lawrence Bittaker Serial killer in 1979, killed 5 teenage girls. 37 years, 214 days Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Lewis Norris are two American serial killers and rapists known as the Tool Box Killers. Together they committed the kidnap, rape, torture and murder of five teenage girls over a period of five months in southern California in 1979. Norris was sentenced to 45 years to life, with possibility of parole after thirty years.
Rosie Alfaro Murder of nine-year-old Autumn Wallace 26 years, 67 days Alfaro was the first woman sentenced to death by gas chamber and the first woman in Orange County, California to get the death penalty.
Richard Allen Davis Murder of Polly Klaas 22 years, 45 days
Charles Ng Serial killer in 1985 19 years, 81 days He is believed to have raped, tortured and murdered between 11 and 25 victims with his accomplice Leonard Lake at Lake's cabin in Calaveras County, California, in the Sierra Nevada foothills 150 miles east of San Francisco.
Scott Peterson Murder of his pregnant wife Laci Peterson and unborn child, Conner. 13 years, 187 days
Timothy Joseph McGhee Serial killer from 1997 to 2003, killed 12 people 9 years, 253 days McGhee was a Toonerville Rifa 13 gang member of Scottish and Mexican descent from the Atwater Village neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. He is alleged to have been responsible for at least 12 homicides between 1997 and 2001, three of which led to convictions. McGhee is also suspected of at least 10 attempted murders, four of which led to convictions.
Ryan Hoyt Murder of Nicholas Markowitz in 2000 16 years, 293 days
Randy Steven Kraft Rape, torture, mutilation and murder of a minimum of 16 young men in a series of killings spanning between 1972 and 1983, the majority of which had been committed in California. 28 years, 294 days
Richard Farley Shot and killed 7 people and wounded 4 others 26 years, 245 days
Rodney Alcala Five murders committed between 1977 and 1979. 8 years, 173 days Alcala's victim count is unknown. He has been convicted of 7 homicides. Some sources estimate the number to be as high as 130.[29][30]
Vincent Brothers Murdered his wife, mother-in-law and three children. 10 years, 357 days In 2003, Vincent Brothers drove from Columbus, Ohio to Bakersfield, California nonstop to murder his family. He then drove back to Columbus and then flew back to California to find his family murdered. He was on trial 2 years later and convicted on all counts.
Albert Greenwood Brown Brown was convicted for the abduction, rape, and murder of 15-year-old Susan Louise Jordan on her way to school. Brown posed as a jogger and dragged her into the woods, and then strangled her with her shoelace. Brown then made numerous calls to the Riverside Police Department and the Jordan residence. One of Brown's subsequent calls was recorded by a police officer. "Hello, Mrs. Jordan, Susie isn't home from school yet, is she? You will never see your daughter again. You can find her body on the corner of Victoria and Gibson." Brown was arrested after witnesses identified his license plate number. In his residence, police found Susan's books, a newspaper article about the case, and a Riverside telephone book bookmarked to the page of the Jordan home. Brown was late to work on the day she disappeared, a bloody jogging suit was found in his locker and Brown's shoes were matched to footprints from the crime scene. 36 years, 201 days Prior to his arrest for Jordan's murder, he was previously convicted of molesting an 11-year-old and a 14-year-old girl. The latter of which he was on parole for at the time of Jordan's murder.
David Carpenter Carpenter was convicted of the murders of four women and one man in 1979-1980 on hiking trails near San Francisco, California. He is known as the Trailside Killer. He is suspected in the murders of at least two other women. In 2009, DNA evidence from another murder victim, Mary Frances Bennett, was identified as matching Carpenter's DNA. 34 years, 75 days
Dean Carter Carter was convicted of raping and strangling five women in April 1984. 1985
Steven David Catlin Catlin was convicted of poisoning two of his wives and his adoptive mother. 28 years, 71 days
Doug Clark Rape, murder, necrophilia, seven female victims, six convictions. 35 years, 179 days Along with accomplice Carol M. Bundy known as the Sunset Strip Killers.
Cynthia Coffman Convicted along with her boyfriend James Marlow of the murders of four women from October to November 1986 29 years, 19 days Coffman admits to committing the murders, but insists she suffered from battered-woman syndrome.
Kevin Cooper Cooper was convicted of axing and stabbing Douglas and Peggy Ryen, their daughter Jessica, and their son Joshua's friend Christopher Hughes. 8-year-old Joshua survived the attack. 33 years, 121 days
Tiequon Cox Cox was convicted of shooting four relatives of former NFL player Kermit Alexander. 32 years, 135 days
Kerry Lyn Dalton Dalton beat, stabbed, and tortured her former roommate before injecting her with battery acid. 23 years, 119 days
Scott Erskine In 1989, Erskine raped and drowned a woman. Four years later, he raped and strangled two young boys. 14 years, 12 days
Wayne Adam Ford Confessed to killing four women in 1997 and 1998 but is thought to have killed others. 12 years, 49 days Ford was arrested after he walked into the Humboldt County Sheriff Department in Eureka, California in November 1998 with a woman's severed breast in his pocket.
Lonnie David Franklin Jr. Committed ten murders between 1985 and 2007. 2 years, 33 days Serial killer known as the "Grim Sleeper".
Michael Hughes Raped and strangled at least four women between 1986 and 1993. 6 years, 79 days In 1998, Hughes was originally sentenced to life without parole.
Phillip Carl Jablonski Murdered five women (including two of his wives and his mother-in-law). 1994 In January 2006, the California Supreme Court upheld Jablonski's death sentence on appeal.
Gunner Lindberg Stabbed a Vietnamese immigrant 22 times. 20 years, 271 days
Andrew Mickel Shot a police officer. 13 years, 144 days
Michael Morales Morales' cousin, Richard Ortega, hired him to murder Ortega's lover's girlfriend. She was raped, hammered and stabbed. 35 years, 81 days Richard Ortega was sentenced to life without parole.
Joseph Naso Drugged, raped and strangled four women between 1977 and 1994. 4 years, 297 days
Gerald Parker Parker raped and murdered five women in their homes, as well as killing an unborn child of another woman. 19 years, 234 days
Cleophus Prince Jr. Burglarized several homes and murdered six women, one of whom he raped. 24 years, 318 days
David Allen Raley 30 years, 118 days
Angelina Rodriguez Convicted of murdering her fourth husband by antifreeze poisoning. In jail she attempted to hire a fellow inmate to murder a witness who tried to testify against her. She is also suspected of suffocating her infant daughter with a pacifier. 14 years, 240 days
Ramon Salcido Murdered his wife, two of his three daughters, his mother in-law, the mother-in-law's other two daughters, and his work supervisor. 27 years, 276 days
Morris Solomon, Jr. Raped and murdered 6 or 7 sex workers between 1986 and 1987. 25 years, 361 days
Cary Stayner In 1999, Stayner strangled a woman and her daughter's friend from Argentina, and slit the daughter's throat. Five months later, he beheaded another woman. 15 years, 281 days
William Suff Raped, stabbed, strangled and/or mutilated at least 12 sex workers between 1986 and 1991. 22 years, 322 days Suff and his ex-wife were previously convicted of beating their infant daughter to death.
Regis Deon Thomas 3 murders between 1992 and 1993. 23 years, 35 days
Chester Turner 15 murders between 1987 and 1998. 11 years, 71 days
Billy Ray Waldon In December 1985, Waldon shot a woman during a robbery and set her home on fire, killing her daughter inside. Two weeks later, he shot a man who was working on a car. 26 years, 196 days
Marcus Wesson Convicted of incest and the mass shooting of nine of his children. 13 years, 48 days Wesson's victims were his own children, fathered by incestuous relationships with his daughters and nieces, as well as the children by his wife.
Daniel Wozniak Convicted on two counts of first-degree murder. 1 year, 351 days Killed two people in an attempt to fund his 2010 wedding and honeymoon. A jury deliberated for 1 hour 14 minutes before recommending the death penalty, one of the shortest death penalty deliberations in Orange County history. [1]

Colorado[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 3 (as of 2013)[17]
  • Total number executed: 102 (1800–1997)[17][28]
Name Description of crime Time on death row Other
Nathan Dunlap[31] Murdered 4 people and committed armed robbery at a Chuck E. Cheese. 22 years, 125 days Responsible for a shooting at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant, Dunlap killed four employees and wounded another. He also stole $1,500 from the safe and some arcade tokens. His motive was revenge for being fired from the restaurant.

In 2013, Governor Hickenlooper indefinitely delayed Dunlap's execution, saying he had doubts about the fairness of Colorado's death penalty.

He stopped short of converting Dunlap's death sentence to life in prison and said he would leave it to his successor to address the case. The term-limited governor is set to leave office in January 2019.

Sir Mario Owens[31] Murdered a witness and his fiancé who was going to testify against his friend for a murder. 10 years, 95 days
Robert Ray[31] Ordered the killing of witnesses in his pending murder trial, Co-defendant of Sir Mario Owens 8 years, 137 days

Delaware[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 0 (as of 2016)[32]
  • Total number executed: 78 (1800–2012)[17][28]

Florida[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 349 (as of September 13, 2018)[33]
  • Total number executed: 367 (1800–2002)[17][28]

Due to the high number of Florida death row inmates, only prisoners with Wikipedia pages are listed in this article. A full list is externally linked:

Name Description of crime Time on death row Other
Gary Ray Bowles Serial killer who beat and strangled six men and stole their credit cards. 19 years, 12 days Bowles was first sentenced to death on September 6, 1996.
Lucious Boyd Kidnapped, raped and stabbed a 21-year-old woman with a screwdriver. 16 years, 90 days
Tiffany Cole Kidnapped and buried an elderly couple alive. 10 years, 197 days Two of Cole's companions, Michael Jackson and Alan Wade, were also sentenced to death. Another companion, Bruce Nixon, was sentenced to 45 years after testifying against Cole and leading police to the couple's bodies.
Daniel Conahan Kidnapped, tortured, raped and strangled a 21-year-old man, tied him to a tree, then removed his genitals. 19 years, 221 days Conahan is also a suspect in the deaths of twelve other men.
Rory Enrique Conde Strangled six sex workers (including a male crossdresser), then had anal sex with their corpses. 18 years, 196 days
Donald Dillbeck In 1990, Dillbeck attempted to steal a car and stabbed the driver repeatedly. 27 years, 188 days Dillbeck was sentenced to life in prison in 1979 for shooting a deputy. He escaped from prison in June 1990.
Wayne C. Doty In 2013, Doty was convicted of the murder of fellow inmate, Xavier Rodriguez. 5 years, 106 days
Paul Durousseau Raped and strangled seven women, two of whom were pregnant. 10 years, 280 days
Franklin Delano Floyd Murder of Cheryl Ann Commesso 15 years, 301 days Commesso was working as an exotic dancer in Florida when she disappeared in 1989. Floyd, whose wife worked with Commesso, was a prime suspect in her disappearance. Floyd's wife, Sharon Marshall (aka Suzanne Sevakis), died soon after in a mysterious hit-and-run incident and their son, Michael, was put into foster care. In September 1994, Floyd kidnapped and murdered Michael; his body has never been found and was presumably eaten by wild hogs on Interstate 35. Floyd is also the prime suspect in the death of Sharon. It was discovered that his wife Sharon was raised as his daughter and is herself a kidnap victim of Floyd's. Floyd was convicted of Commesso's murder after photos of her beaten body were found in Floyd's vehicle.
Kevin Foster Shot a high school music teacher, with three members of his gang in attendance. 20 years, 125 days Two of Foster's accomplices were sentenced to life without parole. Another was sentenced to 32 years.
Eddie James Strangled a girl and raped her corpse, and repeatedly stabbed her grandmother. 23 years, 32 days
Bobby Joe Long Serial killer who murdered 10 women in Tampa, Florida area. Also linked to dozens of rapes in Florida and California that were never prosecuted. 32 years, 86 days Also received numerous life sentences for some of his murders and rapes
Renaldo McGirth Murder of Diana Miller and attempted murder of James Miller 10 years, 137 days Crime occurred in 2006 with McGirth being sentenced to death in 2008. He became the youngest person on death row in Florida at the time of his sentence.
Phillup Partin Strangled a hitchhiker. 9 years, 292 days
Glen Edward Rogers Serial killer convicted of two murders 21 years, 70 days
Randy Schoenwetter Murders of Ronald and Virginia Friskey 14 years, 288 days At the time of his sentencing, he became the youngest person on death row.
Nelson Serrano Murder in the first degree (four counts) 11 years, 85 days
Tommy Zeigler Quadruple murder of Eunice Zeigler, Perry and Virginia Edwards, and Charlie Mays. 29 years, 33 days Zeigler was first sentenced to death in 1976. In 1989, Zeigler received the death penalty for a second time in a re-sentencing.

Georgia[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 55 (as of May 5, 2018)[34]
  • Total number executed: 976 (1700–2002)[17][28]

Due to the high number of Georgia death row inmates, only prisoners with Wikipedia pages are listed in this article. A full list is externally linked:

Idaho[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 9[35]
  • Total number executed: 29 (since 1864)[35][36]
Name Description of crime Time on death row Other
Azad Haji Abdullah[35][37] Murder by arson of his wife and attempted murder of their four children in Boise on October 5, 2002. 13 years, 300 days
David Leslie Card[35][38] Murder by shooting of a Nampa newscarrier couple on June 5, 1988 29 years, 18 days Denied retrial in 2010.[39][40]
Thomas Eugene Creech[35][41] Murder by beating of a fellow inmate on May 13, 1981 35 years, 261 days Previously on Idaho's death row; in 1977 the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Idaho's previous death penalty on his appeal.
Timothy Alan Dunlap[35][42] Murder by shooting of a Soda Springs bank teller during a robbery on October 16, 1991 26 years, 152 days Also sentenced by Ohio for murdering his girlfriend.[43]
James Harvey Hairston[35][44] Murder by shooting and robbery of an elderly Downey couple on January 6, 1996 21 years, 322 days Denied retrial in 2010.[39][40]
Erick Virgil Hall[35][45] Murder and rape of two women on September 24, 2000 and one in 2003 14 years, 49 days
Gerald Ross Pizzuto, Jr.[35][46] Murder by beating of a Marsing woman and her nephew in July 1985 32 years, 141 days Denied retrial in 2010.[39][40]
Jonathan Daniel Renfro[35][47][48] Murder by shooting of Coeur dAlene Police Sgt. Greg Moore on May 5, 2015 352 days
Robin Lee Row[35][49] Murder by arson of her husband and their two children in February 1992 24 years, 292 days Only woman on Idaho's death row; housed at the Pocatello Women's Correctional Center.

Indiana[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 11 (September 14, 2018)[50]
  • Total number executed: 151 (1800–2009)[17]
Name Description of crime Time on death row Other
William Clyde Gibson Gibson pleaded guilty in 2013 for the sexual assault and bludgeoning death of Christine Whitis, a family friend who had come to his New Albany home to console Gibson after his mother's death.[51] 4 years, 312 days Gibson has pleaded guilty to three murders. After he was arrested for Whitis' murder, police excavated Gibson's yard to recover the body of Stephanie Kirk, a 35-year-old Charlestown woman who disappeared in 2012. He also admitted to fatally stabbing Karen Hodella of Port Orange, Florida, in October 2002. At sentencing, in response to being sentenced to death, he replied "I deserve what I’m getting. It ain’t no big deal." He is known for his signature handlebar mustache.[52][53]
Frederick M. Baer Convicted of the murder of 26-year-old Cory Clark and her 4-year-old daughter. Baer later admitted that he intended to rape Clark, but decided not to go through with it in fear of disease. He decided to go through with the murders to avoid being identified. As of 2018 his sentence has been overturned, citing ineffective legal counsel, in regards to not objecting to unlawful jury instructions to ignore mitigating circumstances.[51] 13 years, 102 days Baer appealed the verdict on the basis that he suffers from multiple serious mental illnesses, cognitive impairments, substance induced psychotic disorder, and schizotypal, paranoid, and borderline personality disorders. Dr. Philip Harvey, a neuropsychologist with a specialty in psychosis, diagnosed Baer with persisting dementia, most likely the result of his substance abuse as well as substance induced psychosis. Baer contends the combination of these illnesses meant he was under an extreme mental or emotional disturbance at the time of the crime which affected his ability to conform his conduct. Dr. George Savarese concluded that Baer could understand his conduct, but had no ability to control his behavior.[51][54]
Debra Brown Along with Alton Coleman, Brown was convicted of several murders as part of a midwestern crime spree. Coleman was executed in 2002.[51] 32 years, 88 days Despite being on death row in Indiana, Brown is being held in Ohio on unrelated murder charges.[51]
Joseph Edward Corcoran Corcoran was living with his brother, sister, and his sister's fiancé. He became enraged when he heard his brother, future brother in law, and two of his brother's friends talking about him. After putting his 7-year-old niece in an upstairs bedroom to protect her, he loaded his semiautomatic rifle and fatally shot the four men. He then went to a neighbor's house and asked them to call police.[51] 19 years, 24 days Corcoran suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and has had ongoing issues with delusions and auditory hallucination. When asked why he was not pursuing post conviction relief, he stated: "I want to waive my appeals because I am guilty of murder. I think that I should be executed for what I have done...I am guilty of murder. I should be executed. That is all there is to it. That is what I believe. I believe the death penalty is a just punishment for four counts of murder, and I believe that I should be executed since I am guilty of four counts of murder."[55]
Eric D. Holmes Holmes was fired from his job at a restaurant after an argument with co-worker Amy Foshee. At closing on the day of his firing, Holmes waited in the parking lot with Michael Vance. Holmes and Vance attacked Foshee and 2 managers as they exited the building, stabbing them multiple times, and stealing the bank deposit money. The restaurant managers (Theresa Blosl and Charles Ervin) died; Foshee survived. Vance was tried separately and sentenced to 190 years.[51] 25 years, 177 days
Kevin Isom In response to learning his wife was planning to leave him, Isom shot his wife and his two stepchildren. He then barricaded himself in the family's apartment and shot at police officers attempting to take him into custody.[51] 5 years, 195 days Isom's defense attorney argued that a death sentence was inappropriate given the emotional state of his client, who suffered an extreme emotional disturbance from losing his job and then being left by his wife. He also pointed out that Isom had a stressful upbringing growing up in the gang-ridden projects in Chicago. Despite this, Isom had no significant criminal history and lived a productive life.[56]
Wayne D. Kubsch Kubsch's wife, Elizabeth, was found stabbed to death in the basement of the family home along with the bodies of her ex-husband and one of her sons. Kubsch took out a $575,000 life insurance policy on Elizabeth two months before the murders. Prosecutors found that Kubsch had more than $400,000 in debt and alleged that this was a motive for the murders.[51] 18 years, 22 days
Michael Dean Overstreet Kelly Eckart, an 18-year-old freshman at Franklin College, was last seen on September 27, 1997 after leaving work. The next morning, her car was found abandoned in a rural area, with its lights on and keys in the ignition. She was found in a ravine in Brown County four days later. She had been shot and strangled. Semen found on the body was matched to Overstreet. 18 years, 50 days Overstreet suffers from schizoaffective disorder and suffered from hallucination as a child including "demons". He was discharged from the marines on the basis of mental illness.[51] A judge determined Overstreet was not competent to be executed in November 2014. The Indiana Attorney General chose not to appeal the decision. He remains on death row indefinitely.[57]
Benjamin Ritchie Ritchie was involved in a police chase after he was spotted driving a stolen vehicle. The chase ended when he wrecked the vehicle and proceeded on foot before shooting officer William Toney in the chest.[51] 15 years, 339 days Ritchie suffers from a number of cognitive and emotional disorders. He has bipolar disorder and a non-specified cognitive disorder. The cause of the physiological defect was not identified, but experts speculated that several past serious head injuries, his mother's heavy use of drugs and alcohol during pregnancy, his own history of drug use, and a history of abuse throughout his childhood were to blame.[58]
John M. Stephenson Stephenson was convicted of the murders of Jay Tyler, 29, his wife Kathy, 29, and another woman named Brandy Southard, 21. Prosecutors allege that the trio were chased in their car to an intersection in rural Warrick County, where they were shot and then stabbed. Stephenson also was convicted of an earlier burglary at Southard's residence. His 8-month trial was, at the time, the longest and most expensive in Indiana history. Sister Helen Prejean, who was portrayed in the movie "Dead Man Walking", testified at his sentencing hearing. 21 years, 94 days Stephenson maintains his innocence, alleging that the witnesses who testified against him are lying and that a surveillance tape proving he was at a convenience store was hidden by police. In his statement to police, Stephenson claimed that he spoke to the victims at a convenience store, went to another residence, and then went home. The investigating officer visited the Circle S to view surveillance footage to corroborate his statement. The officer testified at trial that the footage had been erased by the time he arrived. Lisa Huddleston, the clerk at Circle S, claims she indeed reviewed the footage with a police officer and saw both Stephenson and one of the victims on the tape. His appeal was denied.[59]
Roy Lee Ward Ward was convicted of the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl in her home. Her 14-year-old sister was sleeping upstairs when she heard the screams of her sister. She called 911. Police found Ward still in the home when they arrived. 15 years, 275 days Ward's first conviction was overturned in 2004 on the basis that pretrial publicity tainted the jury pool. He was again convicted and sentenced to death. Ward has been diagnosed with a number of psychiatric disorders including exhibitionism, antisocial personality disorder, and ADHD.[60]
Jeffrey A. Weisheit Weisheit was convicted for setting a fire that killed the two children of his girlfriend. After his arrest, Weisheit admitted stuffing a dish towel in Caleb's mouth and using duct tape to bind his arms behind his back. Two flares were found near the boy's body. Autopsies revealed the children were alive when the fire was set. He told police he did it because Caleb was misbehaving on the night before the fire.[61] 5 years, 70 days Weisheit suffers from bipolar disorder.[51]

Kansas[edit]

Name Description of crime Time on death row Other
Reginald Carr 2000 murders of Jason Befort, Brad Heyka, Heather Muller, and Aaron Sander as well as Ann Walenta four days earlier 15 years, 308 days After the Kansas Supreme Court overturned his death sentence, the United States Supreme Court reinstated it on January 20, 2016.
Jonathan Carr Convicted of the same five murders as his brother Reginald 15 years, 308 days After the Kansas Supreme Court overturned his death sentence, the United States Supreme Court reinstated it on January 20, 2016.
John E. Robinson, Sr. Capital murder convictions for the deaths of Izabel Lewicka and Suzette Trouten and first degree murder in the case of Lisa Stasi, who disappeared in 1985. 15 years, 241 days
Sidney Gleason Deaths of Miki Martinez and Darren Wormkey in February 2004 12 years, 22 days After the Kansas Supreme Court overturned his death sentence, the United States Supreme Court reinstated it on January 20, 2016.
Scott Cheever Murder of Sheriff Matt Samuels in January 2005 10 years, 239 days
Gary Kleypas 1996 rape-murder of Carrie Williams in Pittsburg, Kansas 9 years, 290 days The Kansas Supreme Court, in its review of his case, found serious errors with the state's death penalty statute and ordered that the penalty phase of his trial be redone. The sentence was overturned in 2001. In 2008, he was sentenced to death again.
Justin Thurber Sentenced to death for kidnapping, torture, rape and murder of 19-year-old college student Jodi Sanderholm in 2007. [2] 9 years, 183 days In October 2017 Thurber appealed death sentence with arguments whether he is developmentally disabled. The judge rejected the defense's request for a hearing on whether Thurber is developmentally disabled, ruling that the defense hadn't presented enough evidence to warrant a hearing.[3]
James Kraig Kahler Murders of his wife, Karen Kahler, his two daughters, Lauren and Emily Kahler, and his wife's grandmother, Dorothy Wight 6 years, 343 days
Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. Convicted of killing three people at a Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas. 2 years, 344 days
Kyle Trevor Flack Shot two men, and a mother and daughter in spring 2013. 2 years, 124 days

Kentucky[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 33[63]
  • Total number executed: 427 (as of 2008)[17]

Due to the high number of Kentucky death row inmates, only prisoners with Wikipedia pages are listed in this article. A full list is externally linked:

Name Description of crime Time on death row Other
Ralph Baze Convicted of shooting two police officers at his home. 24 years, 227 days He sued the Kentucky State Department of Corrections on the grounds that execution by lethal injection using the cocktail prescribed by Kentucky law constitutes cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth Amendment. The United States Supreme Court heard the case but rejected his challenge by a vote of 7–2. See Baze v. Rees
Shawn Windsor Convicted in the stabbing deaths of his estranged wife and their son. 11 years, 306 days

Louisiana[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 71 (as of September 7, 2018)
  • Total number executed: 659 (1700–2010)[17]

Due to the high number of death row inmates in Louisiana, only prisoners with Wikipedia pages are listed in this article. A full list of Louisiana death row inmates is not available.

Name Description of crime Time on death row Other
Antoinette Frank Murdered 3 people at a restaurant where she worked as a security guard. 22 years, 334 days Was a police officer

Mississippi[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 42[64]
  • Total number executed: 357 (1800–2002)[17]

Due to the high number of death row inmates in Mississippi, only prisoners with Wikipedia pages are listed in this article. A full list is externally linked:

Missouri[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 30 (2018)[65]
  • Total number executed: 340 (1800–2002)[17]

Due to the high number of death row inmates in Missouri, only prisoners with Wikipedia pages are listed in this article. A full list is externally linked:

Montana[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 2[66]
  • Total number executed: 74 (1800–2006)[17]
Name Description of crime Time on death row Other
William Jay Gollehon[66] Murder by bludgeoning of an inmate during a riot in 1991. 1992
Ronald Allen Smith[66] Kidnap and murder by shooting of two Native American men in the fall of 1982. March 1983 Only Canadian on death row in the United States[67]

Nebraska[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 12[68]
  • Total number executed: 41 (1862–2018)[17]
Name Description of crime Time on death row Other
John Lotter Murdered three people including Brandon Teena, who days prior had reported to police that Lotter and his accomplice Tom Nissen had beat and raped him upon discovering he was transgender. 22 years, 210 days
Raymond Mata Murdered and dismembered his ex-girlfriend's son. 18 years, 110 days
Arthur Gales Beat a woman (who survived), strangled and drowned her son, and raped and strangled her daughter. 16 years, 317 days
Jeffrey Hessler Kidnapped, raped and murdered a teenage girl. 13 years, 124 days
Jose Sandoval For his involvement in the shooting of four people in a failed bank robbery. 13 years, 231 days Convicted alongside Erick Vela and Jorge Galindo.
Erick Fernando Vela For his involvement in the shooting of four people in a failed bank robbery. 11 years, 250 days Convicted alongside Jose Sandoval and Jorge Galindo.
Jorge Galindo For his involvement in the shooting of four people in a failed bank robbery. 13 years, 313 days Convicted alongside Vela and Sandoval.
Marco Torres Shot two men, with one of the victims also being strangled and bound. 8 years, 233 days
Roy Ellis Abducted a girl, beat her to death, and threw her body into a ravine. 9 years, 225 days
Nikko Jenkins Shot four people in August 2013. 1 year, 112 days
Patrick Schroeder Strangled his cellmate to death in April, 2017. Schroeder was already serving a life sentence for murder at the time. 110 days
Anthony Garcia Murdered four people between 2008 and 2013, including an 11-year-old boy. 5 days

Nevada[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 85[69]
  • Total number executed: 74+[70]
Name Description of crime Time on death row Other
Scott Dozier Murder by shooting of Jeremiah Miller in on April 18, 2002 10 years, 351 days This is the first execution scheduled in Nevada since the scheduled execution of Tamir Hamilton in August 2010 (which was stayed). Assuming Dozier does not reverse his decision to waive his appeals and is executed, his execution will be the first in Nevada since that of Daryl Linnie Mack in April 2006.

New Hampshire[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 1 (2014)
  • Total number executed: 24 (1700–1939)[17]
Name Description of crime Time on death row Other
Michael "Stix" Kiser Addison[71] Murder by shooting of an on-duty police officer on October 16, 2006 9 years, 275 days Only death row inmate in New Hampshire

New Mexico[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 2 (2014)
  • Total number executed: 73 (1800–2001)[17]

Note: On March 18, 2009, New Mexico became the 15th state without a death penalty when then-Governor Bill Richardson signed the law replacing New Mexico's death penalty with life without parole.[72] The law was not made retroactive; the two inmates on death row at the time remain there.

Name Description of crime Time on death row Other
Timothy Allen[72] Kidnapping, rape, and murder by strangulation of a teenage girl in 1994 22 years, 275 days Confined at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe.
Robert Ray Fry[72] Murder by bludgeoning and stabbing of a Shiprock mother in 2000 2002 Confined at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe. He has also three other murder convictions.

North Carolina[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 141[73]
  • Total number executed: 802 (1608–2002)[17]

Due to the high number of North Carolina death row inmates, only prisoners with Wikipedia pages are listed in this article. A full list is externally linked:

Name Description of crime Time on death row Other
Blanche Taylor Moore Poisoned her boyfriend with arsenic. 27 years, 244 days Moore has also been linked to the deaths of her father, mother in law, and first husband.
Henry Louis Wallace[74] Raped and killed nine women between 1990 - 1994. 21 years, 64 days Known also as "The Taco Bell Strangler". Wallace confessed to the murders of 11 women.

Ohio[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 138 (August 28, 2018)[75]
  • Total number executed: 443 (1700–2002)[17][28]

Due to the high number of Ohio death row inmates, only prisoners with Wikipedia pages are listed in this article. A full list is externally linked:

Name Description of crime Time on death row Other
Romell Broom Kidnapped, raped and strangled a teenage girl, and attempted to kidnap two of her friends. 32 years, 330 days[76] Broom was originally scheduled to be executed on September 15, 2009, but he survived the lethal injection after the executioners failed to find a suitable vein.
Shawn Grate Serial killer with 5 known victims. 110 days[77]
Anthony Kirkland Between 2006 and 2009, Kirkland strangled, raped, and burned the bodies of four females. 8 years, 171 days[78] Kirkland previously served 16 years for the beating, choking and burning murder of his girlfriend. For the 2006-2009 murders, Kirkland was handed two death sentences, plus two sentences of 70 years to life.
Michael Madison Madison kidnapped, raped and strangled three women in 2012-2013. 2 years, 98 days[79]
Austin Myers Orchestrated the murder of 18-year-old Justin Back 3 years, 337 days[80] Myers became the youngest inmate on death row in Ohio at the time of his sentence. Scheduled for execution on July 20, 2022.
Donna Roberts Shot her ex-husband in order to collect his life insurance. 15 years, 85 days[81]
Anthony Sowell Committed 11 murders between 2007 and 2009. 7 years, 5 days[82]

Oklahoma[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 47 (As of August 31, 2018)[83]
  • Total number executed: 183 (1800–2002)[17]

Due to the high number of Oklahoma death row inmates, only prisoners with Wikipedia pages are listed in this article. A full list is externally linked:

Name Description of crime Time on death row Other
Kevin Ray Underwood Murder of 10 year old Jamie Rose Bolin. 10 years, 169 days

Oregon[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 33 (May 30, 2018)[84]
  • Total number executed: 124 (1800–1997)[17]

Due to the high number of Oregon death row inmates, only prisoners with Wikipedia pages are listed in this article. A full list is externally linked:

Name Description of crime Time on death row Other
Gary Haugen Murder of fellow prison inmate, David Polin, while serving a previous life sentence for murder of Mary Archer, his former girlfriend's mother 6 years, 305 days[85] Confined at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem

Former Oregon Governor, John Kitzhaber, placed a moratorium on all executions for the duration of his term as 37th governor,[86] which has upset the victims of Haugen,[87] Gary Haugen himself,[88] as well as Oregonians who voted in favor of Ballot Measures 6 and 7 in the 1984 General Elections.[89] It is estimated that the case of Gary Haugen cost Oregon tax payers over $1.2 million, according to the Statesman Journal.[90]

Christian Longo Murder of his wife and three children. 15 years, 156 days
Bruce Turnidge (Father) Woodburn bank bombing which killed Oregon State Trooper Bill Hakim and Woodburn Police Captain Tom Tennant 7 years, 271 days[91]
Joshua Turnidge (Son) Woodburn bank bombing which killed Oregon State Trooper Bill Hakim and Woodburn Police Captain Tom Tennant 7 years, 271 days[91]
Dayton Leroy Rogers Rogers was convicted in May 1989 for the murders of 23-year-old Lisa Marie Mock, 26-year-old Maureen Ann Hodges, 35-old Christine Lotus Adams, 20- year-old Cynthia Devore, 26-year-old Nondace "Noni" Cervantes, and 16-year-old Riatha Gyles. 29 years, 102 days[91]

Pennsylvania[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 146 (September 11, 2018)[92]
  • Total number executed: 1043 (1608–1999)[17]

Due to the high number of Pennsylvania death row inmates, only prisoners with Wikipedia pages are listed in this article. A full list is externally linked:

Name Description of crime Time on death row Other
George Banks Killed 13 and wounded 1 in 1982. 35 years, 89 days On May 12, 2010, Banks was declared incompetent to be executed.
Richard Baumhammers Former attorney who began a racially motivated crime spree on April 28, 2000 in Pittsburgh, killing five and paralyzing one 17 years, 131 days Baumhammers was given five death sentences plus 112 years.
Eric Frein State police attack and manhunt —September 2014 1 year, 137 days
Richard Andrew Poplawski Shot and killed three Pittsburgh Police officers on April 4, 2009. 7 years, 83 days
Harvey Miguel Robinson Serial killer who killed three women 23 years, 294 days Initially sentenced to death for all three murders. The death sentences for the first two murders were later changed to life sentences.
Christopher Roney First-degree murder for the shooting death of police officer Lauretha Vaird 21 years, 280 days

South Carolina[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 36 (2018)[93][94]
  • Total number executed: 668 (1700–2002)[17]

Due to the high number of South Carolina death row inmates, only prisoners with Wikipedia pages are listed in this article. A full list is externally linked:

Name Description of crime Time on death row Other
Stephen Stanko Murdered his girlfriend, librarian Laura Ling, and library patron Henry Lee Turner. He also raped and violently assaulted Ling's daughter, who survived the attack. 2007/2009 Stanko was sentenced to death in 2007 for the Ling murder, then in 2009 for the Turner murder.

South Dakota[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 3 [95]
  • Total number executed: 18 (1877-2012) [95]
Name Description of crime Time on death row Other
Charles Russell Rhines[95] Murder by torture of store clerk Donnivan Schaeffer during a robbery in 1992. 25 years, 236 days
Briley Piper Torture and murder of Chester Allan Poage[96] 7 years, 51 days, in addition to time served before an initial conviction was overturned[97]
Rodney Berget Murder of correctional officer Ronald "RJ" Johnson during a prison escape attempt, assisted by Eric Robert[96] 6 years, 225 days[96]

Tennessee[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 60[98]
  • Total number executed: 133

Due to the high number of Tennessee death row inmates, only prisoners with Wikipedia pages are listed in this article. A full list is externally linked:

Name Description of crime Time on death row Other
Christa Pike Murdered Job Corps student Colleen Slemmer by crushing her skull with asphalt. Pike believed that Slemmer was trying to steal her boyfriend. 22 years, 173 days Two of Pike's accomplices were also sentenced. Tadaryl Shipp was sentenced to life without parole, while Shadolla Peterson was sentenced to probation after testifying against Pike. In 2001, Pike and another inmate attempted to strangle fellow inmate Patricia Jones with a shoestring; Jones survived.

Texas[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 228 [99]
  • Total number executed: 1,040 (1800-2002)[17]

Due to the high number of Texas death row inmates, only prisoners with Wikipedia pages are listed in this article.The full list is externally linked:

Name Description of crime Time on death row Other
Linda Carty Carty was convicted for the abduction and murder of 25-year-old Joana Rodriguez to steal her newborn son. Prosecutors alleged that Carty orchestrated the crime, which was committed by three masked men who abducted Rodriguez and her son. Rodriguez was later found dead in the trunk of a car. Her 3-day-old son was rescued from a car parked nearby. The other three men were arrested, but only Carty was prosecuted for capital murder. 16 years, 196 days Carty claims she was framed by drug dealers in response to her work as an informant and has appealed her conviction. Her appeals have been unsuccessful and the appeal procedure has been exhausted. Barring the granting of clemency, she stands to become the first female British national to be executed since Ruth Ellis in 1955, and the first British black woman executed in more than a century.
Gabriel Hall Shot an elderly man and stabbed his wife in the throat (who survived). 2 years, 345 days
Brittany Holberg Holberg robbed and murdered an 80-year-old white male in his home. The victim was struck with a hammer and stabbed nearly 60 times. The weapons used were a paring knife, a butcher knife, a grapefruit knife, and a fork. A lamp pole had been shoved more than 5 inches down the victim's throat. 20 years, 140 days
Rodney Reed It was alleged that on April 23, 1996, during the nighttime, Reed strangled and killed 19-year-old Stacey Stites during an aggravated sexual assault. Reed was identified by DNA taken from the crime scene. He has maintained his innocence since his arrest for the crime. 20 years, 113 days
Raymond Riles Murder and robbery of a Houston used-car salesman in 1974 42 years, 227 days Riles has been on death row longer than anyone in Texas. Because of mental illness, he is considered ineligible to be executed. In 1985, Riles attempted suicide by setting his prison cell on fire.
Darlie Routier Murder of her two sons in 1996 21 years, 226 days Routier's case has attracted the attention of wrongful conviction advocacy groups in recent years. She is currently in the process of raising funds to test evidence found at the scene for DNA.[100][101]
Víctor Saldaño Kidnapped and shot dead Paul Ray King. 22 years, 7 days He is the sole Argentine on US death row.
Juan Segundo Rapist and serial killer with 4 known victims. 11 years, 216 days
Hank Skinner Beat his girlfriend with an ax handle, then stabbed her two sons. 23 years, 172 days
Andre Thomas Murdered his estranged wife, four-year-old son, and 13-month-old daughter on March 27, 2004. 13 years, 141 days He removed his right eye on April 1, 2004. He removed and consumed his left eye on December 9, 2008.
Charles Victor Thompson Murdered his girlfriend Dennise Hayslip and her lover, Darren Cain. Thompson made headlines in 2005 by escaping from Harris County Jail in Houston after a parole meeting using a forged ID badge. He was captured three days later. 19 years, 137 days Thompson alleges that his death penalty conviction is unjust, stating he acted in self-defense as he had been shot by Cain. The killings could be viewed as a crime of passion which would exclude the Capital Murder sentence. Thompson alleges that Dennise Hayslip died a week later due to medical malpractice, not the actual shooting.
Faryion Wardrip Raped and murdered five women in the 1980s. 18 years, 314 days Sentenced to 35 years in prison in 1986. Released on December 11, 1997. Sentenced to death on November 9, 1999; which was overturned in 2010. Resentenced to life in prison without parole.
Jeffery Lee Wood On January 2, 1996, Wood and Daniel Earl Reneau attempted to rob a Kerrville gas station. While Wood waited outside, Reneau shot clerk Kris Keeran between the eyes. Wood was not present when Reneau shot Keeran. 20 years, 200 days Reneau was executed on June 13, 2002. Jeff Wood's death row conviction has been regarded as controversial, as he did not murder Keeran.

Utah[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 9
  • Total number executed: 50 (1800–2010),[17][102]
Name Description of crime Time on death row Other
Michael Anthony Archuleta[103] Torture, rape, and murder of a Cedar City man on November 21, 1988. Assigned Lethal Injection.[103] 28 years, 272 days
Douglas Stewart Carter[103] Murder by stabbing and shooting of an elderly woman during a burglary of her Provo home on February 27, 1985, Assigned Lethal Injection. 32 years, 266 days
Taberone Dave Honie[103] Murder and sexual assault of his ex-girlfriend's mother on July 9, 1998. 19 years, 122 days Has selected firing squad as his method of execution.[104]
Troy Kell[103] Murder by stabbing of an inmate on July 6, 1994 22 years, 42 days Has selected firing squad as his method of execution.[104]
Ronald Watson Lafferty[103] Murder by stabbing of his sister-in-law and infant niece in American Fork on July 24, 1984. Overturned in 1996. Resentenced to Death the same year. 33 years, 135 days
Floyd Eugene Maestas[103] Sexual assault and murder by stabbing, strangulation, beating, and stomping of an elderly woman on September 28, 2004. Mandated Lethal Injection. 10 years, 225 days
Ralph Leroy Menzies[103] Kidnapping and murder by strangulation of a female gas station attendant in Kearns on February 23, 1986. 30 years, 180 days Has selected firing squad as his method of execution.[104]
Von Lester Taylor[103] Murder of a woman and her mother near Beaver Springs, attempted murder by shooting and arson of the young woman's husband, and kidnapping of the two daughters of the man and younger woman on December 22, 1990, chose Lethal Injection as his method of execution. 27 years, 118 days
Douglas Anderson Lovell Aggravated kidnapping and murder of a woman in order to prevent her from testifying against him in a rape case. 3 years, 171 days Lovell was originally sentenced to death for this murder in 1993, but on appeal was allowed to withdraw his guilty plea and was granted a new trial. He was again convicted of the murder and sentenced to death in 2015.[105]

Virginia[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 3[106]
  • Total number executed: 1363 (1608–2017)[17]
Name Crime Time on death row Notes
Anthony Juniper Murdered his ex-girlfriend, her brother and her two daughters 13 years, 171 days
Thomas A. Porter Capital murder (two counts) 11 years, 65 days
Mark E. Lawlor Capital murder 7 years, 88 days

Washington[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 8 (as of 2017)[107]
  • Total number executed: 78 (since 1904)[108][109]
Name Description of crime Time on death row Other
Dayva Michael Cross[107] Triple murder by stabbing of his wife and two teen stepdaughters on March 6, 1999. 17 years, 89 days
Cecil Emile Davis[107] Rape and murder by asphyxiation and suffocation of an elderly woman while burglarizing her home on January 25, 1997. 20 years, 225 days
Clark Richard Elmore[107] Rape and murder of his girlfriend's teen daughter on April 17, 1995. 23 years, 75 days
Jonathan Lee Gentry[107] Murder by bludgeoning of a 12-year-old female on June 13, 1988. 27 years, 85 days
Allen Eugene Gregory[107] Rape and murder of a 43-year-old woman on July 26, 1996. 6 years, 98 days Originally convicted and sentenced to death on May 25, 2001, Gregory’s case was overturned by the Washington Supreme Court on November 30, 2006. The original charge was upheld in a retrial and the death sentence was reissued on June 13, 2012.
Byron Eugene Scherf[107] Murdered a correctional officer on January 29, 2011. 5 years, 133 days
Conner Michael Schierman[107] Murders of a mother, her two young children, and the woman's sister on July 16, 2006. 8 years, 160 days
Robert Lee Yates, Jr.[107] Murders of two women in 1997 and 1998. 15 years, 351 days Concurrently serving 408 years for the murders of 13 other women[110]

Wyoming[edit]

  • Currently on death row: 1 [111]
  • Total number executed: 23 (1866–1992)
Name Description of crime Time on death row Other
Dale Wayne Eaton Kidnapped, raped, and murdered an 18-year-old hitchhiker in 1988. The crime went unsolved for 14 years. 14 years, 183 days Eaton is the only person currently on Wyoming's death row. His death sentence was overturned in 2014, but the state is appealing the decision.

Jurisdictions without the death penalty[edit]

Nineteen states have abolished capital punishment. Crimes committed in these states are still eligible for the death penalty if they are convicted in federal court for violation of certain federal crimes. Capital punishment has been abolished in New Mexico but only for new sentences. Prisoners who are already sentenced to death in that state remain on death row.

States and the date of abolition of capital punishment:

  1. Michigan (1846)
  2. Wisconsin (1853)
  3. Maine (1887)
  4. Minnesota (1911)
  5. Hawaii (1948; prior to statehood)
  6. Alaska (1957; prior to statehood)
  7. Vermont (1964)
  8. Iowa (1965)
  9. West Virginia (1965)
  10. North Dakota (1973)
  11. Massachusetts (1984)
  12. Rhode Island (1984)
  13. New Jersey (2007)
  14. New York (2007)
  15. New Mexico (2009)
  16. Illinois (2011)
  17. Connecticut (2012)
  18. Maryland (2013)
  19. Delaware (2016)

Territories:

  1. Washington, D.C. (1981)
  2. Puerto Rico (1929)[112]
  3. Guam (1978) [113]
  4. Northern Mariana Islands (before 1970; prior to Commonwealth status) [114]
  5. United States Virgin Islands (1991)

See also[edit]

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