List of individuals executed in Nevada

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The following is a list of individuals executed by the U.S. State of Nevada.

List of individuals executed between 1861 and 1903[edit]

Between late 1861, when Nevada Territory was organized, and 1903, executions by hanging were conducted at the county seats in which the person was convicted.

There has not been a definitive compilation of legal executions conducted in Nevada prior to 1903, however there are 20 known legal executions between 1861 and 1903:[1]

Year Date Executed Person County
1 1863 January 9 Allen Milstead Dayton
2 1868 April 24 John Milleain (Millan, Millian, or Milliean) Virginia City
3 1868 October 30 Rufus B. Anderson Austin
4 1870 December 16 Ah Fung Unionville
5 1870 December 16 Ah Ung Unionville
6 1873 October 17 David M. Hall Belmont
7 1874 April 24 John Stewart Aurora
8 1874 December 29 John Murphy Carson City (at the foot of Lone Mountain)
9 1877 January 19 Peter Larkin Virginia City
10 1877 October 30 Robert Crozier Winnemucca
11 1877 December 22 Sam Mills Elko
12 1878 February 19 J. W. Rover Reno
13 1880 April 6 Charles Wesley Hymer Winnemucca
14 1882 February 9 Charley Hing Winnemucca
15 1885 January 23 Indian Dave Belmont
16 1886 March 5 Clarence Gray Winnemucca
17 1886 December 31 Edward Crutchley Hamilton
18 1890 June 20 Elizabeth Potts Elko
19 1890 June 20 Josiah Potts Elko
20 1890 December 12 Hank Parish Ely

1903–1921: Individuals executed at the state capital[edit]

The 1901 state legislature required that all executions be conducted at the State Prison in Carson City beginning in 1903.

The 1911 state legislature provided that a death row inmate could elect to die by shooting or hanging.

Year Date Executed Person Type of Execution
1 1905 September 8 John Hancock Hanging
2 1905 November 17 Thomas F. Gorman Hanging
3 1905 November 17 Al Linderman Hanging
4 1905 November 17 Fred Reidt Hanging
5 1905 November 17 John P. Sevener Hanging
6 1906 December 7 Indian Johnny Hanging
7 1906 December 7 Joe Ibapah Hanging
8 1913 May 14 Andriza Mircovich Firing Squad (Machine)

1921–1976: Nevada State Prison gas chamber[edit]

Prior to January 1, 1912 the law prescribed hanging as the means of carrying out the death sentence in the State of Nevada, however, upon revision of the statutes in 1911 the condemned were allowed a choice between the gallows and the firing squad. This remained the law until March 28, 1921 when an amendment was adopted providing for execution by means of lethal gas. Nevada was the first state to sanction the use of the gas chamber.

The first execution by use of lethal gas took place in February 1924 and has been used as the means of carrying out the death sentence a total of thirty-one times. The last execution was held October 22, 1979.[2]

Executed Person Conviction Date of Execution Age at time of Execution
1 Gee Jon convicted of killing Tom Quong Kee Executed, February 8, 1924 Age 28
2 Stanko Jukich convicted of killing of Jennie Medak Executed, April 6, 1925 Age 29
3 Robert H. White convicted of killing of Louis Laval Executed, June 2, 1930 Age 41
4 Luis Ceja convicted of killing Charlie Fong Executed, September 4, 1931 Age 28
5 John Hall convicted of killing John O'Brien Executed, November 28, 1932 Age 52
6 Ray Elmer Miller convicted of murdering his estranged wife Executed, May 8, 1933 Age 34
7 Joseph Behiter convicted of killing Sylvia Reither Executed, July 13, 1934 Age 34
8 Luther Jones convicted of killing four men after a hold-up Executed, January 26, 1937 Age 33
9 Domenico Nadal convicted of killing Joe Urrutia Executed, January 17, 1939 Age 47
10 Burton Franklin Williamson convicted of killing his wife, Mrs.Pauline Williamson Executed, November 21, 1939 Age 43
11 Wilson Henry Boyd convicted of killing Floyd Robinson and his wife Executed, May 28, 1940
12 John A. Kramer convicted of killing Frances Collins Executed, August 28, 1942 Age 64
13 Floyd L. McKinney convicted of killing Lieutenant and Mrs.Raymond Fisher Executed, November 27, 1943 Age 34
14 Raymond Plunkett convicted of killing his infant son Executed, June 30, 1944 Age 31
15 Floyd Loveless convicted of killing a policeman Executed, September 29, 1944 Age 17
16 Albert Everette Sala convicted of an Elko County murder Executed, August 23, 1946 Age 35
17 Paul Maynard Skaug convicted of killing Mrs. Marie Voss Executed, January 10, 1947 Age 36
18 David Blackwell convicted of killing two Reno police officers Executed, April 22, 1949 Age 19
19 Laszlo Varga convicted for the rape-slaying of Mrs.Rev.Morning Executed, June 7, 1949 Age 24
20 Eugene Leo Gambetta convicted of killing his former wife Executed, October 18, 1949 Age 46
21 James Williams convicted of killing a fellow worker Executed, August 25, 1950 Age 32
22 Theodore William Gregory convicted of killing his estranged wife Executed, January 29, 1951 Age 46
23 Owen Caudle Butner convicted of killing his former wife Executed, February 10, 1951 Age 36
24 Gregorio Arellano convicted of killing a high school girl Executed, July 24, 1951
25 Domingo Echaverria convicted of killing nurse Elizabeth Catlett Executed, April 13, 1953 Age 62
26 Clayton Octave Fouquette convicted of killing Donald Brown Executed, April 13, 1953 Age 41
27 Ferdinand A. Bourdlais convicted of killing Ward Budzien Sr Executed, April 23, 1954 Age 27
28 Leroy L. Linden convicted of killing Clarence Dodd Executed, July 15, 1954 Age 33
29 Frank A. Pedrini convicted of killing Clarence Dodd Executed, July 15, 1954 Age 46
30 Earl Lewis Steward convicted of killing Thomas Jessen Executed, February 24, 1960 Age 42
31 Thayne H. Archibald convicted of killing Albert Waters Executed, August 21, 1961 Age 22
32 Jesse Walter Bishop convicted of killing David Ballard Executed, October 22, 1979 Age 46

List of individuals executed after 1976[edit]

A total of 12 individuals convicted of murder have been executed by the state of Nevada since 1976. The first execution was carried out by gas chamber; subsequent executions were carried out by lethal injection. All but one waived their appeals and asked that the execution be carried out.

Executed person Race Date of execution Victims Governor
1 Jesse Bishop White October 22, 1979 David Ballard Robert List
2 Carroll Cole White December 6, 1985 Marie Cushman Richard Bryan
3 William Paul Thompson White June 19, 1989 Randy Waldron Bob Miller
4 Sean Patrick Flanagan White June 23, 1989 Albert Duggens and James Lewandowski Bob Miller
5 Thomas E. Baal White June 3, 1990 Frances Maves Bob Miller
6 Richard Allen Moran White March 30, 1996 Sandra Devere, Russell Rhodes, and Linda VanderVoort Bob Miller
7 Roderick Abeyta Latino October 5, 1998 Donna Martin Bob Miller
8 Alvaro Calambro Asian April 5, 1999 Peggy Crawford and Keith Christopher Kenny Guinn
9 Sebastian Stephanous Bridges White April 21, 2001 Hunter Blatchford Kenny Guinn
10 Lawrence Colwell, Jr. White March 26, 2004 Frank Rosenstock Kenny Guinn
11 Terry Jess Dennis White August 12, 2004 Ilona Straumanis Kenny Guinn
12 Daryl Linnie Mack Black April 26, 2006 Betty Jane May Kenny Guinn

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "An Outline of Capital Punishment in Nevada". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on September 6, 2012. Retrieved 2016-06-16. 
  2. ^ "Nevada State Prison Gas Chamber". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on November 1, 2012. Retrieved 2016-06-16.