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The crimes and last meals of prisoners executed on death row in 2018

The crimes and last meals of prisoners executed on death row in 2018

THIS yr 25 inmates on Death Row have been executed in the US – and they have been all males aged 31 to 83.

All of the lads have been convicted for killings of some type, many had different convictions like rape and kidnapping, one a bombing.

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Some prisoners are executed utilizing an electrical chair

It was the very best quantity of executions in one yr since 2015, after the quantity started to say no in 2009.

The Pope lately introduced the Vatican’s toughened stance on the death penalty, calling for it to be abolished worldwide.

Texas executed 13 inmates this yr, probably the most of any state, adopted by Tennessee with three.

In Texas prisoners are usually not allowed to select a last meal and they’re given the standard jail fare.

 The gurney used to execute prisoners by lethal injection in Texas

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The gurney used to execute prisoners by deadly injection in Texas

The oldest inmate to be executed was 83 and the youngest 31.

Deadly injections have been probably the most generally used type of execution, however some have been electrocuted.

No less than 14 prisoners have been given executed dates in 2019 and over 2,000 males and ladies are presently on Death Row.

Listed here are the complete particulars of all 25 inmates who have been executed on Death Row in 2018, together with their last meals and convictions.

Anthony Shore, 55, Texas

 Anthony Shore, 55, was executed on January 18

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Anthony Shore, 55, was executed on January 18

Date: January 18

Technique: Deadly injection

Last meal: Normal jail fare – hen patty, mashed potatoes, black-eyed peas, macaroni and cheese, carrots, and cornbread

Antony Shore, 55, was the primary inmate to be executed in 2018.

He killed a younger lady and 4 women in Houston, Texas, between 1986 and 1995.

Dubbed the “Tourniquet Killer” for his killing technique, Shore was executed for the homicide of a 21-year-old nanny from Mexico.

He raped her and strangled her with a nylon twine from a Venetian blind in April 1992 after providing her a raise to work.

After scrapings from beneath her fingernails matched his DNA, which was in the database after he admitted sexually abusing two younger women, he was arrested in 2003 and convicted the next yr.

Shore later admitted to strangling three different Hispanic women – Laurie Lee Tremblay, 15, in 1986, Dana Sanchez, 16, in 1995, and Diana Rebollar, 9, in April 1994.

His remaining assertion was: “No amount of words or apology could ever undo what I’ve done. I wish I could undo the past, but it is what it is.”

William Rayford, 64, Texas

 William Rayford, 64, was executed on January 30

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William Rayford, 64, was executed on January 30

Date: January 30

Technique: Deadly injection

Last meal: Spaghetti with beef sauce, inexperienced beans, black beans, corn, and garlic bread

William Rayford, 64, was executed for the homicide of his ex-girlfriend Carol Corridor, in November 1999.

On the time he was on parole for stabbing his estranged spouse to death in 1986.

Throughout an argument with Ms Corridor he stabbed her 11-year-old son and chased the 44-year-old out of her house in Cliff Oak, Texas.

He beat, stabbed and strangled her earlier than dumping her physique 300ft inside a drainage pipe behind the home.

Rayford’s legal professionals tried to say he had mind injury brought on by lead poisoning from an previous bullet fragment from many years earlier than, in addition to publicity to contaminated water when he was a toddler.

They did not get him off death row.

John Battaglia, 62, Texas

 John Battaglia, 62, was executed on February 1

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John Battaglia, 62, was executed on February 1

Date: February 1

Technique: Deadly injection

Last meal: Hen patty, mashed potatoes with nation gravy, inexperienced beans, corn and cornbread

The 62-year-old accountant was sentenced to death for capturing lifeless his two daughters in 2001.

Battaglia’s former spouse watched the execution from the viewing space.

His last phrases have been: “No, well, hi Mary Jean, I’ll see y’all later.”

Eric Department, 47, Florida

 Eric Blanch, 47, was executed on February 22

Eric Blanch, 47, was executed on February 22

Date: February 22

Technique: Deadly injection

Last meal: Pork chop, a T-bone steak, french fries, two pints of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, and ginger ale

Eric Blanch, a 7-year-old father, was sentenced to death for the rape and homicide of a university scholar in 1993.

He’s stated to have needed to steal her automotive.

Susan Morris’ battered and strangled physique was discovered in a wooded space on the campus in Pensacola.

Blanch by no means admitted guilt and blamed the homicide on one other man referred to as Eric.

His remaining phrases, stated in entrance of Ms Morris’ household and journalists, have been

“My last assertion is for you guys. I ask you to step out of line of obligation and not take part in this.

“The governor wishes to be senator, and [Florida Attorney General] Pam Bondi wishes to be governor. Let them come down here and do it. I’ve learned that you are good people and this is not what you should be doing.”

He screamed “murderers” as they injected him.

Michael Eggers, 50, Alabama

 Michael Eggers, 50, was executed on March 15

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Michael Eggers, 50, was executed on March 15

Date: March 15

Technique: Deadly injection

Last meal: Hen creole, soiled rice, turnip greens, cornbread, cream corn, cake, and a grape drink

Michael Eggers, 50, admitted murdering his former boss Bennie Francis Murray.

He had labored for the 67-year-old who ran a carnival concessions stand together with her husband.

Eggers requested for her to select up him and his son, however after they dropped off the boy he obtained into an argument together with her and beat her unconscious.

He dragged her physique into the woods and used a tree department to choke her.

Carlton Gary, 67, Georgia

 Carlton Gary, 67, was executed on March 15

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Carlton Gary, 67, was executed on March 15

Date: March 15

Technique: Deadly injection

Last meal: Grilled hamburger, a scorching canine, white beans, coleslaw and a grape beverage

Often known as the “Stocking Strangler”, 67-year-old Carlton Gary strangled three aged ladies with their stockings.

He was convicted of the crimes and sentenced to death in 1986 – however spent 32 years on death row.

Gary provided no last phrases.

Rosendo Rodriguez, 38, Texas

 Rosendo Rodriguez, 38, was executed on March 27

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Rosendo Rodriguez, 38, was executed on March 27

Date: March 27

Technique: Deadly injection

Last meal: Pepper steak, steamed rice, brown gravy, vegetable mix, black-eyed peas, cornbread, chilled pasta salad

Rosendo Rodriguez, 38, sexually assaulted and murdered a pregnant prostitute in 2005.

He stuffed Summer time Baldwin’s physique in a suitcase which was later discovered at a landfill.

After his arrest, Rodriguez confessed to killing one other lady the identical means.

He was dubbed the “suitcase killer” of Lubbock, Texas.

The execution passed off at some point after his birthday after an attraction was denied.

Based on the Texas Division of Felony Justice, he stated: “Yesterday was my birthday. Today is the day I join my God and father.”

He added: “The state may have my body but not my soul.”

Walter Moody, 83, Alabama

 Walter Moody, 83, was executed on April 19

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Walter Moody, 83, was executed on April 19

Date: April 19

Technique: Deadly injection

Last meal: Two Philly cheese sandwiches and Dr Pepper

The 83-year-old was the oldest man to be killed on Death Row this yr.

Moody was convicted of killing US Circuit Courtroom Decide Robert Vance, 58, in 1989 and Georgia civil rights lawyer Robert Robinson, each with mail bombs.

He despatched the bomb to the decide over a 1972 bomb conviction which derailed his profession.

The different bomb was despatched to confuse investigators.

He spent over 20 years on Death Row.

Erick Davila, 31, Texas

 Erick Davila, 31, was executed on April 25

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Erick Davila, 31, was executed on April 25

Date: April 25

Technique: Deadly injection

Last meal: Salisbury steak, steamed rice, brown gravy, vegetable mix, pinto beans, cornbread and butterscotch brownies

The youngest man to be executed on death row this yr, 31-year-old Erick Davila killed a 48-year-old lady and her 5-year-old granddaughter.

Utilizing a semiautomatic rifle with a laser scope, he opened hearth at a youngsters’s birthday celebration in 2008, considering a rival gang member was current – he was a member of the Bloods road gang.

Three different youngsters and one lady have been injured.

His last phrases have been: “I may need misplaced the battle however I am nonetheless a soldier.

“I still love you all. To my supporters and family, y’all hold it down.”

Robert Butts, 40, Georgia

 Robert Butts, 40, was executed on May 4

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Robert Butts, 40, was executed on Might four

Date: Might four

Technique: Deadly injection

Last meal: Bacon cheeseburger with American and cheddar cheese, a ribeye steak, six hen tenders, seasoned fries, cheesecake and strawberry lemonade

Robert Butts, 40, was sentenced to death for the armed theft and homicide of an off-duty officer in 1996.

He was solely 18 when he requested the cop for a carry outdoors a Walmart retailer, directed him to a secluded spot and shot him in the again of the top with a sawed-off shotgun.

His remaining phrases have been “Yeah, I’ve been drinking caffeine all day”

And stated “it burns man” when he was injected.

Juan Castillo, 37, Texas

 Juan Costillo, 37, was executed on May 16

Juan Costillo, 37, was executed on Might 16

Date of execution: Might 16

Technique: Deadly injection

Last meal: Hen patty, mashed potatoes, nation gravy, carrots, pinto beans, inexperienced beans, cornbread

Juan Castillo, 37, robbed and murdered an aspiring rapper in 2003.

The death sentence was postponed 3 times in one yr.

He died after being administered a deadly dose of pentobarbital in the Huntsville death chamber, based on the Texas Division of Justice.

His ultimate phrases have been: “To everyone that has been there for me, you know who you are. See y’all on the other side.”

In accordance with one witness, he later added, “S*** does burn.”

Danny Bible, 66, Texas

 Danny Bible, 66, was executed on June 27

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Danny Bible, 66, was executed on June 27

Date: June 27

Technique: Deadly injection

Last meal: Hen patty, candy potatoes, cornbread, macaroni and cheese, pinto beans, biscuits, nation gravy and a sugar cookie bar

Danny Bible, 66, was sentenced to death for the rape and homicide of a younger lady.

He stabbed her 11 occasions with an ice decide and was dubbed the “Ice Pick Killer”.

Bible admitted different rapes and killings, together with the homicide of a child.

He was in a wheelchair and claimed his veins would not deal with the injection and requested firing squad or fuel.

Talking at his execution, one of his sufferer’s relations stated: “Danny Paul Bible is as a vile and evil a person that has ever drawn breath.”

Christopher Younger, 34, Texas

 Christopher Young, 34, was executed on July 17

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Christopher Younger, 34, was executed on July 17

Date: July 17

Technique: Deadly injection

Last meal: Commonplace jail fare – the precise particulars of which aren’t recognized

Christopher Younger, 34, shot lifeless a comfort retailer proprietor in 2004 – he was simply 24 on the time.

Even the sufferer’s household opposed his execution and protesters tried to get it revoked in July, however failed.

His last phrases have been:

“l need to make sure that the Patel household is aware of I really like them like they love me. Be sure the youngsters in the world know I am being executed and these youngsters I have been mentoring maintain this battle going.

“I’m good, warden.”

As he was dying he stated he might “taste it in his throat”.

Robert Van Hook, 58, Ohio

 Robert Van Hook, 58, was executed on July 18

Robert Van Hook, 58, was executed on July 18

Date: July 18

Technique: Deadly injection

Last meal: Double cheeseburgers, fries, strawberry cheese cake with whipped cream, a vanilla milkshake and grapefruit juice.

Robert ‘Bobby’ Van Hook, 58, stabbed a person to death in his condo – and was executed 30 years later.

David Self, 25, was discovered almost disembowelled in 1985 after that they had met at a homosexual bar in Cincinnati.

His last phrases have been “I’m good”.

Billy Irick, 59, Tennessee

 Billy Ray Irick, 59, was executed on August 9

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Billy Ray Irick, 59, was executed on August 9

Date: August 9

Technique: Deadly injection

Last meal: A combo of a “super deluxe” burger, onion rings and a Pepsi

Billy Irick, 59, murdered seven-year-old Paula Dyer after he raped her in 1985.

He spent three many years on Death Row.

Irick’s ultimate phrases have been “I just want to say I’m really sorry”.

Carey Moore, 60, Nebraska

 Carey Moore, 60, was executed on August 14

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Carey Moore, 60, was executed on August 14

Date: August 14

Technique: Deadly injection

Last meal: Pizza Hut slices, shared together with his twin brother

Carey Moore, 60, was on Death Row for almost 40 years after he shot lifeless Omaha taxi drivers Reuel Van Ness Jr and Maynard Helgeland in 1979.

Troy Clark, 51, Texas

 Troy Clark, 51, was executed on September 26

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Troy Clark, 51, was executed on September 26

Date: September 26

Technique: Deadly injection

Last meal: Pepper steak, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, pinto beans, cornbread, black-eyed peas, pork noodle casserole and carrot cake

In 1998, Troy Clark, 51, kidnapped and murdered younger mum Christina Muse earlier than stuffing her physique in a barrel with concrete.

He was sentenced to death for the crime however maintained his innocence.

His last phrases have been “I am not the one who killed Christina.

“But hey, whatever makes you happy.”

He’s stated to have laughed and giggled through the execution.

Daniel Acker, 46, Texas

 Daniel Acker, 46, was executed on September 27

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Daniel Acker, 46, was executed on September 27

Date: September 27

Technique: Deadly injection

Last meal: Hen patty, steamed rice, nation gravy, black beans, corn bread, chili mac, corn, and pinto beans

Daniel Acker, 46, made his last attraction simply hours earlier than he was executed.

He murdered his girlfriend, 32-year-old Marquetta George, in 2002.

Her physique was discovered on the aspect of the spherical.

Rodney Berget, 56, South Dakota

 Rodney Berget, 56, was executed on October 29

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Rodney Berget, 56, was executed on October 29

Date: October 29

Technique: Deadly injection

Last meal: Pancakes, waffles, maple syrup and butter, breakfast sausages, scrambled eggs, fries, Pepsi and Cherry Nibs licorice.

Rodney Berget, 56, was sentenced to death for his half in the homicide of a corrections officer in 2011.

He was already in jail for tried homicide and kidnapping.

His remaining phrases have been “is it supposed to feel like that?”

Edmund Zagorski, 63, Tennessee

 Edmund Zagorski, 63, was executed on November 1

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Edmund Zagorski, 63, was executed on November 1

Date: November 1

Technique: Electrical chair

Last meal: Pickled pig knuckles and pigtails

Edmund Zagorski, 63, selected the electrical chair as he believed it would not be as painful because the deadly injection.

He was convicted of murdering John Dotson, 35, and Jimmy Porter, 32, in 1983.

His remaining phrases have been “let’s rock”.

Roberto Ramos, 64, Texas

 Roberto Ramos, 64, was executed on November 14

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Roberto Ramos, 64, was executed on November 14

Date: November 14

Technique: Deadly injection

Last meal: Pepper steak, steamed rice, combined greens, pinto beans, sliced bread, oven-fried potatoes, nation gravy with sausage, combined fruit, biscuits

Roberto Ramos, 64, murdered his spouse and youngsters 26 years in the past with a sledgehammer.

He buried them underneath the toilet flooring of their residence.

His last phrases have been: “I’m getting my gold watch that it took the governor 30 years to forge.

“Thank you, God. Lord, send me a chariot. I’m ready.”

Joseph Garcia, 47, Texas

 Joseph Garcia, 47, was executed on December 4

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Joseph Garcia, 47, was executed on December four

Date: December four

Technique: Deadly injection

Last meal: Baked pork chop, pepper steak, candy potatoes, pinto beans, steamed rice with brown gravy, corn, vegetarian beans, cornbread, sliced bread

Joseph Garcia was a member of the “Texas 7”, a gang of escaped prisoners concerned in the deadly capturing of a cop.

Officer Aubrey Hawkins, of Irving, Texas, was gunned down throughout a theft on Christmas Eve in 2000.

Garcia didn’t shoot the cop however was sentenced to death because of “law of parties”.

Earlier than he died, he wrote to the Houston Chronicle: “I’m on Death Row as a result of of the actions and intent of others and as a result of I’m one of the Texas Seven, case closed.

“Is it right that I should be murdered for something that I did not do?”

His last phrases have been: “Dear Heavenly Father, please forgive them for they know not what they do.”

David Earl Miller, 61, Tennessee

 David Earl Miller, 61, was executed on December 6

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David Earl Miller, 61, was executed on December 6

Date: December 6

Technique: Electrical chair

Last meal: Pepper steak, steamed rice with brown gravy, ranch fashion beans, cornbread, spaghetti with beef sauce, corn, pinto beans, and garlic toast

Miller was Tennessee’s longest standing Death Row inmate at 36 years.

He stated “beats being on Death Row” when he died.

Miller was convicted of murdering 23-year-old Lee Standifer.

That they had been on a date earlier than he beat and stabbed her and dumped her physique in a woodland.

Alvin Braziel, 43, Texas

 Alvin Braziel, 43, was executed on December 11

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Alvin Braziel, 43, was executed on December 11

Date: December 11

Technique: Deadly injection

Last meal: Unknown

Braziel murdered Douglas White and raped his bride Lora White throughout a botched theft 25 years in the past.

He attacked the pair at gunpoint as they walked on a jogging path at Eastfield School campus, close to Dallas, in September 1993.

The couple advised Braziel, who was 18 on the time, that that they had no cash earlier than Douglas was fatally shot and Lora sexually attacked.

The crime was unsolved for eight years.

His last phrases have been an apology to Lora.

Jose Jimenez, 55, Florida

 Jose Jiminez, 55, was executed on December 13

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Jose Jiminez, 55, was executed on December 13

Date: December 13

Technique: Deadly injection

Last meal: Cuban sandwich, eggs, French fries and ice cream

Jiminez stabbed a 63-year-old lady eight occasions throughout a housebreaking, killing her.

In a written assertion launched by the Florida Division of Corrections, Phyliss’s nephew stated: “Mr Jimenez has proven no regret or repentance for his crime.

“His execution will permit closure to a painful reminiscence of the vicious homicide … My household hopes he has made peace with himself and to no matter energy he might or might not consider in.

“We pray for his soul and feel justice has been rightfully served.”

Tennessee inmate jokes the electrical chair ‘beats being on death row’ as he turns into the second individual to decide on the chair in somewhat over a month


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