List of people executed in Florida

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The following is a list of people executed by the U.S. state of Florida since capital punishment was resumed in the United States in 1976.

The total amounts to 105 people. Of the 105 people executed, 44 have been executed by electrocution and 61 have been executed by lethal injection.

List of people executed in Florida since 1976

No. Name Race Age Sex Date of execution County Method Victim(s) Governor
1 John Arthur Spenkelink White 30 M May 25, 1979 Leon Electrocution Joseph J. Szymankiewicz Bob Graham
2 Robert Austin Sullivan White 36 M November 30, 1983 Dade Donald Schmidt
3 Anthony Antone White 66 M January 26, 1984 Hillsborough Richard Cloud
4 Arthur Frederick Goode III White 30 M April 5, 1984 Lee Jason VerDow
5 James Adams Black 47 M May 10, 1984 St. Lucie Edgar Brown
6 Carl Elson Shriner White 30 M June 20, 1984 Alachua Judith Ann Carter
7 David Leroy Washington Black 34 M July 13, 1984 Dade Daniel Pridgen, Frank Meli, and Katrina Birk
8 Ernest John Dobbert Jr. White 46 M September 7, 1984 Duval Kelley Dobbert and Ryder Dobbert
9 James Dupree Henry Black 34 M September 20, 1984 Orange Zelie L. Riley
10 Timothy Charles Palmes White 37 M November 8, 1984 Duval James Stone
11 James David Raulerson White 33 M January 30, 1985 Jacksonville police officer Mike Stewart
12 Johnny Paul Witt White 42 M March 6, 1985 Volusia Jonathan Kushner
13 Marvin Francois Black 39 M May 29, 1985 Dade 6 murder victims
14 Daniel Morris Thomas Black 37 M April 15, 1986 Polk Charles Anderson
15 David Livingston Funchess Black 39 M April 22, 1986 Duval Anna Waldrop, Clayton Ragan, and Bertha McLeod
16 Ronald John Michael Straight White 42 M May 20, 1986 James Stone
17 Beauford White Black 41 M August 28, 1987 Dade 6 murder victims Bob Martinez
18 Willie Jasper Darden Black 54 M March 15, 1988 Pinellas James Turman
19 Jeffrey Joseph Daugherty White 33 M November 7, 1988 Volusia 4 murder victims
20 Ted Bundy White 42 M January 24, 1989 Columbia Kimberly Leach, Lisa Levy, and Margaret Bowman
21 Aubrey Dennis Adams Jr. White 31 M May 4, 1989 Marion Trisa Gail Thomley
22 Jesse Joseph Tafero White 43 M May 4, 1990 Broward FHP Trooper Phillip Black and OPP Constable Donald Irwin
23 Anthony Bertolotti Black 38 M July 27, 1990 Orange Carol Ward
24 James William Hamblen White 61 M September 21, 1990 Duval Laureen Jean Edwards
25 Raymond Robert Clark White 49 M November 19, 1990 Pinellas David Drake
26 Roy Allen Harich White 32 M April 24, 1991 Volusia Carlene Kelly Lawton Chiles
27 Bobby Marion Francis Black 46 M June 25, 1991 Monroe Titus Walters
28 Nollie Lee Martin White 43 M May 12, 1992 Palm Beach Patricia Greenfield
29 Edward Dean Kennedy Black 47 M July 21, 1992 Duval Floyd Cone Jr. and FHP Trooper Robert McDernon Sr.
30 Robert Dale Henderson White 48 M April 21, 1993 Hernando 5 murder victims
31 Larry Joe Johnson White 49 M May 5, 1993 Madison James Hadden
32 Michael Alan Durocher White 33 M August 25, 1993 Clay Joshua Durocher, Grace Reed, and Candice Reed
33 Roy Allen Stewart White 38 M April 22, 1994 Dade Margaret Haizlip
34 Bernard Bolender White 42 M July 18, 1995 4 murder victims
35 Jerry White Black 47 M December 4, 1995 Orange James Melson
36 Phillip Alexander Atkins White 40 M December 5, 1995 Polk Antonio Castillo
37 John Earl Bush Black 38 M October 21, 1996 Lee Frances Julia Slater
38 John Mills Jr. Black 41 M December 6, 1996 Wakulla Les Lawhon
39 Pedro Medina Hispanic 39 M March 25, 1997 Orange Dorothy James
40 Gerald Eugene Stano White 46 M March 23, 1998 Volusia Cathy Lee Scharf
41 Leo Alexander Jones Black 47 M March 24, 1998 Duval Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer Thomas Szafranski
42 Judy Buenoano White 54 F March 30, 1998 Orange James Goodyear
43 Daniel Eugene Remeta Native American 40 M March 31, 1998 Marion 5 murder victims
44 Allen Lee Davis White 54 M July 8, 1999 Duval Nancy Weiler, Kristina Weiler, and Katherine Weiler Jeb Bush
45 Terry Melvin Sims White 58 M February 23, 2000 Seminole Lethal injection Seminole County Sheriff's Office deputy George Pfeil
46 Anthony Braden Bryan White 40 M February 24, 2000 Santa Rosa George Wilson
47 Bennie Eddie Demps Black 49 M June 7, 2000 Bradford Alfred Sturgis, Celia Puhlick, and R.N. Brinkworth
48 Thomas Harrison Provenzano White 51 M June 21, 2000 Orange William Wilkerson, Harry Dalton, and Mark Parker
49 Dan Patrick Hauser White 30 M August 25, 2000 Okaloosa Melanie Rodrigues
50 Edward Castro Hispanic 50 M December 7, 2000 Marion Austin Carter Scott
51 Robert Dewey Glock II White 39 M January 11, 2001 Pasco Sharilyn Ritchie
52 Rigoberto Sanchez-Velasco Hispanic 43 M October 2, 2002 Miami-Dade Katixa Ecenarro
53 Aileen Carol Wuornos White 46 F October 9, 2002 Dixie 7 murder victims
54 Linroy Bottoson Black 63 M December 9, 2002 Orange Catherine Alexander
55 Amos Lee King Jr. Black 48 M February 26, 2003 Pinellas Natalie Brady
56 Newton Carlton Slawson White 48 M May 16, 2003 Hillsborough 4 murder victims
57 Paul Jennings Hill White 49 M September 3, 2003 Escambia John Bayard Britton and James Herman Barrett
58 Johnny Leartice Robinson Black 51 M February 4, 2004 St. Johns Beverly St. George
59 John Richard Blackwelder White 49 M May 26, 2004 Columbia Raymond D. Wigley
60 Glen James Ocha White 47 M April 5, 2005 Osceola Carol Skjerva
61 Clarence Edward Hill Black 48 M September 20, 2006 Escambia Pensacola police officer Stephen Taylor
62 Arthur Dennis Rutherford White 57 M October 18, 2006 Santa Rosa Stella Salamon
63 Danny Harold Rolling White 52 M October 25, 2006 Alachua 5 murder victims
64 Ángel Nieves Díaz Hispanic 55 M December 13, 2006 Miami-Dade Joseph Nagy
65 Mark Dean Schwab White 39 M July 1, 2008 Brevard Junny Rios-Martinez Jr. Charlie Crist
66 Richard Henyard Black 34 M September 23, 2008 Lake Jamilya Lewis and Jasmine Lewis
67 Wayne Tompkins White 51 M February 11, 2009 Hillsborough Lisa DeCarr
68 John Richard Marek White 47 M August 19, 2009 Broward Adella Marie Simmons
69 Martin Edward Grossman White 45 M February 16, 2010 Pinellas Wildlife Officer Margaret "Peggy" Park
70 Manuel Valle Hispanic 61 M September 28, 2011 Miami-Dade Police officer Louis Pena Rick Scott
71 Oba Chandler White 65 M November 15, 2011 Pinellas Joan Rogers, Michelle Rogers, and Christe Rogers
72 Robert Brian Waterhouse White 65 M February 15, 2012 Deborah Kammerer
73 David Alan Gore White 58 M April 12, 2012 6 murder victims
74 Manuel Pardo Jr. Hispanic 56 M December 11, 2012 Miami-Dade 9 murder victims
75 Larry Eugene Mann White 59 M April 10, 2013 Pinellas Elisa Vera Nelson
76 Elmer Leon Carroll White 56 M May 29, 2013 Orange Christine McGowan
77 William Edward Van Poyck White 58 M June 12, 2013 Palm Beach Florida Department of Corrections officer Fred Griffis
78 John Errol Ferguson Black 65 M August 5, 2013 Miami-Dade 8 murder victims
79 Marshall Lee Gore White 50 M October 1, 2013 Columbia Robyn Novick
80 William Frederick Happ White 51 M October 15, 2013 Lake Angela Crowley
81 Darius Mark Kimbrough Black 40 M November 12, 2013 Orange Denise Collins
82 Thomas Knight Black 62 M January 7, 2014 Miami-Dade and Bradford 4 murder victims
83 Juan Carlos Chavez Hispanic 46 M February 12, 2014 Orange Jimmy Ryce
84 Paul Augustus Howell Black 48 M February 26, 2014 Jefferson Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Jimmy Fulford
85 Robert Lavern Henry Black 55 M March 20, 2014 Broward Phyllis Harris and Janet Cox Thermidor
86 Robert Eugene Hendrix White 47 M April 23, 2014 Lake Elmer Bryant Scott Jr. and Michelle Scott
87 John Ruthell Henry Black 63 M June 18, 2014 Pasco Suzanne Henry and Eugene Christian
88 Eddie Wayne Davis White 45 M July 10, 2014 Polk Kimberly Waters
89 Chadwick Dewellyn Banks Black 43 M November 13, 2014 Gadsden Cassandra Banks and Melody Cooper
90 Johnny Shane Kormondy White 42 M January 15, 2015 Escambia Gary McAdams
91 Jerry William Correll White 59 M October 29, 2015 Sarasota 4 murder victims
92 Oscar Ray Bolin Jr. White 53 M January 7, 2016 Pasco and Hillsborough Teri Lynn Matthews, Natalie Blanche Holley, and Stephanie Collins
93 Mark James Asay White 53 M August 24, 2017 Duval Robert Lee Booker and Robert McDowell
94 Michael Ray Lambrix White 57 M October 5, 2017 Glades Aleisha Bryant and Clarence Moore
95 Patrick Charles Hannon White 53 M November 8, 2017 Hillsborough Brandon Snider and Robert Carter
96 Eric Scott Branch White 47 M February 22, 2018 Escambia Susan Morris
97 José Antonio Jiménez Hispanic 55 M December 13, 2018 Miami-Dade Phyllis Minas
98 Bobby Joe Long White 65 M May 23, 2019 Hillsborough 10 murder victims Ron DeSantis
99 Gary Ray Bowles White 57 M August 22, 2019 Duval 6 murder victims
100 Donald David Dillbeck White 59 M February 23, 2023 Leon Faye Lamb Vann
101 Louis Bernard Gaskin Black 56 M April 12, 2023 Flagler Robert Sturmfels and Georgette Sturmfels
102 Darryl Brian Barwick White 56 M May 3, 2023 Bay Rebecca Wendt
103 Duane Eugene Owen White 62 M June 15, 2023 Palm Beach Karen Slattery and Georgianna Worden
104 James Phillip Barnes White 61 M August 3, 2023 Brevard Patricia Miller
105 Michael Duane Zack III White 54 M October 3, 2023 Escambia Ravonne Kennedy Smith

Demographics

Race
White 67 64%
Black 29 28%
Hispanic 8 8%
Native American 1 1%
Age
20–29 0 0%
30–39 23 22%
40–49 40 38%
50–59 30 28%
60–69 12 11%
Sex
Male 103 98%
Female 2 2%
Date of execution
1976–1979 1 1%
1980–1989 20 19%
1990–1999 23 22%
2000–2009 24 23%
2010–2019 31 30%
2020–2029 6 6%
Method
Lethal injection 61 58%
Electrocution 44 42%
Governor (Party)
Reubin Askew (D) 0 0%
Bob Graham (D) 16 15%
Bob Martinez (R) 9 9%
Lawton Chiles (D) 18 17%
Jeb Bush (R) 21 20%
Charlie Crist (R) 5 5%
Rick Scott (R) 28 27%
Ron DeSantis (R) 8 8%
Total 104 100%

Notes

  1. ^ The 6 victims were: Livingston Stocker, Henry Clayton, Randolph Holmes, Charles Stinson, Gilbert Williams, and Michael Miller.
  2. ^ The 6 victims were: Livingston Stocker, Henry Clayton, Randolph Holmes, Charles Stinson, Gilbert Williams, and Michael Miller.
  3. ^ The 4 victims were: Lavonne Sailer, Betty Campbell, Carmen Abrams, and Elizabeth Shanks.
  4. ^ The crime was committed in Columbia County, Florida however the trial was held in Orange County, Florida due to a change of venue.
  5. ^ The 5 victims were: Murray Ferderber, Dorothy Wilkerson, Robert Dawson, Frances Dickey and Vernon Odom. He also admitted to 7 more murders in Ohio, South Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana.
  6. ^ The 4 victims were: Rudolfi Ayan Sr., Nico Hernandez, John Merino, and Scott Bennett.
  7. ^ The 5 victims were: Mehrle Reeder, Linda Marvin, Larry McFarland, Glenn Moore, and John Schroeder. Remeta was executed for Reeder's murder in Florida, Marvin was killed in Arkansas and the other 3 victims were killed in Kansas.
  8. ^ The crime occurred in 1984 but only Wilkerson died on the day it occurred. Dalton died in 1991 and Parker died in 2009; both of complications from their injuries. Wilkerson and Dalton were both Deputy Sheriff's and Parker was a corrections officer.
  9. ^ The 7 victims were: Richard Mallory, Dick Humphreys, Charles Carskaddon, Troy Burress, Peter Siems, Walter Jeno Antonio, and David Spears.
  10. ^ The 4 victims were: Gerald Wood, Peggy Wood, Jennifer Wood, and Glendon Wood.
  11. ^ The 5 victims were: Sonja Larson, Christina Powell, Christa Hoyt, Manuel R. Taboada, and Tracy Inez Paules.
  12. ^ The 6 victims were: Lynn Elliot, Hsiang Huang Ling, Ying Hua Ling, Judy Kay Daley, Angelica LaVellee, and Barbara Ann Byer.
  13. ^ The 9 victims were: Mario Amador, Roberto Alfonso, Luis Robledo, Ulpiano Ledo, Michael Millot, Fara Quintero, Sara Musa, Ramon Alvero Cruz, and Daisy Ricard.
  14. ^ The 8 victims were: Brian Glenfeldt, Belinda Worley, Livingston Stocker, Michael Miller, Henry Clayton, John Holmes, Gilbert Williams, and Charles Cesar Stinson.
  15. ^ Also killed Susan Roark but was executed for killing Novick.
  16. ^ Also known as Askari Abdullah Muhammad.
  17. ^ The 4 victims were: Sydney Gans, Lillian Gans, William Culpepper, and Richard Burke. Burke was a Florida Department of Corrections officer.
  18. ^ The 4 victims were: Susan Correll, Tuesday Correll, Mary Lou Hines, and Marybeth Jones.
  19. ^ The 10 victims were: Artiss Ann Wick, Ngeun Thi Long, Michelle Denise Simms, Elizabeth Loudenback, Vicky Marie Elliott, Chanel Devoun Williams, Karen Beth Dinsfriend, Kimberly Kyle Hopps, Virginia Lee Johnson, and Kim Marie Swann. Although Long was convicted of 10 murders he was only sentenced to death and executed for the murder of Michelle Simms.
  20. ^ The 6 victims were: John Hardy Roberts, David Jarman, Milton Bradley, Alverson Carter Jr., Albert Morris, and Walter Jamelle Hinton.
  21. ^ Also killed Lee County sheriff's deputy Dwight Lynn Hall but was executed for killing Vann.
  22. ^ Also killed his wife, Linda Barnes, but was executed for killing Miller. He confessed to two other murders but was never charged with either.
  23. ^ Also killed Laurie Barbara Russillo but was executed for killing Smith.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Searchable Execution Database". Death Penalty Information Center. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
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  3. ^ Inmate Release Information Detail - Inmate 102704. Florida Department of Corrections. Retrieved on May 29, 2008.
  4. ^ Hallifax, Jackie. "Man Who Killed 5 Executed in Fla". Associated Press News. Retrieved March 29, 2022.
  5. ^ Inmate Release Information Detail - Inmate 102476. Florida Department of Corrections. Retrieved on November 14, 2007.
  6. ^ Inmate Release Information Detail - Inmate 030970. Florida Department of Corrections. Retrieved on May 29, 2008.
  7. ^ Inmate Release Information Detail - Inmate 538283. Florida Department of Corrections. Retrieved on May 29, 2008.
  8. ^ Inmate Release Information Detail - Inmate 093836. Florida Department of Corrections. Retrieved on November 14, 2007.
  9. ^ Inmate Release Information Detail - Inmate 088795. Florida Department of Corrections. Retrieved on November 14, 2007.
  10. ^ Inmate Release Information Detail - Inmate 078079. Florida Department of Corrections. Retrieved on November 14, 2007.
  11. ^ Inmate Release Information Detail - Inmate 036275. Florida Department of Corrections. Retrieved on November 14, 2007.
  12. ^ Inmate Release Information Detail - Inmate 119658. Florida Department of Corrections. Retrieved on November 14, 2007.
  13. ^ Inmate Release Information Detail - Inmate 105314. Florida Department of Corrections. Retrieved on November 14, 2007.
  14. ^ "US executes Australian widow's murderer". The Age. Melbourne. October 19, 2006.