Executions in the U.S. from 1976-1986

Execution Date Number since 1976 Name State Defendant/ Victim Race Method
01/17/77 1.* Gary Gilmore UT W/W Firing Squad
5/25/79 2. John Spenkelink FL W/W Electrocution
10/22/79 3.* Jesse Bishop NV W/W Gas Chamber
03/09/81 4.* Steven Judy IN W/3W Electrocution
08/10/82 5.* Frank Coppola VA W/W Electrocution
12/07/82 6. Charlie Brooks TX B/W Lethal Injection
04/22/83 7. John Evans AL W/W Electrocution
09/02/83 8. Jimmy Lee Gray MS W/W Gas Chamber
11/30/83 9. Robert Sullivan FL W/W Electrocution
12/14/83 10. Robert Wayne Williams LA B/B Electrocution
12/15/83 11. John Eldon Smith GA W/2W Electrocution
01/26/84 12. Anthony Antone FL W/W Electrocution
02/29/84 13. John Taylor LA B/W Electrocution
03/14/84 14. James Autry TX W/W Lethal Injection
03/16/84 15. James Hutchins NC W/2W Lethal Injection
03/31/84 16. Ronald O'Bryan TX W/W Lethal Injection
04/05/84 17. Elmo Sonnier LA W/2W Electrocution
04/05/84 18. Arthur Goode FL W/W Electrocution
05/10/84 19. James Adams FL B/W Electrocution
06/20/84 20. Carl Shriner FL W/W Electrocution
07/12/84 21. Ivon Stanley GA B/W Electrocution
07/13/84 22. David Washington FL B/2W,B Electrocution
09/07/84 23. Ernest Dobbert FL W/W Electrocution
09/10/84 24. Timothy Baldwin LA W/W Electrocution
09/20/84 25. James Dupree Henry FL B/B Electrocution
10/12/84 26. Linwood Briley VA B/W Electrocution
10/30/84 27. Ernest Knighton LA B/W Electrocution
10/30/84 28. Thomas Barefoot TX W/W Lethal Injection
11/02/84 29. Velma Barfield ƒ NC W/W Lethal Injection
11/08/84 30. Timothy Palmes FL W/W Electrocution
12/12/84 31. Alpha Otis Stephens GA B/W Electrocution
12/28/84 32. Robert Lee Willie LA W/W Electrocution
01/04/85 33. David Martin LA W/4W Electrocution
01/09/85 34. Roosevelt Green GA B/W Electrocution
01/11/85 35. Joseph Carl Shaw SC W/2W Electrocution
01/16/85 36. Doyle Skillern TX W/W Lethal Injection
01/30/85 37. James Raulerson FL W/W Electrocution
02/20/85 38. Van Roosevelt Solomon GA B/W Electrocution
03/06/85 39. Johnny Paul Witt FL W/W Electrocution
03/13/85 40.* Stephen Peter Morin TX W/W Lethal Injection
03/20/85 41. John Young GA B/3W Electrocution
04/18/85 42. James Briley VA B/2B Electrocution
05/15/85 43. Jesse de la Rosa TX L/A Lethal Injection
05/29/85 44. Marvin Francois FL B/6B Electrocution
06/25/85 45. Charles Milton TX B/B Lethal Injection
06/25/85 46. Morris Mason VA B/W Electrocution
07/09/85 47. Henry Martinez Porter TX L/W Lethal Injection
09/11/85 48. # * Charles Rumbaugh TX W/W Lethal Injection
10/16/85 49. * William Vandiver IN W/W Electrocution
12/06/85 50. * Carroll Cole NV W/W Lethal Injection
01/10/86 51. # James Terry Roach SC W/ see #35 Electrocution
03/12/86 52. Charles William Bass TX W/W Lethal Injection
03/21/86 53. Arthur Lee Jones AL B/W Electrocution
04/15/86 54. Daniel Thomas FL B/W Electrocution
04/16/86 55. * Jeffrey Allen Barney TX W/W Lethal Injection
04/22/86 56. David Funchess FL B/2W Electrocution
05/15/86 57. # Jay Pinkerton TX W/2W Lethal Injection
05/20/86 58. Ronald Straight FL W/W Electrocution
06/09/86 59. Rudy Esquivel TX L/W Lethal Injection
06/19/86 60. Kenneth Brock TX W/W Lethal Injection
06/24/86 61. Jerome Bowden GA B/W Electrocution
07/31/86 62. Michael Smith VA B/W Electrocution
08/20/86 63. Randy Woolls TX W/W Lethal Injection
08/22/86 64. Larry Smith TX B/W Lethal Injection
8/26/86 65. Chester Wicker TX W/W Lethal Injection
09/19/86 66. John Rook NC W/W Lethal Injection
12/04/86 67. Michael Wayne Evans TX B/L Lethal Injection
12/18/86 68. Richard Andrade TX L/L Lethal Injection
* volunteer
# juvenile at time of the crime
~foreign national
¥ white defendant executed for black victim
ƒ female

**Race of defendant information supplied by NAACP Legal Defense Fund "Death Row USA"

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