Executions in the U.S. in 1997

 

Date

Number since 1976

Name

State

Defendant/Victim Race

Method

1/8/97 359. Earl Van Denton AR W/2W Lethal Injection
1/8/97 360. Paul Ruiz AR L/see #359 Lethal Injection
1/8/97 361. Kirt Wainwright AR B/W Lethal Injection
1/10/97 362. Billy Wayne Waldrop AL W/W Electrocution
1/23/97 363. Randy Greenawalt AZ W/4W Lethal Injection
1/29/97 364. Eric Schneider MO W/2W Lethal Injection
2/6/97 365. Michael Carl George VA W/W Lethal Injection
2/10/97 366.* Richard Brimage, Jr. TX W/W Lethal Injection
2/26/97 367. Coleman Gray VA B/W Lethal Injection
3/12/97 368. John Kennedy Barefield TX B/W Lethal Injection
3/25/97 369.~ Pedro Medina FL L/B Electrocution
4/2/97 370. David Lee Herman TX W/W Lethal Injection
4/3/97 371. David Spence TX W/2W Lethal Injection
4/14/97 372. Billy Joe Woods TX W/W Lethal Injection
4/16/97 373. Kenneth Gentry TX W/W Lethal Injection
4/21/97 374. Benjamin Boyle TX W/W Lethal Injection
4/24/97 375. John Ashley Brown, Jr. LA W/W Lethal Injection
4/29/97 376. Ernest Orville Baldree TX W/2W Lethal Injection
5/2/97 377. Walter Hill AL B/3B Electrocution
5/6/97 378. Terry Washington TX B/W Lethal Injection
5/8/97 379.* Scott Carpenter OK NA/W Lethal Injection
5/13/97 380. Anthony Ray Westley TX B/W Lethal Injection
5/16/97 381.* Harry Charles Moore OR W/2W Lethal Injection
5/16/97 382. Clifton Belyeu TX W/W Lethal Injection
5/19/97 383. Richard Drinkard TX W/3W Lethal Injection
5/20/97 384. Clarence Lackey TX W/W Lethal Injection
5/21/97 385. Bruce Callins TX B/W Lethal Injection
5/22/97 386. Larry Wayne White TX W/W Lethal Injection
5/28/97 387. Robert Madden TX W/2W Lethal Injection
6/2/97 388. Patrick Rogers TX B/W Lethal Injection
6/3/97 389. Kenneth Harris TX B/W Lethal Injection
6/4/97 390. Dorsie Johnson TX B/W Lethal Injection
6/4/97 391. Davis Losada TX L/L Lethal Injection
6/6/97 392.¥ Henry Francis Hays AL W/B Electrocution
6/11/97 393. Earl Behringer TX W/2W Lethal Injection
6/13/97 394.* Michael Eugene Elkins SC W/W Lethal Injection
6/16/97 395. David Stoker TX W/W Lethal Injection
6/17/97 396. Eddie James Johnson TX B/2W,L Lethal Injection
6/18/97 397.~ Irineo Montoya TX L/W Lethal Injection
6/25/97 398. Wlliam Lyle Woratzeck AZ W/W Lethal Injection
7/1/97 399. Harold McQueen KY W/W Electrocution
7/2/97 400. Flint Gregory Hunt MD B/W Lethal Injection
7/17/97 401. Roy Bruce Smith VA W/W Lethal Injection
7/23/97 402. Joseph Roger O'Dell, III VA W/W Lethal Injection
7/29/97 403. Robert West TX N/W Lethal Injection
8/6/97 404. Ralph Cecil Feltrop MO W/W Lethal Injection
8/6/97 405. Eugene Wallace Perry AR W/2W Lethal Injection
8/13/97 406. Donald E. Reese MO W/W Lethal Injection
8/19/97 407. Carlton Jerome Pope VA B/W Lethal Injection
8/20/97 408. Andrew Six MO W/W Lethal Injection
9/9/97 409. James Carl Lee Davis TX B/B Lethal Injection
9/17/97 410.~ Mario Benjamin Murphy VA L/W Lethal Injection
9/22/97 411. Jessel Turner TX B/W Lethal Injection
9/24/97 412. Samuel McDonald, Jr. MO B/B Lethal Injection
9/25/97 413.* Benjamin Stone TX W/2W Lethal Injection
9/30/97 414. Johnny Cockrum TX W/W Lethal Injection
10/1/97 415. Dwight Dwayne Adanandus TX B/W Lethal Injection
10/8/97 416. Ricky Lee Green TX W/W Lethal Injection
10/13/97 417. Gary Lee Davis CO W/W Lethal Injection
10/22/97 418. Alan Bannister MO W/W Lethal Injection
10/28/97 419. Kenneth Ray Ransom TX B/L Lethal Injection
11/4/97 420. Aua Lauti TX A/A Lethal Injection
11/6/97 421. Aaron Lee Fuller TX W/W Lethal Injection
11/7/97 422. Earl Matthews SC B/W Lethal Injection
11/13/97 423. Dawud Majid Mu'Min VA B/W Lethal Injection
11/19/97 424. Walter Stewart IL B/2W Lethal Injection
11/19/97 425. Durlyn Eddmonds IL B/B Lethal Injection
11/19/97 426. Michael Eugene Sharp TX W/2W Lethal Injection
11/20/97 427. Gary Burris IN B/B Lethal Injection
11/21/97 428. Charlie Livingston TX B/W Lethal Injection
12/02/97 429. Robert E. Williams NE B/W Electrocution
12/09/97 430. Michael Lockhart TX W/W Lethal Injection
12/09/97 431. Michael Charles Satcher VA B/W Lethal Injection
12/11/97 432. ¥ Thomas Beavers VA W/B Lethal Injection


ƒ female
* volunteer - an inmate who has given up his/her appeals and requested the earliest execution date
# juvenile at time of the crime
~foreign national
¥ white defendant executed for black victim

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

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