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Saturday, December 18, 2010

In memory Of The Young Adults Executed In The Us

( Note Since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976, 22 people have been executed for crimes committed while they were under the age of 18.)


List of juvenile offenders executed in the United States
This is a list of juvenile offenders executed in the United States. This list consists of those people executed in the United States for crimes committed while they were juveniles (before reaching the age of majority). Since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976, 22 people have been executed for crimes committed while they were under the age of 18. All of the 22 executed individuals were males. Twenty-one of them were age 17 when the crime occurred; one,
Sean Sellers (executed on February 4, 1999, in Oklahoma), was 16 years old at the time of his crime..

Since 1642, (in the Thirteen Colonies, the United States under the Articles of Confederation, and the current United States), an estimated 364 juvenile offenders have been put to death by states and the federal government. Twenty-two of those executions occurred after 1976. Due to the slow process of appeals since 1976, it has been highly unusual for a condemned person to actually be under the age of 18 at the time of execution. The youngest person to be executed in the 20th century was George Stinney, electrocuted in South Carolina at the age of fourteen on June 16, 1944. The youngest person ever to be sentenced to death in the United States was James Arcene, for his role in a robbery and murder committed when he was ten years old. He was, however, 23-years-old when he was actually executed on June 18, 1885.[1] The last execution of a juvenile may have been convicted murderer Leonard Shockley, who died in the Maryland gas chamber on April 10, 1959, at the age of 17. No one has been under the age of 19 at the time of execution since at least 1964.[2][3]

After the Supreme Court's 2005 decision in Roper v. Simmons, 543 U.S. 551 (2005), the minimum age at time of crime to be subject to the death penalty is 18, thereby ending execution as a punishment for juvenile offenders. At the time of the Roper v. Simmons decision, there were 71 juvenile offenders awaiting execution on death row: 13 in Alabama; four in Arizona; three in Florida; two in Georgia; four in Louisiana; five in Mississippi; one in Nevada; four in North Carolina; two in Pennsylvania; three in South Carolina; 29 in Texas; and one in Virginia.
* NOTE The age when they died Is in The brackets() & The age they were at the time of the offense*

(1)September 11, 1985 Rumbaugh, Charles Francis Rumbaugh (28) 17 White Male Texas Lethal injection

(2)> January 10, 1986 James Terry Roach (25) 17 White Male South Carolina Electrocution

(3) 5May 15, 1986 Pinkerton, Jay Kelly (24) 17 White Male Texas Lethal injectio

(4) 05-18 1990 Prejean, Dalton " Prejean (30) 17 Black Male Louisiana Electrocution

(5) February 11, 1992 Johnny Frank Garrett (28) 17 White Male Texas Lethal injection

6)July 1, 1993 Curtis Paul Harris (31) 17 Black Male Texas Lethal injection

(7) 07-28July 28, 1993 Frederick Lasley (29) 17 Black Male Missouri Lethal injection

(8) August 24, 1993 Ruben Montoya Cantu (26) 17 Latino Male Texas Lethal injection

(9 December 7, 1993 Christopher Burger (33) 17 White Male Georgia

(10 )April 24, 1998 Joseph John Cannon (38 )17 White Male Texas Lethal injection

(11) May 18, 1998 Robert Anthony Carter (34) 17 Black Male Texas Lethal injection

(12) October 14, 1998 Dwayne Allen Wright (24) 17 Black Male Virginia Lethal injection
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(13) February 4, 1999 Sellers,Sean Richard Sellers (29) 16 White Male Oklahoma Lethal injection

(14) January 10, 2000 Thomas, Douglas Christopher Thomas (26) 17 White Male Virginia Lethal injection

(15) January 13, 2000 Roach,Steve Edward Roach (23) 17 White Male Virginia Lethal injection

(16) January 25, 2000 McGinnis,Glen Charles McGinnis (27) 17 Black Male Texas Lethal injection

(17) June 22, 2000 Graham, Gary LeeGary Lee Graham (36 )17 Black Male Texas Lethal injection

(18) October 22, 2001 Mitchell,Gerald Lee Mitchell (33) 17 Black Male Texas Lethal injection

(19) May 28, 2002 Beazley, Napoleon Beazley (25) 17 Black Male Texas Lethal injection

(20) August 8, 2002 Jones, T. J. Jones (25) 17 Black Male Texas Lethal injection

(21) August 28, 2002 Toronto Markkey Patterson ( 24 ) 17 Black Male Texas Lethal injection

(22) April 3, 2003 Hain, Scott Allen Hain (32) 17 White Male Oklahoma Lethal injection



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