Updated: March 20, 2017
Please pray for these men and women. Pray for salvation if unsaved, peace if saved, and that the innocent shall be revealed before they are executed. "The Lord is slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance." (2 Peter 3:9 ESV).
Updated: Monday, March 20, 2017 11:20 am EDT
Raymond Tibbetts was scheduled to be execution at 10 am EDT, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Mansfield, Ohio. Raymond’s execution has been rescheduled to Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Fifty-nine-year-old Raymond is convicted of murdering his wife, Judith Sue Crawford, and 67-year-old Fred Hicks on November 6, 1997, inside of Fred’s Cincinnati home, where they all lived. Raymond has spent the last 18 years of his life on Ohio’s death row.
Raymond alleged that he had a “miserable” and “horrible” childhood, as his parents were drug users, causing hime to be in and out of foster care beginning at an early age. Raymond played football in high school until he suffered a knee injury. At a young age, Raymond began getting into trouble with law enforcement, eventually resulting in prison time.
Fred Hicks suffered from emphysema and had hired Judith Crawford as his live-in caretaker in his Cincinnati, Ohio home. In late September, Judith married Raymond Tibbetts who also moved into Fred’s house. Fred’s sister, Joan Landwehr would often visit with Fred to check on him.
On November 6, 1997, Joan arrived at Fred’s home for a lunch date. Upon knocking and receiving no response, Joan let herself into the house with her spare key. She also noticed that Fred’s vehicle was missing. After entering, Joan went to the second floor where she found her brother’s body slumped in a chair. Fred’s chest and stomach were bloody and the pants pocket where he normally kept his money was turned inside out. Joan immediately called the police.
Police discovered that Fred was still connected to his oxygen tank. He had two knives protruding from his chest, a third knife in his back, and a fourth knife blade broken off in his back. Fred did not have any defensive wounds and the stab wounds punctured his heart, lungs, and aorta.
Updated: Monday, March 20, 2017 11:17 am EDT
Paul David Storey is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CDT, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Thirty-two-year-old Paul is convicted of the murder of 28-year-old Jonas Cherry on October 16, 2006, in Hurst, Texas. Paul has spent the last 9 years of his life on Texas’ death row.
Paul had graduated from high school. Paul was previously a truck driver and worked at Putt-Putt Golf and Games.
On October 16, 2006, Jonas Cherry arrived at his place of employment, Putt-Putt Golf and Games, around 8:15 am. He disabled the security alarm system at 8:43 am. Approximately ten minutes later, his co-worker, Timothy Flow arrived and found Jonas lying in a pool of blood in the officer area, clutching the key to the manager’s office, which was still locked.
Timothy was concerned the perpetrator was still in the building, so he returned to the parking lot. Seeing only his and Jonas’ vehicles, he re-entered the building and, believing Jonas to be dead, left the building again and called the police. Timothy waited in his vehicle for the police to arrive.
Police were informed that there were four VCRs set up to record the security surveillance cameras. One VCR was missing, two videotapes had been stolen, but the fourth was still operational, with a tape. On the tape, a red two-door Ford Explorer drove up the road towards the public parking area. A few minutes later, the vehicle left public parking and went in the direction of the employee parking area. Police released the video to the media.
March 17, 2017
Don William Davis is scheduled to be executed around 9 pm CDT, on, Monday, April 17, 2017, at the Cummins Unit near Varner, Arkansas. Fifty-four-year-old Don is convicted of the murder of 62-year-old Jane Martha Daniel in Rogers, Arkansas on October 12, 1990. Don has spent the lat 24 years of his life on Arkansas’ death row.
Don had a history of alcohol and psychoactive substance abuse. He also had a difficult and deprived childhood and was noted to have had a learning disability and a hyperactivity disorder.
On October 12, 1990, Don Davis broke into the home of Jane Daniel. Jane was discovered later that evening by her husband in the storeroom of the house. Jane had been shot once in the head, causing her death. Several items were also missing from the home including cash and jewelry. The gun used in the murder was stolen from the home of Jane’s neighbor. Davis had committed a series of burglaries prior to murdering Jane.
Davis was later arrested by police in Las Vegas. Several of the stolen items were found in Davis’ possession.
Don Davis was scheduled to be executed on October 21, 2015. His execution was stayed, along with several others, by a judge with the Pulaski County Circuit Court. The execution was stayed due to legal challenges regarding the execution drugs.
Bruce Earl Ward is also scheduled to be executed in Arkansas on October 21, 2015. As of yet, no information has been provided regarding the order in which the men will be executed.
Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Jane Daniel. Please pray for strength for the family of Don. Please pray that if Don is innocent, lacks the competency to be executed, or should not be executed for any other reason, evidence will be provided prior to his execution. Please pray that Don will come to find peace through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, if he has not already.
March 17, 2017
Bruce Earl Ward is scheduled to be executed around 9 pm CDT, on Monday, April 17, 2017, at the Cummins Unit near Varner, Arkansas. Sixty-year-old Bruce is convicted of the murder of 18-year-old Rebecca Lynn Doss in Little Rock, Arkansas, on August 11, 1989. Bruce has spent the lat 26 years of his life on Arkansas’ death row.
Prior to his arrest, Bruce worked as a perfume salesman from his motorcycle. Bruce had previously pled guilty in Pennsylvania on a manslaughter change for strangling a women who had left the bar with him.
During the evening of August 11, 1989, Bruce Ward drove around Little Rock, Arkansas allegedly looking for a victim. Teenager Rebecca Doss was working the night shift alone at Jackpot, a convenience store.
Little Rock Police Sergeant Michael Middleton, during his patrol, noticed that there was no one behind the counter at the store and went to investigate. When he was unable to locate the clerk, he called for assistance. While waiting, Sergeant Middleton discovered Ward exiting the men’s bathroom. Sergeant Middleton asked Ward about the missing clerk. Ward responded that the clerk was in the store and that he had just had a cup of hot chocolate and that the clerk had given him the key to the restroom. Rebecca’s body was subsequently discovered on the floor of the restroom, strangled to death.