Did You Know?

Twenty-one men and no women have

been executed in the United States in 2017.

Scheduled Executions

Updated: October 19, 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).

 

Due to ongoing legal challenges, Ohio has rescheduled multiple executions, multiple times.  Beginning with 2018, this list contains only current Ohio executions.  Click here for more information about Ohio's legal challenges.

October 2017

  • 05 - Jeffrey Borden, Alabama - Stayed
  • 05 - Cary Michael Lambrix, Florida - Executed
  • 12 - Robert Pruett, Texas - Executed
  • 16 - Scott Dozier, Nevada - Rescheduled to November 13, 2017
  • 18 - Raymond Tibbetts, Ohio - Rescheduled from July 26, 2017; Rescheduled to February 13, 2018
  • 18 - Anthony Shore, Texas - Rescheduled to January 18, 2018
  • 19 - Torrey McNabb, Alabama - Executed
  • 26 - Clinton Young, Texas - Stayed

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Updated: Monday, October 16, 2017 10:50 am EDT

 

Raymond Tibbetts was scheduled to be execution at 10 am EDT, on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Mansfield, Ohio.  Raymond’s execution has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 13, 2018.  Sixty-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 19 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 him 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.

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Updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2017  6:07 pm EDT

 

District Court Judge Maria Jackson granted a 90-day stay of execution for Anthony Allen Shore.  Anthony's execution has been rescheduled for January 18, 2018.  The temporary stay was granted to allow time to investigate claims that another Texas death row inmate, Larry Swearingen, attempted to persuade Anthony to confess to the crime for which Larry has been sentenced to death.  Larry is scheduled to be executed next month.  The state supports the stay of execution in order to allow time to investigate the claims and ensure that justice is being carried out.

 

Updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2017  4:00 pm EDT

 

Shortly after asking Governor Greg Abbott for a single, 30-day reprieve from execution, Anthony Shore revealed that fellow death row inmate Larry Sweraingen had approached Anthony to conspire regarding the murder of Melissa Trotter.  Larry has been convicted and sentenced to die next month for the murder of Melissa Trotter (read more here).  In an attempt to escape punishment, Larry convinced Anthony to confess to Melissa's murder.  As part of the conspiracy, Larry had given Anthony numerous documents about the murder, including a hand-drawn map of where the body was located and where Larry had hidden physical evidence of the crime.  The requested reprieve would allow time to investigate all the items found in Anthony's cell.  Governor Abbott has not yet responded to the request.

 

Updated: Monday, October 16, 2017  10:48 am EDT

 

Anthony Allen Shore is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CDT, on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.  Fifty-five-year-old Anthony is convicted of murdering 9-year-old Diana Rebollar, 15-year-old Laurie Lee Tremblay, 16-year-old Dana Sanchez, and 21-year-old Maria Del Carmen Estrada, over a period of time from 1986 to 1995, in Harris County, Texas.  Anthony has spent the last 13 years of his life on Texas’ death row.

 

Anthony was born in Rapid City, South Dakota.  His family moved frequently as a child, which did not allow him to make friends.  Around the age of 13, Anthony alleges that his mother began molesting him.  A few years later, he began drinking and using marijuana.  Around the same time, he also alleges that he had “something” to do with the murder of a homeless man in Florida.  Throughout the years, he worked as a wrecker driver, a telephone line installer, and as a general construction worker.

 

Anthony was married to Gina Worley in 1984, with whom he had two children.  The two remained married for several years before divorcing when Gina discovers he was having extra-marital affairs.  Shortly after marring his second wife, 18-year-old Amy Lynch, charges were filed against Anthony, accusing him of molesting his two daughters.  Anthony avoided jail by accepting a plea bargain that required him to register as a sex offender and submit a DNA sample to the police.  Amy divorced Anthony after he attempted to strangle her.  Anthony was arrest for cocaine a few years later.

 

On April 16, 1992, Maria Del Carmen Estrada was kidnapped, raped, and strangled to death by an unknown assailant.  Police recovered DNA evidence from under her fingernails, but were unable to find a match in their database.  More than ten years later, on October 24, 2003, as police were re-running DNA evidence from cold cases, they received a match for the DNA found under Maria’s fingernails.  Her assailant was identified as Anthony Shore.

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Updated: Thursday, October 19, 2017  10:38 pm EDT

 

Torrey McNabb has been executed in Alabama.  The execution was delayed several hours due to appeals.  Read more here.

 

Updated: Thursday, October 19, 2017  9:28 pm EDT

 

The Supreme Court of the United States has lifted the temporary stay of execution for Torrey McNabb, allowing his execution to proceed.

 

Updated: Thursday, October 19, 2017  7:08 pm EDT

 

The Supreme Court of the United States has issued a temporary stay of execution for Torrey McNabb, halting his execution that was scheduled to begin at 6 pm CDT.  The stay could be lifted tonight, allowing the execution to proceed.  Alabama has until midnight to begin the execution.

 

Updated: Thursday, October 19, 2017  6:15 pm EDT

 

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected Torrey McNabb's most recent request to halt his execution, scheduled for this evening.  Earlier this evening, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned a stay of execution granted to Torrey.

 

Updated: Thursday, October 19, 2017  6:03 pm EDT

 

The Supreme Court of the United States has overturned a stay of execution for Torrey McNabb, who is once again, scheduled to be executed this evening.  The stay of execution was initially granted by Chief U.S. District Judge W. Keith Watkins of the Middle District of Alabama Northern Division, and later upheld by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Torrey and his attorneys were arguing that Alabama's execution protocol provided a significant risk of pain and suffering during the execution, which would be a violation of Torrey's 8th Amendment rights.  Two of the nine Supreme Court Justices would have granted the stay.  Torrey has again filed with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals for stay of execution.

 

Updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2017  9:22 pm EDT

 

A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the stay of execution for Torrey McNabb granted by Chief U.S. District Judge W. Keith Watkins of the Middle District of Alabama Northern Division.  The stay was granted after Torrey and his attorney successfully argued that Alabama's execution protocol provided a significant risk of pain and suffering during the execution, which would be a violation of Torrey's 8th Amendment rights.  Alabama has appealed this ruling to the Supreme Court of the United States.  The Supreme Court of the Untied States has previously overturned similar rulings  and allowed executions to proceed in the state.

 

Updated: Monday, October 16, 2017  2:12 pm EDT

 

Chief U.S. District Judge W. Keith Watkins of the Middle District of Alabama Northern Division has stayed the execution of Torrey McNabb.  Torrey and his attorney successfully argued that Alabama's execution protocol provided a significant risk of pain and suffering during the execution, which would be a violation of Torrey's 8th Amendment rights.  Alabama has appealed this ruling.  The Supreme Court of the Untied States has previously overturned similar rulings  and allowed executions to proceed in the state.

 

Updated: Monday, October 16, 2017  10:46 am EDT

 

Torrey Twane McNabb is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CDT, on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the Holeman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama.  Forty-year-old Torrey is convicted of the murder of Police Officer Anderson Gordon on September 24, 1997, in Montgomery, Alabama.  Torrey has spent the last 18 years on Alabama’s death row. 

 

Torrey’s father had spent time in prison and his mother was a cocaine addict.  Torrey began using cocaine around the age of 14 or 15.

 

On September 24, 1997, Sanford Sharpe, a bail bondsman, was attempting to locate Torrey McNabb, who had failed to appear in court to charges of receiving stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.  After failing to appear, a warrant was issued for his arrest.  Sanford located McNabb and McNabb’s grandmother’s residence.  Sanford spoke with McNabb, who said he would go with Sanford.  Under the pretense of putting on shoes, McNabb fled out the back door. 

 

Later that day, around 1:30 pm, Sanford again located McNabb, this time parked in a vehicle outside of his grandmother’s home.  Sanford pulled up beside McNabb.  When McNabb noticed Sanford, he quickly drove away.  Sanford pursued.  While crossing an intersection, McNabb struck another vehicle.  Sanford drove up and started to get out of his vehicle when McNabb started shooting a gun.  Sanford quickly drove away from the gunfire and called the police.  Sanford then returned to intersection and parked next to a police patrol vehicle.  Inside was Officer Anderson Gordon, who had been shot several times.  Sanford, fearing for his safety, pulled out his own weapon.  Police arrived a short time later and confiscated Sanford’s weapon. 

 

Annie Gamble, was the women whose vehicle had been struck by McNabb.  After being struck, Annie saw McNabb, who she identified later, pull a gun.  She pleaded with him not to shoot her.  McNabb began shooting at a red truck that drove by.  Annie then saw McNabb walking towards the police patrol parked on the corner, hiding his weapon.  McNabb approached the rear of the patrol car and began firing into the car, shattering the rear window.  When the officer fired back, McNabb fled the scene.  

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Updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2017  3:55 pm EDT

 

Clinton Young has been granted a stay of execution by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.  The stay was granted to allow time to review the allegations that false and misleading evidence was used during Clinton's trial, in violation of his due process rights. 

 

Updated: Monday, October 16, 2017  10:44 am EDT

 

Clinton Lee “Clint” Young is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CDT, on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.  Thirty-four-year-old Clinton is convicted of the murder of 41-year-old Doyle Douglas and 52-year-old Samuel Petrey in late November of 2001, in Midland County, Texas.  Clinton has spent the last 14 years of his life on Texas’ death row.

 

Clinton was alleged physically abused by his father and step-father while growing up.  Clinton dropped out of high school in the 12th grade.  He allegedly suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  Prior to his arrested, Clinton worked in construction, as an iron worker, a carpet layer, and a general laborer.

 

On November 24, 2001, Clinton Young, along with Doyle Douglas, Mark Ray, David Lee Page, Jr., and Darnell McCoy, drove to Longview, Texas to purchase marijuana.  Doyle was the driver and owner of the vehicle that the group drove in.  Upon arriving at the location they were going to purchase marijuana, David approached the residence.  After knocking on the door and receiving no response, he returned to the vehicle.  Doyle opened his door and slid his seat forward to let David return to the back seat.  While David was re-entering the vehicle, Young, who was seated in the front passenger seat, pulled out .22 caliber semiautomatic handgun.  Young announced that he needed the vehicle and proceeded to shoot Doyle twice in the head.

 

Young threatened the remainder of the group and ordered them to place Doyle’s body in the trunk of the vehicle.  Once done, he ordered everyone back in the vehicle and drove away.  He stopped to dispose of Doyle’s body in a creek, where he also forced Mark to shot Doyle again in the head.  They then drove to a motel, where Young and Mark told a friend how they killed Doyle.  Young then dropped Darnell of at his home, but forced David to stay out of fear that David would go to the police.

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