Did You Know?

Twenty men and no women have been

executed in the United States in 2017.

Scheduled Executions

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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Updated: Monday, October 8, 2017 10:43 am EDT

 

Ruben Ramirez Cardenas is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CST, on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.  Forty-seven-year-old Ruben is convicted of the murder of 16-year-old Mayra Laguna on February 22, 1997, in Edinburg, Texas.  Ruben has spent the last 19 years of his life on Texas’ death row.

 

Ruben was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and has remained a Mexican national.  He did not graduate high school.  Prior to his arrest, he worked as a laborer.

 

In February 1997, the parents of Mayra Laguna were helping Ruben Cardenas’ parents with repairs to their trailer.  Mayra would come to the trailer after school and stay until her parents were ready to leave.  Cardenas asked Mayra’s parents if he could take the Mayra out so that she would not be bored.  Mayra’s mother agreed.

 

On February 13, Cardenas took Mayra and her boyfriend to the mall, where they played video games.  A few days later on February 19, Cardenas took Mayra when he went to pick up his sister.  Later that evening, he used the bathroom in Mayra’s home, where he could see into her bedroom.

 

On February 20, Cardenas took Mayra to a carnival.  On their way home, around 10:30 pm, Cardenas stopped by the home of Adolfo Vallejo, a friend.  Cardenas told Adolfo that Mayra was 18, and that he was going to put cocaine in her beer so he could “get into her pants.”  As Cardenas left, Adolfo looked into the car and saw Mayra, who he identified after seeing her picture in the paper.

 

During the early morning hours of February 22, 1997, crawled through the window of Maria Juarez and told her he was looking for her sister.  When Maria said she was not there, he left.  Cardenas then went to the home of another Anselma Rangel, saying he wanted to party.  When Anselma refused to let him in, Cardenas left.  

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Updated: Monday, October 16, 2017  10:42 am EDT

 

Patrick Charles Hannon is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm EST, on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at the Florida State Penitentiary, near Raiford, Florida.  Fifty-three-year-old Patrick is convicted of murdering Brandon Snider and Robert Carter on January 10, 1991, in Tampa, Florida.  Patrick has spent the last 16 years on death row in Florida.

 

On January 10, 1991, Jim Acker, Ron Richardson, and Patrick Hannon went to the apartment of Brandon Snider in Tampa, Florida.  Acker wanted revenge on Brandon, who had previously dated his sister, Tori Acker.  Over Christmas, after Brandon and Tori had separated, Brandon broke into Tori’s Indiana home and vandalized her bedroom.  Brandon then returned to Tampa, Florida, where he lived with his roommate, Robert Carter.

 

Hannon knocked on Brandon’s door, while Acker hid nearby.  When Brandon opened the door, Acker attacked him with a knife, repeatedly stabbing Brandon.  While being attacked, Brandon screamed for his roommate Robert to call the police, causing Acker to kill him by slicing his throat.  Robert ran to his bedroom in an attempt to hide after seeing what was going on.  Hannon chased Robert into the bedroom and shot him six times at close range, killing him.

 

Richardson and Hannon were arrested a short time later.  Richardson agreed to testify against Hannon in exchange for a lesser charge and reduced sentence.  During his testimony, Richardson identified Acker as the third man with them that night.  Richardson received a 14 month prison sentence.  Acker received two life sentences.  Hannon received the death penalty.

 

Please pray for peace and healing for the families of the Brandon and Robert.  Please pray for strength for the family of Patrick Hannon.  Please pray that if Patrick is innocent, lacks the competency to be executed or should not be executed for any reason that evidence will be presented prior to his arrest.  Please pray that Patrick may come to find peace through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, if he has not already.

Updated: Monday, October 16, 2017 10:41 am EDT

 

Jack Gordon Greene is scheduled to be executed at 7 pm CST, on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at the Cummins Unit in Varner, Arkansas.  Sixty-two-year-old Jack is convicted of the murder of 69-year-old Sidney Jethro Burnett on July 23, 1991, in Knoxville, Arkansas.  Jack has spent the last 25 years on Arkansas’ death row.

 

In 1984, in North Carolina, Jack Greene began dating Donna Johnson.  Initially sweet and attentive, Donna discovered that Greene had a “dark side” after moving in with him.  Reportedly, Greene threatened to killed Donna and her family if she ever left him.   In the years that she spent with him, she described his treatment as physically and emotionally abusive, including physically attacking her, once cutting of her finger.  During their time in Arkansas, they befriended retired minister Sidney Burnett and his wife through a charity program.  The Brunettes afforded Greene and Donna a place to live and employment.  Donna eventually left Greene in July of 1991.

 

Shortly after Donna left, Greene went to North Carolina, where he kidnapped his 16-year-old niece and killed his brother Turner “Tommy” Greene.  Greene then stole Tommy’s vehicle.  His niece survived.

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October 15, 2017

 

Alva E. Campbell, Jr. is scheduled to be executed at 10 am EDT, on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Mansfield, Ohio.  Sixty-nine-year-old Alva is convicted of murdering of 18-year-old Charles Dials, while attempting to flee from police custody, on April 2, 1997.  Alva has spent the last 17 years on Ohio’s death row.

 

Alva alleges he was raised in an “abusive, loveless, amore, and unstable environment,” along with his five siblings.  His parents drank excessively, especially on the weekends, which led to violent physical and verbal altercations.  His father encouraged him to steal, offering praise when he did so without getting caught.  His father was eventually arrested, however his mother was not any better of a parent and he rarely attended school.  At the age of 11, he was removed from his mother’s care.  Alva did not have a stable environment, often fleeing from wherever he was placed.  He was also placed in multiple juvenile detention centers for a variety of crimes.

 

At the age of 19, Alva Campbell was first sent to prison for shooting, with intent to kill, a state trooper.  He was released in 1971.  In 1972, Campbell was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.  He was paroled 20 years later.  Approximately five years later, in 1997, Campbell was again arrested, this time for charges of aggravated robbery.

 

On April 2, 1977, Campbell, who was confined to a wheelchair after feigning paralysis, was being driven by Deputy Sheriff Tersa Harrison to his arraignment.  As she was attempting to help Campbell out of the vehicle, he assaulted her, stealing her pistol and fleeing the scene.

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