Updated: Monday, November 12, 2018 8:45 am EST
Sedrick D. Clayton is scheduled to be executed at 7 pm CST, on Wednedsay, November 28, 2018, at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institute in Nashville, Tennessee. Thirty-five-year-old Sedrick is convicted of murdering 56-year-old Arithio Fisher, his 46-year-old wife Patricia Fisher, and their daughter 23-year-old Pashea Fisher, in South Memphis, Tennessee, on January 19, 2012. Sedrick has spent the last four years on death row in Tennessee.
Clayton did not have a prior criminal record. He dropped out of school after completing the ninth grade.
On January 19, 2012, A’Reco Fisher, son of Arithio and Patricia Fisher, was asleep on the couch in the living room of his parent’s home. His sister, Pashea also lived in the house with her four-year-old daugher, JC. During the early morning hours, Pashea’s boyfriend, and the father of JC, Sedrick Clayton, arrived at the residence. Pashea let Clayton into the house, as he did not have a key.
A’Reco was awakened by the couple arguing, although he did not clearly hear about what they were arguing. A’Reco then heard gunshots, which startled him, as the family did not own guns. A’Reco then saw Pashea walk down the hall and entered her parent’s bedroom, locking the door behind her. Clayton followed her and kicked down the door, while Pashea yelled at him to stop.
Clayton grabbed Pashea and dragged her towards the front of the house, by the living room. She yelled at A’Reco to call the police. Clayton threatened to kill Pashea and then shot her in the head. Clayton fled the house, taking JC with him and stealing Pashea’s car. A’Reco, who witnessed his sister being shot, called the police and attempted to help his family.
Updated: November 12, 2018
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.
What does receiving a personal letter mean to you? How does it make you feel? When we look at a return address and realize that the letter is from a friend, we feel loved. We cannot wait cherish every word in the message held inside! In today’s fast-paced world, letter writing is quickly becoming a thing of the past, yet for some, the men and women on death row, it is the only way they can communicate with the world. Since March 8, 2005, The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries has strived to give the over 3,000 men and women on death row the same feeling that you have when you receive a letter; loved. Our letters carry more than just the love of every member of The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries’ team, which include the individuals (like you!) who help finance the letter writing ministry. Our letters also, and more importantly, carry the love of Jesus Christ! In each letter, we share how much Jesus loves them. He has already paid the debt of their sin, the debt of the murders for which they are convicted. We share with them that Jesus has freely paid that price, and that they are forgiven! They must only accept Jesus Christ’s forgiveness, making Him Lord of their lives! The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries works toward honoring the “Great Commission,” with our mail ministry to the men and women on death row. View our donations page to discover how you can help The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries minister to the men and women on death row.
Updated: Monday, November 12, 2018 8:48 am EST
Joseph Christopher Garcia is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CST, on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Forty-seven-year-old Joseph was sentenced to death of the murder of 29-year-old Police Officer Aubrey Hawkins on December 24, 2000, in Irving, Texas. Joseph has spent the last 15 years of his life on Texas’ death row.
Joseph graduated from high school and worked as a maintenance worker at the San Antonio airport. He had previously been arrested for numerous misdemeanors. In 1996, Joseph went out drinking with his friend 19-year-old Miguel Luna. On the way home from the bar, Miguel gave Joseph incorrect directions, leading to an argument and a physical fight. Joseph stabbed Miguel 19 times, killing him.
Joseph received a 50-year prison sentence for the murder of Miguel. In December of 2000, Joseph was serving his time at the John B. Connally Unit, a maximum security state prison near Kenedy, Texas. Joseph conspired with six other inmates - 38-year-old Donald Newbury, 23-year-old Randy Ethan Halprin, 37-year-old Larry James Harper, 39-year-old Patrick Henry Murphy, Jr., 30-year-old George Rivas, and 38-year-old Michael Anthony Rodriguez - to break out of the prison. The group, lead by George Rivas, became known as the “Texas 7.” All were serving sentences of 30 years or longer, most with potential life sentences.
Updated: Monday, November 12, 2018 8:50 am EST
David Earl Miller is scheduled to be executed at 7:10 pm CST, on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at the Riverbed Maximum Security Institute in Nashville, Tennessee. Sixty-one-year-old David is convicted of the murder of 23-year-old Lee Standifer on May 20, 1981, in Knoxville, Tennessee. David has spent the last 36 years of his life on Tennessee’s death row.
As a child, David was neglected by his mother and abused by his step-father. David spent time in a detention home, where staff member would sexually and physically abuse the boys. David dropped out of school in the eighth or ninth grade. Prior to residing in Knoxville, Tennessee, David hitchhiked, stopping to work for money.
By May of 1981, David Miller was living with Benjamin Calvin Thomas, an ordained minister and school principal. During his time living in Knoxville, Miller was known to have spent time with Lee Standifer, who had a mild mental disorder. On May 20, 1981, Miller and Lee conversed by telephone. Miller was then seen walking to the local YWCA, where Lee resided. Throughout that day, Miller and Lee were seen at various places in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. Miller was observed drinking and doing drugs.
When Benjamin arrived home that night, he noticed that basement garage was wet and that Miller was sitting on the stairs to the basement in only his pants. Benjamin also discovered two streams of blood leading from the living room to the dining room and kitchen area. When Benjamin asked for an explanation, Miller claimed that he had been in a fight and had received a bloody nose. Benjamin said that he thought the carpet was ruined and kicked Miller out the following morning. Benjamin gave Miller some money and a short ride, with the understanding that Miller intended to hitchhike to Texas.
November 11, 2018
Alvin Avon Braziel, Jr., is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CST, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Alvin is convicted of the murder of 27-year-old Douglas White on September 21, 1993, in Dallas, Texas. Alvin has spent the lat 17 years on death row in Texas.
Alvin was born in Texas. He dropped out of school following the 8th grade. Alvin allegedly grew up in an abusive home and his family had a history of mental illness. Alvin also sustained a head injury as a child, which could have affected his brain function. Alvin worked as a laborer prior to his arrest.
On September 21, 1993, Douglas and Lora White were walking along a jogging trail at Eastfield College. The newlyweds had been married for 11 days. While walking, a man, later identified as Alvin Braziel, stepped out from behind some bushes and pointed a gun at them. He demand money. The couple had no money with them and Braziel then shot Douglas twice. Braziel then dragged Lora behind some bushes and sexually assaulted her before running off. Douglas died from his injuries. Lora reported the incident to the police and was able to provide the police with a description. She also worked with a sketch artist to create a drawing, however, no match was made.
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