Larry Puckett, Mississippi
The state of Mississippi executed Larry Matthew Puckett on March 20, 2012. Larry was pronounced dead at 6:18 pm local time, inside the execution chamber at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Mississippi. Larry was 35 years of age. He was convicted of and executed for the sexual assault and murder of 28-year-old Rhonda Hatten Griffis on October 14, 1995, in Petal, Mississippi. Larry, who always maintained his innocence, spent the last 16 years of his life on Mississippi’s death row.
Larry was an Eagle Scout and was scheduled to leave for basic training with the Navy a few weeks after the murder. Rhonda’s husband previously employed Larry as a landscaper.
Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Rhonda Griffis. Please pray for the family of Larry Puckett.
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