William Boyd, Alabama
Alabama carried out the execution of William Glenn Boyd on March 31, 2011. William was pronounced dead at 6:23 pm local time, inside the execution chamber at the Holeman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama. William was 45 years of age. He was executed for the robbery and murder of 76-year-old Fred Blackmon and his wife, 41-year-old Evelyn Blackmon. The double murder occured in Anniston, Alabama on March 36, 1986. William’s accomplice, Robert Mislead, received a life sentence for his part in the murder, after testifying against William. The jury for William also recommended a life sentence, however, the trial judge overrode them, citing the heinous nature of the crime. William spent the last 24 years of his life on Alabama’s death row.
William did not have a history of alcohol or drug abuse, nor did he appear to have any mental illnesses. He also had above-average intelligence. During his life, William worked as a dishwasher in a fast food restaurant, as an auto mechanic for a railroad company, and as a television satellite technician. However, he never remained at any of his jobs for longer than a year. William also dropped out of school before graduating,
Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Fred and Evelyn Blackmon. Please pray for the family of William.
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