Paul Rhoades, Idaho

 

November 18, 2011

Paul Ezra Rhoades was executed by the state of Idaho on November 18, 2011. Paul was pronounced dead at 9:15 am MST, inside the execution chamber at the Idaho Maximum Security Institute in Kuna, Idaho. Paul was 54 years of age. He was executed for the separate kidnappings and murders of 21-year-old Stacy Dawn Baldwin on February 28, 1987, 23-year-old Nolan Haddon on March 17, 1987, and 34-year-old Susan Michaelbacher on March 19, 1987. Stacy was kidnapped from Blackfoot, Idaho, Nolan was kidnapped from Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Susan was also kidnapped from Idaho Falls, Idaho. Stacy and Susan were also raped. Paul confessed to the murder of Susan but denied having any part in the murder of Stacy and Nolan. Paul spent the last 23 years of his life on Idaho’s death row.

Paul suffered polio as a child. He began drinking at the age of 10, dropped out of high school, and became addicted to methamphetamine and alcohol as an adult.

Please pray for peace and healing for the families of Stacy Baldwin, Nolan Haddon, and Susan Michaelbacher. Please pray for the family of Paul.

 

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