Rodney Gray, Mississippi

 

May 17, 2011

Rodney Gray was executed by the state of Mississippi on May 17, 2011. Rodney was pronounced dead at 6:12 pm CST, inside the execution chamber at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Mississippi. Rodney was 38 years of age. He was executed for the kidnapping, rape, robbery, and murder of 79-year-old Grace Blackwell on August 15, 1994, in Jasper County, Mississippi. Rodney spent the last 15 years of his life on Mississippi’s death row.

Rodney grew up in poverty and had low grades in school. Throughout most of his life, Rodney struggled to hold down a job, according to his mother, and had impulse behavioral problems.

Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Grace Blackwell. Please pray for the family of Rodney Gray.

 

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