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Tennessee Commutes Sentence of Abu-Ali Abdur' Rahman a/k/a James Lee Jones, Jr., Ahead of April 16, 2020 Execution

Abu-Ali Abdur' Rahman a/k/a James Lee Jones, Jr., Tennessee

Updated: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Abu-Ali Abdur’ Rahman, a/k/a James Lee Jones, Jr., was scheduled to be executed at 7:10 pm local time, on Thursday, April 16, 2020, at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institute in Nashville, Tennessee. Abu-Ali’s sentence of death has been commuted. Sixty-nine-year-old Abu-Ali was convicted of the murder of Patrick Daniel on February 17, 1986, in Nashville, Tennessee. Abu-Ali was on death row in Tennessee for 33 years, until his commutation in August 2019.

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Ohio Execution Stayed for John Stumpf Ahead of April 16, 2020

John Stumpf, Ohio

 

Updated: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

John David Stumpf was scheduled to be executed at 10 am local time on Thursday, April 16, 2020, at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Mansfield, Ohio.  His execution has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Fifty-nine-year-old John is convicted of the murder of 54-year-old Mary Jane Stout, which occurred on May 14, 1984, in near New Concord, Ohio. John has been on death row in Ohio for the last 35 years.

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Texas Stays Execution of Fabian Hernandez Scheduled for April 23, 2020

Fabian Hernandez, Texas

 

Updated: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

 

Fabian Hernandez was scheduled to be executed at 6 pm local time on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.  His execution has been stayed. Forty-three-year-old Fabian is convicted of murdering his former wife, 28-year-old Renee Urbina Hernandez, and her 24-year-old friend, Arthur Lee Fonseca, on November 3, 2006, in front of Renee’s parent’s home in El Paso, Texas. Fabian has been on death row in Texas for the last 10 years.

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Texas Reschedules Execution of Billy Wardlow From April 29, 2020, to July 8, 2020

Billy Wardlow, Texas

 

Updated: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The execution Billy Joe Wardlow has been rescheduled to Wednesday, July 8, 2020.  The execution was rescheduled amidst the global coronavirus pandemic that has already resulted in three Texas death row inmates being granted 60 day stay of executions by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.  Their executions were scheduled to take place in March 2020. 

Updated: Monday, March 30, 2020

Billy Joe Wardlow is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm local time on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Forty-five-year-old Billy is convicted of the murder of 82-year-old Carl Cole in Cason, Texas, on June 14, 1993. Billy has spent the last 25 years on Texas’ death row.

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Scheduled Executions

Updated: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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).

  

*Read more about Ohio's ongoing challenges to carrying out executions here.*

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