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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Map of Executions in the U.S in 2008



Texas performed 18 of 37 executions carried out in the U.S. in 2008. That was 48.6 percent. Ohio, which carried out two executions, was the only state outside the South to impose the death penalty in 2008. 95 percent of all 2008 executions were in the South.

Nine of the eighteen people executed in Texas in 2008 were African-American.

Six of the eighteen people executed in Texas in 2008 were white.

Three of the eighteen people executed in Texas were Hispanic.

66 percent of the people executed in Texas were Hispanic or black.

33 percent of the people executed in Texas were white.

Seven people were executed from Dallas County, the most from any county in 2008.

In 2007, Texas executed 26 people.

Executions in the United States in 2008

DATE
NUMBER
SINCE 1976
STATE
NAME
AGE
RACE
VICTIM RACE
METHOD
5/6/08 1100 GA William Earl Lynd 53 W 1 White Lethal Injection
5/21/08 1101 MS Earl Wesley Berry 49 W 1 White Lethal Injection
5/27/08 1102 VA Kevin Green 31 B 1 White Lethal Injection
6/4/08 1103 GA Curtis Osborne 37 B 2 Black Lethal Injection
6/6/08 1104 SC David Mark Hill* 48 W 1 Black/2 White Lethal Injection
6/11/08 1105 TX Karl Chamberlain 37 W 1 White Lethal Injection
6/17/08 1106 OK Terry Lyn Short 47 W 1 Asian Lethal Injection
6/20/08 1107 SC James Earl Reed* 49 B 2 Black Electrocution
6/25/08 1108 VA Robert Yarbrough 30 B 1 White Lethal Injection
7/1/08 1109 FL Mark Schwab 39 W 1 Latino Lethal Injection
7/10/08 1110 TX Carlton Akee Turner 29 B 2 Black Lethal Injection
7/10/08 1111 VA Kent Jermaine Jackson 26 B 1 White Lethal Injection
7/23/08 1112 MS Dale Leo Bishop 34 W 1 White Lethal Injection
7/23/08 1113 TX Derrick Sonnier 40 B 2 Black Lethal Injection
7/24/08 1114 VA Christopher Emmett 36 W 1 White Lethal Injection
7/31/08 1115 TX Larry Davis 40 B 1 White Lethal Injection
8/5/08 1116 TX Jose Medellin~ 33 L 1 White
1 Latina
Lethal Injection
8/7/08 1117 TX Heliberto Chi~ 29 L 1 White Lethal Injection
8/12/08 1118 TX Leon Dorsey 32 B 2 White Lethal Injection
8/14/08 1119 TX Michael Rodriguez* 45 L 1 White Lethal Injection
9/16/08 1120 GA Jack Alderman 57 W 1 White Lethal Injection
9/17/08 1121 TX William Murray 39 W 1 White Lethal Injection
9/23/08 1122 FL Richard Henyard 34 B 2 Black Lethal Injection
9/25/08 1123 OK Jessie Cummings 52 W 1 White Lethal Injection
10/14/08 1124 OH Richard Cooey 41 W 2 White Lethal Injection
10/14/08 1125 TX Alvin Kelly 57 W 1 White Lethal Injection
10/16/08 1126 TX Kevin Michael Watts 27 B 3 Asian Lethal Injection
10/21/08 1127 TX Joseph Ray Ries 29 W 1 White Lethal Injection
10/28/08 1128 TX Eric Nenno 47 W 1 White Lethal Injection
10/30/08 1129 TX Gregory Wright 42 W 1 White Lethal Injection
11/6/08 1130 TX Elkie Taylor 46 B 1 Black Lethal Injection
11/12/08 1131 TX George Whitaker 36 B 1 Black Lethal Injection
11/13/08 1132 TX Denard Manns 42 B 1 White Lethal Injection
11/19/08 1133 OH Gregory Bryant-Bey 53 B 1 White Lethal Injection
11/20/08 1134 TX Robert Hudson 45 B 1 Black Lethal Injection
11/21/08 1135 KY Marco Allen Chapman* 37 W 2 White Lethal Injection
12/5/08 1136 SC Joseph Gardner 38 B 1 White Lethal Injection


Join the "Abolish the Death Penalty Project" on Amazee.com and help us win the Amazee Bucket membership contest. We could win up to $5,000 to use against the death penalty. The project with the most members by Jan 22 wins. If we win, we plan to use one-half of any prize money we win to help needy families of people on death row travel to visit their loved ones on death row. We will use the other half of the prize money to fight against the death penalty.

First go to the project page, then you have to click on "join project" on the right hand side, then click on "register". Then to qualify as one of the members who count towards the contest, you have to upload a picture or avatar of yourself.

We were all moved by the family members who spoke at the 9th Annual March to Stop Executions in Houston, so we were thinking of how we could help them. We all know that the death penalty is reserved for the poor. There are no rich people on death row. We will use one half of any prize money we get through this contest to help family members visit their loved ones on death row. Many families have a hard time making ends meet and the extra cost of traveling long distances to visit their loved ones on death row is a great financial burden. Some of the people on death row have young children who rarely get to visit them. The other half would be used for activities during the upcoming Texas legislative session from Jan to May 2009, such as a big anti-death penalty rally at the capitol and other projects to persuade people to support abolishing the death penalty.

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