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WOMEN CURRENTLY ON DEATH ROW

WOMEN CURRENTLY ON DEATH ROW


CASE SUMMARIES FOR FEMALE OFFENDERS

UNDER DEATH SENTENCES AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2007

ALABAMA

(last execution of female by Alabama on 5-10-2002)

(2 female offenders now on Alabama’s death row)

Blackmon, Patricia: Black; age 29 at crime and now age 38 (DOB 11-3-1969); murder of black

female age 2 (her adopted daughter) in Dothan in May 1999; sentenced on 6-7-2002.

Gobble, Tierra Capri: White; age 21 at crime and now age 24 (DOB: 4-18-1983); murder of

white male age 4 months (her son) in Dothan on 12-15-2004; sentenced on 10-26-2005.

ARIZONA

(last execution of female by Arizona on 2-21-1930)

(2 female offenders now on Arizona’s death row)

Andriano, Wendi: White; age 30 at crime and now age 37 (DOB: 8-6-1970); murder of white (?)

male age 33 (her husband) in Mesa on 10-8-2000; sentenced on 12-22-2004.

Milke, Debra Jean: White; age 25 at crime and now age 43 (DOB: 3-10-1964); murder of white

male age 4 (her son) in Maricopa County on 12-2-1989; sentenced on 1-18-1991.

CALIFORNIA

(last execution of female by California on 8-8-1962)

(15 female offenders now on California’s death row)

Alfaro, Maria Delrio [aka Rosie]: Latin; age 18 at crime and now age 36 (DOB: 10-12-1971);

burglary, robbery and murder of white girl age 9 in Anaheim on 6-15-1990; sentenced 7-14-

1992.

Buenrostro, Dora Luz: Latin; age 34 at crime and now age 45; murder of Latin females ages 4

and 9 and Latin male age 8 (her children) in San Jacinto on 10-25-1994 and 10-27-1994;

sentenced on 10-2-1998.

Caro, Socorro: Latin; age 42 at crime and now age 50 (DOB: 3-27-1957); murder of Latin males

ages 5, 8, and 11 (her children) in Santa Rosa Valley (Ventura County) on 11-22-1999;

sentenced on 4-5-2002.

Carrington, Celeste Simone: Black; age 30 at crimes and now age 44; murders (during

burglaries) of Latin male age 34 on 1-26-1992 in San Carlos and of white female age 36 in Palo

Alto on 3-11-1992; sentenced on 11-23-1994.

Coffman, Cynthia Lynn: White; age 24 at crime and now age 45 (DOB 1-19-1962); murder of

white female age 20 in San Bernardino County on 11-7-1986; sentenced on 8-31-1989.

Dalton, Kerry Lyn: White; age 28 at crime and now age 46; murder of white female age 23 in

Live Oak Springs on 6-26-1988; sentenced on 5-23-1995.

Eubanks, Susan: White; age 33 at crime and now age 43; murder of four white males ages 4, 6,

7, and 14 (her children) in San Marcos (San Diego County) on 10-27-1996; sentenced on 10-13-

1999.

Gonzalez, Veronica: Latin; age 26 at crime and now age 37; murder of Latin female age 4 (her

niece) in San Diego on 7-21-1995; sentenced on 7-20-1998.

McDermott, Maureen: White; age 37 at crime and now age 59 (DOB 5-15-1947); murder of

white male age 27 in Van Nuys (Los Angeles County) on 4-28-1985; sentenced on 6-8-1990.

Michaud, Michelle Lyn: White; age 38 at crime and now age 47; kidnapping, sexual assault, and

murder of white female age 22 in Pleasanton (Alameda County) on 12-2-1997; sentenced on 9-

25-2002.

Nieves, Sandi Dawn: White; age 34 at crime and now age 42; murder of four Latin females ages

5, 7, 11 and 12 (her children) in Saugus (north of Los Angeles) on 6-30-1998; sentenced on 10-

6-2000.

Rodriguez, Angelina: Latin; age 32 at crime and now age 38; murder of Latin male age 41 (her

husband) in Montebello (Los Angeles County) on 9-9-2000; sentenced on 1-12-2004.

Samuels, Mary Ellen: White; age 40 at crimes and now age 58; murder (she hired killer) of

white male age 40 (her husband) on 12-8-1988 in Northridge (Los Angeles County) and of white

male age 27 (her husband's killer) in Ventura County on 6-27-1989; sentenced on 9-16-1994.

Snyder, Janeen Marie: White; age 21 at crime and now age 27; murder of white female age 16 in

Rubidoux (Riverside County) on April 17, 2001; sentenced on September 7, 2006.

Thompson, Catherine: Black; age 42 at crime and now age 58; murder (she hired killer) of black

male (her husband) in Westwood (Los Angeles County) on 6-14-1990; sentenced on 6-10-1993.

FEDERAL

(last execution of a female by the federal government on 12-18-1953)

(1 female offender now on federal death row; 2 pending)

[Friend, Valerie Suzette: Black (?); age 43 at crime and now age 45; murder of black (?) female

age 33 in Red Jacket (Mingo County), West Virginia on 4-16-2005; federal jury recommended

death sentence on 5-29-2007; federal judge sentencing delayed until U.S.S.Ct. decides lethal

injection case.]

Johnson, Angela Jane: White; age 29 at crime and now age 43; murder of white male age 34,

white female age 31, white female age 10, and white female age 6 in Mason City, Iowa on 7-25-

1993; and murder of white male age 32 in Mason City, Iowa on 11-5-1993; sentenced on 12-20-

2005.

[Montgomery, Lisa M.: White; age 36 at crime and now age 39; murder of white female age 23

in Skidmore (Nodaway County), Missouri on 7-16-2004; federal jury recommended death

sentence on 10-26-2007; federal judge sentencing pending.]

GEORGIA

(last execution of female by Georgia on 3-5-1945)

(1 female offender now on Georgia’s death row)

Brookshire, Kelly Renee [aka Gissendaner]: White, age 28 at crime and now age 39 (YOB:

1968); murder of white male age 30 (her husband) in Gwinnett County on 2-7-1997; sentenced

on 11-20-1998.

IDAHO

(Idaho has never executed a female offender)

(1 female offender now on Idaho’s death row)

Row, Robin Lee: White; age 35 at crime and now age 50 (DOB 9-12-1957); murder/arson of

white male age 34 (her husband), white male age 10 (her son), and white female age 8 (her

daughter) in Boise on February 10, 1992; sentenced on 12-16-1993.

INDIANA

(Indiana has never executed a female offender)

(1 female offender now on Indiana’s death row)

Brown, Debra Denise: Black; age 21 at crime and now age 44 (DOB 11-11-1962); murder of

black female age 7 in Gary on 6-18-1984; sentenced on 6-23-1986; (serving life sentence in Ohio

but sentenced to death in Indiana).

IOWA

(see Federal)

KENTUCKY

(last execution of female by Kentucky on 2-7-1868)

(1 female offender now on Kentucky’s death row)

Caudill, Virginia Susan: White; age 37 at crime and now age 47 (DOB: 9-10-1960); robbery and

murder of black female age 73 in Lexington on 3-15-1998; sentenced on 3-24-2000.

LOUISIANA

(last execution of female by Louisiana on 11-28-1942)

(2 female offenders now on Louisiana’s death row)

Frank, Antoinette: Black; age 22 at crime and now age 36 (DOB: 4-30-1971); robbery and

murder of white male age 25 (police officer), Asian male age 17, and Asian female age 24 in

New Orleans on 3-4-1994; sentenced on 9-13-1995.

Holmes, Brandy: White; age 23 at crime and now age 27; robbery and murder of white male age

70 in Blanchard (Cado Parish) on 1-1-2003; sentenced on 2-21-2006.

MISSISSIPPI

(last execution of female by Mississippi on 5-19-1944)

(2 female offenders now on Mississippi’s death row)

Byrom, Michelle: White; age 43 at crime and now age 51 (DOB: 11-3-1956); murder (she hired

killer) of white male age 56 (her husband) in Tishomingo County on 6-4-1999; sentenced on 11-

18-2000.

Fulgham, Kristi Leigh: White; age 26 at crime and now age 32 (DOB: 8-27-1976); murder (she

hired killer) of white male age 28 (her husband) in Longview (Oktibbeha County) on 5-10-2003;

sentenced on 12-9-2006.

MISSOURI

(see Federal)

NORTH CAROLINA

(last execution of female by North Carolina on 11-2-1984)

(4 female offenders now on North Carolina’s death row)

Jennings, Patricia JoAnn [aka Wells]: White; age 47 at crime and now age 65 (DOB: 8-24-

1942); murder of white male age 77 (her husband) in Wilson County on 9-19-1989; sentenced on

11-5-1990.

Moore, Blanche Kiser [aka Taylor]: White; age 56 at crime and now age 74 (DOB: 2-17-1933);

murder of white male age 50 (her boyfriend) in Alamance (Forsythe?) County on 10-7-1986;

sentenced on 11-16-1990.

Parker, Carlette Elizabeth: Black; age 34 at crime and now age 43 (DOB: 6-12-1963); murder of

white female age 86 in North Raleigh (Wake County) on 5-12-1998; sentenced on 4-1-1999.

Walters, Christina S.: American Indian; age 20 at crime and now age 29 (DOB: 7-15-1978);

murder of white female age 19 and white female age 25 north of Fayetteville in Cumberland

County on 8-17-1998; sentenced on 7-6-2000.

OHIO

(last execution of female by Ohio on 6-12-1954)

(1 female offender now on Ohio’s death row)

Diar, Nicole Ann: White; age 28 at crime and now age 31 (DOB: 7-21-1975); murder of Latin

male age 4 (her son) in Lorain on 8-27-2003; sentenced on 11-2-2005.

OKLAHOMA

(last execution of a female by Oklahoma on 12-4-2001)

(1 female offender now on Oklahoma’s death row)

Andrew, Brenda E.: White; age 37 at crime and now age 44 (DOB: 12-16-1963); murder of

white male age 39 (her husband) in Oklahoma City on 11-20-2001; sentenced on 9-22-2004.

PENNSYLVANIA

(last execution of female by Pennsylvania on 10-14-1946)

(3 female offenders now on death row)

King, Carolyn Ann [aka Ewell; Goodman; Kline]: Black; age 28 at crime and now age 42

(DOB: 12-9-1965); robbery and murder of white female adult in October 1993 in Lebanon;

sentenced on 11-30-1994.

Tharp, Michelle Sue: White; age 29 at crime and now age 38 (DOB: 1-20-1969); murder of

white female age 7 (her daughter) in Burgettstown (Washington County) on 4-18-1998;

sentenced on 11-14-2000.

Walter, Shonda Dee (aka Walters]: Black; age 23 at crime and now age 28 (DOB: 7-16-1979);

murder of white male age 83 in Lock Haven (Clinton County) on 3-25-2003; sentenced on 4-19-

2005.

TENNESSEE

(last execution of female by Tennessee in 1837)

(2 female offenders now on death row)

Owens, Gail Kirksey: White; age 32 at crime and now age 55 (DOB 9-22-1952); murder (she

hired killer) of white male adult (her husband) in Shelby County on 2-17-1985; sentenced on 1-

15-1986.

Pike, Christa Gail: White; age 18 at crime and now age 31 (DOB: 3-10-1976); murder of Latin

female age 19 in Knoxville on 1-12-1995; sentenced on 3-29-1996.

TEXAS

(last execution of female by Texas on 9-14-2005)

(9 female offenders now on death row)

Basso, Suzanne Margaret: White; age 44 at crime and now age 53 (DOB: 5-15-1954); murder of

white male (her boyfriend) age 59 in Houston on 8-25-1998; sentenced on 9-1-1999.

Carty, Linda Anita: Black; age 42 at crime and now age 49 (DOB: 10-5-1958); kidnapping and

murder of Latin female age 20 (and victim’s infant son) in Houston on 5-16-2001; sentenced on

2-21-2002.

Coleman, Lisa: Black; age 28 at crime and now age 31; murder of black male age 9 in Arlington

on 7-26-2004; sentenced on 7-7-2006.

Henderson, Cathy Lynn: White; age 37 at crime and now age 51 (DOB: 12-27-1956); murder of

white male age 3 months (she was babysitter) near Austin (Travis County) on 1-21-1994;

sentenced on 5-25-1995.

Holberg, Brittany Marlowe: White; age 23 at crime and now age 34 (DOB: 1-7-1973); murder of

white male age 80 in Amarillo on 11-13-1996; sentenced on 3-27-1998.

McCarthy, Kimberly Lagayle: Black; age 36 at crime and now age 46 (DOB: 5-11-1961);

murder of white female age 71 in Lancaster (Dallas County) on 7-21-1997; sentenced on 12-?-

1998; reversed in 2001; resentenced to death on 11-1-2002.

Richardson, Chelsea Lea: White; age 19 at crime and now age 23 (DOB: 3-26-1984); murder of

white male age 46 and white female age 45 in Mansfield (Tarrant County) on 12-11-2003;

sentenced on 6-1-2005.

Routier, Darla Lynn: White; age 26 at crime and now age 37 (DOB: 1-4-1970); murder of white

male age 5 (her son) in Rowlett (Dallas County) on 6-6-1996; sentenced on 2-4-1997.

Sheppard, Erica Yvonne: Black; age 19 at crime and now age 34 (DOB: 9-1-1973); murder of

white (?) female age 43 in Houston on 6-30-1993; sentenced on 3-3-1995.

VIRGINIA

(last female execution on 8-16-1912)

(1 female offender now on death row)

Lewis, Teresa Wilson [aka Michelle]: White; age 33 at crime and now age 37; murder of white

male age 51 (her husband) and white male age 26 (her stepson) in Keeling (Pittsylvania County)

on 10-30-2002; sentenced on 6-3-2003.

WEST VIRGINIA

(see Federal)

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Highlights of 2009

 

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Inmates executed since 1976

2008 Year End Death Penalty Statistics

Current Death Penalty Statistics from the Dept. of Justice

Current U.S. Department of Justice Statistics

 

  • In 2008, 37 persons in nine states were executed -- 18 in Texas; 4 in Virginia; 3 each in Georgia and South Carolina; 2 each in Florida, Mississippi, Ohio, and Oklahoma, and 1 in Kentucky.
     
  •   Of persons executed in 2008:
    -- 20 were white
    -- 17 were black
     
  •  All 37 inmates executed in 2008 were men.
     
  •  Lethal injection was used in 36 executions in 2008; 1 execution was by electrocution.

 

2007 Year End Death Penalty Statistics

Current Death Penalty Statistics from the Dept. of Justice

Current U.S. Department of Justice Statistics


In 2007, 42 persons in 10 States were executed -- 26 in Texas; 3 each in Alabama and Oklahoma; 2 each in Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee; and 1 each in South Dakota, Georgia, South Carolina, and Arizona.

Of persons executed in 2007:
-- 28 were white
-- 14 were black

All 42 inmates executed in 2007 were men.

Lethal injection was used in 41 executions in 2007; 1 execution was by electrocution.

Thirty-eight States and the Federal government in 2007 had capital statutes.