Listing of Pennsylvania Death Row Inmates K - N

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Alexander Keaton
Alexander Keaton was convicted of first-degree murder for the 1992 brutal strangulation of 31-year-old Sherrill Ann Hall. He also was convicted of kidnapping and possessing an instrument of crime, and two counts each of rape, aggravated assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, false imprisonment and unlawful restraint, for assaulting two other victims who survived. 

Christopher Kennedy
Date of crime: 1/19/03
Kennedy and three cohorts (who were sentenced to life in prison for this crime) robbed a pharmacy. Kennedy shot the manager, Michael Richardson, in the leg to "soften him up," then dragged him to the store safe. Richardson opened the safe while pleading for his life. Kennedy then shot him once in the head. Kennedy testified at trial and admitted shooting Richardson in the leg, but denied shooting him in the head and said he did not know who did.

Joseph Kindler
Convicted and sentenced to death in 1983 for the murder of David Bernstein, a witness against him in a burglary incident. Following his conviction, Kindler escaped from prison, but was recaptured one year later in Canada.  He escaped again, and finally was extradited back to the United States in 1991.

Carolyn King
Carolyn Ann King and Bradley Martin were sentenced to die on Nov. 30, 1994, for murdering 74-year-old Guy Goodman.
Update: Judge Harold A. Thomson Jr Tossed Death sentence on 8/6/10.

John Koehler
In April 1996, John Koehler was convicted of 1st-degree murder and sentenced to death for the murders of his girlfriend and her 9-year-old son in April 1995.

Richard Laird
on December 15th, 1987. Twenty-six year old Anthony Milano of Levittown was brutally slashed to death because he was suspected of being gay. Two men, Richard Laird and Frank Chester, were arrested and convicted and sentenced to death for his murder.

James Lambert
Was convicted in April 1984 of killing James Graves and James Huntley in September 1982. He was sentenced to death in May 1986.

Robert Lark
Was convicted in June 1985 of killing Tae Bong Cho on Dec. 28 1978 during a robbery. Cho was forced to hand over more than 4.000$ by a man who held a pellet gun to the head of his infant son. Cho had been murdered with a single gunshoot in his North Philadelphia take-out-restaurant. Lark had been captuered within minuntes after the robbery.

John Lesko
John Lesko and Michael Travaglia went on a crime binge near Pittsburgh that came to be called the "kill for thrills" spree.  Between Dec. 29, 1979, and Jan. 3, 1980, they took the lives of a church organist, an unemployed security guard, a seamstress and a rookie police officer.  John Lesko was sentenced to death in the 1980 killing of Leonard Miller, a rookie police officer from Apollo, Armstrong County.  Lesko pled guilty in the drowning of William Nicholls, 34, of Mount Lebanon.

Emanuel Lester
Sentenced to death for the April 5, 1990 murder of Sheila Manigault.

John Jordan Lewis
On October 31, 2007 Officer Chuck Cassidy, a 25-year police veteran, was shot in the head as he walked in on a doughnut shop robbery in the city's West Oak Lane section. He died the next day. Lewis entered a surprise guilty plea to a general murder charge. The jury convicted him of first-degree murder.

Reginald Lewis
In November 1982, Lewis, who was working as a costume jewelry salesman, was arrested. He was accused of murdering a pimp in a seedy North Philadelphia bar. Lewis was found guilty and sentenced to death by a jury presided over by Judge Albert F. Sabo.

Antione Ligons
Sentenced to Death for the 1996 Robbery/Murder of pizza deliveryman Clarence Johnson.

George Lopez
Sentenced on April 17, 1996, for the murder of Allentown architect and landlord David Bolasky in 1995.

Cam Ly
Was sentenced in February 1988 for the murder of Jade Wong in August 1983 after she refused to pay "protection" money to Ly and his Asian mob partners. Jade was the manager of the Ho Sai Gai restaurant in Philadelphia' s Chinatown section.

Orlando Maisonet
Several men held up Ignacio Slafman's pizzeria in North Philadelphia nearly 10 years ago and Slafman was shot to death. Three weeks later, one of the robbers was found hacked to death, apparently by his fellow thieves who thought he was a snitch. On 05/21/1992 Orlando Maisonet de Jesus, the man who shot Slafman, 50, to death in his shop at 15th Street and Lehigh Avenue on Aug. 15, 1982, was sentenced to life in prison. Note: Not sure for which of the cirme he got the death sentence.

Kevin Marinelli
In August 1995, Kevin J. Marinelli was sentenced to death for the first-degree murder of 35-year-old Conrad Dumchock during a robbery at Dumchock's home. On the evening of April 26, 1994, Marinelli and his brother, Mark Marinelli, and Thomas Kirchoff met at Marinelli's apartment to plan a burglary of the residence of Conrad Dumchock, whom Mark knew to have stereo equipment.

Beth Ann Markman
Sentenced to death along with her boyfriend William Housman for plotting the death of his ex-girlfriend and luring her to his trailer to strangle her.The court's 4-1 decision on Wednesday overturned the conviction of Beth Ann Markman, 41, on charges of murder, kidnapping and unlawful restraint in the October 2000 death of Leslie Rae White.

Jerome Marshall
On August 29, 1984, Marshall was convicted by a jury of the first-degree murders of
Sharon Saunders (a/k/a Sharon Ballard), Myndi McKoy and Karima Saunders. Following a penalty hearing, the jury returned verdicts of death against Marshall in connection with the murders of Myndi McKoy and Karima Saunders and a verdict of life imprisonment in connection with the murder of Sharon Saunders.

Jerry J. Marshall Jr.
Sentenced to death for killing his wife and 9-year-old stepdaughter in 1987. He told the jury that he was too high on cocaine to remember killing.

Bradley Martin
Carolyn Ann King and Bradley Martin were sentenced to die on Nov. 30, 1994, for murdering 74-year-old Guy Goodman.
Update: Pennsylvania Supreme Court tossed Death sentence on 5/2/05.

Jeffrey Martin
Sentenced to Death 9/17/08 for the rape and murder of 12 year old Gabrielle Bechen on
June 13, 2006.

Lenwood Mason
Sentenced to death for the March 31, 1994  murder of murder for the killing of Iona Jeffries.

Freeman May
Resentenced to Death 10/15/08 for the third time in the 1982 stabbing death of Kathy Lynn Fair.
May was convicted of attacking two other women in 1982, leaving them for dead. He raped one of them and stabbed her 15 times; he stabbed the other woman 29 times, according to testimony.
Fair, a waitress and mother of a boy, disappeared from the Park City Mall in 1982. Her remains were found in 1988 on state gamelands in South Lebanon Twp., close to where May's other attacks had occurred. She also had been stabbed.

Landon May
Convicted and sentenced to Death in the 2001 murders of Terry and Lucy Smith.

Bernard McGill
Was convicted for the 1990 murder of his elderly landlord Susan Phillips.

Thomas Meadows
Convicted and sentenced to Death in the 1984 robbery/murder of James Hayes.

Hubert L. Michael Jr.
Sentenced to death for the 1993 kidnapping and murder of 16-year-old Trista Eng of Dillsburg, York County.

Dennis Miller
sentence of death imposed following his convictions for  1995 murder in the first degree, rape, indecent assault, recklessly endangering another person, possession of instruments of crime, and flight to avoid apprehension. The convictions stemmed from the killing of Miller's wife Sherry.

Kenneth Miller
Kenneth Miller of South Philadelphia, was one of four men guilty of the execution-style slayings of lawyer Charles Love, 59, and paralegal Brian Barry, 22, inside their Center City office on Feb. 25, 1998. The slayings resulted from a dispute over a $10,000 settlement in a civil case.

Isaac Mitchell
Convicted and sentenced to Death in the 1999 stabbing murder of his wife Frances Williams.

Wayne Mitchell
Mitchell fatally stabbed his wife, Robin Little, 19, Sept. 10, 1997.

Milton Montalvo
Convicted and sentenced to Death in the murders of Miriam Ascencio (Miriam) and Nelson
Lugo (Nelson), on April 19, 1998.

Noel Montalvo
Convicted and Sentenced to Death in the murders of Miriam Ascencio (Miriam) and Nelson
Lugo (Nelson), on April 19, 1998.

Mikal Moore
Moore, 32, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death in 1999 for fatally shooting 22-year-old Donald Burroughs, Jr. Moore had bullied Burroughs for years before the night of Jan. 17, 1998, when Moore chased Burroughs down a West Philadelphia street and shot him twice in the back.

Kelvin Morris
Kelvin Morris was sent to death row for the robbery and murder of Robert McDonald on August 9, 1980.  Robert was the manager of a Pep Boys auto parts store and had responded to a 3:00 am call from the police that a window in the store was broken and an alarm was sounding. He was boarding up the window around 4:30 in the morning when Morris approached him and demanded money, then shot Robert to death without warning.  An employee from the glass company escaped injury.  Morris confessed to the robbery and murder saying he did it to "keep up with the crowd."

Craig Murphy
Craig Murphy was convicted of the March 1981 stalking and fatal shooting of Raymond Gambrell, 30, who Murphy said stole some copper tubing from him. Murphy was arrested shortly after the crime in 1981, but charges were dropped when a witness, Steven Brown, 28, fled to Maine. Brown returned to Philadelphia and was killed 2 weeks later, shot six times. Murphy was not convicted of Gambrell's murder until 1988.  Murphy was also responsible for the 1983 murders of James Reynolds, 22, a low-level drug dealer who was shot 7 times, and Noble Green, 30, killed due to a drug war.

Harold Murray IV
Sentnced to death 5/1/09 for the 2005 fatal shooting of a pregnant woman, Jennifer Pennington, 30, and her unborn baby girl. The murder of Shawne Mims, 33, drew a life sentence.

Ricardo Natividad
Convicted in the Nov. 9, 1996, murder of Robert Campbell. He shot Campbell in the head soon after the town watchman had pulled his yellow Cadillac up to a gas station at 63rd and Vine streets in Philadelphia. The incident happened nearly 20 hours after Natividad had robbed, carjacked and threatened to kill another man, Michael Havens. Eyewitnesses said Natividad made his escape in Havens' navy blue Lincoln. A day later, Natividad continued to drive around the neighborhood in Havens' Lincoln, and even pulled up to a group of men on a street corner and said, "I got that body, the town watch man."

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