List of Florida Inmates Executed by Lethal Injection

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Following is a list of the inmates executed in Florida by lethal injection:

1. Terry M. Sims, 58, became the first Florida inmate to be executed by injection on Feb. 23, 2000. Sims died for the 1977 slaying of a volunteer deputy sheriff in a central Florida robbery.

2. Anthony Bryan, 40, died from lethal injection Feb. 24, 2000, for the 1983 slaying of George Wilson, 60, a night watchman abducted from his job at a seafood wholesaler in Pascagoula, Miss., and killed in Florida.

3. Bennie Demps, 49, died from lethal injection June 7, 2000, for the 1976 murder of another prison inmate, Alfred Sturgis. Demps spent 29 years on death row before he was executed.

4. Thomas Provenzano, 51, died from lethal injection on June 21, 2000, for a 1984 shooting at the Orange County courthouse in Orlando. Provenzano was sentenced to death for the murder of William "Arnie" Wilkerson, 60.

5. Dan Patrick Hauser, 30, died from lethal injection on Aug. 25, 2000, for the 1995 murder of Melanie Rodrigues, a waitress and dancer in Destin. Hauser dropped all his legal appeals.

6. Edward Castro, died from lethal injection on Dec. 7, 2000, for the 1987 choking and stabbing death of 56-year-old Austin Carter Scott, who was lured to Castro's efficiency apartment in Ocala by the promise of Old Milwaukee beer. Castro dropped all his appeals.

7. Robert Glock, 39 died from lethal injection on Jan. 11, 2001, for the kidnapping murder of a Sharilyn Ritchie, a teacher in Manatee County. She was kidnapped outside a Bradenton shopping mall and taken to an orange grove in Pasco County, where she was robbed and killed. Glock's co-defendant Robert Puiatti remains on death row.

8. Rigoberto Sanchez-Velasco, 43, died of lethal injection on Oct. 2, 2002, after dropping appeals from his conviction in the December 1986 rape-slaying of 11-year-old Katixa "Kathy" Ecenarro in Hialeah. Sanchez-Velasco also killed two fellow inmates while on death row.

9. Aileen Wuornos, 46, died from lethal injection on Oct. 9, 2002, after dropping appeals for deaths of six men along central Florida highways.

10. Linroy Bottoson, 63, died of lethal injection on Dec. 9, 2002, for the 1979 murder of Catherine Alexander, who was robbed, held captive for 83 hours, stabbed 16 times and then fatally crushed by a car.

11. Amos King, 48, executed by lethal inection for the March 18, 1977, slaying of 68-year-old Natalie Brady in her Tarpon Springs home. King was a work-release inmate in a nearby prison.

12. Newton Slawson, 48, executed by lethal injection for the April 11, 1989, slaying of four members of a Tampa family. Slawson was convicted in the shooting deaths of Gerald and Peggy Wood, who was 8 1/2 months pregnant, and their two young children, Glendon, 3, and Jennifer, 4. Slawson sliced Peggy Wood's body with a knife and pulled out her fetus, which had two gunshot wounds and multiple cuts.

13. Paul Hill, 49, executed for the July 29, 1994, shooting deaths of Dr. John Bayard Britton and his bodyguard, retired Air Force Lt. Col. James Herman Barrett, and the wounding of Barrett's wife outside a Pensacola abortion clinic.

14. Johnny Robinson, died by lethal injection on Feb. 4, 2004, for the Aug. 12, 1985, slaying of Beverly St. George, who was traveling from Plant City to Virginia in August 1985 when her car broke down on Interstate 95, south of St. Augustine. He abducted her at gunpoint, took her to a cemetery, raped her and killed her.

15. John Blackwelder, 49, was executed by injection on May 26, 2004, for the calculated slaying in May 2000 of Raymond Wigley, who was serving a life term for murder. Blackwelder, who was serving a life sentence for a series of sex convictions, pleaded guilty to the slaying so he would receive the death penalty. 16. Glen Ocha, 47, executed by injection, April 5, 2005, for the October 1999 strangulation of 28-year-old convenience store employee Carol Skjerva, who had driven him to his Osceola County home and had sex with him. He had dropped all appeals.

17. Clarence Hill, 48, executed by injection, Sept. 20, 2006, for the 1982 murder of Pensacola Police Officer Stephen Taylor following a holdup of a savings and loan.

18. Arthur Rutherford, 57, executed by injection, Oct. 18, 2006, for the lethal injection for the 1985 murder 63-year-old Stella Salamon of Milton. Her naked body was found submerged in the bathtub of her home.

19. Danny Harold Rolling, 52, executed by injection on Oct. 25, 2006, for mutilation, rape and slayings of five college students in Gainesville in August 1990. After his death, Rolling's pastor in Shreveport, La., released a letter in which Rolling admitted to three slayings there in 1989.

20. Angel Nieves Diaz, 55, executed by injection on Dec. 13, 2006, for Dec. 22, 1979, shooting death of Joseph Nagy, manager of the Velvet Swing Lounge in Miami during a robbery. Diaz' execution took 34 minutes and prompted Gov. Jeb Bush to issue a moratorium on executions while a state panel examined Florida's death penalty.

21. Mark Dean Schwab, 39, died by injection on July 1, 2008, for the April 18, 1991, rape and murder of 11-year-old Junny Rio-Martinez of Cocoa. Schwab, who had been out of prison one month for previously sexually assaulting a child, kidnapped Junny after befriending the boy and his family by posing as a newspaper reporter.

<br /><br />If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. -Thomas Paine<br /><br />My reason for supporting capital punishment: My cousin 16 yr. old Amanda Greenwell was murdered in March of 2004 at the hands of serial killer Jeremy Bryan Jones.

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