Todd Ice, Former Youngest Death Row Inmate Dies At 47

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Former Youngest Death Row Inmate Dies At 47

Posted: Oct 25, 2010 8:22 AM

Updated: Oct 25, 2010 11:52 AM

A man who was once the youngest person on death row after he was convicted at 15 of killing a seven-year-old Powell County neighbor has died.

Todd Ice, 47, died of an apparent heart attack at his home in Missouri on Thursday, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Ice was convicted in in 1980 in the December 1978 in the stabbing death of Donna Knox.

Death penalty opponents at the time protested sentencing such a young defendant to death, and the U.S. Supreme Court later ruled it violates the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment to execute anyone who was under 18 at the time of their crime.

The Kentucky Supreme Court reversed Ice's conviction and death sentence in 1983.

He was tried again in 1986, and the jury convicted him of the lesser offense of manslaughter during extreme emotional disturbance.

The jury's 20-year sentence left Ice immediately eligible for parole, but the parole board denied Ice parole and he served ordering him to serve every day of his sentence.


Gregg Fisher

On December 5, 1978, in a rural section of Powell County, a little girl named Donna Knox, age 7, was the victim of a particularly vicious and gruesome murder. Todd Ice, age 15, is charged as her murderer. The evidence portrays him as Jekyll and Hyde, an exemplary student and a fiendish killer.

Donna lived with her mother and father in a trailer. Todd Ice and his family were their nearest neighbors. The two families lived on opposite sides of a service road leading off of Ky. 15 at a point about six miles from Stanton and fifteen miles from 673*673 Campton. They had been neighbors for six years.

The Ice boy had been suspected and accused by the Knox family of pilfering from their trailer. The Commonwealth claims that this tragedy was motivated by Ice's desire for revenge against the child's father for his accusations.

The principal evidence convicting Ice was the testimony of the child's mother, Sheila Knox. Mrs. Knox testified that she returned home with her daughter to find that her house had been broken into. As she tried to get herself and the child out of the house, she was accosted by Ice wielding a hunting knife, slashed across the back, and then forced into the bedroom where she was tied up and beaten by him. There was other testimony showing that her throat was cut, but she became unconscious before this occurred, so she could not identify the person who did it.

After Sheila Knox was unconscious, the child was murdered with a knife in the bedroom. The knife used to cut Sheila Knox's throat and to stab and slash the child was a different knife or knives than the hunting knife originally used to slash Sheila Knox.

Although Sheila Knox identified Ice as the only person she saw in the trailer at the time, the defense claimed that another neighbor boy, Norvin Mayberry, had gone to the trailer with Ice and was responsible for slashing Sheila Knox's throat after she became unconscious and for murdering the child.

What better way to prove that you didn't burglarize your neighbor's trailer than to break in again, lie in wait, slit a mother's throat leaving her for dead, and stab to death a 7 year old girl...

Granny B

Time to pay the piper for your raising.  The devil is calling and you're up! :(
" Closure? Closure is a misused word in the English language.  There is no such thing as closure for the family of a murder victim.  There will never be any closure for the death of our loved ones until we are dead ourselves.  The families have a lifetime sentence of anguish and sadness." 
Susan Levy

Gregg Fisher

They're mooing over this guy on PTO.  He was not a victim, you cows!


They're mooing over this guy on PTO.  He was not a victim, you cows!

Oh course he was the victim, Gregg!!!!

In their eyes everyone an innocent victim of the crime THEY commit.

The PTO crowd have no sense of Justice or realism and this makes them dangerous.  They are a danger to the inmates they correspond with (even family), and they are a danger to the free of the land.  Just because they 'love their boo' they believe that punishment is not applicable to them - I will shut up now or I will go on forever about them.
Genesis 9:6
"Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man. "


Here is the link with the Ice's topic on PTO :

8) ::) >:(

Burn in Hell rubbish... :D :(



He was freed in the 90's so why the Hell are PTO so sorrowfull.

God, they make me barf
Genesis 9:6
"Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man. "

Elric of Melnibone

I think they are sad cause they missed the chance to have a rousing orgasm at the death of this POS....

I guess having to rest their toys makes them sad...
You can lead an ass to water and if you fight long and hard, you can make it drink.  But at the end of the day, after all the fighting, it is still an ass.

Banned from PTO 3 times so far for life.


You cannot escape something you are bound for.

He was suppose to be on death row and he got an unfortunate lucky break until God caught up to him and performed some operation repo justice in the form of taking his life  :( :( :(
My reason for supporting the death penalty? A murderer has less of a right to live than his victim and already presents a danger while incarcerated for life. They have nothing to lose when the most they can get is Life in prison without parole.

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