North Carolina’s Death Row 2012

January 4, 2012

As of January 1, 2012, North Carolina’s death row was home to 154 men and 4 women.  Of these, 63 were white and 95 were minorities.  Source here.

DOC  #

Last Name

First Name

County

1

0234897

Laws Wayne A. Davidson

2

0207779

Jennings Patricia W. Wilson

3

0288088

Moore Blanche T. Forsyth

4

0265106

McCollum Henry L. Cumberland

5

0351933

Rose Clinton R. Rockingham

6

0100579

Davis Edward E. Buncombe

7

0353186

Rouse Kenneth B. Randolph

8

0339314

Reeves Michael M. Craven

9

0347839

Robinson Eddie C. Bladen

10

0264009

McCarver Ernest P. Cabarrus

11

0294214

Moseley Carl Forsyth

12

0039561

Bowie Nathan Catawba

13

0039569

Bowie William Catawba

14

0057308

Burkes Rayford L. Iredell

15

0058316

Burr John Alamance

16

0104984

Decastro Eugene Johnston

17

0156518

Gregory Warren Pitt

18

0251740

Lynch David Gaston

19

0021418

Barrett Jeffrey Northampton

20

0030124

Best Norfolk Columbus

21

0063592

Campbell James Rowan

22

0141374

Garner Daniel Robeson

23

0099090

Daughtry Johnny R. Johnston

24

0054499

Buckner George C. Gaston

25

0441726

Williams James E. Randolph

26

0343075

Richardson Martin A. Union

27

0012311

Atkins Randy L. Buncombe

28

0017060

Ball Terry L. Beaufort

29

0071799

Chambers Frank J. Rowan

30

0020590

Barnes William L. Rowan

31

0221506

Kandies Jeffrey Randolph

32

0453231

Wooten Vincent M. Pitt

33

0120038

Elliott John R. Davidson

34

0082151

Cole Wade L. Camden

35

0348505

Robinson Marcus Cumberland

36

0166056

Harden Alden Mecklenburg

37

0156529

Gregory William Davie

38

0438643

Wilkinson Phillip Cumberland

39

0143501

Geddie Malcolm Johnston

40

0095279

Cummings Daniel Brunswick

41

0443375

Williams Marvin E. Wayne

42

0085045

Connor Jerry W. Gates

43

0404386

Thomas James E. Wake

44

0368820

Sidden Tony M. Alexander

45

0036850

Bond Charles P. Bertie

46

0233526

Larry Thomas M. Forsyth

47

0497100

Woods Darrell C. Forsyth

48

0492102

Richardson Timothy Nash

49

0061528

Cagle Richard Cumberland

50

0180479

Herring William Wake

51

0487180

Warren Leslie Buncombe

52

0393145

Strickland Darrell Union

53

0511057

Hill Jerry Dale Harnett

54

0511998

East Keith B. Surry

55

0275678

McNeil John D. Cumberland

56

0414853

Tyler Stacey A. Hertford

57

0388922

Stephens Davy G. Johnston

58

0413011

Tucker Russell Forsyth

59

0495163

Neal Kenneth Rockingham

60

0499258

Murillo Eric F. Richmond

61

0238344

LeGrande Guy T. Stanly

62

0376917

Smith Jamie L. Buncombe

63

0246186

Locklear Robbie D. Robeson

64

0471315

Billings Archie L. Caswell

65

0506556

Guevara Angel Johnston

66

0405380

Thomas Walic C. Guilford

67

0037215

Bonnett Shawn D. Martin

68

0510234

Davis James F. Buncombe

69

0434355

White Melvin L. Craven

70

0412440

Trull Gary A. Randolph

71

0320825

Peterson Lawrence E. Richmond

72

0422350

Wallace Henry L. Mecklenburg

73

0539901

Taylor Terrence Lenoir

74

0311966

Parker Johnny S. Sampson

75

0176701

Hedgepath Rowland Halifax

76

0255136

Mann Leroy Wake

77

0585797

Davis Phillip Buncombe

78

0352024

Roseboro Christopher Gaston

79

0033802

Blakeney Roger Union

80

0488288

Mitchell Marcos Wake

81

0095361

Cummings Jerry Robeson

82

0134151

Fowler Elrico Mecklenburg

83

0552017

Moses Erroll Forsyth

84

0043529

Braxton Michael Halifax

85

0597164

Lawrence Jimmie Harnett

86

0599379

Williams John Wake

87

0137368

Frogg Danny Forsyth

88

0587681

Holman Allen Wake

89

0158506

Grooms Timmy Scotland

90

0590940

Golphin Tilmon Cumberland

91

0542024

Hyde Johnny Onslow

92

0388640

Steen Patrick Mecklenburg

93

0584095

Brewington Robert Harnett

94

0472274

Taylor Rodney New Hanover

95

0226428

King James Guilford

96

0280127

Meyer Jeffery Cumberland

97

0330166

Prevatte Ted Stanly

98

0515143

Thibodeaux Raymond Forsyth

99

0580028

May Lyle Buncombe

100

0311386

Parker Carlette Wake

101

0125241

Fair Nathaniel Wake

102

0542384

Call Eric Ashe

103

0654009

Wiley Keith New Hanover

104

0654093

Anthony William Gaston

105

0206197

Jaynes James Polk

106

0291861

Morgan James Buncombe

107

0491889

Barden Iziah Sampson

108

0130628

Fletcher Andre L. Rutherford

109

0199877

Hyatt Terry A. Buncombe

110

0561692

Hooks Cerron T. Forsyth

111

0349019

Robinson Terry L. Wilson

112

0688223

Squires Mark L. Pitt

113

0626944

Walters Christina Cumberland

114

0051026

Brown Paul A. Wayne

115

0434845

White Timothy L. Forsyth

116

0189289

Holmes Michael D. Johnston

117

0217326

Jones, Sr. Marcus Douglas Onslow

118

0486636

Carter Shan E. New Hanover

119

0702066

Garcia Fernando L. Wake

120

0561943

Haselden Jim E. Stokes

121

0428143

Watts James Hollis Davidson

122

0592464

Bell Bryan Christopher Onslow

123

0742512

Miller Clifford Ray Onslow

124

0379083

Smith Reche Washington

125

0064125

Campbell Terrance Pender

126

0765397

Smith Wesley Toby Rowan

127

0612123

Augustine Quintel Brunswick

128

0406487

Thompson John Henry Guilford

129

0290634

Moore
(Al-Bayyinah)
Terry
(Jathiyah)
Davie

130

0113234

Duke Jeffrey Neal Gaston

131

0133102

Forte Linwood Earl Wayne

132

0005091

Allen Scott D. Montgomery

133

0120236

Elliott Terrance R. Moore

134

0509565

Hurst Jason Wayne Randolph

135

0014016

Badgett John Scott Randolph

136

0523493

Cummings Paul Dewayne New Hanover

137

0801680

Polke Alexander C. Randolph

138

0150949

Goss Christopher Ashe

139

0667195

Lane Eric Glenn Wayne

140

0762634

Taylor Eddie Larmar Harnett

141

0526698

Raines William H. Henderson

142

0940436

Murrell Jeremy Dushane Forsyth

143

0831753

Maness Darrell W. Brunswick

144

0775602

Garcell Ryan G. Rutherford

145

0900281

Wilkerson George Thomas Randolph

146

0441044

Williams Eugene Johnny Cumberland

147

1025501

Waring Byron Lamar Wake

148

0604251

Phillips Mario Moore

149

0846840

Little James R. Forsyth

150

0366770

Sherrill Michael Mecklenburg

151

0796623

Bacote Jamaal H. Johnston

152

1033115

Ryan Michael Patrick Gaston

153

0972488

Ramseur Andrew Darrin Iredell

154

1062462

Buckner Stephen McDowell

155

0172431

Hartford Timothy, Jr. Forsyth

156

0395658

Summers Tony Savalis Guilford

157

0177668

Hembree Danny Robbie, Jr. Gaston

158

0694689

Robinson William E. Stanly

Persons on NC’s Death Row 2011

January 3, 2011

As of January 1, 2011, North Carolina’s death row was home to 159 men and women.

Date Received DOC # Last Name First Name Sex Race County of Conviction
8/21/85 0234897 Laws Wayne A. M W Davidson
11/5/90 0207779 Jennings Patricia W. F W Wilson
11/16/90 0288088 Moore Blanche T. F W Forsyth
11/22/91 0265106 McCollum Henry L. M B Cumberland
12/19/91 0351933 Rose Clinton R. M W Rockingham
3/12/92 0100579 Davis Edward E. M W Buncombe
3/25/92 0353186 Rouse Kenneth B. M B Randolph
5/14/92 0339314 Reeves Michael M. M W Craven
5/19/92 0347839 Robinson Eddie C. M B Bladen
9/23/92 0264009 McCarver Ernest P. M W Cabarrus
10/1/92 0294214 Moseley Carl M W Forsyth
2/5/93 0039561 Bowie Nathan M B Catawba
2/5/93 0039569 Bowie William M B Catawba
4/1/93 0057308 Burkes Rayford L. M B Iredell
4/21/93 0058316 Burr John M W Alamance
4/28/93 0104984 Decastro Eugene M B Johnston
5/18/93 0156518 Gregory Warren M B Pitt
5/27/93 0251740 Lynch David M W Gaston
6/1/93 0021418 Barrett Jeffrey M B Northampton
6/7/93 0030124 Best Norfolk M B Columbus
7/8/93 0063592 Campbell James M W Rowan
9/3/93 0141374 Garner Daniel M W Robeson
10/4/93 0099090 Daughtry Johnny R. M W Johnston
10/8/93 0054499 Buckner George C. M W Gaston
11/3/93 0441726 Williams James E. M W Randolph
11/22/93 0343075 Richardson Martin A. M B Union
12/8/93 0012311 Atkins Randy L. M W Buncombe
2/3/94 0017060 Ball Terry L. M W Beaufort
3/10/94 0071799 Chambers Frank J. M B Rowan
3/10/94 0020590 Barnes William L. M B Rowan
4/20/94 0221506 Kandies Jeffrey M W Randolph
4/29/94 0453231 Wooten Vincent M. M B Pitt
5/4/94 0120038 Elliott John R. M W Davidson
6/14/94 0082151 Cole Wade L. M B Camden
8/5/94 0348505 Robinson Marcus M B Cumberland
8/12/94 0166056 Harden Alden M B Mecklenburg
9/15/94 0438643 Wilkinson Phillip M W Cumberland
9/29/94 0143501 Geddie Malcolm M B Johnston
12/16/94 0095279 Cummings Daniel M I Brunswick
1/25/95 0443375 Williams Marvin E. M B Wayne
4/30/91 0085045 Connor Jerry W. M W Gates
2/9/95 0478925 Stroud Isaac J. M B Durham
2/24/95 0404386 Thomas James E. M B Wake
3/15/95 0368820 Sidden Tony M. M W Alexander
3/24/95 0036850 Bond Charles P. M B Bertie
4/28/95 0233526 Larry Thomas M. M B Forsyth
5/22/95 0497100 Woods Darrell C. M B Forsyth
6/1/95 0492102 Richardson Timothy M B Nash
6/16/95 0061528 Cagle Richard M W Cumberland
7/22/95 0180479 Herring William M B Wake
10/6/95 0487180 Warren Leslie M W Buncombe
10/27/95 0393145 Strickland Darrell M I Union
10/31/95 0511057 Hill Jerry Dale M W Harnett
11/8/95 0511998 East Keith B. M B Surry
11/10/95 0275678 McNeil John D. M B Cumberland
11/14/95 0414853 Tyler Stacey A. M B Hertford
12/20/95 0388922 Stephens Davy G. M W Johnston
2/21/96 0413011 Tucker Russell M B Forsyth
2/26/96 0495163 Neal Kenneth M B Rockingham
4/18/96 0499258 Murillo Eric F. M W Richmond
4/26/96 0238344 LeGrande Guy T. M B Stanly
5/10/96 0376917 Smith Jamie L. M B Buncombe
5/14/96 0246186 Locklear Robbie D. M I Robeson
6/5/96 0471315 Billings Archie L. M W Caswell
6/20/96 0506556 Guevara Angel M O Johnston
7/23/96 0440399 Williams David K. M B Bertie
8/9/96 0405380 Thomas Walic C. M B Guilford
9/27/96 0037215 Bonnett Shawn D. M B Martin
10/2/96 0510234 Davis James F. M W Buncombe
10/15/96 0434355 White Melvin L. M B Craven
8/15/94 0156529 Gregory William M B Davie
11/19/96 0412440 Trull Gary A. M W Randolph
12/12/96 0320825 Peterson Lawrence M B Richmond
1/29/97 0422350 Wallace Henry L. M B Mecklenburg
2/18/97 0539901 Taylor Terrence M B Lenoir
3/24/97 0311966 Parker Johnny S. M W Sampson
4/8/97 0571536 Fleming John H. M B Northampton
7/3/97 0176701 Hedgepeth Rowland M W Halifax
7/15/97 0255136 Mann Leroy M B Wake
8/22/97 0585797 Davis Phillip M B Buncombe
8/29/97 0352024 Roseboro Christopher M B Gaston
9/10/97 0033802 Blakeney Roger M B Union
11/4/97 0488288 Mitchell Marcos M B Wake
11/11/97 0095361 Cummings Jerry M I Robeson
11/14/97 0134151 Fowler Elrico M B Mecklenburg
11/18/97 0552017 Moses Errol M B Forsyth
11/21/97 0043529 Braxton Michael M B Halifax
12/11/97 0597164 Lawrence Jimmie M B Harnett
3/5/98 0599379 Williams John M B Wake
3/27/98 0137368 Frogge Danny M W Forsyth
4/7/98 0587681 Holman Allen M W Wake
4/24/98 0158506 Grooms Timmy M W Scotland
5/13/98 0590940 Golphin Tilmon M B Cumberland
7/23/98 0542024 Hyde Johnny M I Onslow
8/28/98 0388640 Steen Patrick M W Mecklenburg
9/3/98 0584095 Brewington Robert M I Harnett
10/23/98 0472274 Taylor Rodney M B New Hanover
11/23/98 0226428 King James M B Guilford
2/4/99 0280127 Meyer Jeffery M W Cumberland
2/22/99 0330166 Prevatte Ted M W Stanly
3/2/99 0515143 Thibodeaux Raymond M W Forsyth
3/18/99 0580028 May Lyle M W Buncombe
4/1/99 0311386 Parker Carlette F B Wake
5/18/99 0125241 Fair Nathaniel M B Wake
5/22/99 0542384 Call Eric M W Ashe
5/27/99 0654009 Wiley Keith M B New Hanover
6/3/99 0654093 Anthony William M W Gaston
6/4/99 0206197 Jaynes James M W Polk
7/8/99 0291861 Morgan James M B Buncombe
10/26/99 0007328 Anderson Billy M B Craven
11/12/99 0491889 Barden Iziah M B Sampson
12/09/99 0130628 Fletcher Andre L. M B Rutherford
02/07/00 0199877 Hyatt Terry A. M W Buncombe
02/09/00 0561692 Hooks Cerron T. M B Forsyth
04/10/00 0349019 Robinson Terry L. M B Wilson
05/17/00 0688223 Squires Mark L. M B Pitt
07/06/00 0626944 Walters Christina F I Cumberland
08/11/00 0051026 Brown Paul A. M B Wayne
08/31/00 0434845 White Timothy L. M W Forsyth
09/08/00 0189289 Holmes Michael D. M B Johnston
11/9/00 0217326 Jones, Sr. M. Douglas M W Onslow
3/19/01 0486636 Carter Shan E. M B New Hanover
4/19/01 0702066 Garcia Fernando M O Wake
6/6/01 0561943 Haselden Jim E. M W Stokes
7/19/01 0428143 Watts James M W Davidson
8/24/01 0592464 Bell Bryan C. M B Onslow
10/25/01 0742512 Miller Clifford Ray M O Onslow
3/14/02 0379083 Smith Reche M B Washington
3/28/02 0064125 Campbell Terrance M B Pender
5/29/02 0765397 Smith Wesley M W Rowan
10/23/02 0612123 Augustine Quintel M B Brunswick
11/14/02 0406487 Thompson John Henry M B Guilford
6/14/03 0290634 Al-Bayyinah Jathiyah M B Davie
9/26/03 0113234 Duke Jeffrey Neal M W Gaston
10/8/03 0133102 Forte Linwood M B Wayne
11/18/03 0005091 Allen Scott D. M W Montgomery
12/18/03 0120236 Elliott Terrance R. M B Moore
3/17/04 0509565 Hurst Jason M W Randolph
5/6/04 0014016 Badgett John Scott M W Randolph
9/8/04 0523493 Cummings Paul M B New Hanover
2/7/05 0801680 Polke Alexander M I Randolph
2/8/05 0150949 Goss Christopher M W Ashe
7/11/05 0667195 Lane Eric Glenn M W Wayne
8/24/2005 0762634 Taylor Eddie M B Harnett
9/9/2005 0526698 Raines William H. M W Henderson
2/17/2006 0940436 Murrell Jeremy M B Forsyth
4/4/2006 0831753 Maness Darrell W. M W Brunswick
4/4/2006 0775602 Garcell Ryan G. M O Rutherford
12/20/2006 0900281 Wilkerson George M W Randolph
5/1/2007 0441044 Williams Eugene M B Cumberland
7/2/2007 1025501 Waring Byron M B Wake
10/17/2007 0604251 Phillips Mario M B Moore
11/21/2008 0846840 Little James R. M B Forsyth
2/23/2009 0366770 Sherrill Michael M W Mecklenburg
4/9/2009 0796623 Bacote Jamaal H. M B Johnston
5/23/2010 1033115 Ryan Michael M W Gaston
6/8/2010 0972488 Ramseur Andrew M B Iredell
11/8/2010 1062462 Buckner Stephen M W McDowell
11/19/2010 0172431 Hartford Timothy, Jr. M W Forsyth

4th Circuit Orders Hearing for Parker

April 10, 2009

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered an evidentiary hearing for Johnny Street Parker.

Parker was sent to death row in 1997 for the murder of James William Buchanan, the murder of Jerry Lee Dowdy, and the castration of Mr. Dowdy.  The State asserted at trial that Parker had committed both murders and the castration alone.  Only after Parker was convicted and sentenced to die did two police reports come to light, showing that not only did Parker not act alone, but that he neither killed nor castrated Mr. Dowdy.  In legal terms, this failure to turn over material evidence is referred to as a Brady violation.

Parker presented this evidence earlier in his appeals to the US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.  That judge granted an evidentiary hearing, but arbitrarily limited the hearing to two hours.  This meant that Parker only had time to fully question one witness, and was therefore unable to present all of the testimony he needed to support his claim.  Furthermore, the Court refused to consider a summary Parker offered of the other evidence he would have presented.  The Court ruled against Parker based on the limited evidence before it.

Because the district court refused to consider evidence that was “unquestionably…relevant to the question of whether the result of either the guilt or sentencing phase of the trial would have been different,” the 4th Circuit was unable to conduct meaningful appellate review of the Brady claim.  The 4th Circuit remanded the case back to district court for a full hearing.  Its order is available here.


Persons on North Carolina’s Death Row 2009

January 2, 2009

DOC #

Last Name

First Name

County

1

0234897

Laws

Wayne A.

Davidson

2

0207779

Jennings

Patricia W.

Wilson

3

0288088

Moore

Blanche T.

Forsyth

4

0265106

McCollum

Henry L.

Cumberland

5

0351933

Rose

Clinton R.

Rockingham

6

0100579

Davis

Edward E.

Buncombe

7

0353186

Rouse

Kenneth B.

Randolph

8

0339314

Reeves

Michael M.

Craven

9

0347839

Robinson

Eddie C.

Bladen

10

0264009

McCarver

Ernest P.

Cabarrus

11

0294214

Moseley

Carl

Forsyth

12

0039561

Bowie

Nathan

Catawba

13

0039569

Bowie

William

Catawba

14

0057308

Burkes

Rayford L.

Iredell

15

0058316

Burr

John

Alamance

16

0104984

Decastro

Eugene

Johnston

17

0156518

Gregory

Warren

Pitt

18

0251740

Lynch

David

Gaston

19

0021418

Barrett

Jeffrey

Northampton

20

0030124

Best

Norfolk

Columbus

21

0063592

Campbell

James

Rowan

22

0141374

Garner

Daniel

Robeson

23

0099090

Daughtry

Johnny R.

Johnston

24

0054499

Buckner

George C.

Gaston

25

0441726

Williams

James E.

Randolph

26

0149506

Goode

George E.

Harnett

27

0343075

Richardson

Martin A.

Union

28

0012311

Atkins

Randy L.

Buncombe

29

0153856

Gray

William

Lenoir

30

0017060

Ball

Terry L.

Beaufort

31

0071799

Chambers

Frank J.

Rowan

32

0020590

Barnes

William L.

Rowan

33

0221506

Kandies

Jeffrey

Randolph

34

0453231

Wooten

Vincent M.

Pitt

35

0120038

Elliott

John R.

Davidson

36

0082151

Cole

Wade L.

Camden

37

0348505

Robinson

Marcus

Cumberland

38

0166056

Harden

Alden

Mecklenburg

39

0438643

Wilkinson

Phillip

Cumberland

40

0143501

Geddie

Malcolm

Johnston

41

0095279

Cummings

Daniel

Brunswick

42

0443375

Williams

Marvin E.

Wayne

43

0085045

Connor

Jerry W.

Gates

44

0478925

Stroud

Isaac J.

Durham

45

0404386

Thomas

James E.

Wake

46

0368820

Sidden

Tony M.

Alexander

47

0036850

Bond

Charles P.

Bertie

48

0233526

Larry

Thomas M.

Forsyth

49

0497100

Woods

Darrell C.

Forsyth

50

0492102

Richardson

Timothy

Nash

51

0061528

Cagle

Richard

Cumberland

52

0180479

Herring

William

Wake

53

0487180

Warren

Leslie

Buncombe

54

0393145

Strickland

Darrell

Union

55

0511057

Hill

Jerry Dale

Harnett

56

0511998

East

Keith B.

Surry

57

0275678

McNeil

John D.

Cumberland

58

0414853

Tyler

Stacey A.

Hertford

59

0388922

Stephens

Davy G.

Johnston

60

0413011

Tucker

Russell

Forsyth

61

0495163

Neal

Kenneth

Rockingham

62

0528622

McNeill

Elmer R.

Wake

63

0499258

Murillo

Eric F.

Richmond

64

0238344

LeGrande

Guy T.

Stanly

65

0376917

Smith

Jamie L.

Buncombe

66

0246186

Locklear

Robbie D.

Robeson

67

0471315

Billings

Archie L.

Caswell

68

0506556

Guevara

Angel

Johnston

69

0440399

Williams

David K.

Bertie

70

0405380

Thomas

Walic C.

Guilford

71

0037215

Bonnett

Shawn D.

Martin

72

0510234

Davis

James F.

Buncombe

73

0434355

White

Melvin L.

Craven

74

0156529

Gregory

William

Davie

75

0412440

Trull

Gary A.

Randolph

76

0320825

Peterson

Lawrence E.

Richmond

77

0422350

Wallace

Henry L.

Mecklenburg

78

0539901

Taylor

Terrence

Lenoir

79

0311966

Parker

Johnny S.

Sampson

80

0571536

Fleming

John H.

Northampton

81

0176701

Hedgepath

Rowland

Halifax

82

0538027

Cheek

Jamey

New Hanover

83

0255136

Mann

Leroy

Wake

84

0585797

Davis

Phillip

Buncombe

85

0352024

Roseboro

Christopher

Gaston

86

0033802

Blakeney

Roger

Union

87

0488288

Mitchell

Marcus

Wake

88

0095361

Cummings

Jerry

Robeson

89

0134151

Fowler

Elrico

Mecklenburg

90

0552017

Moses

Erroll

Forsyth

91

0043529

Braxton

Michael

Halifax

92

0597164

Lawrence

Jimmie

Harnett

93

0599379

Williams

John

Wake

94

0137368

Frogg

Danny

Forsyth

95

0587681

Holman

Allen

Wake

96

0158506

Grooms

Timmy

Scotland

97

0590940

Golphin

Tilmon

Cumberland

98

0542024

Hyde

Johnny

Onslow

99

0388640

Steen

Patrick

Mecklenburg

100

0584095

Brewington

Robert

Harnett

101

0472274

Taylor

Rodney

New Hanover

102

0226428

King

James

Guilford

103

0280127

Meyer

Jeffery

Cumberland

104

0330166

Prevatte

Ted

Stanly

105

0515143

Thibodeaux

Raymond

Forsyth

106

0580028

May

Lyle

Buncombe

107

0311386

Parker

Carlette

Wake

108

0125241

Fair

Nathaniel

Wake

109

0542384

Call

Eric

Ashe

110

0654009

Wiley

Keith

New Hanover

111

0654093

Anthony

William

Gaston

112

0206197

Jaynes

James

Polk

113

0291861

Morgan

James

Buncombe

114

0139378

Gainey

David

Harnett

115

0007328

Anderson

Billy

Craven

116

0491889

Barden

Iziah

Sampson

117

0670167

Nicholson

Abner

Wilson

118

0130628

Fletcher

Andre L.

Rutherford

119

0199877

Hyatt

Terry A.

Buncombe

120

0561692

Hooks

Cerron T.

Forsyth

121

0349019

Robinson

Terry L.

Wilson

122

0688223

Squires

Mark L.

Pitt

123

0626944

Walters

Christina

Cumberland

124

0051026

Brown

Paul A.

Wayne

125

0434845

White

Timothy L.

Forsyth

126

0189289

Holmes

Michael D.

Johnston

127

0217326

Jones, Sr.

Marcus D.

Onslow

128

0486636

Carter

Shan E.

New Hanover

129

0702066

Garcia

Fernando L.

Wake

130

0561943

Haselden

Jim E.

Stokes

131

0428143

Watts

James Hollis

Davidson

132

0592464

Bell

Bryan

Onslow

133

0742512

Miller

Clifford Ray

Onslow

134

0379083

Smith

Reche

Washington

135

0064125

Campbell

Terrance

Pender

136

0765397

Smith

Wesley Toby

Rowan

137

0612123

Augustine

Quintel

Brunswick

138

0406487

Thompson

John Henry

Guilford

139

0290634

Moore
(Al-Bayyinah)

Terry
(Jathiyah)

Davie

140

0507467

McNeill

Jimmy

Scotland

141

0113234

Duke

Jeffrey Neal

Gaston

142

0133102

Forte

Linwood Earl

Wayne

143

0005091

Allen

Scott D.

Montgomery

144

0120236

Elliott

Terrance R.

Moore

145

0562597

Berry

Kyle O.

New Hanover

146

0509565

Hurst

Jason Wayne

Randolph

147

0014016

Badgett

John Scott

Randolph

148

0523493

Cummings

Paul Dewayne

New Hanover

149

0801680

Polke

Alexander C.

Randolph

150

0150949

Goss

Christopher

Ashe

151

0245105

Locklear

Dane Jr.

Robeson

152

0667195

Lane

Eric Glenn

Wayne

153

0762634

Taylor

Eddie Larmar

Harnett

154

0526698

Raines

William H.

Henderson

155

0940436

Murrell

Jeremy

Forsyth

156

0831753

Maness

Darrell W.

Brunswick

157

0775602

Garcell

Ryan G.

Rutherford

158

0900281

Wilkerson

George

Randolph

159

0441044

Williams

Eugene

Cumberland

160

1025501

Waring

Byron Lamar

Wake

161

0604251

Phillips

Mario

Moore

162

0846840

Little

James R.

Forsyth

(Adapted from here)


Fund for Glen Edward Chapman

April 23, 2008

As regular readers will know, Glen Edward Chapman was released from North Carolina’s death row recently after having served over a decade in prison for two murders he did not commit. People of Faith Against the Death Penalty have set up a fund to help Edward adjust to life in the free world. He was released from prison with little more than the clothes on his back and some pocket change, and needs help with basic things like renting an apartment. 100% of donations will go to help Mr. Chapman, and they are tax-deductible.

Send a check or money order to:

People of Faith Against the Death Penalty
110 W. Main St., Ste. 2G
Carrboro, NC 27510

Be sure to note “For Edward Chapman” on your donation.

(While it is possible that Mr. Chapman might receive compensation from the State for his wrongful conviction, he would first have to receive a full pardon from the Governor. Such pardons are extremely rare, particularly in cases like Mr. Chapman’s that do not involve DNA.)


Glen Chapman Freed From Death Row

April 4, 2008

News Update 04.04.08

North Carolina

Chapman - Free ManMedia coverage of Glen Chapman’s release from death row via the News & Observer, the New York Times, the Charlotte Observer, WRAL, the Hickory Daily Record, NBC-17, and WSOC-TV. Chapman was released two days ago after serving nearly 14 years for two murders he did not commit – one of which may not have been a murder at all.

In the picture above, (source) Chapman savors his first meal as a free man. He requested a bologna and cheese sandwich, like his mother used to make. You can hear Chapman speak at the press conference that followed his release by clicking on the Video tab here.  I highly recommend it.

Dennis Rhoney, the detective whose testimony put Chapman on death row for the murders of Betty Jean Ramseur and Tenene Yvette Conley, has been suspended from his job as a Sheriff’s deputy, pending a perjury investigation.

Learn more about Mr. Chapman’s case here and here.

Mark Bowling, who stands accused of arranging for his girlfriend to murder his wife in 2006, has had the venue of his trial changed from Nash to Pitt County. Citing over 100 local newspaper articles about the crime, and a survey of local residents that showed 90% of prospective jurors were aware of the case – 44% of whom had already decided that Bowling was guilty – Bowling’s attorneys argued that it would be impossible for him to receive a fair trial in his home jurisdiction.

Elsewhere

Virginia governor Tim Kaine has stayed the scheduled execution of Edward Bell. Kaine acknowledged “the national legal consensus that no execution can go forward until [Baze v. Rees is decided].” He added that, “Stays in the final hours before an execution can take an emotional and physical toll on those who must prepare for the execution, including the family members of the victim or victims.” Bell’s execution has been stayed until at least July 24th.


Innocent Man Released from Death Row

April 2, 2008

From press release:

INNOCENT MAN PUT ON DEATH ROW BY LYING POLICE OFFICER FINALLY SET FREE

NEWTON, NC – Today Glen Edward Chapman, who spent 15 years on North Carolina’s death row for crimes he did not commit, is walking out of prison a free man.

Chapman was sentenced to death for the 1992 murders of Betty Jean Ramseur and Tenene Yvette Conley in Hickory. Last November Superior Court Judge Robert C. Ervin ordered a new trial for Chapman, citing withheld evidence, “lost, misplaced or destroyed” documents, the use of weak, circumstantial evidence, false testimony by the lead investigator, and ineffective assistance of defense counsel. Ervin also cited evidence that Ms. Conley may not have been murdered, but instead died of a drug overdose.

Catawba County District Attorney James Gaither, Jr. dismissed the charges against Chapman today.

Chapman’s lawyers, Frank Goldsmith and Jessica Leaven, are very pleased with their client’s release for which they fought long and hard. “Edward has always maintained, and we have always believed in, his innocence,” said Goldsmith. “Justice has not been served for the families of Ms. Ramseur and Ms. Conley, and we hope their deaths will be reinvestigated.” Goldsmith added, “We are extremely grateful to Judge Ervin and to Mr. Gaither for doing the right thing.”

Judge Ervin found that each of the lead detectives assigned to the cases by the Hickory Police Department had covered up exculpatory evidence that pointed to Chapman’s innocence and that was inconsistent with the State’s theory of his guilt. In addition, Judge Ervin found that Hickory Police Department Detective Dennis Rhoney had perjured himself at Chapman’s original trial, and that his testimony at the hearings conducted by Judge Ervin was “not credible.”

In his order, Judge Ervin also cited evidence presented by a forensic pathologist, Donald Jason, who found the cause of Conley’s death “undetermined.” Dr. Jason found no life-threatening injuries and suggested a possible cocaine overdose. Judge Ervin wrote that Dr. Jason’s report “strongly indicates that Terene Conley’s death was not a murder. The notion that a defendant can be put to death when no crime in fact occurred is troubling at best.”

Additionally, Judge Ervin found ineffective assistance of counsel by Chapman’s trial attorneys, Robert Adams and Thomas Portwood, for failing to adequately investigate the facts. Adams has been disciplined by the North Carolina State Bar and Portwood died of an alcohol-related illness. Portwood represented Ronnie Frye in his death penalty trial less than a year before Chapman’s trial started. Portwood admitted that he was drinking 12 shots of rum nightly during Frye’s trial. Frye was executed in 2001. Portwood was later removed from another death penalty case and entered alcohol detoxification treatment.

For more information, contact:
Frank Goldsmith (828) 230-6977 or (828) 652-3000
Jessica Leaven (919) 942-5200 or (919) 428-1924

Congratulations to Mr. Chapman and his attorneys. A victory hard-fought and long deserved.


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