Sentencing Data

2022 Death Sentences by Name, Race, and County

Twenty new death sentences were imposed across the United States in 2022, the fewest in any year other than the pandemic-affected years of 2020 and 2021.

Twelve states imposed death sentences in 2022. Florida imposed four. Alabama imposed three. California, Texas, and North Carolina each imposed two. Those five states are the only states to have imposed more than a single death sentence this year. They are also the five states with the largest death rows in the U.S.

No U.S. county imposed more than a single new death sentence in 2022.

Eleven death sentences (55%) were imposed on defendants of color. Eight Black defendants and three Latino defendants were sentenced to death. Most cases involved defendants and victims of the same race, but one Black defendant was sentenced to death for the murder of a white woman and one white defendant was sentenced to death for the murder of his biracial daughter. At least four cases involved multiple victims of different races.



Defendants Sentenced to Death in 2022

First NameLast NameStateDate Sentence Formally ImposedCountyRace of DefendantNumber/Race of Victim(s)Age at Crime
WarrenHardyAlabama8/25/2022MadisonBlack1 White Female27
JimmySpencerAlabama11/14/2022MarshallWhite2 White females, 1 White Male53
BrandonSykesAlabama4/5/2022LamarBlack1 Black Female33
ChristopherMontoyaArizona4/12/2022MaricopaWhite1 White Female32
JesseGomezCalifornia3/4/2022San DiegoLatino1 Asian Male52
Noel Herrera California 3/15/2022 Tulare
Latino
2 Latino Males, 1 Unknown Male
27,31,34
TyroneJohnsonFlorida12/12/2022HillsboroughBlack1 Black Female, 1 Black Male41
Markeith
Loyd
Florida
3/3/2022
Orange
Black
1 Black Female
41
Everett
Miller
Florida
5/13/2022
Osceola
Black 1 Black Male, 1 Latino Male
45
William
Roberts
Florida
7/28/2022
Lake
White
1 White Female
56
RickyDuboseGeorgia6/16/2022PutnamWhite1 Black Male, 1 White Male24
Kevin
Daigle
Louisiana

10/20/2022

Calcasieu
White
1 White Male
54
Martez
Abram
Mississippi
12/2/2022
DeSoto
Black
1 Black Male, 1 White Male
39
Richard
Emery
Missouri
11/3/2022
St. Charles
White
3 White Females, 1 White Male
42
Joshua
Burgess
North Carolina
6/3/2022
Union
White
1 Black Female
24
Tillman
Freeman III
North Carolina
4/19/2022
Hoke
Black
2 Black Females
30
David
Ware
Oklahoma
5/13/2022
Tulsa
White
1 White Male
32
Davone
Anderson
Pennsylvania
5/31/2022
Cumberland
Black
1 Black Female, 1 White Female
25
Taylor
Parker
Texas
11/9/2022
Bowie
White
1 White Female
27
Robert
Solis
Texas
10/26/2022
Harris
Latino
1 Asian Male
47

2022 Death Sentences by Race of Defendant and Victim

RaceNumber of Defendants Sentenced to Death
Black

8

White

9

Latinx

3

Race of Victim(s)Number of Cases
Black5
White8
Asian

2

Multiple races (including White)3

Multiple races (not including White)

2

2022 Death Sentences by County

CountyNumber of Death Sentences
Bowie, TX1
Calcasieu, LA1
Cumberland, PA

1

DeSoto, MS1
Harris, TX1
Hillsborough, FL1
Hoke, NC1
Lake, FL1
Lamar, AL1
Madison, AL1
Maricopa, AZ1
Marshall, AL1
Orange, FL1
Osceola, FL1
Putnam, GA1
San Diego, CA1
St. Charles, MO1
Tulare, CA1
Tulsa, OK1
Union, NC1

2022 Death Sentences by State

StateDeath Sentences in 2022
Florida4
Alabama3
California2
North Carolina2
Texas

2

Georgia1
Louisiana1
Mississippi1
Missouri1
Nebraska1
Oklahoma1
Pennsylvania1