Federal Death Penalty

List of Federal Death Row Prisoners

Pie graph showing 41 total federal death-row prisoners, of which 18 (45%) are white, 15 (38%) are black, 6 (15%) are Latinx, and 1 (3%) are Asian

RACE: White = 18; Black = 15; Latino = 6; Asian = 1

GENDER: Males = 40

TOTAL = 40

 

NameRace/EthnicityStateYear of SentenceOffense
Agofsky, ShannonWhiteTX2004Convicted and sentenced to death for the killing of a prisoner in a federal prison.
Allen, Billie Jerome**BlackMO1998Convicted and sentenced to death for his involvement in an armed bank robbery during which a bank guard was killed. (Co-defendant of Norris Holder.)
Barnette, Marcivicci AquiliaBlackNC1998Convicted and sentenced to death for the killing of his ex-girlfriend, as well as another man in a carjacking.
Basham, Brandon**WhiteSC2004Convicted and sentenced to death for the kidnapping and death of a woman following an escape from prison. (Co-defendant of Chadrick Fulks)
Battle, AnthonyBlackGA1997Convicted and sentenced to death for the killing of a prison guard.
Bowers, RobertWhitePA2023Convicted and sentenced to death for the mass shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue.
Brown, Meier JasonBlackGA2003Convicted and sentenced to death for the fatal stabbing of a postal worker.
Caro, CarlosLatinoVA2007Convicted and sentenced to death for the killing of a prisoner in a federal prison.
Coonce, Wesley**WhiteMO2014Convicted and sentenced to death for the killing of a fellow prisoner in the mental health unit of a federal prison. (Co-defendant of Charles Hall)
Council, BrandonBlackSC2019Convicted and sentenced to death for killing two bank employees during the course of a bank robbery.
Cramer, Christopher**WhiteTX2018Convicted and sentenced to death for the killing of a fellow prisoner in a federal prison. (Co-defendant of Ricky Fackrell)
Davis, Len+BlackLA2005Police officer convicted and sentenced to death for ordered the killing of a witness for an internal affairs investigation into a police misconduct complaint against him.
Ebron, Joseph+BlackTX2009Convicted and sentenced to death for the killing of a prisoner in a federal prison.
Fackrell, Ricky**WhiteTX2018Convicted and sentenced to death for the killing of a fellow prisoner in a federal prison. (Co-defendant of Christopher Cramer)
Fields, EdwardWhiteOK2005Pled guilty to and sentenced to death for the fatal shootings of two campers on federal land.
Fulks, Chadrick**WhiteSC2004Pled guilty and sentenced to death for the kidnapping and death of a woman following an escape from prison. (Co-defendant of Brandon Basham.)
Gabrion, MarvinWhiteMI***2002Convicted and sentenced to death for klling a woman on federal land.
Garcia, Edgar**LatinoTX2010Convicted and sentenced to death for the fatal stabbing of a fellow prisoner while incarcerated in a federal prison. (Co-defendant of Mark Snarr.)
Hager, Thomas+BlackVA2007Convicted and sentenced to death for a drug-related killing.
Hall, Charles**WhiteMO2014Convicted and sentenced to death for the killing of a fellow prisoner in the mental health unit of a federal prison. (Co-defendant of Wesley Coonce.)
Holder, Norris**BlackMO1998Convicted and sentenced to death for the fatal shooting of a security guard during a bank robbery. (Co-defendant of Billie Allen.)
Jackson, Richard AllenWhiteNC2001Convicted and sentenced to death for the fatal shooting of a woman while on federal property in North Carolina.
Kadamovas, Jurijus**WhiteCA2007Convicted and sentenced to death for his involvement in the killings and kidnappings-for-ransom of five Russian and Georgian immigrants. (Co-defendant of Iouri Mikhel.)
Lawrence, DarylBlackOH2006Convicted and sentenced to death for the fatal shooting of a special-duty police officer during an attempted bank robbery.
Mikhel, Iouri**WhiteCA2007Convicted and sentenced to death for his involvement in the killings and kidnappings-for-ransom of five Russian and Georgian immigrants. (Co-defendant of Jurijus Kadamovas.)
Mikos, RonaldWhiteIL2005Convicted and sentenced to death for the killing of a federal grand jury witness in a Medicare fraud investigation.+
Roane, Jr., James H.**BlackVA1993Convicted and sentenced to death for his participation in a series of drug-related killings. (Co-defendant of Corey Johnson & Richard Tipton.)
Robinson, Julius+BlackTX2002Convicted and sentenced to death for the killing of two men in drug-related incidents in Ft. Worth.
Roof, DylannWhiteSC2017Convicted and sentenced to death for the fatal shooting of nine parishioners in a church in South Carolina.
Runyon, David+AsianVA2009Convicted and sentenced to death for his involvement in the death of a Naval officer in a murder-for-hire plot in Newport News.
Sanchez, Jr., Ricardo**LatinoFL2009Convicted and sentenced to death for involvement in the drug-related killing of a family, including two children. (Co-defendant of Daniel Troya.)
Sanders, ThomasWhiteLA2014Convicted and sentenced to death for the kidnapping resulting in death of a 12-year old girl.
Savage, Kaboni+BlackPA2013Convicted and sentenced to death for his involvement in the killings of 12 people in connection with a drug enterprise.
Snarr, Mark**WhiteTX2010Convicted and sentenced to death for the fatal stabbing of a fellow prisoner while incarcerated in a federal prison. (Co-defendant of Edgar Garcia.)
Taylor, Rejon+BlackTN2008Convicted and sentenced to death for the carjacking, kidnapping, and death of a restaurant owner.
Tipton, Richard**BlackVA1993Convicted and sentenced to death for his participation in a series of drug-related killings. (Co-defendant of Corey Johnson & James H. Roane, Jr.)
Torrez, JorgeLatinoVA2014Ex-marine convicted and sentenced to death for the killing of a fellow service member.
Troya, Daniel**LatinoFL2009Convicted and sentenced to death for involvement in the drug-related killings of a family, including two children. (Co-defendant of Ricardo Sanchez, Jr.)
Tsarnaev, DzhokharWhiteMA2015Convicted for offenses committed in the Boston Marathon bombing and sentenced to death for two of the victims killed.
Umana, Alejandro+LatinoNC2010Convicted and sentenced to death for the fatal shooting of two brothers in a North Carolina restaurant.

Note: Names in [ ] are defendants whose conviction or death sentence have been reversed by the courts but the reversal is not yet final, or who are awaiting capital retrials or resentencings after an initial conviction or death sentence was overturned. Those awaiting retrial or resentencing are marked with a caret (^). From time to time, this list may include defendants whose cases are marked with an asterisk (*). This indicates that the defendant has received a verdict of death from the jury, but the judge has not yet issued a formal sentence. In the federal system, the judge is obliged to follow a unanimous jury recommendation. (Source: Federal Capital Habeas Project.)

Because of different definitions of what constitutes being “on death row,” some organizations such as the Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel or the Bureau of Justice Statistics may have a slightly different list of those currently under federal sentence of death. The DPIC total includes individuals whose capital convictions and/or death sentences have been overturned and who face continuing jeopardy of the death penalty until their retrial or resentencing proceedings are completed, although those individuals do not have a valid death sentence and are presumed innocent of the death penalty.

** Has co-defendant, as noted, also on death row.

*** States in bold have abolished the death penalty.

+ Has co-defendant(s) not on death row.

FEDERAL DEATH ROW: 
State Where Crime Was Committed
Number of Prisoners
Texas7
Virginia6
Missouri4
South Carolina4
North Carolina3
California2
Florida2
Georgia2
Pennsylvania2
Louisiana2
Oklahoma1
Illinois1
Massachusetts*1
Michigan1
Ohio1
Tennessee1
TOTAL40

*States without their own death penalty law when the federal sentence was imposed. Illinois, Maryland, Connecticut, and Virginia no longer have the death penalty, but the federal death sentences in each state came when the state’s death penalty was still in effect.
 

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