Federal Death Penalty

List of Federal Death-Row Prisoners

RACE: White = 27 Black = 26 Latino = 7 Native American = 1 Asian = 1

GENDER: Males = 61 Females = 1

TOTAL = 62*

* Includes 1 person no longer sentenced to death who faces a potential capital resentencing and 1 person whose death sentence reversal is still subject to a possible appeal.

Name Race/Ethnicity State Year of Sentence Offense

Agofsky, Shannon

White

TX

2004

Convicted and sentenced to death for the killing of a prisoner in a federal prison.

Allen, Billie Jerome**

Black

MO

1998

Convicted and sentenced to death for his involvement in an armed bank robbery during which a bank guard was killed. (Co-defendant of Norris Holder.)

[Aquart, Azibo+]

Black

CT***

2012

Convicted and sentenced to death for planning and participating in the deaths of alleged rival in the drug business and her two cohabitants. Death sentence overturned and awaiting re-sentencing proceedings.

Barnette, Marcivicci Aquilia

Black

NC

1998

Convicted and sentenced to death for the killing of his ex-girlfriend, as well as another man in a carjacking.

Barrett, Kenneth Eugene

White

OK

2005

Convicted and sentenced to death for the fatal shooting of a state police officer who was serving a ‘no-knock’ warrant on his house for suspicion of drug activity.

Basham, Brandon**

White

SC

2004

Convicted and sentenced to death for the kidnapping and death of a woman following an escape from prison. (Co-defendant of Chadrick Fulks)

Battle, Anthony

Black

GA

1997

Convicted and sentenced to death for the killing of a prison guard.

Bernard, Brandon**

Black

TX

2000

Convicted and sentenced to death for his involvement in the carjacking and killing of a married couple visiting Texas. (Co-defendant of Christopher Vialva)

Bolden, Robert+

Black

MO

2006

Convicted and sentenced to death for the killing of a bank security guard during an aborted robbery attempt in St. Louis.

Bourgeois, Alfred

Black

TX

2004

Convicted and sentenced to death for abuse leading to the death of his daughter at a military base.

Brown, Meier Jason

Black

GA

2003

Convicted and sentenced to death for the fatal stabbing of a postal worker.

Caro, Carlos

Latino

VA

2007

Convicted and sentenced to death for the killing of a prisoner in a federal prison.

Coonce, Wesley**

White

MO

2014

Convicted 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)

Corley, Odell (Nasih Ra’id)+

Black

IN

2004

Convicted for actions stemming from an attempted bank robbery committed with several others during which two bank employees were killed.

Cramer, Christopher** White TX 2018 Convicted and sentenced to death for the killing of a fellow prisoner in a federal prison. (Co-defendant of Ricky Fackrell)

Davis, Len+

Black

LA

2005

Police 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.

Duncan, Joseph

White

ID

2008

Pled guilty and sentenced to death for the kidnapping and sexual abuse of a minor.

Ebron, Joseph+

Black

TX

2009

Convicted and sentenced to death for the killing of a prisoner in a federal prison.

Fackrell, Ricky** White TX 2018 Convicted and sentenced to death for the killing of a fellow prisoner in a federal prison. (Co-defendant of Christopher Cramer)

Fields, Edward

White

OK

2005

Pled guilty to and sentenced to death for the fatal shootings of two campers on federal land.

Fields, Sherman Lamont+

Black

TX

2005

Convicted and sentenced to death for the fatal shooting of his former girlfriend after having escaped from a detention center where he was being held pending a federal weapons charge.

Fulks, Chadrick**

White

SC

2004

Pled guilty and sentenced to death for the kidnapping and death of a woman following an escape from prison. (Co-defendant of Brandon Basham.)

Gabrion, Marvin

White

MI

2002

Convicted and sentenced to death for klling a woman on federal land.

Garcia, Edgar**

Latino

TX

2010

Convicted 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+

Black

VA

2007

Convicted and sentenced to death for a drug-related killing.

Hall, Charles**

White

MO

2014

Convicted 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.)

Hall, Orlando**

Black

TX

2007

Convicted and sentenced to death for a drug related kidnapping resulting in death. (Co-defendant of Bruce Webster)

Higgs, Dustin+

Black

MD

2000

Convicted and sentenced to death for kidnapping and killing three women on federal land.

Holder, Norris**

Black

MO

1998

Convicted and sentenced to death for the fatal shooting of a security guard during a bank robbery. (Co-defendant of Billie Allen.)

Honken, Dustin+

White

IA

2004

Convicted and sentenced to death for the killing of two children in a drug related conspiracy in which three others were also killed.

Jackson, Richard Allen

White

NC

2001

Convicted and sentenced to death for the fatal shooting of a woman while on federal property in North Carolina.

Johnson, Corey**

Black

VA

1993

Convicted and sentenced to death for his participation in a series of drug-related killings. (Co-defendant of Richard Tipton & James H. Roane, Jr.)

Kadamovas, Jurijus**

White

CA

2007

Convicted 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, Daryl

Black

OH

2006

Convicted and sentenced to death for the fatal shooting of a special-duty police officer during an attempted bank robbery.

LeCroy, Jr., William

White

GA

2001

Convicted and sentenced to death for a carjacking resulting in the death of a North Georgia woman.

Lee, Daniel+

White

AR

2002

Convicted and sentenced to death for his involvement in the killing of a gun dealer and his family.

Lighty, Kenneth+

Black

MD

2005

Convicted and sentenced to death for his involvement in the kidnapping and death of an alleged drug dealer.

Mikhel, Iouri**

White

CA

2007

Convicted 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, Ronald

White

IL

2005

Convicted and sentenced to death for the killing of a federal grand jury witness in a Medicare fraud investigation.+

Mitchell, Lezmond+

Native American

AZ

2003

Convicted and sentenced to death for a carjacking resulting in the deaths of two people on an Indian Reservation.

Montgomery, Lisa

White (Female)

MO

2007

Convicted and sentenced to death for killing a woman and seizing her unborn baby.

Nelson, Keith D.

White

MO

2002

Pled guilty and sentenced to death for the kidnap and murder of a girl.

Paul, Jeffrey Williams

White

AR

1997

Convicted and sentenced to death for his involvement in the robbery and killing of a retired National Park employee on federal land.

Purkey, Wesley

White

MO

1998

Convicted and sentenced to death for the kidnapping and death of a Kansas City teenager.

Roane, Jr., James H.**

Black

VA

1993

Convicted and sentenced to death for his participation in a series of drug-related killings. (Co-defendant of Corey Johnson & Richard Tipton.)

Robinson, Julius+

Black

TX

2002

Convicted and sentenced to death for the killing of two men in drug-related incidents in Ft. Worth.

Rodriguez, Jr., Alfonso

Latino

ND

2006

Convicted and sentenced to death for a kidnapping resulting in the death of a college student.

Roof, Dylann

White

SC

2017

Convicted and sentenced to death for the fatal shooting of nine parishioners in a church in South Carolina.

Runyon, David+

Asian

VA

2009

Convicted and sentenced to death for his involvement in the death of a Naval officer in a murder-for-hire plot in Newport News.

Sampson, Gary

White

MA

2017

Pled guilty to the separate carjacking and killing of two men, and sentenced to death for the death of one of the victims.

Sanchez, Jr., Ricardo**

Latino

FL

2009

Convicted and sentenced to death for involvement in the drug-related killing of a family, including two children. (Co-defendant of Daniel Troya.)

Sanders, Thomas

White

LA

2014

Convicted and sentenced to death for the kidnapping resulting in death of a 12-year old girl.

Savage, Kaboni+

Black

PA

2013

Convicted and sentenced to death for his involvement in the killings of 12 people in connection with a drug enterprise.

Snarr, Mark**

White

TX

2010

Convicted 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+

Black

TN

2008

Convicted and sentenced to death for the carjacking, kidnapping, and death of a restaurant owner.

Tipton, Richard**

Black

VA

1993

Convicted and sentenced to death for his participation in a series of drug-related killings. (Co-defendant of Corey Johnson & James H. Roane, Jr.)

Torrez, Jorge

Latino

VA

2014

Ex-marine convicted and sentenced to death for the killing of a fellow service member.

Troya, Daniel**

Latino

FL

2009

Convicted and sentenced to death for involvement in the drug-related killings of a family, including two children. (Co-defendant of Ricardo Sanchez, Jr.)

Tsarnaev, Dzhokhar

White

MA

2015

Convicted for offenses committed in the Boston Marathon bombing and sentenced to death for two of the victims killed.

Umana, Alejandro+

Latino

NC

2010

Convicted and sentenced to death for the fatal shooting of two brothers in a North Carolina restaurant.

Vialva, Christopher**

Black

TX

2000

Convicted and sentenced to death for his involvement in a carjacking and the deaths of a couple visiting Texas. (Co-defendant of Brandon Bernard.)

[Webster, Bruce]**

Black

TX

1996

Convicted and sentenced to death for a drug related kidnapping and rape resulting in death. (Co-defendant of Orlando Hall.) Death sentence vacated on grounds of intellectual disability on June 18, 2019. The ruling is still subject to appeal.

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. 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
Texas 13ˆ
Missouri 8
Virginia 7
Georgia 3
North Carolina 3
South Carolina 3
Arkansas 2
California 2
Florida 2
Louisiana 2
Maryland 2
Massachusetts* 2
Oklahoma 2
Arizona 1
Connecticut 1+
Idaho 1
Illinois 1
Indiana 1
Iowa* 1
Michigan* 1
North Dakota* 1
Ohio 1
Pennsylvania 1
Tennessee 1
TOTAL 62

*States without their own death penalty law when the federal sentence was imposed. Illinois, Maryland, and Connecticut 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.

+Death sentence overturned but still potentially subject to the death penalty in resentencing proceedings.

ˆLower court ruling vacating death sentence on grounds of intellectual disability still subject to appeal.