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Arizona Death Row Inmates

Arizona Death Row Inmates

Daniel W. Cook - Cook, John Matzke, and Carlos Froyan Cruz-Ramos worked at a restaurant in Lake Havasu City and shared an apartment. On July 19, 1987, Cook stole some money from Cruz-Ramos. When Cruz-Ramos began searching the apartment for the money, Cook and Matzke tied Cruz-Ramos to a chai…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Arizona Death Row Inmates

Arizona Death Row Inmates

Richard D. Stokley - On July 8, 1991, Stokley and Randy Brazeal kidnapped two 13-year-old girls near Elfrida in Cochise County and took them to a remote area, where they raped them. Fearing the consequences, they agreed to kill the girls, and each man strangled one of the girls. To ensure th…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Richard K. Djerf

Richard K. Djerf

Richard K. Djerf - On September 14, 1993, Djerf forced himself into the Luna residence at gunpoint. Djerf believed Albert Luna, Jr. had burglarized his house. Patricia Luna and her 5-year-old son were at home. Djerf secured Mrs. Luna and her son by tying their arms and legs and gagging them.…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Alfredo L. Garcia

Alfredo L. Garcia

Alfredo L. Garcia - On May 21, 2002, bar owner Steve Johnson withdrew a large amount of cash from the bank to refill the ATM at Harley's Club 155, one of the bars he owned. When Steve arrived at the bar, he spoke briefly to the bartender and then proceeded to head to the ATM to refill it wit…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Anthony M. Spears

Anthony M. Spears

Anthony M. Spears - Jeanette Beaulieu, the victim, was a 38-year-old single woman. She knew Spears, who lived near San Diego, and considered him her "boyfriend." Apparently unbeknownst to Jeanette, Spears was living with a girlfriend named Joann in California. In December 1991, Jeanette took…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Derek D. Chappell

Derek D. Chappell

Derek D. Chappell - Derek Chappell was dating Kristal Shackleford who had a young son, Devon, from a previous relationship. Chappell felt that he was always in competition with Devon for Kristal's attention and affection. In December of 2003, Chappell was baby-sitting Devon and became so fru…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Ernest V. Gonzales

Ernest V. Gonzales

Ernest V. Gonzales - On the evening of February 20, 1990, the Wagner family returned to their town house in Phoenix from dinner where they had celebrated Darrel Wagner's recent promotion. When they entered their court yard, Deborah Wagner noticed a light shining out their opened front door. …

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Barry L. Jones

Barry L. Jones

Barry L. Jones - The State charged Jones with sexual assault, three counts of child abuse, and the murder of Rachel Gray, age 4. In April 1994, Rachel's mother and her three children were living with Jones. On the afternoon of May 1, 1994, while she was asleep, Jones took Rachel out of the h…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Julius J. Moore

Julius J. Moore

Julius J. Moore - No crime information available for this inmate.

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Leroy D. Cropper

Leroy D. Cropper

Leroy D. Cropper - On March 7, 1997, Cropper murdered Arizona Department of Corrections Officer Brent W. Lumley, stabbing him in the throat. The murder took place at the Arizona Department of Corrections Perryville/San Juan Unit, where Cropper was an inmate. Cropper committed the murder in r…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Cody J. Martinez

Cody J. Martinez

Cody J. Martinez - On June 12, 2003, Cody Martinez was at a friend's house when another friend, Jonathan Summey-Montano, arrived with the victim. Once inside, Martinez and Summey-Montano decided to rob the victim. After joking with the victim, Martinez punched him in the face, then kicked an…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Steven C. James

Steven C. James

Steven C. James - On November 16, 1981, Juan Maya picked up 14-year-old Marty Norton and made homosexual advances towards him. Norton rebuffed Maya, but suggested that he might find a more hospitable reception in a trailer belonging to James. When Maya followed Norton into the trailer, James…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Beau J. Greene

Beau J. Greene

Beau J. Greene - On February 28, 1995, the victim left a church concert at about 9:15 p.m. The victim encountered Greene and an altercation ensued, and Greene beat the 140-pound victim to death with a club or stick. Later that evening, Greene drove to a friend's house in the victim's car, an…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Joshua Villalobos

Joshua Villalobos

Joshua Villalobos - Linda Verdugo was the mother of two daughters, Ashley, from a previous relationship and Anyssa, who she had with Villalobos. Linda and Villalobos both worked and each took care of the girls when the other was at work. The evidence presented at trial proved the following: …

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Dale S. Hausner

Dale S. Hausner

Dale S. Hausner - Dale Hausner, known in Arizona as the "Serial Shooter" received 6 death sentences from a crime spree that included convictions for 6 murders. Hausner murdered David Estrada, Nathaniel Shoffner, Jose Ortis, Marco Carillo, Claudia Gutierrez-Cruz, and Robin Blasnek. In total, …

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Sean B. Running Eagle

Sean B. Running Eagle

Sean B. Running Eagle - At about 6 a.m. on December 6, 1987, Running Eagle, Corey Tilden, and Orva Antone were burglarizing the Robert Davis residence in Phoenix. Davis' neighbor, 72-year-old Herbert Williams, came outside and told the men to leave or he would call the police. Running Eagle …

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Cory D. Morris

Cory D. Morris

Cory D. Morris - In September, 2002, Morris lured his first victim back to his trailer with money for sexual services. The victim had recently been released from prison and was taking medication for an addiction to heroin. While engaging in sex, Morris wrapped a tie around the victim's throa…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
John M. Cruz

John M. Cruz

John M. Cruz - On May 26, 2003, Cruz murdered Officer Patrick Hardesty, an on-duty law enforcement officer with the Tucson Police Department. Officer Hardesty had responded to a traffic collision in which Cruz's vehicle struck another vehicle. Cruz fled the scene and Officer Hardesty and oth…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Ruben M. Johnson

Ruben M. Johnson

Ruben M. Johnson - On November 7, 2000, Ruben M. Johnson along with co-defendant Jarvis Ross robbed the Affordable Massage Parlor using weapons to threaten Stephanie Smith and Russell Biondo, occupants of the business. On November 15, 2000, Johnson shot and killed Stephanie Smith to prevent …

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Robert L. Cromwell

Robert L. Cromwell

Robert L. Cromwell - On Oct. 8, 2001 Phoenix Police Department received a 911 call from a female stating she was trying to locate her daughter who was taken by a man who had beaten her. The female (later identified as Ella "Michelle" Speaks) told the dispatcher she was beaten with a stick by…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Ryan W. Kuhs

Ryan W. Kuhs

Ryan W. Kuhs - On November 20, 2005, Kuhs got into a verbal altercation with Larry Herrera who was visiting his brother Ricky at his apartment. The altercation ended before it got physical. Later that day, Kuhs went back to the apartment where he and Larry got into a shouting match and was a…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Alvie C. Kiles

Alvie C. Kiles

Alvie C. Kiles - Kiles lived in Yuma with his girlfriend, Valerie Gunnell, and her two daughters, 9-month-old Lecresha and 5-year-old Shemaeah. On February 9, 1989, Kiles used a bumper jack to bludgeon Valerie to death in their home. He then killed the two children because they started "scre…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Paul B. Speer

Paul B. Speer

Paul B. Speer - Paul Speer was in jail awaiting trial for burglary. In March 2002, he and his brother, Chris Womble had burglarized the residence of the Adan and Enriqueta Soto. Believing he was doing them a favor, Speer's other brother, Brian Womble, conspired with Speer over the phone to k…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Leroy McGill

Leroy McGill

Leroy McGill - On July 13, 2002, Leroy Dean McGill walked into an apartment in north Phoenix carrying a cup full of gasoline. McGill doused Charles Perez and Nova Banta with the gasoline and lit them on fire. Perez subsequently died from his burns. Banta was so severely burned that treating …

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
David S. Detrich

David S. Detrich

David S. Detrich - On the evening of November 4, 1989, David Detrich and codefendant Charlton traveled to Tucson from Benson, Arizona. They picked up the victim, a 38-year-old female, who was hitchhiking somewhere in the Tucson area. Charlton then drove Detrich and the victim, a known drug a…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
James L. Styers

James L. Styers

James L. Styers - On December 2, 1989, James Lynn Styers filed a missing child report, advising police that his roommate's son, Christopher Milke (age 4), had disappeared during their visit to Metrocenter mall. Roger Mark Scott was present with Styers. On December 3, 1989, Scott admitted dur…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Richard D. Hurles

Richard D. Hurles

Richard D. Hurles - On November 12, 1992, two witnesses observed Hurles in the Buckeye Public Library looking at children's books. At about 3 p.m., two men tried to enter the library, but found the front door locked. As these men were trying to get in, another witness saw Hurles leaving from…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Graham S. Henry

Graham S. Henry

Graham S. Henry - On June 6, 1986, at approximately 3 p.m., Henry and Vernon Foote kidnapped Roy Estes from his Las Vegas apartment. The two men forced Estes into his truck and drove off with him. Estes, an elderly man, was partially paralyzed and used a walker. Henry and Foote took Estes to…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Robert A. Poyson

Robert A. Poyson

Robert A. Poyson - Leta Kagen (30), Leta's 15-year-old son, Robert Delahunt, Roland Wear (50) and Bobby Poyson (20) lived in a remote area of Mohave County. On August 13, 1996, Frank Anderson (48) and Kimberly Lane (15) had been hitchhiking in the area, and Leta agreed to let Anderson and La…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Angel M. Medrano

Angel M. Medrano

Angel M. Medrano - On January 31, 1987, Medrano was at a federal correctional halfway house in Tucson. After obtaining a weekend pass, Medrano spent the evening drinking at several nightclubs. Some time after midnight, he drove to the home of Patricia Pedrin and parked in the driveway. Medra…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Christopher J. Spreitz

Christopher J. Spreitz

Christopher J. Spreitz - On May 19, 1989, the police stopped Christopher John Spreitz after observing that his car was smoking and leaking oil. The officer had observed the same car earlier that night also smoking and leaking oil. The officer noticed Spreitz had blood and fecal matter on his…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Robert Jones

Robert Jones

Robert Jones - On May 30, 1996, Robert Jones and Scott Nordstrom entered the Moon Smoke Shop in Tucson. Jones immediately shot a customer in the head. One employee escaped, two others were shot at by Jones behind the counter (one was injured but survived and the other was not hit), and anoth…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Robert L. Walden

Robert L. Walden

Robert L. Walden - On June 13, 1991, the victim's husband returned home and found the victim's body in their bedroom. The victim's shoes, pants, and underwear had been removed. A lamp cord was still tied around her neck, and her throat had been cut. The room showed signs of a struggle and an…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Theodore Washington

Theodore Washington

Theodore Washington - Fred Robinson and Susan Hill lived together for a number of years. Beginning in 1984, Susan made several efforts to leave Robinson, but he always forced her to return. In February 1987, Susan left Robinson for a week to visit her father, Ralph Hill, and stepmother, Ster…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Steven Newell

Steven Newell

Steven Newell - On May 23, 2001, Elizabeth Byrd, an 8-year old, headed to school from her mother's trailer at approximately 8 a.m. Steven Newell approached Elizabeth and began walking with her. Steven Newell knew Elizabeth because he had dated Elizabeth's sister, Lori Stone, for several mont…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Frank D. McCray

Frank D. McCray

Frank D. McCray - On May 21, 1987, the victim, Chestene Cummins, was at home preparing to leave on a trip to California with her boyfriend. She had taken the day off work to run errands and pack. McCray somehow gained access to her apartment, most likely while in the neighborhood committing …

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Ernesto S. Martinez

Ernesto S. Martinez

Ernesto S. Martinez - In July 1995, Martinez stole a blue Monte Carlo in California and a license plate from another California car. Two days before the murder, he showed a friend in Globe his revolver with black electrical tape wrapped around the handle. Martinez had prior convictions for v…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Clarence W. Dixon

Clarence W. Dixon

Clarence W. Dixon - On January 7, 1978, 21-year-old Arizona State University student Deana Bowdoin was found raped, strangled, and stabbed to death at her Tempe apartment. The killer was never found and the murder became a cold-case for many years. Tempe Detective Tom Magazzeni opened up thi…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Joseph R. Wood

Joseph R. Wood

Joseph R. Wood - Wood and his 29-year-old ex-girlfriend, Debbie Dietz, had been involved in a turbulent relationship for 5 years, which had been marred by numerous breakups and several domestic violent incidents. Debbie was working at a local body shop owned by her family. On August 7, 1989,…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Richard H. Greenway

Richard H. Greenway

Richard H. Greenway - On March 27, 1988, Greenway and Christopher Lincoln. burglarized the Tucson home of Lili Champagne. Greenway shot and killed Champagne and her 17-year-old daughter, Mindy, with a .22 rifle. He and Lincoln then stole some property, including Mrs. Champagne's Porsche. The…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Eugene R. Tucker

Eugene R. Tucker

Eugene R. Tucker - Tucker had been dating a woman by the name of AnnMarie Merchant. On the evening of July 14, 1999, AnnMarie rejected Tucker's efforts to see her. The next morning, Tucker went to AnnMarie's apartment, where she lived with her brother, Roscoe Merchant, his girlfriend, Cindy …

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Murray Hooper

Murray Hooper

Murray Hooper - On the evening of December 31, 1980, William Bracy and Murray Hooper (both of whom were from Chicago), and Edward McCall (a former Phoenix police officer) went to the home of Patrick Redmond in Phoenix. Mr. Redmond, his wife, and his mother-in-law, Helen Phelps, were at home …

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Richard Glassel

Richard Glassel

Richard Glassel - Several months prior to April 19, 2000 Richard J. Glassel made several trips to the Phoenix area from California. Richard Glassel reserved a U-Haul truck one week prior to the shooting and picked up the truck on the day of the shooting. According to the police report, given…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Ronald T. Williams

Ronald T. Williams

Ronald T. Williams - On the morning of March 12, 1981, Williams kicked in the front door of a home in Scottsdale and began to burglarize it. While Williams was inside, a neighbor, John Bunchek, came to the home to investigate. Williams shot Bunchek in the chest, killing him. Williams left Ar…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
David Gulbrandson

David Gulbrandson

David Gulbrandson - Gulbrandson and the 45-year-old female victim operated a photography business, and also were involved in an intimate personal relationship. The victim ended their personal relationship in January of 1991, and Gulbrandson physically assaulted her on February 14, 1991. The …

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Wayne B. Prince

Wayne B. Prince

Wayne B. Prince - On March 25, 1998, Prince and his wife, Christine, were arguing in the apartment where they lived with Christine's two children, Cassandra (age 13) and Andrew (age 10). Prince, pointing a handgun at Christine and Cassandra, repeatedly said he was going to kill the children,…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Ronald D. Schackart

Ronald D. Schackart

Ronald D. Schackart - Schackart and Charla Regan had known each other since high school and they continued to be friends at the University of Arizona. On March 8, 1984, Schackart told Regan he needed a place to stay since his parents had kicked him out of their house. He also told her he nee…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Ruben Garza

Ruben Garza

Ruben Garza - Ellen Franco separated from her husband, Larry Franco, and moved into the home of Jennifer Farley and Lance Rush. Ruben Garza who is Larry Franco's nephew, went to the Franco/Rush residence on the night of December 1, 1999, ostensibly to convince Ellen to reconcile with Larry. …

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Danny L. Jones

Danny L. Jones

Danny L. Jones - On March 26, 1992, Jones and Robert Weaver were visiting in Robert's garage. Inside the home, Robert's 74-year-old grandmother, Katherine Gumina, sat watching television while Robert's 7-year-old daughter, Tisha, lay on the floor, working on some school work. At approximatel…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Joe C. Smith

Joe C. Smith

Joe C. Smith - Shortly before midnight on December 30, 1975, 18-year-old Sandy Spencer finished work at a fast food restaurant and began hitchhiking home. Smith picked her up and drove her to a desert location north and west of Phoenix. There he bound her, forced dirt into her mouth and nost…

May 25, 2010 6:10 pm

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