DEFENDANTS WITH MENTAL RETARDATION EXECUTED SINCE THE DEATH PENALTY HAS BEEN REINSTATED IN 1976

Up to day, 35 inmates suffering from Mental Retardation and other brain damage have been executed. Some names are a link: click on it to have access to the information.


 

Name

State

"Race"

I.Q.

Execution date

1.

Arthur F. Goode, III

FL

W

60-63

4/5/84

2.

Ivon Ray Stanley

GA

B

62

7/12/84

3.

James Dupree Henry

FL

B

low 70s

9/20/84

4.

Morris Odell Mason

VA

B

62-66

6/25/85

5.

James Terry Roach

SC

W

69-70

1/10/86

6.

Jerome Bowden

GA

B

59-65

6/24/86

7.

Willie Celestine

LA

W

(68-81) 77

7/20/87

8.

John Brogdon

LA

W

middly retarded

7/30/87

9.

Horace Dunkins

AL

B

65-69

7/14/89

10.

Alton Waye

VA

B

untested (probable MR)

8/30/89

11.

Johnny Ray Anderson

TX

W

70

5/17/90

12.

Dalton Prejean

LA

B

71-76

5/18/90

13.

Ricky Ray Rector

AR

B

(MR due to lobotomy

1/24/92

14.

Johnny Frank Garrett

TX

W

dual diagnosis/MI

2/11/92

15.

Robert Alton Harris

CA

W

Fetal Alcohol

4/21/92

16.

Billy Wayne White

TX

B

66-69

4/23/92

17.

Nollie Lee Martin

FL

W

dual diagnosis/MI

5/12/92

18.

Ricky Lee Grubbs

MO

W

72

10/21/92

19.

Cornelius Singleton

AL

B

55-67

11/20/92

20.

Robert Wayne Sawyer

LA

W

65-68

3/5/93

21.

William Henry Hance

GA

B

mild MR

3/31/94

22.

Mario Marquez

TX

L

65

1/17/95

23.

Willie Clisby

AL

B


mild MR

4/28/95

24.

Varnell Weeks

AL

 

mild MR/MI

5/12/95

25.

Girvies Davis

IL

B

borderline MR

5/17/95

26.

Sylvester Adams

SC

B

mild MR

8/18/95

27.

Barry Lee Fairchild

AR

B

60-63

8/31/95

28.

Walter Milton Correll

VA

W

68

1/4/96

29.

Luis Mata

AZ

L

68-70

8/22/96

30. John Earl Bush

FL

B

borderline MR, organic brain damage

10/21/96

31. Frank Middleton

SC

B

68-69

11/22/96

32. Terry Washington

TX

B

58-69

5/6/97

33. Tony Mackall

VA

B

64

2/20/98

34. Reginald Powell

MO

B

65

2/25/98

35. Emile-Pierre Duhamel

TX

W

56

7/9/98

Source: By Dr. Denis Keyes, William Edwards, Esq., & Robert Perske from the article, "People with Mental Retardation are Dying, Legally" from the journal Mental Retardation, Feb. 1997, Vol. 35 No. 1; updated by Death Penalty Information Center


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