A timeline of those that received the death penalty in the United States, from July to November of 2010. All of the following individuals were executed via lethal injection.
Created by medesjardins on Nov 30, 2010
Last updated: 11/30/10 at 07:26 PM
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Phillip Hallford, 63, was executed for the murder of his daughter's 16-year old boyfriend, in 1987. Hallford is the second-oldest man to have been executed so far this year and is the most recent to be executed in the United States.
Jeffery Landrigan, 50, was executed for the 1990 murder of a woman in Arizona during an armed burglary, about a year after escaping from an Oklahoma prison; he was serving time for second-degree murder. While he was executed for lethal injection, the sodium thiopental used for the injection had to come from Great Britain, the first time the United States obtained outside the drug since a shortage that occurred earlier in the year.
Larry Wooten, 51, was executed for the murder of an elderly couple in Paris, Texas, in 1996. Wooten murdered them to get $500 and use it to spend on cocaine. He claims that he found the bodies, but DNA evidence proved otherwise. Wooten is the 17th and most recent to be executed in the state of Texas, the most active death penalty state.
Donald Wackerly, 40, was executed for the murder of a Laotian immigrant, in Oklahoma, in 1996. Wackerly was accompained by two Buddhist monks, in which prison officials believe was the first time in state history, that an execution was accompanied by Buddhist religous elements.
Brandon Rhode, 31, along with his co-defendant Daniel Lucas, were charged with murdering three individuals upon ransacking their house. At the time of the incident, in 1998, both he and Lucas, were 18 years old. Lucas is still on death row.
Teresa Lewis, 41, was executed for committing a double murder in 2003. She killed her husband and her stepson to obtain life insurance money. She is the first and only female in the United States to be executed so far this year.
Cal Brown, 52, was executed for the torture and eventual murder of a woman in Washington back in 1991. The incident occurred just two months after he was released from an Oregon prison for assault. His execution was the first in Washington state since August 2001.
Holly Wood, 50, was executed for murdering his girlfriend with a 12-gauge shotgun on September 1, 1993. At the time of his execution, Wood was considered as "borderline mentally disabled."
Peter Cantu, 35, was executed as the leader of a gang of six that raped and murdered a woman in Houston, in 1993. He was the third person to be executed for the crime; two face life sentences, while one is serving 40 years in prison.
Michael Land, 41, was executed for the murder of a 30-year old iwoman in 1992. Land killed the woman at a limestone quarry on Ruffner Mountain, and was found a day later by a group of high school students who were hiking.
Roderick Davie, 38, was executed for the double murder of a man and woman who worked at his former workplace. He also shot a third individual but survived the attack.
Joseph Burns, 42, was executed for the murder of a Mississippi man in 1994. He was the third so far this year (two are more expected by year's end) to be executed in the state.
Derrick Jackson, 42, was executed for slashing two opera singers in Houston, Texas. He was already arrested in 1992 for three robberies, when he was convicted of the murder. Jackson was the 15th person to be executed in the state of Texas this year.
William Garner, 37, was executed for the murder of five children (and an attempted sixth) in Cincinatti, in 1992. Garner killed them all via smoke inhalation by setting off one of the children's apartment on fire, after stealing several electronics from it.
Michael Perry, 28, was executed for the shooting of a nurse in El Paso, Texas. He was accompanied in the incident with two other individuals and the victim's 16-year old son, all who have received life sentences. Perry is the youngest person to be executed in the United States this year.