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Capital Punishment in Arizona

Executions were suspended twice in Arizona.  The first time: "On December 8th 1916, an initiative measure went into effect eliminating the death penalty as punishment for convictions of first degree murder. The death penalty was restored December 5, 1918." Executions were again suspended between April 1962 and April 1992.

For further information on the history of the death penalty in Arizona please see the Arizona Department of Corrections webpage: http://www.azcorrections.gov/adc/history/History_DeathPenalty.aspx

Executions in Arizona since 1910

 

Total Number Of Executions Since 1910

88

Number Of Executions By Hanging

28

Number Of Executions By Lethal Gas

38

Number Of Executions By Lethal Injection

22

Males

86

Females

1

Executions by Hanging Arizona State Prison

 

ADC#

Name

Ethnicity

Time

Date

3094

Jose Lopez

Hispanic

10:23 a.m.

01-05-1910

3327

Cesario Sanchez

Hispanic

10:30 a.m.

12-02-1910

3326

Rafael Barela

Hispanic

11:10 a.m.

12-02-1910

3497

Domingo Franco

Anglo

- - - - - - -

07-07-1911

3582

Alejandro Gallego

Hispanic

10:40 a.m.

07-28-1911

4436

Ramon Villalobo

Hispanic

3:20 p.m.

12-10-1915

3566

Francisco Rodriguez

Hispanic

5:10 p.m.

05-19-1916

3479

N.B. Chavez

Hispanic

3:20 p.m.

06-09-1916

3814

Miguel Peralta

Hispanic

3:20 p.m.

07-07-1916

5400

Simplicio Torrez

Hispanic

10:00 a.m.

04-16-1920

5597

Pedro Dominguez

Hispanic

5:30 a.m.

01-14-1921

5565

Nichan Martin

Anglo

5:01 a.m.

09-09-1921

5693

Ricardo Lauterio

Hispanic

5:00 a.m.

01-13-1922

5699

Tomas Roman

Anglo

5:20 a.m.

01-13-1922

5826

Theodore West

Anglo

5:00 a.m.

09-29-1922

5979

Paul V. Hadley

Anglo

5:00 a.m.

04-13-1923

5981

Manuel Martinez

Hispanic

5:25 a.m.

08-10-1923

6367

William B. Ward

Black

5:00 a.m.

06-20-1924

6193

Sam Flowers

Black

5:00 a.m.

01-09-1925

6621

William Lawrence

Anglo

5:20 a.m.

01-08-1926

6824

Charles J. Blackburn

Anglo

5:09 a.m.

05-20-1927

7046

B.W.L. Sam

Chinese

5:16 a.m.

06-22-1928

7047

Shew Chin

Chinese

5:42 a.m.

06-22-1928

7048

Jew Har

Chinese

6:06 a.m.

06-22-1928

7049

Gee King Long

Chinese

6:33 a.m.

06-22-1928

7435

Eva Dugan

Anglo

5:00 a.m.

02-21-1930

7748

Refugio Macias

Hispanic

5:00 a.m.

03-07-1930

8149

Herbert Young

Anglo

5:03 a.m.

08-21-1931

 

Executions by Lethal Gas

 

ADC#

Name

Ethnicity

Time

Date

9299

Manuel Hernandez

Hispanic

5:00 a.m.

07-06-1934

9300

Fred Hernandez

Hispanic

5:00 a.m.

07-06-1934

9350

George J. Shaughnessy

Anglo

5:00 a.m.

07-13-1934

9391

Louis Sprague Douglas

Anglo

12:30 a.m.

08-31-1934

9924

Jack Sullivan

Anglo

5:05 a.m.

05-15-1936

10021

Frank Rascon

Hispanic

5:00 a.m.

07-10-1936

9880

Roland H. Cochrane

Anglo

5:00 a.m.

10-02-1936

10094

Frank Duarte

Hispanic

5:00 a.m.

01-08-1937

10540

Ernest Patton

Black

4:00 a.m.

08-13-1937

10580

Burt Anderson

Anglo

4:00 a.m.

08-13-1937

10252

David Benjamin Knight

Anglo

4:00 a.m.

09-03-1937

10853

Elvin Jack Odom

Anglo

4:15 a.m.

01-14-1938

11163

James Bailey

Anglo

5:00 a.m.

04-28-1939

11253

Frank Conner

Black

5:00 a.m.

09-23-1939

11506

Robert Burgunder

Anglo

5:00 a.m.

08-09-1940

12409

J.C. Levice

Black

- - - - - -

01-08-1943

12410

Charles Sanders

Black

- - - - - -

01-08-1943

12411

Gray B. Cole

Black

- - - - - -

01-08-1943

12609

James C. Rawlins

Anglo

6:15 a.m.

02-19-1943

12334

Elisandro L. Macias

Hispanic

6:00 a.m.

04-27-1943

12964

John Earnest Ransom

Black

6:00 a.m.

01-05-1945

12988

Lee Albert Smith

Anglo

5:00 a.m.

04-06-1945

13306

U.L. Holley

Black

5:05 a.m.

04-13-1945

14854

Angel B. Serna

Hispanic

4:05 a.m.

07-29-1950

16003

Harold Thomas Lantz

Anglo

5:04 a.m.

07-18-1951

17659

Carl J. Folk

Anglo

5:00 a.m.

03-04-1955

18392

Lester E. Bartholomew

Anglo

5:00 a.m.

08-31-1955

18320

Leonard Coey

Anglo

5:11 a.m.

05-22-1957

17337

Arthur Thomas

Black

5:10 a.m.

11-17-1958

19169

Richard L. Jordan

Anglo

5:05 a.m.

11-22-1958

19785

Lonnie Craft

Black

5:05 a.m.

03-07-1959

20414

Robert D. Fenton

Anglo

5:06 a.m.

03-11-1960

21245

Honor Robinson

Black

5:04 a.m.

10-31-1961

21598

Patrick M. McGee

Anglo

5:03 a.m.

03-08-1963

23773

Manuel E. Silvas

Hispanic

5:08 a.m.

03-14-1963

43255

Donald E. Harding

Anglo

12:18 a.m.

04-06-1992

42183

Walter Burnhart LaGrand

Anglo

9:30 p.m.

03-03-1999

 

Death Penalty Inactive 1963 – 1992

 

Executions by Lethal Injection

 

ADC#

Name

County

Ethnicity

Time

Date

Method

69227

John George Brewer

Coconino

Anglo

12:18 a.m.

03-03-1993

Lethal Injection

38565

James Dean Clark

Cochise

Anglo

12:07 a.m.

04-14-1993

Lethal Injection

38604

Jimmie Wayne Jeffers

Maricopa

Anglo

06:07 p.m.

09-13-1995

Lethal Injection

60184

Daren L. Bolton

Pima

Anglo

12:02 a.m.

06-19-1996

Lethal Injection

37768

Luis Morine Mata

Maricopa

Hispanic

12:51 a.m.

08-22-1996

Lethal Injection

33088

Randy Greenawalt

Yuma

Anglo

12:07 a.m.

01-23-1997

Lethal Injection

29978

William Lyle Woratzeck

Pinal

Anglo

12:12 a.m.

06-25-1997

Lethal Injection

33603

Jose Jesus Ceja

Maricopa

Hispanic

12:05 a.m.

01-21-1998

Lethal Injection

48329

Jose R. Villafuerte

Maricopa

Honduran

12:18 a.m.

04-22-1998

Lethal Injection

85271

Arthur Martin Ross

Pima

Anglo

12:06 a.m.

04-29-1998

Lethal Injection

36335

Douglas Edward Gretzler

Pima

Anglo

03:11 p.m.

06-03-1998

Lethal Injection

41546

Jess James Gillies

Maricopa

Nat/Am

03:05 p.m.

01-13-1999

Lethal Injection

42707

Darrick Leonard Gerlaugh

Maricopa

Nat/Am

07:09 p.m.

02-03-1999

Lethal Injection

44849

Karl Hinze LaGrand

Pima

Ger/Nat

08:00 p.m.

02-24-1999

Lethal Injection

37250

Robert Wayne Vickers

Pinal

Anglo

03:05 p.m.

05-05-1999

Lethal Injection

41125

Michael Kent Poland

Yavapai

Anglo

03:14 p.m.

06-17-1999

Lethal Injection

40234

Ignacio Alberto Ortiz

Pima

Hispanic

03:04 p.m.

10-27-1999

Lethal Injection

47141

Anthony Lee Chaney

Coconino

Anglo

03:10 p.m.

02-16-2000

Lethal Injection

41126

Patrick Gene Poland

Yavapai

Anglo

03.03pm

03-15-2000

Lethal Injection

102442

Donald Jay Miller

Pima

Anglo

03.37p.m.

11-08-2000

Lethal Injection

067151

Robert C. Comer

 - - - - - -

Anglo

10:08 a.m.

5-22-2007

Lethal Injection

82157

Jeffrey Landrigan

 

 

10:26 p.m.

10-26-2010

Lethal Injection

 

Source:

 

 "Arizona Death Penalty History." Arizona Department of Corrections.  http://www.azcorrections.gov/adc/history/History_DeathPenalty.aspx (accessed April 7, 2014)

"Execution by Method and Executions Prior to 1992." Arizona Department of Corrections. http://www.azcorrections.gov/Hema_Datasearch_ex-method.aspx (accessed October 12, 2011).

 

"Arizona Department of Corrections." Arizona Department of Corrections. http://www.azcorrections.gov/Prisca_Datasearch_DeathPenalty.aspx (accessed October 12, 2011).

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