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 Death Penalty History.

Quick Statistics

Total Number Of Executions Since 1910 100
Number Of Executions By Hanging 28
Number Of Executions By Lethal Gas 37
Number Of Executions By Lethal Injection 35
Males 99
Females 1

Executions by Hanging (since 1910)

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
2236 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

Executions by Lethal Injection

ADC# Name Ethnicity Time Date
69227 John George Brewer Anglo 12:18 a.m. 03-03-1993
38656 James Dean Clark Anglo 12:07 a.m. 04-14-1993
38604 Jimmie Wayne Jeffers Anglo 6:07 p.m. 09-13-1995
60184 Daren L. Bolton Anglo 12:02 a.m. 06-19-1996
37768 Luis Morine Mata Hispanic 12:51 a.m. 08-22-1996
33088 Randy Greenawalt Anglo 12:07 a.m. 01-23-1997
29978 William Lyle Woratzeck Anglo 12:12 a.m. 06-25-1997
33603 Jose Jesus Ceja Hispanic 12:05 a.m. 01-21-1998
48329 Jose R. Villafuerte Honduran 12:18 a.m. 04-22-1998
36335 Douglas Edward Gretzler Anglo 03:11 p.m. 06-03-1998
41546 Jess James Gillies Native American 03:05 p.m. 01-13-1999
42707 Darrick Leonard Gerlaugh Native American 07:09 p.m. 02-03-1999
44849 Karl Hinze LaGrand German national 08:00 p.m. 02-24-1999
37250 Robert Wayne Vickers Anglo 03:05 p.m. 05-05-1999
41125 Michael Kent Poland Anglo 03:14 p.m. 06-17-1999
40234 Ignacio Alberto Ortiz Hispanic 03:04 p.m. 10-27-1999
47141 Anthony Lee Chaney Anglo 03:10 p.m. 02-16-2000
41126 Patrick Gene Poland Anglo 03:03 p.m. 03-15-2000
102442 Donald Jay Miller Anglo 03:37 p.m. 11-08-2000
067151 Robert C. Comer Anglo 10:08 a.m. 5-22-2007
082157 Jeffrey Landrigan Native American 10:26 p.m. 10-26-2010
046518 Eric J. King Black  10:22 a.m. 3-29-2011
054558 Donald E. Beaty Caucasian  7:38 p.m. 05-25-2011
043353 Richard L. Bible Caucasian 11:11 a.m. 06-30-2011
068781 Thomas P. West Caucasian 11:10 a.m. 07-19-2011
031293 Robert H. Moorman Caucasian 10:33 a.m. 02-29-2012
051550 Robert C. Towery Caucasian 11:26 a.m. 03-08-2012
099144 Thomas A. Kemp Caucasian 10:08 a.m. 04-25-2012
043833 Samuel V. Lopez Hispanic 10:37 a.m. 06-27-2012
069007 Daniel W. Cook Caucasian 11:03 a.m. 08-08-2012
092408 Richard D. Stokley Caucasian 11:12 a.m. 12-05-2012
040496 Edward H. Schad Caucasian 10:12 a.m. 10-09-2013
 070566 Robert Jones Caucasian 10:52 a.m. 10-23-2013
086279 Joseph Wood Caucasian 3:49 p.m. 07-23-2014

For information about those executed see Executed since 1992/Last Meals.

Sources:

Executions Prior to 1992 & Execution Methods | Arizona Department of Corrections | corrections.az.gov

Arizona Death Penalty History | Arizona Department of Corrections | corrections.az.gov


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