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Execution Alert: Ricky Jovan Gray for the murders of the Harvey Family

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Victims
Treva Terrell Gray, 35 (Ricky’s wife) [11/5/2005] (no one has been charged with her murder)
Sheryl Ann Embrey Warner, 37 [12/18/2005]
Ryan Carey, 26 [12/18/2005] (survived) no picture
Bryan Harvey, 49 [1/1/2006]
Kathryn Harvey, 39 [1/1/2006]
Stella Harvey, 9 [1/1/2006]
Ruby Harvey, 4 [1/1/2006]
Mary Baskerville-Tucker, 46 [1/6/2006]
Percyell Tucker, 55 [1/6/2006]
Ashley Baskerville, 21 [1/6/2006]

Harvey Family murders 1/1/2006 Richmond, VA *Ricky Gray and Ray Dandridge arrested for the murders of Richmond family*
Ricky Gray Set to Be Executed for Virginia Family Murders
Ricky Gray’s execution day has arrived — 11 years after murder spree
Governor won’t stop Ricky Gray execution; lawyers file emergency request to Supreme Court
Ricky Gray set to be executed for 2006 murder wave that claimed two Richmond families
Ricky Gray to be executed Wednesday for 2006 murders
Gov. McAuliffe says he won’t stop Wednesday’s execution of Ricky Gray
Ricky Gray apologizes; more than 50 mental health experts urge clemency
Ricky Gray makes last-minute appeal to U.S. Supreme Court to stay execution
Ricky Gray executed by lethal injection for Harvey family killings
Virginia executes convicted family killer Ricky Gray
Virginia executes inmate convicted of murdering family of four

Movies/Documentaries
Wicked Attraction: Evil in the Blood

INMATE INFORMATION

ricky-gray-2017
OFFENDER ID NUMBER: 1100057
OFFENDER NAME: Ricky Jovan Gray
SEX: Male
RACE: Black
VADOC RELEASE DATE: Death Sentence
LOCATION: Greensville Correctional Center

INMATE INFORMATION

ray-danridge

OFFENDER ID NUMBER: 1159354
OFFENDER NAME: Ray Joseph Dandridge
SEX: Male
RACE: Black
VADOC RELEASE DATE: Single Life Sentence
LOCATION: Keen Mountain Correctional Center

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Execution Alert: Christopher Chubasco Wilkins scheduled for execution tonight for the murders of Willie Freeman and Mike Silva

wilkins-victims

Victims
Gilbert Vallejo, 47 [10/27/2005]
Willie Ladell Freeman, 40 [10/28/2005]
Mike Silva, 33 [10/28/2005]

Gilbert Vallejo obituary
Man tells jurors he killed 3 in Tarrant County
Fort Worth jury convicts man of capital murder
Convicted killer says death penalty is fine by him
Christopher Chubasco Wilkins v William Stephens 2014
Execution date put off for Fort Worth killer
Condemned Killer Of 2 In Fort Worth Gets January Death Date
Judge sets execution date for Fort Worth killer of three
First Texas execution of the year set in murders stemming from fake drug deal
Texas man Christopher Wilkins set to die for killing two men over $20 fake drug deal
Texas Killer Christopher Wilkins Tries to Stop Year’s First Execution
The Latest: Supreme Court declines to block Texas execution

INMATE INFORMATION

christopher-wilkins

SID Number: 03832220
TDCJ Number: 00999533
Name: WILKINS, CHRISTOPHER CHUBASCO
Race: W
Gender: M
DOB: 1968-09-29
Maximum Sentence Date: DEATH ROW
Current Facility: POLUNSKY
Projected Release Date: DEATH ROW
Parole Eligibility Date: DEATH ROW

Offense History:
Offense Date: 2005-10-28
Offense: CAPITAL MURDER(DEATH)
Sentence Date: 2008-03-11
County: TARRANT
Case No.: 1002038D
Sentence (YY-MM-DD)

Murder In The Family: Lowell Lee Andrews was executed for the murders of his parents and sister

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Victims
William Lowell Andrews, 50
Opal Andrews, 41
Jennie Marie Andrews, 20

Find-A-Grave: W Lowell Andrews
Find-A-Grave: Opal Halley Andrews
Find-A-Grave: Jennie Marie Andrews
Held In Triple Slaying
Youth, 18, Guns Parents, Sister To Death
The nicest boy in Wolcott: ‘Polite’ Lowell Lee Andrews proved to be another ‘cold’ Kansas killer
A crime for all time
Murderpedia: Lowell Lee Andrews
Wikipedia: Lowell Lee Andrews
KS – William, 50, Opal, 41, & Jennie Andrews, 20, murdered, Wolcott, 28 Nov 1958

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Lowell Lee Andrews

Deadly Women: Betty Evelyn Butler killed Evelyn Clark with a handkerchief; Executed on 6/11/1954

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Woman, 25, Doomed To Death In ‘Love’ Slaying
Betty Evelyn Butler
13 Female Murderers’ Last Meals Serve A Plate Of Bizarre Requests, From Sweet Peas To A Nice Bowl Of Apricots
Murderpedia: Betty Butler
Excerpt from “Women and the Death Penalty in the United States, 1900-1998”

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Women: Friends to Foes

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Betty Evelyn Butler

Execution Alert: Michael Shane Worthington to be executed for the rape and murder of Melinda “Mindy” Griffin

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Mindy Griffin

In Memory of our Daughter: Mindy Griffin
Judge sentences man to die for 1995 killing
Michael Shane Worthington v Don Roper (habeas corpus – denied)
17 years later, mother waits for murderer’s execution
Execution date set for Worthington in 1995 Lake Saint Louis murder
Mother of condemned man’s victim reacts to setting of his execution date
Parents of murdered Lake Saint Louis woman near end of 19-year wait for killer’s execution
Michael Shane Worthington – Missouri Execution – August 06, 2014
Convicted Missouri killer faces execution after stay denied in 5-4 vote
Missouri to execute man convicted in 1995 rape, murder
Stay denied: Missouri to execute man tonight
Nixon Denies Clemency for Michael Worthington
Missouri inmate executed for killing neighbor

INMATE INFORMATION

MichaelWorthington prison mug

DOC Id 1008100
Offender Name Michael Shane Worthington
Race White
Sex Male
Date of Birth 01/30/1971
Height/Weight 6’3″ / 181
Hair/Eyes Brown /Blue
Assigned Location Eastern Reception Diagnostic Corr Center
Address 2727 Highway K, Bonne Terre, MO 63628
Assigned Officer Phone Number (573) 358-5516

Sentence Summary Death (Death, 30, Life CS) Registration Required
Active Offenses MURDER 1ST DEGREE;RAPE;BURGLARY 1ST DEG
Completed Offenses Completed sentence not found
Aliases Michael Shane Worthington

Monsters Among Us: Marcus A. Wellons raped and killed 15-year-old India Roberts; Executed 6/17/2014

remembering the victimsOn the evening of August 30, 1989, Saunders told Wellons that their relationship was over and that he must move out of her apartment. Wellons, who had recently been fired from his job, purchased a one-way ticket to Miami for a flight departing on the evening of August 31. Fearing to be alone with Wellons the night before his departure, Saunders told Wellons that she was going to Chattanooga to spend the night with her parents and enroll Tony in school. Instead, Saunders went to the home of a female friend.

That evening, Wellons began making desperate attempts to reach Saunders by telephone. He called her mother in Chattanooga repeatedly, only to be told that Saunders had not arrived. Wellons then called Saunders’ friends, but no one knew or revealed her whereabouts. He called his mother and told her he suspected that Saunders was with another man. Wellons became increasingly angry and began drinking. He ransacked Saunders’ apartment. He overturned potted plants and furniture, threw flour onto the floor, and poured bleach over all of Saunders’ clothes, carefully sparing his and Tony’s belongings in the process.

After the apartment was demolished, Wellons began attempts to cover up his deed. He broke a window, from the inside out, cutting his hand in the process and smearing blood around the apartment. He stacked electronic equipment by the door. He then called 911 at approximately 3:00 a.m. on August 31 to report a burglary.

When a police officer arrived, Wellons told the officer that he had come home to find the apartment ransacked, although no items were missing. Wellons explained to the officer that he cut his hand while struggling to uncover a stash of money to determine if it had been taken. Sometime after the officer left, Wellons wrote a racial slur across the wall in Saunders’ bedroom.

Several hours later, at approximately 8:00 a.m., the victim said goodbye to her mother and walked from her apartment, past Saunders’ door, toward the school bus stop. Shortly thereafter, Saunders’ next door neighbor heard muffled screams from inside Saunders’ apartment.

The apartment building was close to a wooded area, beyond which was a grocery store. At approximately 2:00 p.m., Wellons approached an acquaintance who was employed at the grocery store and asked to borrow a car. The acquaintance refused. Wellons told the acquaintance that when he (Wellons) returned home the previous night, he encountered two white men who were burglarizing the apartment. Wellons said that he successfully fought off the intruders but explained that he had in the process sustained the injuries to his hand.

About half an hour later, Theodore Cole, a retired military police officer, was driving near the wooded area behind the apartment complex. He spotted in the distance a person carrying what appeared to be a body wrapped in a sheet. He distinctly saw feet dangling from the bottom of the sheet. Cole drove on but then returned for a second look.

He drove around in the parking lot of the apartment complex and saw nothing. As he was driving away, however, he saw a man in his rear view mirror walk along the road and throw a sheet into the woods. Cole drove directly to the grocery store, where he called 911. Police officers arrived quickly and began a search of the woods.

The police first discovered sheets, clothing and notebooks bearing Tony’s name. Then, upon close inspection of a pile of tree branches near where had seen the man carrying the sheet, Cole spotted the body of India Roberts. When the branches were removed, the officers discovered that the victim completely unclothed, with cuts on one side of her face and ear and bruises on her neck.

During the search of the woods, Cole spotted a black man with a bundle under his arm near the apartment building and identified him as the man Cole had seen carrying the sheet. Cole and an officer chased the man, but as they approached the building, the man turned the corner and Cole and the officer heard a door shut. The officer learned from a passerby which apartment was occupied by a man fitting the description given by Cole. He knocked on Saunders’ door and announced his presence, but there was no answer. He returned to join the other officers, who were investigating the scene in full force, with helicopters overhead.

Wellons, now trapped inside Saunders’ apartment with residual evidence of his crime, gave up his attempt to dispose of the evidence in the woods. He first tried to clean the apartment and his clothes. He then abandoned that project, changed into swim wear, grabbed an old, yellowed newspaper and a cup of wine, partially barricaded and locked the door, and headed for the pool.

On his way, Wellons caught sight of a police officer and stopped abruptly. The officer began questioning him. Initially evasive, Wellons did ultimately tell officers that the injuries to his hand, and new scratches to his face, were sustained during a scuffle with two men whom he had caught burglarizing Saunder’s apartment.

While investigating the scene, officers had asked Cole whether either of two black males was the man Cole had seen carrying the sheet. Cole immediately ruled out each of the men. Then, while officers were questioning Wellons, one officer standing at a distance from the questioning asked Cole whether Wellons was the man he had seen. Cole said that although Wellons was wearing different clothing from the man he had seen carrying the sheet, and whom he had again seen near the complex, Cole was 75 to 80 percent certain that Wellons was the same man.

Later that day, officers searched Saunders’ apartment. Inside, they found numerous items of evidence including the victim’s notebooks and earrings. In Tony’s room, they discovered the victim’s panties. They also found blood on Tony’s mattress and box springs. The mattress had been flipped so that the bloody portion was facing downward, and the bed had been remade.

The autopsy revealed that the victim died from manual strangulation, which in itself would have taken several minutes. The autopsy also showed that Wellons had attempted to strangle the victim with a ligature, possibly a telephone cord, and that he had bruised her and cut her face and ear with a sharp object. The evidence suggested that Wellons had dragged or otherwise forcibly moved the victim from the kitchen up the stairs to Tony’s bedroom. Finally, the autopsy revealed a vaginal tear and copious amounts of what appeared to be seminal fluid within the victim’s vagina. She had defensive wounds to her hands, and her blouse was stained with her own blood.

Although a not guilty plea was entered for Wellons, he did not dispute his participation in the crimes. Instead, he urged the jury to return a verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity or guilty but mentally ill.

Federal judge halts execution to hear appeal
UPDATED: Attorneys For Death Row Inmate Marcus Wellons File Emergency Appeal
Marcus Wellons and John Winfield File Last-Minute Execution Appeals
Georgia Murderer Marcus Wellons Denied Clemency
Murderpedia: Marcus A. Wellons
Georgia execution is first since botched Oklahoma procedure
Marcus Wellons executed

INMATE INFORMATION

MarcusWellons prison mug

WELLONS, MARCUS A
GDC ID: 0000091080
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

YOB: 1955
RACE: BLACK
GENDER: MALE
HEIGHT: 6’02”
WEIGHT: 178
EYE COLOR: BROWN
HAIR COLOR: BLACK
SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS

INCARCERATION DETAILS

MAJOR OFFENSE: MURDER
MOST RECENT INSTITUTION: GA DIAG CLASS PRISON
MAX POSSIBLE RELEASE DATE: DEATH

ACTUAL RELEASE DATE: CURRENTLY SERVING
CURRENT STATUS: ACTIVE

KNOWN ALIASES

A.K.A. WELLON,MARCUS
A.K.A. WELLONS,MARCUS A
A.K.A. WELLONS,MARCUS ALFONSO
A.K.A. WELLONS,MARCUS ALFPHONSO
STATE OF GEORGIA – CURRENT SENTENCES

CASE NO: 314289
OFFENSE: MURDER
CONVICTION COUNTY: COBB COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 08/31/1989
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE

CASE NO: 314289
OFFENSE: RAPE
CONVICTION COUNTY: COBB COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 08/31/1989
SENTENCE LENGTH: NOT AVAILABLE
STATE OF GEORGIA – PRIOR SENTENCES

STATE OF GEORGIA – INCARCERATION HISTORY

INCARCERATION BEGIN 06/09/1993
INCARCERATION END ACTIVE

Update: Correctional Officer Fred Griffis murder *William Van Poyck executed, finally*


Fred Griffis

Correctional Officer Fred Griffis murder 6/24/1987 West Palm Beach, FL *Killed in the line of duty, 3 inmates charged
William Van Poyck, Fla. man, executed for murdering prison guard during 1987 escape attempt
William Van Poyck executed for fatal shooting of prison guard
William Van Poyck: Florida Supreme Court says his execution can go forward
Fla. man executed for prison guard’s murder
Murderpedia: William Van Poyck

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: 034071
Name: VANPOYCK, WILLIAM E
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BLUE
Height: 5’06”
Weight: 168 lbs.
Birth Date: 07/04/1954
Initial Receipt Date: 04/13/1972
Current Facility: FLORIDA STATE PRISON
Current Custody: MAXIMUM
Current Release Date: DECEASED

Aliases:
WILLIAM ROY PITTS
WILLIAM VANPOYCK
WILLIAM E VANPOYCK
WILLIAM EDWARD VANPOYCK

Scars, Marks, and Tattoos:
Type Location Description
TATTOO STOMACH EAGLE LOWER STOMACH

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
11/12/1971 ROBB. GUN/DEADLY WPN 01/27/1972 MIAMI-DADE 7110294 SENTENCED TO LIFE
11/26/1971 BURGUNOCCSTRUC/CV OR ATT. 04/06/1972 MIAMI-DADE 7110077 10Y 0M 0D
11/26/1971 LARCENY/GRAND THEFT 04/06/1972 MIAMI-DADE 7110077 10Y 0M 0D
11/22/1971 GRAND THEFT MOTOR VEHICLE 04/06/1972 MIAMI-DADE 7110462 5Y 0M 0D
11/22/1971 TRAFFIC IN STOLEN PROPERTY 04/06/1972 MIAMI-DADE 7110462 5Y 0M 0D
11/25/1971 GRAND THEFT MOTOR VEHICLE 04/06/1972 MIAMI-DADE 7110703 5Y 0M 0D
09/18/1979 ESCAPE 01/14/1980 MIAMI-DADE 7915375 1Y 0M 0D
06/24/1987 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 12/21/1988 PALM BEACH 8706736 DEATH SENTENCE
06/24/1987 ROBB. GUN/DEADLY WPN 12/21/1988 PALM BEACH 8706736 SENTENCED TO LIFE
06/24/1987 HOMICIDE,MANSL.CUL.NEGLI(ATTEMPTED) 12/21/1988 PALM BEACH 8706736 15Y 0M 0D
06/24/1987 AGG ASSLT-W/WPN NO INTENT TO K 12/21/1988 PALM BEACH 8706736 5Y 0M 0D
06/24/1987 ESCAPE 12/21/1988 PALM BEACH 8706736 15Y 0M 0D
06/24/1987 1ST DEG MUR,COM.OF FELONY(ATTEMPTED) 12/21/1988 PALM BEACH 8811116 SENTENCED TO LIFE

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: 072791
Name: VALDEZ, FRANK
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Hair Color: BLACK
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5’08”
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: 10/28/1962
Release Facility: UNKNOWN-2
Custody: MAXIMUM
Release Date: DECEASED

Aliases:
JOY FRANCIS VALDES
FRANK VALDEZ
FRANK J VALDEZ

Current Prison Sentence History:
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
06/24/1987 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT. 07/27/1990 PALM BEACH 8914387 DEATH SENTENCE
06/24/1987 ROBB. GUN/DEADLY WPN 07/27/1990 PALM BEACH 8914387 SENTENCED TO LIFE
06/24/1987 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT.(ATTEMPTED) 07/27/1990 PALM BEACH 8914387 SENTENCED TO LIFE
06/24/1987 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT.(ATTEMPTED) 07/27/1990 PALM BEACH 8914387 SENTENCED TO LIFE
06/24/1987 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT.(ATTEMPTED) 07/27/1990 PALM BEACH 8914387 SENTENCED TO LIFE
06/24/1987 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT.(ATTEMPTED) 07/27/1990 PALM BEACH 8914387 SENTENCED TO LIFE
06/24/1987 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT.(ATTEMPTED) 07/27/1990 PALM BEACH 8914387 SENTENCED TO LIFE
06/24/1987 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT.(ATTEMPTED) 07/27/1990 PALM BEACH 8914387 SENTENCED TO LIFE
06/24/1987 1ST DG MUR/PREMED. OR ATT.(ATTEMPTED) 07/27/1990 PALM BEACH 8914387 SENTENCED TO LIFE
06/24/1987 AGG ASSLT-W/WPN NO INTENT TO K 07/27/1990 PALM BEACH 8914387 5Y 0M 0D
06/24/1987 HARBOR,CONCEAL,AID ESCAPEE 07/27/1990 PALM BEACH 8914387 15Y 0M 0D

Note: The offense descriptions are truncated and do not necessarily reflect the crime of conviction. Please refer to the court documents or the Florida Statutes for further information or definition.

Incarceration History:
Date In-Custody Date Out-of-Custody
04/22/1980 09/02/1982
05/31/1984 02/02/1987
08/27/1990 07/17/1999

Prior Prison History: (Note: Data reflected covers periods of incarceration with the Florida Dept.of Corrections since January of 1983)
Offense Date Offense Sentence Date County Case No. Prison Sentence Length
09/28/1979 RESISTING OFFICER W/VIOLEN. 04/15/1980 MIAMI-DADE 3Y 0M 0D
10/06/1983 BURG/DWELL/OCCUP.CONVEY 05/11/1984 MIAMI-DADE 8322693 7Y 0M 0D
10/06/1983 ROBB. NO GUN/DDLY.WPN 05/11/1984 MIAMI-DADE 8322693 7Y 0M 0D
10/06/1983 KIDNAP;COMM.OR FAC.FELONY 05/11/1984 MIAMI-DADE 8322693 7Y 0M 0D
06/01/1983 BURG/DWELL/OCCUP.CONVEY 05/21/1984 MIAMI-DADE 8312288 6Y 0M 0D
06/01/1983 GRAND THEFT,$300 LESS &20,000 05/21/1984 MIAMI-DADE 8312288 5Y 0M 0D
06/01/1983 BURGLARY TOOLS-POSSESS 05/21/1984 MIAMI-DADE 8312288 5Y 0M 0D
04/27/1983 BURG/DWELL/OCCUP.CONVEY 05/21/1984 MIAMI-DADE 8313846 5Y 0M 0D
04/27/1983 GRAND THEFT,$300 LESS &20,000 05/21/1984 MIAMI-DADE 8313846 5Y 0M 0D

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