Deadly Duo: Mitchell Sims and Ruby Padgett *Killed 3 men December 1985; Sims still on death row in 2 States*

Victims
Gary Melke [12/3/1985] (Hanahan, SC)
Christopher Zerr [12/3/1985] (Hanahan, SC)
John Steven Harrigan [12/10/1985 (Glendale, CA)

Defendants
Ruby Carolyn Padgett – convicted; sentenced to LWOP
Mitchell Carlton Sims – convicted; sentenced to death

Waiting For Justice: Christopher Zerr, Gary Melke and John Harrigan
Find-A-Grave: Gary Dean Melke
Find-A-Grave: Christopher Leroy Zerr
Murderpedia: Mitchell Carlton Sims
Held in slayings
Attorneys say extradition political
Domino’s Seeking Sims Case Tipster
Witness Says Murder Defendant Hated Pizza Chain
Trial Begins in Killing of Pizza Deliveryman : Slaying ‘Meticulously Planned,’ Jury Told
Defendant’s Voice : Tape Describes Killing of Pizza Deliveryman
Victim Identified Pizza Murder Suspect: Jury Hears Slain Man’s Words
Man Declared Guilty in Pizza Delivery Murder
S.C. man found guilty in slaying of pizza deliveryman
Jury Urges Death for Pizza Deliveryman’s Killer
Pizza manager gets death
Jurors Say Trip Discredited Defendant’s Story : Motel Visit Key to ‘Pizza Murder’ Verdict
Appeals Court Upholds 2 Death Sentences
Mitchell Carlton Sims v Jill Brown, Warden 2005
Death sentence stands in ’85 murder
Sims may face death soon
South Carolina Serial Killer Awaiting Death Sentence
Cooley calls for execution of man who murdered Domino’s Pizza driver in Glendale

Movies/Documentaries
Wicked Attraction: A Slice of Murder

INMATE INFORMATION

CALIFORNIA

Name: SIMS, MITCHELL CARLTON
CDCR#: D68902
Age: 52
Admission Date: 09/21/1987
Current Location: San Quentin

SOUTH CAROLINA

Inmate Description
Name Sims, Mitchell Carlton
SCDC ID 00004486
SID SC00491022
DOB 02/12/1960
Citizenship Citizen – Native Born
Build Medium
Complexion Medium
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown

Inmate Sentence and Location

Offender Type Deathrow
Offense Murder
Sentence Start Date 05/13/1989
Sentence Length DEATH SENTENCE
Admission Date 06/28/1989
Committing County Berkeley
Location
Projected Release Date Not Eligible
Projected Parole Eligibility Not Eligible
Supervised Furlough Eligibility Not Eligible
Sex Offender Registry No

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: PADGETT, RUBY CAROLYN
CDCR#: W26787
Age: 46
Admission Date: 07/09/1987
Current Location: Women’s Institution

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