State by State executions of females

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Case Summaries for Current Female Death Row Inmates Information obtained from Victor L. Streib, “Death Penalty For Female Offenders, January 1, 1973 through June 30, 2004 [PDF]” with periodic annotations by DPIC

ALABAMA  (3)

Last Execution of a Female:  May 10, 2002

Blackmon, Patricia: Black; age 29 at crime and now age 33 (DOB 11-3-1969); murder of black female age 2 (her adopted daughter) in Dothan in May 1999; sentenced on 6-7-2002.

Harris, Louise:  Black; age 34 at time of crime and now age 49 (DOB 6-16-1953); murder (she hired killer) of her black husband (deputy sheriff) in Montgomery County on 3-11-1988; sentenced on 8- 11-1989.

Johnson, Shonda Nicole (aka: Richards): White; age 28 at crime and now age 33 (DOB 9-30-1969); murder of white male (1 of her 3 husbands) in Jasper in 1997; sentenced on 10-22-1999 (jury).

 

ARIZONA  (1)

Last Execution of a Female:  February 21, 1930

Milke, Debra Jean:  White; age 25 at crime and now age 38 (DOB:  3-10-1964); murder of white male age 4 (her son) in Maricopa County on 12-2-1989; sentenced on1-18-1991.

 

CALIFORNIA  (15)

Last Execution of a Female:  August 8, 1962

Alfaro, Maria Delrio (Rosie):  Latin; age 18 at crime and now age 30; burglary, robbery and murder of Latin girl age 9 in Anaheim on 6-15-1990; sentenced 7-14-1992.

Buenrostro, Dora Luz: Latin; age 34 at crime and now age 42; murder of Latin females ages 4 and 9 and Latin male age 8 (her children) in San Jacinto on 10-25-1994 and 10-27-1994; sentenced on 10-2-1998.

Caro, Socorro: Latin; age 42 at crime and now age 45 (DOB: 3-27-1957); murder of Latin males ages 5, 8, and 11 (her children) on 11-22-1999 in Santa Rosa Valley (Ventura County); sentenced on 4-5-2002.

Carrington, Celeste Simone:  Black; age 30 at crimes and now age 40; murders (during burglaries) of Latin male age 34 on 1-26-1992 in San Carlos and of white female age 36 on 3-11-1992 in Palo Alto; sentenced on 11-23-1994.

Coffman, Cynthia Lynn:  White; age 24 at crime and now age 40 (DOB 1- 19-1962); murder of white female age 20 in San Bernardino County on 11-7-1986; sentenced on 8-31-1989.

Dalton, Kerry Lynn:  White; age 28 at crime and now age 42; murder of white female age 23 in Live Oak Springs on 6-26-1988; sentenced on 5-23-1995.

Eubanks, Susan: White; age 33 at crime and now age 39; murder of four white males (her children) ages 4, 6, 7, and 14 in San Marcos (San Diego County) on 10-27-1996; sentenced on 10-13-1999.

Gonzalez, Veronica: Latin; age 26 at crime and now age 33; murder of Latin female age 4 (her niece) in San Diego on 7-21-1995; sentenced on 7-20-1998.

McDermott, Maureen:  White; age 37 at crime and nowage 55 (DOB 5-15-1947); murder of white male age 27 in Van Nuys (Los Angeles County) on 4-28-1985; sentenced on 6-8-1990.

Michaud, Michelle Lyn: White; age 38 at crime and now age 43; kidnaping, sexual assault,a nd murder of white female age 22 in Pleasanton (Alameda County) on 12-2-1997; sentenced on 9-25-2002.

Nieves, Sandi Dawn: White; age 34 at crime and now age 38; murder of four Latin females (her children), ages 5, 7, 11 and 12, in Saugus (north of Los Angeles) on 6-30-1998; sentenced on 10-6-2000.

Rodriguez, Angelina:  Latina; age 32 at crime andnow age 35; murder of Latino male (her husband) age 41 in Montebello (LosAngeles County) on 9-9-2000; sentenced on 1-12-2004.

Samuels, Mary Ellen:  White; age 40 at crimes and now age 53; murder (she hired killer) of white male age 40 (her husband) on12-8-1988 in Northridge (Los Angeles County) and of white male age 27 (herhusband’s killer) on 6-?-1989 in Ventura County; sentenced on 9-16-1994.

Thompson, Catherine:  Black; age 42 at crime andnow age 54; murder (she hired killer) of her husband in Westwood (Los Angeles County) on 6-14-1990; sentenced on 6-10-1993.

Young,Caroline:  Latin; age 49 at crime and nowage 58; murder of Latin female age 4 and Latin male age 6 (her grandchildren)in Haywood (Almeida County) on 6-18-1993; sentenced on 10-27-1995.

 

FLORIDA  (1)

Last Execution of a Female:  October 9, 2002

Larzelere, Virginia Gail:  White; age 38 at crimeand now age 50 (DOB 12-27-1952); murder of white male (her husband) about age 40 in Edgewater near Daytona Beach on 3-8-1991; sentenced on 5-11-1993.

 

GEORGIA  (1)

Last Execution of a Female:  March 5, 1945

Gissendaner, Kelly Renee: White, age 28 at crime and now age 33; murder of white male age 30 (husband) in Gwinnett County on 2-7-1997; sentenced on 11-20-1998.

 

IDAHO  (1)

Last Execution of a Female:  None

Row, Robin Lee:  White; age 35 at crime and now age 45 (DOB 9-12-1957); murder/arson of white male age 34 (husband), whitem ale age 10 (son), and white female age 8 (daughter) in Boise in February 1992; sentenced on 12-16-1993.

 

INDIANA  (1)

Last Execution of a Female:  None

Brown, Debra Denise:  Black; age 21 at crime and now age 40 (DOB 11-11-1962); murder of black female age 7 in Gary on 6-18-1984; sentenced on 6-23-1986; (serving life sentence in Ohio but sentenced to death in Indiana).

 

KENTUCKY  (1)

Last Execution of a Female:  February 7, 1868

Caudill, Virginia Susan: White; age 37 at crime and now age 41; robbery and murder of black female age 73 in Lexington on 3-15-1998;  sentenced on 3-24-2000.

 

LOUISIANA  (1)

Last Execution of a Female:  November 28, 1942

Frank, Antoinette:  Black; age 24 at crime and now age 32; robbery and murder of white male age 25 (police officer), Asianmale age 17, and Asian female age 24 in New Orleans on 3-4-1994; sentenced on 9-13-1995.

 

MISSISSIPPI  (1)

Last Execution of a Female:  May 19, 1944

Byrom, Michelle: White; age 43 at crime and now age 46 (DOB 11-3-1956): murder (she hired killer) of white male (her husband) age 56 in Tishomingo County on 6-4-1999; sentenced on 11-18-2000.

 

NEVADA  (1)

Last Execution of a Female:  June 20, 1890

Ford, Priscilla:  Black; age 51 at crime and now age 73 (DOB 2- 10-1929); murder of 3 white females and 3 white males inReno on 11-27-1980; sentenced on 4-29-1982.

 

NORTH CAROLINA  (4)

Last Execution of a Female:  November 2, 1984

Jennings, Patricia JoAnn [Wells]:  White; age 47 at crime and now age 60 (DOB:  8-24-1942); murder of white male age 77 (her husband) in Wilson County on 9-19-1989; sentenced on 11-5-1990.

Moore, Blanche Kiser [Taylor]:  White; age 56 atcrime and now age 69 (DOB:  2-17-1933); murder of white male age 50 (her boyfriend) in Alamance County on 10-7-1986; sentenced on 11-16-1990.

Parker ,Carlette Elizabeth: Black; age 34 at crime and now age 39 (DOB: 6-12-1963); murder of white female age 86 in North Raleigh (Wake County) on 5-12-98; sentenced on 4-1-99.

Walters, Christina S.: American Indian; age 20 at crime and now age 24 (DOB: 7-15-1978); murder of white female age 19 and white female age 25 north of Fayetteville in Cumberland County on 8-17-1998; sentenced on 7-6-2000.

 

OHIO  (1)

Last Execution of a Female:  June 12, 1954

Roberts, Donna:  White; age 58 at crime and now age 60; murder of white male (her ex-husband) near Warren (Trumbull County) on12-11-2001; sentenced on 6-21-2003.

 

PENNSYLVANIA  (5)

Last Execution of a Female:  October 14, 1946

Hill, Donetta Marie (Williams):  Black; ages 23and 24 at crimes and now age 36 (DOB: 9-23- 1966);  murders of Asian male age 72 in Philadelphia on 6-20-1990 and of black male age 21 in Philadelphia on 3-24-1991; sentenced on 4-9- 1992.

King, Carolyn Ann (Ewell; Kline):  Black; age 28 at crime and now age 37 (DOB: 12-9-1965); robbery and murder of white female adult in October 1993 in Lebanon; sentenced on 11-30-1994.

Markman, Beth Ann (Gaylord): White; age 34 at crime and now age 36 (DOB: 1-6-1966); kidnaping and murder of white (?)  female age 18 in Cumberland County on 10-4-2000; sentenced in 2001.

Rivers, Delores Precious (Lane):  Black; age 34 at crime and now age 49 (DOB 12- 25-1953); murder of white female age 74 in Philadelphia on 1-30-1988; sentenced on 3-16-1989.

Tharp, Michelle Sue: White; age 29 at crime and now age 33 (DOB: 1-20-1969); murder of white female age 7 (her daughter) in Burgettstown (Washington County) on 4-18-1998; sentenced on 11-14-2000.

 

TENNESSEE  (2)

Last Execution of a Female:  1837

Owens,Gaile Kirksey:  White; age 32 at crimeand now age 50 (DOB 9-22-1952); hired someone to murder husband in ShelbyCounty on 2-17-1985; sentenced on 1-15-1986.

Pike,Christa Gail:  White; age 18 at crime andnow age 26 (DOB: 3-10-1976); murder of Latin female age 19 in Knoxville on1-12-1995; sentenced on 3-29-1996.

 

TEXAS  (9)

Last Execution of a Female:  February 24, 2000

Basso, Suzanne Margaret: White; age 44 at crime and now age 48 (DOB: 5-15-1954); murder of white male (her boyfriend) age 59 in Houston on 8-25-1998; sentenced on 9-1-1999.

Berry, Kenisha: Black; age 21 at crime and now age 26; murder of black male newborn (her son) in Beaumont on 11-?-1998; sentenced on 2-19-2004

Carty, Linda Anita: Black; age 42 at crime and now age 44 (DOB: 10-5-1958); kidnaping and murder of Latin female age 20 (and victim’s infant son) in Houston on 5-16-2001; sentenced on 2-21-2002.

Henderson, Cathy Lynn:  White; age 37 at crime and now age 46 (DOB: 12-27-1956); murder of white male age 3 months (she was babysitter) near Austin (Travis County) on 1-21-1994; sentenced on 5-25-1995.

Holberg, Brittany Marlowe: White; age 23 at crime and now age 29 (DOB: 1-7-1973); murderof white male age 80 in Amarillo on 11-13-1996; sentenced on 3-27-1998.

McCarthy, Kimberly Legayle:  Black; age 36 at crimeand now age 43; murder of white female age 71 in Lancaster (Dallas County) on 7-21-1997; sentenced on 12-?-1998; reversed in 2001; resentenced on 11-1-2002.

Newton, Francis Elaine:  Black; age 21 at crime and now age 37 (DOB:  4-12-1965); murder of husband (black male age 23), son (black male age 7), and daughter (black female age 2) in Houston on 4-7-1987; sentenced on 11-17-1988.

Routier, Darla Lynn:  White; age 26 at crime and now age 32 (DOB: 1-4-1970); murder of white male age 5 (her son) in Rowlett (Dallas County) on 6-6-1996; sentenced on 2-4-1997.

Sheppard, Erica Yvonne:  Black; age 19 at crime and now age 29 (DOB: 9-1-1973); murder of white (?) female age 43 in Houston on 6-30-1993; sentenced on 3-3-1995.

 

VIRGINIA  (1)

Last Execution of a Female:  August 16, 1912

Lewis, Teresa Michelle:  White; age 33 at crime and now age 34; murder of white male age 51 (her husband) and white male age 26 (her stepson) in Keeling (Pittsylvania County) on 10-30-2002; sentenced on 6-3-2003.

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