List of people executed in South Carolina

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The following is a list of people executed by the U.S. state of South Carolina since 1985.

There have been a total of 43 executions in South Carolina since 1985. All of the people executed were convicted of murder. Of the 43 people executed, 36 were executed via lethal injection and 7 via electrocution.[1]

# Name Race Age Sex Date of
Execution
Method of
Execution
Victim(s) Governor
1 Joseph Carl Shaw White 29 M 11 January 1985 Electrocution Tommy Taylor and Carlotta Hartness Richard Riley
2 James Terry Roach White 25 M 10 January 1986
3 Ronald Rusty Woomer White 35 M 27 April 1990[a] Della Louis Sellers Carroll Campbell
4 Donald Henry Gaskins White 58 M 6 September 1991[b] Rudolph Tyner
5 Sylvester Lewis Adams Black 39 M 18 August 1995 Lethal injection[c] Bryan Chambers David Beasley
6 Robert South White 51 M 31 May 1996 Daniel Wayne Cogburn
7 Fred H. Kornahrens III White 47 M 19 July 1996 Patti Jo Kornahrens, Jason Avant, and Harry Wilkerson
8 Michael Torrence White 35 M 6 September 1996 Dennis Lollis, Charles Bush, and Cynthia Williams
9 Larry Gene Bell White 47 M 4 October 1996 Electrocution Sharon "Shari" Faye Smith and Debra May Helmick
10 Doyle Cecil Lucas White 41 M 15 November 1996 Lethal injection Bill Reyfield and Evelyn Reyfield
11 Frank Middleton, Jr. Black 33 M 22 November 1996 Shirley Mae Mack and Janell M. Garner
12 Michael Eugene Elkins White 41 M 13 June 1997 Patricia Whitt
13 Earl Matthews, Jr. Black 32 M 7 November 1997 Lucia Aimar
14 John D. Arnold White 43 M 6 March 1998 Betty Gardner
15 John H. Plath White 43 M 10 July 1998
16 Sammy Roberts White 40 M 25 September 1998 Bill Spain, Kenneth Krause, and Louis Cakley
17 Larry Gilbert Black 43 M 4 December 1998 Ralph Stoudemire
18 J.D. Gleaton Black 53 M
19 Louis Joe Truesdale, Jr. Black 40 M 11 December 1998 Rebecca Ann Eudy
20 Andrew Lavern Smith[d] Black 38 M 18 December 1998 Christy Johnson and Corrie Johnson
21 Ronnie Howard Black 40 M 8 January 1999 Chinh Thi Nguyen Le
22 Joseph Ernest Atkins White 51 M 22 January 1999 Karen Patterson and Benjamin F. Atkins Jim Hodges
23 Leroy Joseph Drayton Black 44 M 12 November 1999 Rhonda Darlene Smith
24 David Rocheville White 31 M 3 December 1999 James Todd Green
25 Kevin Dean Young Black 32 M 3 November 2000 Dennis Ray Hepler
26 Richard Charles Johnson White 39 M 3 May 2002 C. Daniel Swanson and South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Bruce Kenneth Smalls
27 Anthony Green Black 37 M 23 August 2002 Susan Babich
28 Michael Joseph Passaro White 40 M 13 September 2002 Maggie Passaro
29 David Clayton Hill White 39 M 19 March 2004 Spencer Guerry Mark Sanford
30 Jerry Bridwell McWee White 51 M 16 April 2004 John Perry
31 Jason Scott Byram White 38 M 23 April 2004 Julie Johnson
32 James Neil Tucker White 47 M 28 May 2004 Electrocution Rosa Lee Dolly Oakley and Shannon Mellon
33 Richard Longworth White 36 M 15 April 2005 Lethal injection Alex Hopps and James Todd Green
34 Hastings Arthur Wise Black 51 M 4 November 2005 Charles Griffeth, David Moore, Leonard Filyaw, and Sheryl Wood
35 Shawn Paul Humphries White 33 M 2 December 2005 Dickie Smith
36 William Ernest Downs, Jr. White 39 M 14 July 2006 Keenan O’Mailia
37 Calvin Alphonso Shuler Black 40 M 22 June 2007 James Brooks
38 David Mark Hill White 48 M 6 June 2008 James Riddle, Josie Curry, and Michael Gregory
39 James Earl Reed Black 49 M 20 June 2008 Electrocution Barbara Lafayette and Joseph Lafayette
40 Joseph Gardner Black 38 M 5 December 2008 Lethal injection Missi McLauchlin
41 Luke A. Williams White 56 M 20 February 2009 Linda Williams and Shaun Williams
42 Thomas Treshawn Ivey Black 34 M 8 May 2009 Robert Montgomery and Sgt. Tommy Harrison
43 Jeffrey Brian Motts White 36 M 6 May 2011 Charles Douglas Martin Nikki Haley

See also

Notes

  1. ^ This was the last execution to be held at Central Correctional Institute in downtown Columbia. The prison complex, on the banks of the Congaree River, has since closed and been demolished.
  2. ^ This was the first execution conducted at Broad River Correctional Institution, and the last execution in the state when electrocution was mandatory.
  3. ^ Earlier in the year, the General Assembly changed capital punishment rules to allow either lethal injection or electrocution for means of execution.
  4. ^ Andrew Lavern Smith was the 500th person to be executed in the United States since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.

References

  1. ^ "Searchable Execution Database". Death Penalty Information Center. Retrieved January 9, 2020.

External links

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