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The debate in the United States (US) regarding the general application of the death penalty rages on, but the issues surrounding the execution of juveniles (those persons below the age of 18 at the time of the crime) attracts intense debate. As of August 2005, 79 juveniles are sitting on death rows throughout the US, with Texas boasting 28 child offenders, each awaiting their fate on one of the busiest death rows in the US.

Juvenile Offenders on Death Row
Source: State Correctional Facilities and NAACP, LDF
"Death Row USA"

    Codes for state roster of juveniles on death row
[John Doe]Defendants awaiting a retrial or new sentencing proceeding following a court order or those whose court ordered conviction or sentence is not yet final.
n.a.Not available.

State Name Race Date of Birth
Alabama (14) Adams, Ranaldo Black 1 Jul 80
Bonds, James Willis Black 24 Jul 83
Davis, Timothy Charles White 18 Mar 61
Duke, Mark Anthony White 15 May 80
Duncan, Trace White 5 Nov 76
Hart, Gary Davis II Black 19 Sep 72
Hyde, James Matthew White 2 Mar 77
Knotts, William Thomas White 20 Nov 71
Loggins, Kenny White 15 Sep 76
Neal, John Lionel n.a. 13 Jul 64
Pressley, Marcus Black 24 Nov 79
Slaton, Nathan D. White 5 Oct 69
Wimberley, Shaber Black 6 Sep 79
Wynn, Gregory Black 9 Dec 81
Arizona (6) [Aguilar, Tonatihu] Latino 11 Feb 80
[Davolt, James] White n.a.
[Huerstel, Christopher] White 22 Sep 81
Jackson, Levi White 15 Jan 76
Laird, Kenneth Jeremy White 21 Mar 75
[Soto-Fong, Martin] Latino 6 Oct 74
Florida (3) Bonifay, James Patrick White 26 Dec 73
LeCroy, Cleo Douglas White 7 Mar 63
Ramirez, Nathan White 22 Apr 77
Georgia (2) Gibson, Exzavious Black 31 Mar 72
Jenkins, Larry Black 10 Nov 75
Louisiana (6) Bridgewater, Roy Black 22 Jan 79
Craig, Dale Dwayne Black 22 Sep 74
Howard, Cedric Dwayne Black 6 Jun 78
[Jacobs, Lawrence Jr.] Black 17 Nov 79
Matthews, Ryan Black 21 Mar 80
Wilson, Aaron Black n.a.
Mississippi (5) Dycus, Kelvin White 19 Sep 79
Eskridge, Roderick Black 25 Jan 80
Foster, Ron Chris Black 8 Jan 72
Holly, William Joseph White 6 Aug 74
McGilberry, Stephen Virgil White 7 Feb 78
Missouri (1) Simmons, Christopher White 26 Apr 76
Nevada (1) Domingues, Michael Latino 29 Jan 77
North Carolina (5) Adams, Thomas Mark White 20 Jul 70
Chapman, Lamorris J. Black 12 Dec 82
Golphin, Kevin Salvador Black 26 Dec 79
[Tirardo, Francisco Edgar] Latino 7 Apr 81
Walters, Travis Levance Black 8 Jul 80
Pennsylvania (2) Hughes, Kevin Black 5 Mar 62
Lee, Percy Black 24 Aug 68
South Carolina (5) [Conyers, Robert Lewis] Black 6 Jan 75
Hughes, Herman Lee Jr. Black 26 Jul 77
[Kelly, William] White 26 May 78
Morgan, Eric n.a. n.a.
Powers, Ted Benjamin White 19 Sep 73
Texas (28) Alvarado, Steven Brian Latino 11 Aug 74
Arroya, Randy Latino 31 Oct 79
Arthur, Mark Sam Latino 1 Aug 79
Barraza, Mauro Morris Latino 5 May 72
Bernal, Johnie Latino 20 Aug 76
Capetillo, Edward Brian Latino 13 May 77
Cobb, Raymond Levi White 18 Jun 76
Dewberry, John Curtis White 30 Jan 77
Dickens, Justin Wiley White 28 Jul 76
Dixon, Anthony Jerome Black 7 Nov 76
Guillen, Derek Latino 20 Oct 80
Horn, Patrick Black n.a.
Johnson, Eddie C. Black 26 Nov 78
Jones, Anzel Keon Black 4 Feb 78
Little, Leo Gordon White 14 Jul 80
Lopez, Michael Anthony Jr. Latino 28 Apr 81
Monterrubio, Jose Ignacio Latino 26 Aug 76
Perez, Efrain Latino 19 Nov 75
Reeves, Whitney White 21 Aug 81
Salinas, Jorge Alfredo Latino 1 Apr 84
Solomon, Christopher Julian Black 30 Jan 80
[Soriano, Oswaldo Regalado] Latino 26 Jan 75
Springsteen, Robert Burns White 26 Nov 74
Tran, Son Asian 11 May 80
Villareal, Raul Omar Latino 25 Sep 75
Williams, Nanon McKewn Black 2 Aug 74
Williams, Bruce Lee Black 16 Feb 81
Wilson, Geno Capoletti Black 24 May 81
Virginia (1) Johnson, Shermaine Ali Black 30 Dec 77

Total : 79
(The Missouri Supreme Court has recently declared that the execution of juvenile offenders is "cruel and unusual" punishment. This page will keep the Missouri offenders in the statistics until the state of Missouri has exhausted its possible appeals)

Other websites may or may not count juveniles awaiting re-sentencing in their total numbers. We include these inmates in our totals to keep you aware of their status.

Total Awaiting Resentencing: 9


US Juvenile Executions Since 1976

Name Execution Date State Race Age Executed
Scott Allen Hain 3 Apr 2003 Oklahoma White 17 32
Toronto Patterson 28 Aug 2002 Texas Black 17 24
T.J. Jones 8 Aug 2002 Texas Black 17 25
Napoleon Beazley 28 May 2002 Texas Black 17 25
Gerald Lee Mitchell 22 Oct 2001 Texas Black 17 33
Gary L. Graham 22 Jun 2000 Texas Black 17 39
Glen C. McGinnis 25 Jan 2000 Texas Black 17 27
Steve E. Roach 19 Jan 2000 Virginia White 17 23
Christopher Thomas 10 Jan 2000 Virginia White 17 26
Sean R. Sellers 4 Feb 1999 Oklahoma White 16 29
Dwight A. Wright 14 Oct 1998 Virginia Black 17 26
Robert A. Carter 18 May 1998 Texas Black 17 34
Joseph John Cannon 22 Apr 1998 Texas White 17 38
Chris Burger 7 Dec 1993 Georgia White 17 33
Ruben Cantu 28 Aug 1993 Texas Latino 17 26
Frederick Lashley 28 Jul 1993 Missouri Black 17 29
Curtis Harris 1 Jul 1993 Texas Black 17 31
Johnny Garrett 11 Feb 1992 Texas White 17 28
Dalton Prejean 18 May 1990 Louisiana Black 17 30
Jay Pinkerton 15 May 1986 Texas White 17 24
J. Terry Roach 10 Jan 1986 South Carolina White 17 25
Charles Rumbaugh 11 Sep 1985 Texas White 17 28

Total : 22

All figures are as of August 9, 2005

1 The OECD is an organization of 30 countries sharing a commitment to democratic government and the market economy. Its work covers economic and social issues. The USA is a member of this organization.

For further information see Victor Streib, "Juvenile Death Penalty Today".