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Statistics

Reported Foreign Nationals on Death Row, USA
(These numbers include all foreign nationals on death row, whether they were informed of their VCCR rights or not)

  • Juvenile (Under 18 years of age at the time of the crime)
  • MI (Possible mental illness)
  • MR (Possible mental retardation)
  • AR (Awaiting Re-sentencing)
  • DU (Possible Dual National)
  • INS (Inmate with INS detention numbers, but for whom no nationality has been specified)

Nationality Name State
Mexico (57) Benito Ocampo Alabama
Alberto Carreon Martinez Arizona
Ignacio Tafoya Arriola California
Eduardo David Vargas Barocio California
Marcos Esquiel Barrera California
Ramón Salcido Bojórquez California
Dora Buenrostro California
Adrian Camacho Gil California
José Lupercio Cásares California
Tomás Verano Cruz California
Enrique Parras Dueñas California
Jose Elias California
Vicente Benavides Figueroa California
Martín Mendoza García California
Carlos Avena Guillén California
Santiago Hernandez California
Luis Alberto Maciel Hernández California
Jaime Armando Hoyos California
Abelino Manríquez Jacquez California
Samuel Zamudio Jiménez California
Jorge Contreras López California
Juan Manuel López Hernandez California
Omar Fuentes Martinez California
Miguel Angel Martínez Sanchez California
Hector Juan Ayala Medano California
Hector Medrano California
Huber Joel Mendoza Novoa California
Victor Miranda Guerrero California
Constantino Carrera Montenegro (AR) California
Ruben Gomez Perez California
Juan Sánchez Ramirez California
Juan de Dios Ramirez Villa California
Alfredo Valdés Reyes California
Alfredo Valencia Salazar California
Magdaleno Salazar California
Daniel Covarrubias Sánchez California
Arturo Juarez Suarez California
Sergio Ochoa Tamayo California
Jesus Velasquez California
Pedro Hernandez Alberto Florida
Jorge Galindo Espriella Nebraska
Carlos Gutierrez Nevada
Jose Trinidad Loza Ohio
Horacio Alberto Reyes Camarena Oregon
Miguel Lozano Pennsylvania
Edgar Tamayo Arias Texas
Juan Carlos Alvarez Banda Texas
Ruben Ramirez Cardenas Texas
Félix Rocha Díaz Texas
Cesar Roberto Fierro Reyna Texas
Ignacio Gómez Texas
Ramiro Hernández Llanas Texas
Roberto Moreno Ramos Texas
Virgilio Maldonado Rodriguez Texas
Ramiro Ibarra Rubí Texas
Juan Ruiz Texas
Héctor García Torres Texas
El Salvador (10) Erikson Martinez Arkansas
Julian Beltran California
Irving Ramirez California
Alejando Umana Federal
Joaquin Arevalo Georgia
Manuel Ortiz (MI) Louisiana
Gilmar Alexander Guevara Texas
Hector Romero Texas
Walter Alexander Sorto Texas
Alfredo Prieto Virginia
Cuba (8) Manuel Machado Alvarez California
Omar Blanco (INS) Florida
Jesus Delgado (INS) Florida
Leonardo Franqui (INS) Florida
Marbel Mendoza (INS) Florida
Manolo Rodriguez (INS) Florida
Pablo San Martin (INS) Florida
Jose Echavarria Nevada
Vietnam (8) Hung Mai California
Lam Nguyen California
Dung Anh Trinh California
Tai Pham Florida
Thao Tan Lam Louisiana
Thong Le Mississippi
Cam Ly Pennsylvania
Chuong Duong Tong Texas
Cambodia (5) Mao Hin Alabama
Run Peter Chhoun California
Samreth Sam Pan California
Thavirak Sam (MI) Pennsylvania
Lim Kim Ly Texas
Honduras (5) Johnny Morales California
Edgardo Sanchez California
Clemente Jarquin Florida
Dennis Corea Texas
Edgardo Cubas Texas
Colombia (4) Arboleda Ortiz Federal
German Sinisterra Federal
Guillermo Arbelaez Florida
Rory Enrique Conde Florida
United Kingdom (4) Kenneth Gay (Dual National - USA) California
Pravin Govin (Dual National - USA) California
Virendra Govin (Dual National - USA) California
Linda Carty (Dual National - USA) Texas
Bahamas (3) Dolan Darling Florida
Ian Lightbourn (INS) Florida
Sean Smith Florida
Jamaica (3) Lancelot Armstrong Florida
Robert Gordon Florida
Albert Reid Pennsylvania
Canada (2) Robert Bolden Federal
Ronald Smith Montana
Iran (2) Mohammad Sharifi Alabama
Hooman Ashkan Panah California
Trinidad (2) Dane Abdool Florida
Noel Doorbal Florida
Argentina (1) Victor Saldano Texas
Bangladesh (1) Syed Rabani Texas
China (1) Charles Ng California
Costa Rica (1) Terance Valentine Florida
Egypt (1) John Ghobrial California
Estonia (1) Tauro Waidla California
France (1) Michael Legrand Louisiana
Germany (1) Michael Apelt (MR) Arizona
Guatemala (1) Jose Francisco Guerro California
Haiti (1) Borgela Philistin Pennsylvania
Jordan (1) Ahmad Fawzi Abdelnor Issa Ohio
Laos (1) Vaene Sivongxay California
Lebanon (1) Abdul Awkal Ohio
Lithuania (1) Jurijus Kadamovas Federal
Nicaragua (1) Bernardo Tercero Texas
Peru (1) Miguel Angel Bacigalupo California
Philippines (1) Sonny Enraca California
Russia (1) Iouri Mikhel Federal
Serbia (1) Avram Vineto Nika Nevada
Spain (1) Pablo Ibar Florida
Tonga (1) Sioasi Vanisi Nevada

Total: 134 as of April 19, 2014.

Total Nationalities: 34

Totals by Jurisdiction:
California58
Texas23
Florida20
Pennsylvania5
Nevada4
Alabama3
Louisiana3
Ohio3
Arizona2
Arkansas1
Georgia1
Mississippi1
Montana1
Nebraska1
Oregon1
Virginia1
Federal6

Foreign Nationals Awaiting Re-sentencing:

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

NationalityNameState
MexicoConstantino Carrera MontenegroCalifornia

Re-sentenced Foreign Nationals:

Nationality Name State New Sentence
Mexico Isidro Marquez Burrola Oklahoma Death sentence modified to life without parole.
Jamaica Lynford Blackwood Florida Resentenced to life imprisonment.
Mexico Daniel Angel Plata Estrada Texas Death sentence reduced to life imprisonment on grounds of mental retardation.
Mexico Rafael Camargo Ojeda Arkansas Life
Laos Bountaem Chanthadara Federal Life
Hong Kong Kwan Fai Mak Washington 13 Life Sentences
Belize Evan Griffith Illinois Re-sentenced to life due to Governor Ryan's blanket clemency
Mexico Mario Flores Urbano Illinois Re-sentenced to life due to Governor Ryan's blanket clemency
Mexico Juan Alonso Cabellero Illinois Re-sentenced to life due to Governor Ryan's blanket clemency
Mexico Ramon Martinez-Villareal Arizona Sentence was vacated due to mental retardation
Mexico Toribio Rodriguez Arizona 25 years to life
Mexico Gabriel Solache Roero Illinois Re-sentenced to life due to Governor Ryan's blanket clemency
Poland Gregory Madej Illinois Re-sentenced to life due to Governor Ryan's blanket clemency
Spain Julio Mora Florida Life
United Kingdom Krishna Maharaj Florida Life
Unknown David Carpenter Florida Life

Foreign Nationals Executed Since 1976:

NameNationalityStateDate of Execution
Ramiro HernandezUnited States of AmericaTexas9 Apr 2014
Paul HowellJamaicaFlorida26 Feb 2014
Juan Carlos ChavezCubaFlorida12 Feb 2014
Edgar TamayoMexicoTexas22 Jan 2014
Manuel ValleCubaFlorida28 Sep 2011
Humberto Leal MexicoTexas7 Jul 2011
Yosvanis ValleCubaTexas10 Nov 2009
Heliberto ChiHondurasTexas7 Aug 2008
Hungh Thanh LeVietnamOklahoma23 Mar 2004
Mir Aimal KasiPakistanVirginia14 Nov 2002
Rigoberto Sanchez VelascoCubaFlorida2 Oct 2002
Javier Suarez MedinaMexicoTexas14 Aug 2002
Sahib Al-MosawiIraqOklahoma6 Dec 2001
Sebastian BridgesSouth AfricaNevada21 Apr 2001
Miguel Angel FloresMexicoTexas9 Nov 2000
Joseph Stanley FaulderCanadaTexas17 Jun 1999
Alvaro CalamvroPhilippinesNevada5 Apr 1999
Walter LaGrandGermanyArizona3 Mar 1999
Karl LaGrandGermanyArizona24 Feb 1999
Jaturun SiripongsThailandCalifornia9 Feb 1999
Tuan NguyenVietnamOklahoma10 Dec 1998
Jose VillafuerteHondurasArizona22 Apr 1998
Angel BreardParaguayVirginia14 Apr 1998
Mario MurphyMexicoVirginia18 Sep 1997
Irineo MontoyaMexicoTexas18 Jun 1997
Pedro MedinaCubaFlorida25 Mar 1997
Ramon MontoyaMexicoTexas25 Mar 1993
Carlos SantanaDominican RepublicTexas23 Mar 1993
Leslie LowenfeldGuyanaLouisiana13 Apr 1988

Total: 29

All information provided by Mark Warren, Human Rights Research (aiwarren@sympatico.ca)