Summary of Offense:
On September 17, 1990, Lewis was convicted in the murder of George Ray Newman, 45, at the victim's home. Lewis entered the home and shot Newman when he responded to the screams of his fiancee. Lewis then raped Newman's fiancee and stole her vehicle. She later climbed out of a bathroom window and drove to a store to call police.
Lewis was first sentenced to death on May 6, 1994 and eventually re-sentenced to death on February 27, 1997.