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    California Condemned Inmates Who Have Died Since 1978

    1. David Moore - November 29, 1980 - Suicide
    2. Richard Chase - December 26, 1980 - Suicide
    3. Ronald Hawkins - January 17, 1983 - Suicide
    4. George Carpenter - January 30, 1984 - Suicide
    5. Mose Willis - June 26, 1988 - Natural Causes
    6. Joselito Cinco - December 26, 1988 - Suicide
    7. Ronald Fuller - March 24, 1989 - Suicide
    8. Lewis Crain - November 3, 1989 - Natural Causes
    9. Joseph Poggi - March 22, 1990 - Natural Causes
    10. Martin Gonzalez - March 30, 1990 - Natural Causes
    11. Gary Guzman - February 7, 1991 - Natural Causes
    12. Donrell Thomas - March 31, 1992 - Suicide
    13. Robert Alton Harris - April 21, 1992 - *Executed*
    14. Jay Kaurish - November 6, 1992 - Natural Causes
    15. David Mason - August 24, 1993 - *Executed*
    16. Corvin Emdy - September 18, 1993 - Suicide
    17. Robert McDonald - December 31, 1993 - Natural Causes
    18. Christopher Day - January 29, 1994 - Suicide
    19. Roland Comtois - May 6, 1994 - Natural Causes
    20. Timothy Pride - September 30, 1994 - Shot on Exercise Yard
    21. Robert Danielson - September 7, 1995 - Suicide
    22. William Bonin - February 23, 1996 - *Executed*
    23. Keith Williams - May 3, 1996 - *Executed*
    24. Jeffrey Kolmetz - August 16, 1996 - Natural Causes
    25. Jeffrey Wash - September 12, 1996 - Suicide
    26. Michael Wader - May 11, 1997 - Natural Causes
    27. Sammy Marshall June 15, 1997 Heart attack after pepper spray exposure
    28. Jimmy Palma - October 13, 1997 - Stabbed on exercise yard
    29. Thomas Walker - November 18, 1997 - Suicide
    30. Jessie Ray Moffat - May 2, 1998 - Natural Causes
    31. Thomas Thompson - July 14, 1998 - *Executed*
    32. Andrew Robertson - August 22, 1998 - Natural Causes
    33. William Poynor - October 19, 1998 - Natural Causes
    34. Jerry Bailey - December 25, 1998 - Natural Causes
    35. Kelvin Malone - January 13, 1999 - *Executed in Missouri*
    36. Jaturun Siripongs - February 9, 1999 - *Executed*
    37. Manuel Babbit - May 4, 1999 - *Executed*
    38. Bronte Wright - February 5, 2000 - Natural Causes
    39. Darrell Rich - March 15, 2000 - *Executed*
    40. Robert Lee Massie - March 27, 2001 - *Executed*
    41. Frank Dean Carter - August 21, 2001 - Natural Causes
    42. James Warren Bland - August 30, 2001 - Natural Causes
    43. Theodore F. Frank - September 5, 2001 - Natural Causes
    44. George Marshall - October 14, 2001 - Natural Causes
    45. Stephen Anderson - January 29, 2002 - *Executed*
    46. Stephen DeSantis - March 2, 2002 - Natural Causes
    47. Gerald Gallego - July 18, 2002 - Natural Causes (Died in Nevada)
    48. Robert Nicolaus - April 12, 2003 - Natural Causes
    49. Robert E. Stansbury - December 12, 2003 - Natural Causes
    50. Raymond Johns - March 28, 2004 - Natural Causes
    51. Paul Brown - April 10, 2004 - Natural Causes
    52. Charles Whitt - November 7, 2004 - Natural Causes
    53. Robert F. Garceau - December 29, 2004 - Natural Causes
    54. Donald J. Beardslee - January 19, 2005 - *Executed*
    55. Nicholas Rodriguez - July 10, 2005 - Drug Overdose
    56. Larry Davis Jr. - September 2, 2005 - Acute drug toxicity
    57. Caroline Young - September 16, 2005 - Natural Causes
    58. Drax Quartermain - September 22, 2005 - Natural Causes
    59. Michael Ihde - October 9, 2005 - Natural Causes
    60. Donald Miller - October 14, 2005 - Natural Causes
    61. Stanley Williams - December 13, 2005 - *Executed*
    62. Stuart Alexander - December 27, 2005 - Natural Causes
    63. Clarence Ray Allen - January 17, 2006 - *Executed*
    64. Earl Preston Jones - February 3, 2006 - Natural Causes
    65. Robert Thompson - October 1, 2006 - Natural Causes
    66. James Tulk - November 30, 2006 - Suicide
    67. Alejandro G. Ruiz - January 4, 2007 - Natural Causes
    68. Marcelino Ramos - January 22, 2007 - Natural Causes
    69. Raymond Gurule - February 3, 2007 - Natural Causes
    70. Herb Koontz - May 5, 2007 - Natural Causes
    71. Tony Lee Reynolds - June 10, 2007 - Suicide
    72. Billy Ray Hamilton - October 22, 2007 - Natural Causes
    73. Bill Bradford - March 10, 2008 - Natural Causes
    74. Alfredo Padilla - July 25, 2008 - Natural Causes
    75. Edward Bridges - October 9, 2008 - Suicide
    76. Terrance C. Page - December 5, - 2008 Suicide
    77. Isaac Gutierrez, Jr. - December 7, 2008 - Natural Causes
    78. Thomas Edwards - February 14, 2009 - Natural Causes
    79. Larry Graham - June 16, 2009 - Suicide
    80. Lawrence Bergman June 26, 2009 - Natural Causes
    81. Michael Mattison - July 17, 2009 - Natural Causes
    82. Fred Freeman - July 25, 2009 - Natural Causes
    83. Miguel Martinez - July 26, 2009 - Natural Causes
    84. Albert Howard - August 13, 2009 - Natural Causes
    85. David Arisman - September 5, 2009 - Natural Causes
    86. Cedric Harrison - November 19, 2009 - Natural Causes
    87.Joseph Musselwhite - February 2, 2010 - Natural Causes
    88. Robert Rubane Diaz - August 11, 2010 -Natural Causes
    89. George Hatton Smithey - August 28, 2010 - Suicide
    90. John Levae Post - December 19, 2010 - Under Investigation
    91. Richard Ray Parsons - February 28, 2011 - Natural Causes
    92. James Van Pelt - March 06, 2011 - Natural Causes
    93. Brandon Wilson - November 17, 2011 - Suicide
    94. David Murtishaw - November 22, 2011 - Natural Causes
    95. Dennis Lawley - March 11, 2012 - Natural Causes
    96. Frank Manuel Abilez - April 03, 2012 - Long Term Illness
    97. James Lee Crummel - May 2012 - Suicide
    98. Kenneth Friedman - August 26, 2012 Apparent Suicide
    99. James Leslie Karis - January 31, 2013 Unknown
    100. Justin Helzer - April 14, 2013 Suicide
    101. Mario Lewis Gray - May 04, 2013 Pending
    102. Timothy Rodriguez - June 02,2013 Natural Causes
    103. Richard Ramirez - June 07, 2013 Natural Causes
    104. Timothy Russell - October 05,2013 Suicide
    105. Alberet Ruiz - December 29, 2013 Natural causes

    SUMMARY OF CONDEMNED INMATES WHO HAVE DIED SINCE 1978

    Executed in California: 13
    Executed in Missouri: 1
    Total Executions: 14
    Natural Causes: 62
    Suicides: 23
    Other: 6
    Pending: 1
    Total Non-Execution Deaths: 91
    Total Deaths: 105

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    DNA links dead California death row inmate to 1974 slaying of Pomona woman

    When Robert Edward Stansbury died seven years ago while awaiting execution on San Quentin’s death row, some worried that he would take the full extent of his crimes to his grave.

    Stansbury, an ice cream truck driver, was serving time for raping and killing a 10-year-old girl. He had a long record of sexual assaults, at least once using his ice cream truck as a ruse. Detectives long suspected there were more victims but could not prove it.

    This week, however, Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives announced that they have DNA evidence linking Stansbury to a decades-old cold case in Pomona.

    Detectives said DNA taken from him after an unrelated felony conviction was matched to evidence collected in the 1974 slaying of Barbara Hall, a 29-year-old developmentally disabled woman who was strangled and abandoned near a Claremont horse trail. Police believe the Pomona woman was waiting for a bus home from work at a continuation school where she worked caring for infants.

    The day of her disappearance, there was a bus strike -- a fact Hall apparently didn’t know when she arrived at her bus stop. She was never seen alive again. A day later, her body was discovered. She had been sexually assaulted and strangled.

    Stansbury has a history of abducting and sexually assaulting victims.

    In 1982, he lured Robyn Leigh Jackson, 10, into his truck with the promise of free ice cream and candy. He raped and beat the girl before stuffing her limp body into his ice cream cooler.

    She died the next day after he dumped her body into a Pasadena flood control channel. Before that, he also had been convicted of other sexual assaults dating to 1959, police said.

    “This guy should never have been on the street,” said sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Longshore. “Just a predator, just dangerous.”

    Stansbury covered much of San Gabriel Valley and the unincorporated areas of East Los Angeles in his ice cream truck. Police believe there may still be other victims, and are seeking the public’s help.

    “This guy was causing some serious damage wherever he went,” said Capt. Mike Parker. “We would not be surprised if someone saw this news story … that somebody’s going to have a very bad memory about this guy and put two and two together.”

    Authorities said Hall’s body showed no defensive injuries, even though she was known to be distrustful of strangers, a combination that’s led Longshore to believe she may have been forced to come with Stansbury at gunpoint.

    Her body was found just a day later on a trail in the area bordering San Dimas and Claremont. Hall’s case was recently reopened by cold case detectives, who used DNA technology not available at the time of the initial investigation. Old evidence slides were located at the coroner’s office, which crime lab technicians were able to match to Stansbury’s DNA sample.

    The response from Hall’s two surviving sisters was emotional, Longshore said.

    “I told them there’s really not going to be any closure,” he said. “But at least I’ll give them some answers.”

    Stansbury died at San Quentin State Prison at the age of 60. He had made headlines for a lengthy court battle he had undertaken, arguing that his Miranda rights had been infringed in that case.

    Police believe it’s “likely” he had other victims, particularly between 1974 and 1982.

    Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 890-5000.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...-bus-stop.html

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    State's condemned inmates dying in droves -- but not from executions

    It's been five years since California executed a condemned inmate, a delay largely caused by a dispute over methods of lethal injection.

    Since then, 26 condemned inmates have died as a result of natural causes or suicide, state figures show. That's a much higher death rate than previous years, likely because condemned inmates are getting old as their appeals and the lethal injection case move through the system.

    Since the death penalty was reinstated in California during 1978, five times as many condemned inmates have died from suicide or natural causes as have died from executions.

    About 720 inmates live on California's death row.


    Read more: http://blogs.sacbee.com/the-public-e...#ixzz1ABXVSQpD

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