Facts of Crime: Gary Lee Roll, David Rhodes, and John Browne went to the Scheper family home at about 4:00 am on August 9, 1992, with the intent to commit robbery. Roll knocked on the door and Sherry Scheper, 47, answered. Displaying a badge, Roll identified himself as a police officer and ordered her to open the door. When she did, Roll and Rhodes entered. Browne, who knew the family, remained outside, fearing he would be recognized. Inside the house, Roll ordered Randy and Sherry Scheper to lie face-down on the carpet. Fearing the family could identify him, Roll fatally shot Randy, 17, in the head and beat Sherry to death with his gun. Roll or one of the accomplices fatally stabbed Randy’s 22-year-old brother Curtis with a hunting knife. In the weeks after the murder, Browne secretly tape recorded a conversation with Roll, who admitted the murders. Browne gave the tape to a friend, who turned it over to the police. Roll pled guilty to all three murders and other charges. Roll had no prior criminal history and was a military veteran. Rhodes, who also pleaded guilty, received three consecutive life sentences for second-degree murder. Browne pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder and received a life sentence.

Victims: Sherry Scheper, Randy Scheper and Curtis Scheper

Time of Death: 12:07 a.m.

Manner of execution: Lethal Injection

Last Meal: Not known

Final Statement: “I failed my family.”