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People currently awaiting the death penalty in Tennessee:

As of 2/08/2012:

  1. John Bane
  2. Devin Banks*****
  3. Gdongalay Berry
  4. Byron Black
  5. Andre Bland
  6. Kevin Burns
  7. Tony Carruthers
  8. Preston Carter
  9. Walter Caruthers
  10. Ronnie Cauthern
  11. Tyrone Chalmers
  12. Gary Cone
  13. Jerry Davidson
  14. Lemaricus Davidson
  15. Christopher Davis
  16. James Dellinger
  17. Jessie Dotson
  18. David Duncan
  19. Robert Faulkner
  20. John Freeland
  21. Jon Hall
  22. Leroy Hall
  23. William Hall
  24. James Hawkins***
  25. Kennath Henderson
  26. John Henretta****
  27. H.R. Hester
  28. Anthony Hines
  29. Henry Hodges
  30. Michael Howell
  31. Stephen Hugueley
  32. Olen Hutchinson
  33. Billy Irick
  34. David Ivy
  35. Donnie Johnson
  36. Nickolus Johnson
  37. Henry Jones
  38. James Jones
  39. David Jordan
  40. David Keen
  41. Roy Keough
  42. Terry King
  43. Marlon Kiser
  44. Robert Leach
  45. Larry McKay
  46. David McNish
  47. Donald Middlebrooks
  48. David Miller
  49. Farris Morris
  50. Clarence Nesbitt
  51. Harold Nichols
  52. Richard Odom
  53. Pervis Payne
  54. Christa Pike*
  55. Sidney Porterfield
  56. Gerald Powers
  57. Corinio Pruitt
  58. Derrick Quintero
  59. Paul Reid
  60. Charles Rice
  61. Michael Rimmer
  62. Gregory Robinson
  63. William Rogers
  64. Steven Rollins
  65. Michael Sample
  66. Joel Schmeiderer
  67. Hubert Sexton
  68. Vincent Sims
  69. Oscar Smith
  70. Jonathan Stephenson
  71. William Stevens
  72. James Stout
  73. Donald Strouth**
  74. Dennis Stuttles
  75. Nicholas Sutton
  76. Gary Sutton
  77. Steven Thacker
  78. Andrew Thomas
  79. Gregory Thompson
  80. Heck Tran
  81. Stephen West
  82. Howard Willis
  83. Charles Wright
  84. Leonard Young
  85. Edmund Zagorski

* The only female.

Quick facts:

  • All but one of the convictions were Murder in the 1st Degree.
  • The only exception was Murder in Preparation of a Robbery.
  • 47/85 are White (non-Hispanic).
  • 35/85 are Black.
  • 1/85 is Hispanic.
  • 1/85 is Asian.
  • 1/85 is Indian.
  • ** The longest time on death row belongs to Donald Strouth, who has sat here since 9/4/78.
  • *** The shortest time on death row belongs to James Hawkins, who has sat here since 6/11/2011.
  • **** The eldest on death row is John Henretta, born 2/12/1943.
  • *****The youngest on death row is Devin Banks, born 8/2/1983.

This is not a political post. I want you to know that this is a group of 85 people who desperately need prayer, spiritual leadership, and the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are no better. It is but for the grace of God that we are not in prison, having been convicted to death for a crime we willingly committed. If the Spirit prompts you to pray for them, please do.

  1. Matt
    August 20, 2014 at 12:36 am

    I think these killers need to die as quick and unpleasant as the people they killed then ship the body’s to a fill site instead of wasting and time digging a hole for them

    • September 2, 2014 at 1:13 am

      Rarely does the evidence or confession so overwhelming favor a conviction that a speedy and unreviewed executory process would be warranted. By your standards, the states (since the US federal prison system hasn’t executed a person in 40 years) would execute many innocent and wrongly convicted individuals. Estimates range from 5% – 10% of inmates on death row shouldn’t be there. Imagine that you are staring at a line of twenty death row convicts. Are you confident in picking one to be executed who is certainly guilty?

    • sarah
      January 31, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      I agree I wish we still had the death penalty over here in great Britain

  2. Will
    May 23, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    If I hear their story beforehand…yes, I could pick one out of twenty who should be eliminated on the spot…Gerald Powers being one of them

  3. JHC
    May 6, 2016 at 1:26 am

    Fuck Jesus

  4. Tom
    June 10, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Gerald Powers killed and robbed a woman from a Casino. All for the money in her pocket.
    God, please let this man die a painful death.

  5. sarah
    January 31, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    I think if they took somebodies life then they should give their life

  6. Gene
    August 28, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Please don’t write an article that says that I am no better than a cruel, heartless murderer!

  7. Greg
    March 19, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    This country needs to stop being so merciful to these heartless pieces of trash. Some of these killers have raped and murdered children as young as 7 years old and they have been on dearth row for over 35 years. The only thing I pray for is they suffer a painful death and that all you bleeding heart liberals may have one of your loved ones tortured and murdered by one one these scumbags. Let’s see how you feel then.

    • March 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      Thanks for your feedback. May god show you mercy in a measure disproportionate to the mercy you’re willing to show.

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