Thursday, Jan. 4
Robert Randy Clayton, age 39
Clayton was convicted of the 1986 murder of Rhonda Kay Timmons,
age 19, in Tulsa. Timmons was found strangled and stabbed more than a dozen
times in her Tulsa apartment. Clayton was an employee of the apartment complex.
His appeals attorneys argued that he has a low IQ and noted that DNA evidence
had been destroyed. On Nov. 30, the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted 4-0
against clemency. (DNA evidence surfaced 24 hours before his scheduled
execution, and Clayton was granted a 30-day stay.)
Tuesday, Jan. 9
Eddie Leroy Trice, age 48
Trice was convicted of the 1987 murder of Earnestine Jones, age
84, in Oklahoma County. Jones was raped and beaten to death. Her 54-year-old
mentally retarded son, Emanuel Jones, was also beaten. On Nov. 3, the Oklahoma
Pardon and Parole Board voted 4-0 against recommending clemency. Trice was
executed Jan. 9.
Thursday, Jan. 11
Wanda Jean Allen, age 41
Allen was convicted of the 1986 murder of Gloria Leathers, in
Oklahoma City. Allen and Leathers had been in a volatile relationship over a
three-year period. Allen shot Leathers outside an Oklahoma City police station.
At the time, Allen was on probation after serving prison time for a 1981
manslaughter conviction. Allen has a low IQ, variously reported as 69 or 80. A
clemency hearing was held Dec. 15. If the sentence is carried out, Allen will
be the first woman executed since Oklahoma became a state in 1907 and the first
black woman executed in the United States since l954.
Tuesday, Jan. 16
Floyd Medlock, age 29
Medlock was convicted of the 1990 murder of Katherine Ann Busch,
age 7, in Oklahoma City. Busch was sexually assaulted and stabbed repeatedly.
Medlock had been diagnosed with a multiple-personality disorder. He has waived
his right to a clemency hearing.
Dion Smallwood, age 31
Smallwood was convicted of the 1992 murder of Louis Frederick in
Oklahoma County. On Dec. 4, the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted 4-0
against recommending clemency for Smallwood.
Tuesday, Jan. 23
Mark Anthony Fowler, age 35
Fowler was convicted of his part in crimes also committed by
Billy Ray Fox, below.
Thursday, Jan. 25
Billy Ray Fox, age 34
Fox was convicted of the 1986 murders of Rick Cast, Chumpon
Chaowasin, and John Barrier, in Edmond, Okla. Cast, Chaowasin and Barrier were
killed execution style at Wynns IGA grocery during a robbery. Fox, a
former employee of the store, and Fowler blamed each other for the murders.
Each claimed to be on drugs at the time. A clemency hearing for Fowler was held
on Jan. 3 at which the board voted 4-0 against clemency. Fox is expected to
waive his right to a clemency hearing.
Tuesday, Jan. 30
Loyd Lafevers, age 35
Lafevers was convicted of the 1985 murder of Addie Mae Hawley in
Oklahoma City. Lafevers, along with Randall Cannon, was convicted of abducting,
beating and setting Hawley on fire. Both Lafevers and Cannon received the death
penalty. Lafevers came within hours of execution in March 2000, when a stay was
Thursday, Feb. 1
D. L. Jones, age 60
Jones was convicted of the 1979 murder of Stanley Buck Sr. in
Lawton, Okla. Jones shot Buck dead and wounded two others in a bar. A motive
for the crime was never established. Jones is the longest-serving inmate on
Oklahomas death row.