List of offenders executed in the United States in 2016

This is a list of offenders executed in the United States in 2016. A total of twenty criminal offenders – all male – were executed in the United States in 2016, all by lethal injection. The state of Georgia executed nine individuals, setting a record for the most executions conducted there in a calendar year.

List of offenders executed in the United States in 2016[edit]

Number Date of Execution Name Date of Birth Age of Offender Gender Race State Method Source
At Execution At Offense Age Difference
1 January 7, 2016 Oscar Ray Bolin Jr. January 22, 1962 53 24 29 Male White Florida Lethal injection [1]
2 January 20, 2016 Richard Allen Masterson March 5, 1972 43 28 15 Texas [2][3]
3 January 21, 2016 Christopher Eugene Brooks December 13, 1972 20 23 Alabama [4]
4 January 27, 2016 James Garrett Freeman November 12, 1980 35 26 9 Texas [5][6]
5 February 3, 2016 Brandon Astor Jones February 13, 1943 72 36 36 Black Georgia [7]
6 February 16, 2016 Gustavo Julian Garcia September 27, 1972 43 18 25 Hispanic Texas [8][9]
7 February 17, 2016 Travis Clinton Hittson January 22, 1971 45 21 24 White Georgia [10]
8 March 9, 2016 Coy Wayne Wesbrook February 1, 1958 58 39 19 Texas [11][12]
9 March 22, 2016 Adam Kelly Ward August 11, 1982 33 22 11 [13][14]
10 March 31, 2016 Joshua Daniel Bishop January 27, 1975 41 19 22 Georgia [15]
11 April 6, 2016 Pablo Lucio Vasquez August 11, 1977 38 20 18 Hispanic Texas [16][17]
12 April 12, 2016 Kenneth Earl Fults November 1968 47 27 20 Black Georgia [18]
13 April 27, 2016 Daniel Anthony Lucas October 1978 37 19 18 White [19]
14 May 11, 2016 Earl Mitchell Forrest II July 12, 1949 66 53 13 Missouri [20][21]
15 July 15, 2016 John Wayne Conner May 1956 60 25 35 Georgia [22]
16 October 5, 2016 Barney Ronald Fuller Jr. August 12, 1958 58 44 14 Texas [23][24]
17 October 19, 2016 Gregory Paul Lawler December 29, 1952 63 19 Georgia [25]
18 November 16, 2016 Steven Frederick Spears July 1962 54 39 15 [26]
19 December 6, 2016 William Cary Sallie February 22, 1966 50 24 26 [27]
20 December 8, 2016 Ronald Bert Smith Jr. January 13, 1971 45 23 22 Alabama [28]
 
 
Average: 49 years 29 years 20 years  
 

Demographics[edit]

Gender
Male 20 100%
Female 0 0%
Race
White 16 80%
Black 2 10%
Hispanic 2 10%
State
Georgia 9 45%
Texas 7 35%
Alabama 2 10%
Florida 1 5%
Missouri 1 5%
Month
January 4 20%
February 3 15%
March 3 15%
April 3 15%
May 1 5%
June 0 0%
July 1 5%
August 0 0%
September 0 0%
October 2 10%
November 1 5%
December 2 10%
Age
30 - 39 4 20%
40 - 49 7 35%
50 - 59 5 25%
60 - 69 3 15%
70 - 79 1 5%
Total 20 100%

Executions in recent years[edit]

Number of Executions
2017 23
2016 20
2015 28
Total 71

Record number of executions in Georgia[edit]

In 2016, the State of Georgia executed nine individuals. This set a record for the most executions conducted in Georgia in a calendar year. Prior to this, the most executions conducted in the state were five executions. This happened in 1987 and again in 2015.[29]

Last meals[edit]

  • Henry Hargreaves, a Brooklyn-based photographer, recreated (and then photographed) the last meals served to all twenty men executed in 2016. Through his series, entitled A Year of Killing, Hargreaves sought to educate people about the use of the death penalty. This work is a sequel to his 2011 series No Seconds, which recreated the last meals ordered by famous criminals like Ted Bundy.[30][31]
  • In 2016, the most-ordered food was steak, followed by pizza, although some of the condemned prisoners elected to forgo a special last meal.[32]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Florida killer put to death in first U.S. execution of year", Yahoo News
  2. ^ "Offender Information – Richard Allen Masterson", Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  3. ^ "Texas executes its first inmate of 2016 after late appeals", The Times-Picayune
  4. ^ A man convicted of a woman's rape and murder was put to death Thursday in Alabama's first execution since 2013, U.S. News & World Report
  5. ^ "Offender Information – James Garrett Freeman", Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  6. ^ "Last meals of 2016's death row inmates", CBS News.
  7. ^ "Georgia executes Brandon Astor Jones", Atlanta Journal-Constitution; accessed February 3, 2018.
  8. ^ "Offender Information – Gustavo Julian Garcia", Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  9. ^ "Inmate executed after 24 years on death row", Texas Tribune
  10. ^ "Georgia executes ex-Navy sailor for 1992 murder of shipmate", Atlanta Journal-Constitution; accessed February 3, 2018.
  11. ^ "Offender Information – Coy Wayne Wesbrook", Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  12. ^ "Last meals of 2016's death row inmates", CBS News
  13. ^ "Offender Information – Adam Kelly Ward", Texas Department of Criminal Justice, tdcj.state.tx.us; accessed February 3, 2018.
  14. ^ "Last meals of 2016's death row inmates", CBS News
  15. ^ "Last meals of 2016's death row inmates", CBS News
  16. ^ "Offender Information – Pablo Lucio Vasquez", Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  17. ^ "Last meals of 2016's death row inmates", CBS News
  18. ^ "Last meals of 2016's death row inmates", CBS News
  19. ^ "Last meals of 2016's death row inmates", CBS News
  20. ^ "Capital Punishment in Missouri - Current Inmates", missourideathrow.com; accessed February 3, 2018.
  21. ^ "Last meals of 2016's death row inmates", CBS News
  22. ^ "Georgia executes man on death row for 34 years for 1982 killing of a friend", Chicago Tribune; accessed February 3, 2018.
  23. ^ "Offender Information – Barney Ronald Fuller, Jr.", Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  24. ^ "Last meals of 2016's death row inmates", CBS News
  25. ^ "Last meals of 2016's death row inmates", CBS News
  26. ^ "Last meals of 2016's death row inmates", CBS News
  27. ^ "Last meals of 2016's death row inmates", CBS News
  28. ^ "Last meals of 2016's death row inmates", CBS News
  29. ^ Georgia executes William Sallie for 1990 murder of father-in-law
  30. ^ "Last meals of 2016's death row inmates", CBS News
  31. ^ "Meals to die for", Adrian Hatwell
  32. ^ "Meals to die for: Kiwi photographer captures last meals of executed prisoners", stuff.co.nz


Preceded by
2015
   List of offenders executed   
   in the United States in   
2016
Succeeded by
2017