Thursday, March 10, 2005

Donald Ray Wallace Jr. - Indiana

The State of Indiana executed its first man of 2005 early this morning (its 12th since the death penalty's reinstatement in 1977). Donald Ray Wallace Jr. died at 1:23 this morning after spending 25 years on Indiana's death row. By all reports, Wallace was a changed man. However, he did not seek clemency from the Governor and instructed his attorney not to file a petition on his behalf. David Elliot posted a column about Wallace's change on the NCADP blog site. Its worth reading.

The family of Wallace's victims attended a vigil on Wednesday evening to remember their family members. The vigil was held at the same church where the Gilligans were married. Wallace visited with friends during the hours before his death and expressed his hope that everyone can now find peace.

Man put to death for killing 4 in 1980

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