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Twenty-five men and no women have 

been executed in the United States in 2018.

Scheduled Executions

Updated: December 13, 2018

Please pray for these men and women. Pray for salvation if unsaved, peace if saved, and that the innocent shall be revealed before they are executed. "The Lord is slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance." (2 Peter 3:9 ESV).

 

Due to ongoing legal challenges, Ohio has rescheduled multiple executions, multiple times.  Beginning with 2018, this list contains only current Ohio executions.  Click here for more information about Ohio's legal challenges.

December 2018

  • 04 - Joseph Garcia, Texas - Executed
  • 06 - David Miller, Tennessee - Executed
  • 11 - Alvin Braziel, Jr., Texas - Executed
  • 13 - Jose Jimenez, Florida - Executed

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Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2018  8:40 pm

 

Texas has carried out the execution of Alvin Avon Braziel, Jr.  Click here to read more.

 

Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2018  7:51 pm

 

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has refused to halt the execution of Alvin Avon Braziel, Jr.  

 

Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2018  7:30 pm

 

Lawyers for Alvin Avon Braziel, Jr., have requested a stay of execution from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals over claims of prosecutorial misconduct.

 

Updated: Monday, December 10, 2018  8:38 am

 

Alvin Avon Braziel, Jr., is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CST, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.  Alvin is convicted of the murder of 27-year-old Douglas White on September 21, 1993, in Dallas, Texas.  Alvin has spent the lat 17 years on death row in Texas.

 

Alvin was born in Texas.  He dropped out of school following the 8th grade.  Alvin allegedly grew up in an abusive home and his family had a history of mental illness.  Alvin also sustained a head injury as a child, which could have affected his brain function.  Alvin worked as a laborer prior to his arrest.

 

On September 21, 1993, Douglas and Lora White were walking along a jogging trail at Eastfield College.  The newlyweds had been married for 11 days.  While walking, a man, later identified as Alvin Braziel, stepped out from behind some bushes and pointed a gun at them.  He demand money.  The couple had no money with them and Braziel then shot Douglas twice.  Braziel then dragged Lora behind some bushes and sexually assaulted her before running off.  Douglas died from his injuries.  Lora reported the incident to the police and was able to provide the police with a description.  She also worked with a sketch artist to create a drawing, however, no match was made.

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Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2018  9:14 pm EST

 

Florida has executed Jose Jimenez.  Click here to read more.

 

Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2018  9:14 pm EST

 

The Supreme Court of the United States has refused to halt the execution of Jose Jimenez.  

 

Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2018  8:44 pm EST

 

The execution of Jose Jimenez has not yet been carried out.  He has appeals pending before the Supreme Court of the United States.  

 

Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2018  5:38 pm EST

 

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a request to halt the execution of Florida inmate Jose Jimenez.  In dismissing the case, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals noted a lack of jurisdiction.

 

Updated: Wednesday, December 12, 2018  8:11 pm EST

 

The Florida Supreme Court has refused to stay the execution of Jose Jimenez.  The decision by the court was unanimous.  The Florida Supreme Court refused to grant a stay of execution because they refused to take up Jose's case.  Jose and his attorneys were arguing that he was entitled to a new sentencing hearing under a new amendment passed by Florida voters in 2016.  However, it does not go into effect until January 2019.  The amendment in question is known as the Savings Clause, which has generally allowed the sentence for older crimes to be governed by the laws that were in effect at the time of the crime.  The new amendment would allow revisions of laws to be applied to older cases.  Further, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that even if it was in effect, it would not be applicable to Jose's case.  

 

Updated: Wednesday, December 12, 2018  1:14 pm EST

 

Jose Antonio Jimenez has several appeals pending before the Florida Supreme Court, a federal court, and the Supreme Court of the United States.  At least one of his appeals argues that he should be granted a new sentencing trial due to the Supreme Court of the United States forcing Florida to change its death penalty sentencing protocol.  Additionally, in 2016, voters in the state passed the Savings Clause, which allows older crimes to be tried under current laws, however the revised Savings Clause does not go into effect until January 2019.  Previously, cases were considered under the law of the time the crime was committed.  Jose and his attorneys argue that this revision should apply to him and that he should not be executed.

 

Updated: Monday, December 10, 2018  8:42 am EST

 

Jose Antonio Jimenez is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm EST, on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at the Florida State Prison near Raiford, Florida.  Fifty-five-year-old Jose is sentenced to death for the murder of 63-year-old Phyllis Minas in Miami, Florida on October 2,1992.  Jose has spent the last 25 years on death row in Florida.

 

Prior to being arrest fro murder, Jose worked as a painter

 

On October 2, 1992, Jose Jimenez entered the home of Phyllis Minas, located in a north Miami apartment complex.  Jimenez was also a resident of the apartment complex.  Once Jimenez was inside, he beat and stabbed Phyllis.  A neighbor heard her screaming “Oh God, Oh my God!” during the attack and attempted to enter the apartment through the open front door.  As they were entering, Jimenez slammed the door shut and locked it.  The neighbor called the police.

 

Jimenez exited the apartment by going out onto a balcony, where he jumped to a neighboring balcony before jumping to the ground.  A custodian witnessed a man, whom he later identified as Jimenez, drop to the ground from the balcony.  Jimenez changed his clothes and cleaned himself up before re-entering the complex and asking someone to use their phone to call a cab.  

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December 15, 2018

 

Blaine Keith Milam is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CST, on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.  Twenty-nine-year-old Blaine is convicted of the murder of 13-month old Amora Carson in Rusk County, Texas, in December 2008.  Blaine has been on death row in Texas for the past eight years.

 

Blaine did not have a prior prison record.  He dropped out of school after the 4th grade and was not working at the time of his arrest, although he had worked previously.  According to Blaine’s mother, Blaine stopped maturing emotionally at the age of 12 and used methamphetamine off-and-on.  Blaine took the death of his father hard, twice trying to commit suicide.  At the time of the murder, Blaine was on probation for solicitation of aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 14.

 

Blaine Milam and Jessica Carson met in January 2008, and became engaged on prom night.  When they met, Jessica had  recently had a child, Amora, with another man.  Shortly after becoming engaged, Carson moved in with Milam. 

 

At 10:37 am, on December 2, 2008, police received an emergency call from Milam.  His first words were “My name is Blaine Milam, and my daughter, I just found her dead.”  By the time police arrived 20 minutes later, two ambulances were already at the scene.  Police found EMTs standing in the doorway of the master bedroom, in which Milam and Carson were kneeling over an infant on the floor.

 

The first responding police officer observed that the baby was bruised and not breathing of moving.  Another police officer arrived and Milam and Carson were separated for questioning.  Milam told the police that the couple had left the child sleeping in order to walk up the road to talk to a man about clearing some land for them.  Upon their return, approximately one-hour later, Milam stated that they “found the baby in that condition.”  Milam was cooperative with the police, giving consent for the search of his car and home.

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December 30, 2018

 

Robert Mitchell Jennings is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CST, on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.  Sixty-one-year-old Robert is convicted of murdering Houston Police Department Vice Officer Elston Howard on July 19,1988 in Houston, Texas.  Robert has spent the last 29 years on Texas’ death row.

 

Robert was conceived as a result of rape and his mother frequently blamed Robert for her failing to complete her education.  Robert changed places of resident frequently as a child and had no lasting, positive adult influence in his life.  He did not graduate from high school, dropping out of school in the ninth grade when he began using drugs, however he obtained his GED (general equivalency diploma) while in prison.  He also completed over forty hours of college credit.  Robert entered the juvenile justice system at the age of 10.  As an adult, Robert had served time for aggravated robbery and burglary with intent to commit theft.

 

On July 19, 1988, two months after being released from prison, Robert Jennings robbed an adult movie theater.  He then entered an adult bookstore, planning to also rob it.  Upon entering the bookstore, Jennings saw that the clerk was being arrested by a Houston Police Officer, later identified as Elston Howard.  Jennings shot Officer Howard four times, including twice while he was on the floor.  Jennings proceeded to rob the store and escape.  Officer Howard died from his wounds.

 

Jennings escaped in a vehicle with getaway driver David Lee Harvell.  When Jennings told Harvell that he had shot a security guard, Harvell ordered Jennings out of the car.  When Jennings refused, Harvell shot Jennings in the hand.  Jennings was arrested later that day at the hospital.

 

Jennings was convicted and sentenced to death.  Harvell was also arrested.  He was sentenced to 55 years in prison.

 

Jennings had been given a previous execution date in 2016, however that date was stayed for unspecified reasons.

 

Please pray for the peace and healing for the family of Elston Howard.  Please pray for strength for the family of Robert Jennings.  Please pray that if Robert is innocent, lacks to competency to be executed, or should not be executed for any other reason, that evidence will be presented prior to his execution.  Please pray that Robert may come to find peace through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, if he has not already.

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