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Capital punishment in the Bahamas is a legal punishment, and is conducted by hanging at Fox Hill Prison.[1] The last execution in the country was on January 6, 2000.[1] As of August 2012, only one convict, Mario Flowers, was under the sentence of death. Flowers' death sentence was commuted in 2016.[2] Since independence from Britain, it has held more than a dozen executions.

List of executions

This list is currently complete from 1976.

Offender Age Date Victim
Michaiah Shobek[3] 22 19 October 1976 Three American tourists
Charles Dickenson[4] 21 29 January 1980 Desiree Darville
Vernal Storr 24 29 January 1980 Cedric Cleare
Winsette Hart 21 29 January 1980 Cedric Cleare
Gregory Johnson 24 28 April 1981 Erwin "Spanky" Edgecombe
Javon Newbold 6 September 1983 Steadman Brown
Colin V. Evans 6 September 1983 Jennie Russell
William Armbrister 10 April 1984 Livingstone and Henry LaFleur
Thomas Reckley 44 13 March 1996 Benjamin Strachan
Dwayne McKinney[5] 24 28 March 1996 Brian Ferguson
Trevor Fisher 28 15 October 1998 Durventon Daniels
Richard Woods[6] 51 15 October 1998 Pauline Johnson[7]
David Mitchell 27 6 January 2000 Horst and Traude Henning[8]

References

  1. ^ a b "AMERICAS | Bahamas convict executed". BBC News. 6 January 2000. Retrieved 8 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Death Row nearly empty". The Nassau Guardian. 27 August 2012. Archived from the original on 23 November 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2013.
  3. ^ "The Telegraph - Google News Archive Search". Archived from the original on 24 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Spokane Daily Chronicle - Google News Archive Search". Archived from the original on 25 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Observer-Reporter - Google News Archive Search". Archived from the original on 24 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Americas | Two executed in Bahamas despite appeal". BBC News. 15 October 1998. Retrieved 8 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-05-04. Retrieved 2015-06-16.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20080820005329/http://www.oii.net/Journal/feb00/notes.shtml. Archived from the original on August 20, 2008. Retrieved February 14, 2013. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)