A list of Connecticut’s death row inmates
Connecticut’s high court on Thursday ruled that the death penalty, which already had been abolished for future crimes, could not be applied to inmates already on death row. Here’s a look at the 11 convicted killers who had been facing execution orders in the state:
NAME: Lazale Ashby, 30
CRIME: Rape and murder of his 21-year-old neighbor, Elizabeth Garcia, in her apartment Dec. 2, 2002, four days after his 18th birthday.
NAME: Robert Breton, 68
CRIME: Beating and stabbing death of his 38-year-old ex-wife and their 16-year-old son in Waterbury on Dec. 13, 1987.
NAME: Jessie Campbell III, 35
CRIME: Shooting death of 20-year-old LaTaysha Logan and 18-year-old Desiree Privette, and shooting of Privette’s aunt, Carolyn Privette, on Aug. 26, 2000, in Hartford.
NAME: Sedrick “Ricky” Cobb, 53
CRIME: Rape and murder of 23-year-old Julia Ashe of Watertown on Dec. 16, 1989, when he was a Naugatuck delivery man.
NAME: Steven Hayes, 52
CRIME: Killing and sexual assault of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and killings of her daughters, 11-year-old Michaela and 17-year-old Hayley, in Cheshire on July 23, 2007.
NAME: Joshua Komisarjevsky, 35
CRIME: The Cheshire killings as an accomplice to Hayes and sexual assault of Michaela Petit.
NAME: Russell Peeler Jr., 43
CRIME: Ordering the Jan. 7, 1999, killings of 8-year-old Leroy “B.J.” Brown Jr. and his mother, Karen Clarke, in their Bridgeport duplex. The boy was expected to be the key witness against Peeler in the fatal shooting of Clarke’s boyfriend.
NAME: Richard Reynolds, 46
CRIME: Murder of Waterbury police Officer Walter T. Williams on Dec. 18, 1992, when Reynolds was a New York City crack dealer.
NAME: Todd Rizzo, 36
CRIME: Murder of 13-year-old Stanley Edwards of Waterbury on Sept. 30, 1997, who was lured into Rizzo’s backyard under the guise of hunting snakes then hit 13 times with a sledgehammer.
NAME: Richard Roszkowski, 50.
CRIME: Shooting deaths of his 39-year-old ex-girlfriend, Holly Flannery, her 9-year-old daughter, Kylie, and 38-year-old Thomas Gaudet on a street in Bridgeport on Sept. 7, 2006.
NAME: Daniel Webb, 53
CRIME: Kidnap and murder of Diane Gellenbeck, a 37-year-old Connecticut National Bank vice president, in Hartford.
Source: Connecticut Department of Correction