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Richard Henyard - FL

Post  Jennie on Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:32 pm

23rd September 2008

6:00 PM EDT
Richard Henyard is scheduled to be killed by the people of Florida in revenge for the murders of Jamilya and Jasmine Lewis.




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Post  Jennie on Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:32 pm

Man who killed 3- and 7-year-olds scheduled to die


Gov. Charlie Crist signed his second death warrant since taking office yesterday, setting Sept. 23 as the execution date for convicted kidnapper, rapist and child killer Richard Henyard.

Henyard was convicted of kidnapping a mother and her two daughters, 7-year-old Jamilya and 3-year-old Jasmine, in 1993 at a Eustis grocery store at gunpoint. Henyard, then 18, and his 14-year-old accomplice Alonza Smalls accomplice raped the mother before Henyard shot her multiple times.

Henyard and Smalls left the woman, who survived, by the side of the road.

Henyard was convicted of later shooting both girls with a single bullet to the head and leaving their bodies beneath a brush-covered fence.

Henyard has been on death row for 14 years.

Crist's signing of the death warrant comes less than 10 days after Florida executed Mark Dean Schwab by lethal injection on July 1. That was the 1st execution since an 18-month moratorium on the death penalty was lifted when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a Kentucky case in April that the lethal injection procedure similar to the one used in Florida does not constitute cruel or unusual punishment.

The moratorium was put in place after convicted killer Angel Diaz took more than 30 minutes to die by the triple-drug cocktail, more than twice the normal time.

Department of Corrections officials revamped their lethal injection procedures after an investigation into Diaz's death. Schwab, convicted of kidnapping, raping and murdering 11-year-old Junny Rios-Martinez, took 12 minutes to die.

(source: Palm Beach Post)
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A last chance to appeal death sentence

Post  Jennie on Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:15 pm

A last chance to appeal death sentence


Condemned killer Richard Henyard's case has returned to Lake County for last-minute, last-ditch appeals to save his life. Henyard, 34, is scheduled to die Sept. 23. Lake Circuit Judge Mark J. Hill, who imposed Henyard's death sentence 14 years ago, set an Aug. 4 deadline for appellate lawyers to file final arguments on Henyard's behalf. The judge also gave permission to Henyard's defense team to scour crime photographs, forensic reports and other case files one last time in search of new evidence or a compelling argument to spare his life. Gov. Charlie Crist signed his death warrant last week. Henyard was convicted of kidnapping, raping and shooting Dorothy Reid Lewis and murdering her daughters, Jamilya, 7, and Jasmine, 3, on Jan. 30, 1993. Henyard's conviction and sentence have been upheld more than a dozen times.

(source: Orlando Sentinel)
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Post  Florida Citizen on Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:28 am

Execution style murders of two little girls after raping and shooting the mother four times and leaving her for dead. He is scheduled to die Tuesday morning Florida time. Although I have questions about how the death penalty is handed out in the United States this is one case I do not have a problem with. However, I do respect your views and the views of this site.

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On the evening of January 30, 1993, Marna Lewis and her daughters arrived at the Winn-Dixie. As Lewis, the eventual survivor, and her daughters, the victims, were entering the Winn-Dixie, she noticed a few people sitting on a bench near the doors. After Lewis exited the store with Jamilya, age 7, and Jasmine, age 3, she walked to her car and proceeded to place her daughters in the front passenger seat. As Lewis crossed the rear of the car to get to the driver’s side, she noticed Alfonza Smalls approaching her. As Smalls neared, he revealed a gun tucked into his waistband. Lewis and her daughters were ordered into the back of the car as Smalls and Henyard entered the front. The Lewis car left town with Henyard driving and Smalls issuing directions. Prior to the abduction of Lewis and her daughters, a female witness observed Henyard and Smalls loitering outside of the Winn-Dixie.During the drive, Smalls repeatedly demanded that Lewis keep her daughters quiet since they were crying and upset. Later, Henyard pulled the car over at a remote area and pulled Lewis from the car. After Henyard forced her against the trunk and raped her, Smalls raped Ms. Lewis as well. Henyard told her to sit on the ground and when she hesitated, he shot her in the leg and forced her to the ground. She was also shot by Henyard three more times at close range and was wounded in the mouth, neck, and on the forehead between the eyes. After she was unconscious, Henyard and Smalls rolled her over to the shoulder of the road. Lewis survived and several hours later regained consciousness and went to a nearby house for help. The occupants contacted the police and Lewis collapsed and waited for the officers to arrive.

As Henyard and Smalls drove away from the scene of the shooting, the Lewis girls were repeatedly asking for their mother. Henyard pulled the car over after a short period of time had passed and removed the girls from the car. Henyard and Smalls took the girls further off the road and killed both Jamilya and Jasmine with a single bullet to the head. Henyard and Smalls then threw their bodies into some underbrush over a fence. Smalls, Henyard, and a third individual arrived at the home of Bryant Smith in a blue car. Henyard proceeded to boast about raping Lewis and about her subsequent murder. He also showed Smith the gun that was used. Later in the evening, Henyard went by the Smalls’ residence where Colinda Smalls, Alfonza’s sister, noticed blood on hands of Henyard. He explained the blood as a minor knife accident. On January 31, the next day, Henyard was driven to the Smalls’ residence by his “auntie”, Linda Miller because he said he needed to speak with Smalls. Henyard made a trip to the Eustis Police Department that same Sunday claiming to have information concerning the Lewis case. He offered that he knew what events transpired because he was present at the scene of the crime. Henyard’s initial story pointed to Smalls and another individual as the perpetrators; however, when an officer noticed blood spots on Henyard’s socks, he admitted to the abduction, rape, and shooting of Lewis, yet maintained that he did not shoot the Lewis girls. The police apprehended Smalls and discovered the murder weapon after a search of his bedroom. The autopsies of the girls confirmed that they were killed by a single gunshot wound at close range and also that Jasmine’s eyes were open when she was shot. Analysis of the blood spots indicated that Henyard was less than four feet from the victims when they were shot.

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The autopsies of Jasmine and Jamilya Lewis showed that they both died of gunshot wounds to the head and were shot at very close range. Powder stippling around Jasmine’s left eye, the sight of her mortal wound, indicated that her eye was open when she was shot. One of the blood spots discovered on Henyard’s socks matched the blood of Jasmine Lewis. “High speed” or “high velocity” blood splatters found on Henyard’s jacket matched the blood of Jamilya Lewis and showed that Henyard was less than four feet from her when she was killed. Smalls’ trousers had “splashed” or “dropped blood” on them consistent with dragging a body. DNA evidence was also presented at trial indicating that Henyard raped Ms. Lewis.

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