Terrance L. Anderson – Black, age 30 (re-sentence)

Sentenced in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
By: a jury
Date of crime: July 25, 1997
Prosecution’s case/defense response: (re-sentencing) Anderson lay in wait at the home of Stephen and Debbie Rainwater (ages x and x, respectively). Anderson was there to confront the Rainwater’s daughter whom he had dated and had a child. When he shot and killed Debbie Rainwater she was holding the Anderson’s infant. Anderson’s initial penalty was reversed by the Missouri Supreme Court. At the new sentencing the State offered some evidence of the crime, and victim impact statements from two girls who were at the scene of the crime. The defense discussed the emotional distress that Anderson was under from a conflict with his victim.
Sources: Missouri Lawyers Media 3/10/10 (2010 WLNR 5499985)

Gregory Bowman – White, age 26

Sentenced in St. Louis County, Missouri
By: a judge upon jury recommendation
Date of crime: June 5, 1977
Prosecution’s case/defense response: Bowman slit the throat of Velda Joy Rumfelt (age 16). The crime had gone unsolved for 30 years until DNA from semen found on Rumfelt was matched to Bowman. Bowman’s DNA was on file after being found guilty of the murder of two girls in Illinois. Bowman’s convictions were overturned in Illinois, and prosecutors decided not to retry after the death penalty was handed down in Missouri.
Sources: St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) 11/12/09 (2009 WLNR 22663670), 12/12/09 (2009 WLNR 25120873); Evansville Courier 12/12/09 (2009 WLNR 26444269); UPI NewsTrack 12/13/09 – 02:00:53; Belleville News Democrat (IL) 12/18/09 (2009 WLNR 25472952).

Lance Shockley – White, age 28

Sentenced in West Plains County, Missouri
By: a jury Date of crime: March 20, 2005
Prosecution’s case/defense response: Shockley shot and killed Carl Dewayne Graham Jr. (age 37). Graham was a sergeant with the Missouri State Troopers, and had investigated Shockley in a fatal hit and run accident. Shockley shot Graham three times, once in the back, and twice in the back of the head. Defense argued that the state had focused on the wrong man and that they had the wrong man.
Sources: St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) 03/28/09 (2009 WLNR 5858198); AP Alert 03/29/09 – MO 03:24:54, 05/22/09 – MO 21:42:36