Jerry D. Lard — white, age 37

Sentenced to death in Greene County, Arkansas
By: a jury
Date of crime: April 12, 2011
Prosecution’s case/defense response: Lard shot Officer Jonathan Schmidt during a routine traffic stop. Attorneys for Lard argued that he suffers from mental illness or defect and suffered an abusive childhood. Lard was also convicted of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Sources: The Jonesboro Sun (AR) 7/28/12 AP Online Regional – US 17:33:33, The Jonesboro Sun (AR) 7/28/12 AP Alert – AR 00:21:28, 7/29/12 (2012 WLNR 15970955).