Lee Turner, Jr. – black, age 21
Sentenced to death in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Date of crime: 3/27/11
Prosecution’s case/defense response: Turner started working at CarQuest Auto Parts 11 days before robbing it. Turner robbed CarQuest Auto Parts and shot two employees, Edward Gurtner III and Randy Chaney. Chaney was shot first with one shot in the back of the head. Turner tried to get Gurtner to open the safe and shot him 12 times. A psychologist, Mark Cunningham, testified that Turner was abused both physically and emotionally throughout his childhood.
Sources: Baton Rouge Advocate 5/5/15 (2015 WLNR 17150958), Baton Rouge Advocate 5/8/15 (2015 WLNR 17311681), Baton Rouge Advocate 5/9/15 (2015 WLNR 17628586)