Abdur Ambrose – black, age 29
Sentenced to death in Harrison County, Mississippi
Date of crime: 4/2014
Prosecution’s case/defense response: Ambrose and two other men beat and stabbed Robert Trosclair then dumped his body. Stevie Ambrose, Ambrose’s brother, accused Trosclair of stealing something from his car and was angry with him for doing so, but it is unclear of what was stolen. Trosclair died in the hospital three days later and the autopsy showed there was blunt force trauma to the head, stab wounds, and strangulation. One of the other men involved, Orlander Patrick Dedeaux II, pled guilty to beating Trosclair and second-degree murder. The other man involved, Stevie Ambrose, is waiting for his capital murder trial to start.
Sources: WLOX TV 6/19/15, http://themississippilink.com/2013/05/14/harrison-grand-jury-to-consider-fatal-beating-case/