FLORIDA (USA): JOHNNY SHANE KORMONDY EXECUTED
January 15, 2015: Johnny Shane Kormondy, 42, White, was executed.
The execution was delayed by 2 hours after a last-minute appeals was filed by Kormondy's lawyers with the U.S. Supreme Court, which eventually denied it. With a 5-4 vote the justices rejected both his claim and that of Charles Warner, whose execution was set in Oklahoma.
Kormondy was convicted of the July 1993 murder of Gary McAdams and the rape of McAdams' wife, Cecilia, during a home-invasion robbery. Two accomplices were convicted and sentenced to life in prison. The Associated Press doesn't usually identify the victims of sexual assault but Cecelia McAdams has spoken publicly about her rape and her husband's murder.
Kormondy becomes the 1st inmate to be put to death this year in Florida, the 90th overall since the state resumed capital punishment in 1979, the 2nd to be put to death this year in the USA and the 1396th overall since the nation resumed executions on January 17, 1977. (Sources: Associated Press & Rick Halperin, 15/01/2015)