PHOTOS: Inmates Currently Sentenced To Death In Washington State - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

PHOTOS: Inmates Currently Sentenced To Death In Washington State

Posted: Updated:
  • PHOTOS: Inmates Currently Sentenced To Death In Washington StateMore>>

  • FIRST ON KHQ.COM: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Suspends Death Penalty

    FIRST ON KHQ.COM: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Suspends Death Penalty

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 5:46 PM EST2014-02-11 22:46:03 GMT
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee is suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state. The Democrat says he came to the decision after months of review and hopes his action will enable the state to join what he calls "a growing national conversation about capital punishment."More >>
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee is suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state. The Democrat says he came to the decision after months of review and hopes his action will enable the state to join what he calls "a growing national conversation about capital punishment."More >>
  • Slideshow Landing Page

SPOKANE, Wash. - Mobile Users Click This Link To View Slideshow: http://bit.ly/MJCODv

On Tuesday Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced he is suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state.

The Democrat says he came to the decision after months of review and hopes his action will enable the state to join what he calls "a growing national conversation about capital punishment."

So who does this affect at the moment? KHQ found there are currently nine men sentenced to death in Washington state. They are:

1. JONATHAN LEE GENTRY convicted June 26, 1991 of fatally bludgeoning Cassie Holden, 12, on June 13, 1988 in Kitsap County.

2. CLARK RICHARD ELMORE convicted on July 6, 1995 of one count of aggravated first degree murder and one count of rape in the second degree for the rape and murder of Christy Onstad, 14, the daughter of his live-in girlfriend on April 17, 1995 in Whatcom County.

3. DWAYNE A. WOODS convicted on June 20, 1997 of two counts of aggravated first degree murder for the murders of Telisha Shaver, 22, and Jade Moore, 18, on April 27, 1996 in Spokane County.

4. CECIL EMILE DAVIS convicted February 6, 1998 of one count of aggravated first degree murder for the suffocation/asphyxiation murder of Yoshiko Couch, 65, with a poisonous substance after burglarizing her home, robbing and then raping her January 25, 1997 in Pierce County.

5. DAYVA MICHAEL CROSS convicted June 22, 2001 for the stabbing deaths of his wife Anouchka Baldwin, 37, and stepdaughters Amanda Baldwin, 15, and Salome Holle, 18 in King County on March 6, 1999.

6. ROBERT LEE YATES JR. convicted September 19, 2002 of murdering Melinda Mercer, 24, in 1997 and Connie LaFontaine Ellis, 35, in 1998 in Pierce County.

7. CONNER MICHAEL SCHIERMAN convicted April 12, 2010 of four counts of aggravated first degree murder in the deaths of Olga Milkin, 28; her sons Justin, 5, and Andrew, 3; and her sister, Lyubov Botvina, 24, July 16, 2006 in King County.

8. ALLEN EUGENE GREGORY reconvicted May 15, 2012 of first-degree aggravated murder for the rape and murder of 43-year-old Geneine “Genie” Harshfield on July 26, 1996 in Pierce County. Originally convicted and sentenced to death on May 25, 2001, Gregory’s case was overturned by the Washington Supreme Court on November 30, 2006. The original charge was upheld in a retrial and the death sentence was reissued on June 13, 2012.

9. BYRON SCHERF convicted May 9, 2013 of aggravated first-degree murder for the murder of Correctional Officer Jayme Biendl on Jan. 29, 2011 while she was on duty at the Washington State Reformatory Unit of the Monroe Correctional Complex in Snohomish County.


  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • Minivan Collides With STA Bus In North Spokane

    Minivan Collides With STA Bus In North Spokane

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-04-17 00:53:55 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The driver of a minivan suffered non-life threatening injuries Wednesday when he collided with an STA bus next to Rogers High School.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The driver of a minivan suffered non-life threatening injuries Wednesday when he collided with an STA bus next to Rogers High School. Police say the driver was attempting to turn onto N. Perry from Wellesley and didn't see the oncoming STA bus, so when he turned, he clipped the bus, rolled his minivan and hit another car in the process.More >>
  • UPDATE: Reward Offered For Information In Armed Robbery At North Spokane McDonalds

    UPDATE: Reward Offered For Information In Armed Robbery At North Spokane McDonalds

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:37:49 GMT
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward to anyone providing information that leads to the arrest of the man who robbed a McDonald's Tuesday night on Monroe and Francis.More >>
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward to anyone providing information that leads to the arrest of the man who robbed a McDonald's Tuesday night on Monroe and Francis. The man walked up to the drive-thru window with a black gun in his hand and grabbed the drawer from the cash register and ran off. Deputies set up a perimeter, but were unable to find the man.More >>
  • Sheriff's Office Still Trying To Identify Woman Found In Spokane River

    Sheriff's Office Still Trying To Identify Woman Found In Spokane River

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:13:22 GMT
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - County Sheriff's Detectives and the Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office are still trying to identify a woman whose body was found in January in the Spokane River. More >>
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - County Sheriff's Detectives and the Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office are still trying to identify a woman whose body was found in January in the Spokane River. On Wednesday, the Sheriff's Office released a computer facial reconstruction rendition of the unidentified email (attached to this story). More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.