Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Remembering Clarence Allen's victims

From the SacBee.com:

Allen was serving a life sentence at Folsom State Prison for ordering the strangulation of 17-year-old Mary Sue Kitts when he hatched a plan to kill eight witnesses to the crime in anticipation of a new trial.

He enlisted inmate Billy Ray Hamilton, who was about to be paroled, according to the state attorney general's summary.

Schletewitz was shot in the forehead at close range. White was shot in the neck and chest. Rocha, who was sobbing, was shot through her heart. Rios escaped into the women's restroom, but Hamilton caught up with him and shot him in the face. Rios was the lone survivor.

By the time the execution began after midnight, about 300 protesters remained, braving the chilly night.

Douglas White, Age 18. Bryon Schletewitz, Age 27. Josephine Rocha, Age 17.

Hat tip to the Sacramento Bee for placing the photographs online.

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