Henry Francis Hays



Age: 42


Summary: member of the Ku Klux Klan in Alabama who was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1981 abduction and lynching-style murder of 19-year-old African-American Michael Donald in order to build up a strength in the state's KKK uprising, and who became the first person executed for a white-on-black crime in Alabama history since 1913.



Cause of Death: Executed by electric chair


Born: November 10, 1954


Died: June 6, 1997


Location: Atmore, Alabama