John David Duty

 

 

Age: 58

 

Summary: Oklahoma death row inmate who was convicted of the 2001 capital murder of fellow inmate Curtis J. Wise, Jr. while serving a life sentence for rape, robbery and attempted murder at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary and became the first person in the United States to have been put to death with pentobarbital whose case gained media attention because pentobarbital had typically been used to euthanize animals, which caused a national debate in the U.S. capital punishment system.

 

 

Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection

 

Born: April 25, 1952

 

Died: December 16, 2010

 

Location: McAlester, Oklahoma