murderer and hitman who was sentenced to death for the 1982 contract
killing of Troy Wicker in Muscle Shoals, Alabama after prosecutors said
that he had an affair with Wicker's wife Judy while he was in a prison
work-release program at the time for the 1977 slaying of his
sister-in-law and that she paid him $10,000 to kill her husband, and
who was once dubbed the "Houdini" of Alabama's death row by a victims'
group because he escaped execution seven times.
Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection
Born: December 20, 1941
Died: May 26, 2017
Location: Atmore, Alabama