Billy Ray Hamilton



Age: 58


Summary: California death row inmate who along with cohort Clarence Ray Allen (executed in 2006) was convicted in the contract killings of three employees (Douglas White, 18, Byron Schletewitz, 27, and Josephine Rocha, 17) at a Fresno grocery store in 1980, who was charged with three counts of first-degree murder with special circumstances and whose case was caught up in challenges to the death penalty in the 1980's after the jury sentenced him to death in 1981.



Cause of Death: Natural causes


Born: circa 1949


Died: October 22, 2007


Location: Bakersfield, California