James Homer Elledge

 

 

Age: 58

 

Summary: convicted murderer who became the fourth person to be executed in Washington state for the 1998 murder of 47-year-old Eloise Fitzner inside a Bible-study room of a church where he worked as a custodian at the time he was on parole for a 1975 first-degree murder conviction in Seattle, Washington and whose case had raised questions about how the death penalty was applied in Washington state, especially in cases where a defendant refused to present a defense in the penalty phase and refused to allow the filing of any appeals.

 

 

Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection

 

Born: December 9, 1942

 

Died: August 28, 2001

 

Location: Walla Walla, Washington