Joseph M. L. Gardner
 


 

Age: 38



Summary:
South Carolina man who was convicted in the 1992 kidnapping, rape, and murder of 25-year-old Melissa "Missi" McLauchlin after police said Gardner and his co-defendants decided to kill a white woman as retribution for slavery.




Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection



Born: January 15, 1970


 
Died: December 5, 2008



Location:
Columbia, South Carolina