Michael Richard


Age: 48

Texas death row inmate who was convicted for the 1986 shooting death of 53-year-old nurse Marguerite Lucille Dixon in her own home just eight weeks after his release from his second prison term, in which the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would review whether the lethal injection method most states use is cruel and unusual.

Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection

Born: August 24, 1959

Died: September 25, 2007

Huntsville, Texas