Shep Wilson, Jr.

 

Age: 50

 

Summary: Alabama death row inmate who waited for nearly 18 years without getting a new trial for the 1986 rape and slaying of 19-year-old store clerk Monica Cook, even though a frustrated judge vowed there would be no more delays in the stalled retrial and whose case history included at least a dozen trial dates that came and went because of delays by hundreds of legal requests, scheduling conflicts, mental evaluations, three different prosecutors, and two judges but his defense team believed he'd probably be convicted again of capital murder.

 

 

Cause of Death: Liver failure

 

Born: July 22, 1957

 

Died: June 12, 2008

 

Location: Talladega, Alabama