David Noel Guthrie


Age: 49


Summary: California man who was convicted of the 1991 murders of two nurses and an elderly woman at a Los Angeles retirement home, whose death sentence made nationwide headlines in 2002 when he had volunteered to be executed at the hands of a gas chamber (the last person executed in a gas chamber was Walter LeGrande in Arizona in 1999) but his execution date was later halted by a judge on grounds of "cruel and unusual punishment" protests from the anti-death penalty coalition.



Cause of Death: Apparent drug overdose


Born: May 1, 1957


Died: May 3, 2006


Location: San Quentin, California