Skip to comments.California inmate dies while awaiting execution
Posted on 03/04/2014 6:39:54 PM PST by NormsRevenge
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) A 66-year-old inmate has died while awaiting execution at San Quentin State Prison for a 1988 murder in Sacramento County.
The state corrections department said Ralph Michael Yeoman was found unresponsive in his cell early Tuesday. The cause of death is awaiting an autopsy.
He was sentenced to death in 1990 for the Feb. 13, 1988, first-degree murder, kidnap and robbery of 73-year-old Doris Horrell of Citrus Heights. Her body was found in a field west of Interstate 5 near what is now Sleep Train Arena.
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California, where Judges prolong the misery of All victims of murderous acts and convicted inmates leap at the chance to take the ‘Sleep Train’ out of there.
Justice delayed, yada yada..
Prayers for his victim and her family.
“He was sentenced to death in 1990 “
That is disgusting
That’s the method of choice for California’s death row population.
Meanwhile the citizens of the state pay exorbitant fees year after year so they can throw urine and feces at prison staff.
Take a life, pay with YOUR life. What is so hard to understand about that?
Yes, some exceptions - accidents happen - but when convicted of First Degree murder or Intentional Homicide? No mercy.
yes, it is absolutely disgusting... but believe it or not, there have been longer waits between conviction and execution in other states...
California isn’t the only place where death row inmates get practically endless appeals. I think that Tennessee has only executed 3 murderers since the death penalty was reinstated in the 70s.
I believe it. We have something like 650 to 700 people on death row out here.
At $50k per year, that’s a pretty healthy tab to pick up, simply because our state officials won’t implement state law.
Actually, that DOES happen more than enough times, but is extremely rare on death row. All the time I spent on death row at San Quentin, I do not remember it ever happening. The reason is, the chumps on death row, all have appeals going, and they do not want to jeopardize those appeals. Now, after all their appeals are finished, then they need to be watched with both eyes. Inmates dying while on death row, is something that happens with a certain amount of regularity.
Thanks Mark. I have read of it, but I don’t have first hand knowledge of it. If you do, I accept your version. I appreciate the comments.
How DARE he not wait for the state! ;)
You are correct sir. They pardoned me on Sept 14, 2013, after more than 25 years :-)
My Wife had “mandatory release” after a one year public health payback at Springfield.
I was at San Quentin from 80 to 90, then at Solano (Vacaville) from 1990 to 2013. We called it getting gassed. It never happened to me, but I came close to getting it a few times. I did have a partner, that got gassed in the eyes, nose, and mouth in early 2013. It was not good. I wore face protection after that incident. Not all did, but I figured no one could protect me better than me.
Actually, that was 88 to 90 at the Q
Good for you. I think that was smart of you. Why take the chance.
Taxpayers relieved. The inmate is now visiting Satan.
Okay. I’ll bet that wasn’t all that enjoyable. Hope you’re retired now.
I am sir, and enjoying it. 25 years was enough for me.
I would be way more than enough for me. Thanks.
Good riddance to this animal. There is not much to admire about the so-called Chinese judicial system but I give them credit for executing perps post haste. This guy enjoyed far too many sunrises that his victims did not ever see.
My girlfriend’s late husband was a juror on this case and no doubt is pissed, rotating rapidly in his grave that he had to agonize (well, actually, he didn’t. . . Said he deserved to be taken out and drowned!) over giving this piece of human excrement the death penalty only to have him die of natural causes 24 years later. . . after my girlfriend’s late husband lost sleep, had to look at photos of the victims body (shot five times), look at this guy’s empty eyes, and then LOST his job because he was on this jury!
24 years and the condemned man out lived the juror!
This guy was a real piece of work. . . He had cut a 92 year old woman’s throat from ear to ear in a previous crime. . . But they let him out of prison from THAT conviction. That’s why he was walking the street so he could kill this woman.
Would you believe the Public Defender’s office sent an attorney to quiz the jurors about what they could do better in preparing the appeal of his conviction???? My girlfriend sent them scurrying away like rats. Probably saved them from a severe beating from her husband. He would have taken a baseball bat to them. . .
He was sentenced to death in 1990
I just love how swift justice is actually given in the liberal courts here in America.
Just think: 150 years ago they would have tried him and hung him the next day.
Watch some lawyer file suit claiming that dying of a heart attack alone in his cell was cruel and unusual punishment.
Per the article:
Fourteen California inmates have been executed since capital punishment was reinstated in 1978, while 63 have died from natural causes and 23 by suicide.
In other words, 86% of California death row inmates die of something other than execution, and California has carried out an execution only once every 2.7 years since 1978.
During the period that California executed fourteen inmates, over 95,738 murders were committed in California.