Top 10 Most Dangerous Inmates On Indiana’s Death Row

Today we delve into the abyss of Indiana’s federal death row and explore the Top 10 Most Dangerous Inmates awaiting their fate.

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10 – Daniel Troya

Troya, like many other inmates on this list are being held at the Terre Haute federal death row complex in Indiana

Shackeled at the waist and guarded by four bailiffs, the judge described Troya and his acomplice, Ricardo Sanchez Jr as enormously dangerous.

Convicted for the drug-debt slaying of a family of four on the side of a Florida highway, the victims included two children, all the victims had been shot at close range.

The Judge described how he had no confidence that Mr. Troya would not do this again if the opportunity presented itself too him.

Troya received two death sentences, for the two child victims, and five life terms each at separate hearings.

Troya, like many other inmates on this list are being held at the Terre Haute federal death row complex in Indiana.

9 – Daryl Lawrence

The jury sentenced Lawrence to death row for killing Hurst with malice and life in prison for shooting Hurst during the robbery

Entering the Fifth Third Bank at 6265 E. Broad St. on Jan. 6, 2005, Daryl Lawrence had only one thing on his mind, robbing it.

Lawrence entered with a drawn handgun and killed officer Bryan Hurst, who was working as a security gaurd during an exchange of gunfire when Hurst attempted to force him to leave.

Initially sentenced to death, this sentence was appealed succesfully and was then re-appealed and succesfully upheld.

The jury sentenced Lawrence to death row for killing Hurst with malice and life in prison for shooting Hurst during the robbery.

8 – Len Davis

Found guilty of murder-for-hire, he was subsequently sentenced to death row.

A former police officer in New Orleans who gained notoriety for his involvement in corrupt activities, including drug trafficking and orchestrating a murder-for-hire plot, Davis case became widely known for his abuse of power.

Davis was working as a New Orleans police officer when he was implicated in a drug conspiracy and was accused of using his position to protect drug dealers and engaging in criminal activities himself.

His most infamous act was his involvement in a murder-for-hire plot and was arrested for orchestrating the murder of Kim Marie Groves, a woman who had filed a brutality complaint against him.

Davis had hired a hitman to kill Groves to prevent her from testifying against him in an upcoming trial, yet the hitman, turned out to be an informant cooperating with the FBI.

Found guilty of murder-for-hire, he was subsequently sentenced to death row.

7 – Dylann Roof

On the evening of June 17, 2015, Roof entered the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, commonly known as Mother Emanuel, and attended a Bible study session.

After spending almost an hour with the parishioners, he opened fire, killing nine people.

Roof’s actions were driven by racial hatred and a desire to incite a race war and he later confessed to authorities that he targeted the church and its parishioners because of their African American identity.

Roof was arrested the day after the shooting in Shelby, North Carolina, and he was found in possession of a firearm and was taken into custody without incident.

During the investigation, Roof confessed to the authorities and later admitted in court to carrying out the attack with the intent of starting a race war.

Roof faced federal hate crime charges, along with charges of obstruction of religion resulting in death and firearms violations.

In December 2016, Roof was found guilty on all 33 federal counts and in January 2017, he was sentenced to death.

6 – Joseph Corcoran

Living in a home along with his brother James Corcoran, his sister Kelly Nieto, and her fiance’ Robert Turner, Corcoran heard the victims talking about him and went to confront them.

After flying into a rage and locking his 7 year old niece in an upstairs bedroom, he loaded his semi-automatic rifle and killed four people in his living room.

After the shooting was over, his brother, sisters fiance, and two of his brothers friends lay dead.

He then immedietly put the rifle down, went next-door and asked a neighbor to call the police.

Over 30 firearms, several munitions, explosives, guerilla tactic military issue books, and a copy of The Turner Diaries were found in Corcoran’s loft, a locked area only he had access too.

Convicted on four counts of murder, he received four death sentences, one for each count, on August 26th 1999.

5 – Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Motivated by extremist Islamic beliefs, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev along with his brother, sought revenge for perceived grievances against the United States.

He perpetrated the infamous Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013 and the attack resulted in three deaths and injured more than 260 people.

The brothers planted two homemade pressure cooker bombs near the marathon’s finish line, intending to cause maximum harm to innocent bystanders.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev died in a shootout with law enforcement, while Dzhokhar was captured days later, hiding in a boat in a suburban backyard.

In 2015, Tsarnaev faced a federal trial where he was found guilty on 30 charges, including conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death.

The jury subsequently recommended the death penalty for several counts, however, appeals are still on-going and while the Supreme Court last year, reinstated the death sentence after a suspension, he may het face life in prison.

4 – Robert Bowers

Robert Bowers is a perpetrator of a high-profile hate crime that occurred on October 27, 2018.

On that day, he entered the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and opened fire during a Shabbat morning service.

The attack resulted in the deaths of 11 people and several others were injured, including law enforcement officers who responded to the scene.

Bowers’ actions were motivated by anti-Semitic beliefs and hatred towards Jewish people.

He expressed his anti-Semitic views on social media platforms, particularly on Gab, a platform known for its tolerance of extremist content.

When apprehended by law enforcement at the scene of the crime, Bowers reportedly made anti-Semitic remarks.

Bowers was found guilty on 63 criminal counts and was formally sentenced to death.

3 – Kaboni Savage

Philadelphia drug lord and gang leader Kaboni Savage was involved in a series of violent crimes including murders and racketeering.

The leader of a criminal organization known as the “Savage drug organization” or the “Savage organization.” His criminal activities were primarily centered around drug trafficking.

One of the most notorious crimes associated with Kaboni Savage occurred in 2004 when he tried to intimidate a witness who was scheduled to testify against him in an upcoming trial.

Savage ordered a firebombing that resulted in the deaths of six people, including four children, in North Philadelphia, however the witness, was not present at the time of the attack.

Arrested and charged with various crimes, including racketeering, drug trafficking, and multiple counts of murder, Savage faced the death penalty for the firebombing murder alone.

The trial took place in 2013, and Savage was found guilty on all counts and in 2014, he was sentenced to death for his involvement in the firebombing.

A significant figure in the history of organized crime in Philadelphia, Savage remains on death row to this day.

2 – Louri Mikhel

Soviet born Iouri Mikhel immigrated to the United States from Russia and, along with an associate, kidnapped and murdered five people in 2001 while living in Los Angeles.

Demanding a total of more than $5.5 million from relatives and associates of the kidnapees, he received more than $1 million from victim’s relatives whop did not know they had already been killed.

Federal prosecutors sought the death penalty under murder during a hostage-taking and were later found guilty on all counts.

Now held on federal death row awaiting execution and imprisoned at USP Terre Haute, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld his death sentence in 2018 and that of his acomplice, Kadamovas, whom received the same convictions.

1 – James Roane Jr.

Pincipal partners in a substantial drug-trafficking conspiracy that lasted from 1989 through July of 1992 James Roane, Cory Johnson, and Richard Tipton were convicted in the Eastern District of Virginia for an array of criminal activity.

Supplying a large amount of Cocaine throughout the New York Area, the gang distributed it through a network of 30-40 street level dealers.

Violence erupted as the organised crime grew and in 1992, Roane and his co-conspiritors were implicated in the murder of 10 people.

Roane was later convicted of three capitol murders, conspiracy to possess cocaine base with the intent to distribute, five counts of committing acts of violence and racketeering activity.

Other charges included four counts of using a firearm in relation to a crime of violence or a drug-trafficking offense and one count of possession of cocaine base with the intent to distribute.

Roane was sentenced to death for one of the three of which he was convicted and his acomplices recieved over 7 death sentences for their part in the murders.

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