After the Supreme Court decision in Furman in the early 70’s, executions in the United States were temporary halted due too serious questions about inequity in the application of the death penalty to minorities and the poor.
Since 1973, Montana has imposed a sentence on 13 men. The results of those death sentences follow:
|Total Sentenced to Death||13|
|Died in prison (suicide):
|Death sentenced overturned, and resentenced:
|Sentence Commuted by Governor:
|Currently under sentence of death:
*Reasons reportedly included Keith’s partial paralysis and blindness, remorse, religious conversion, and the possibility that he may have shot the victim as a reflex action. Note: Montana is a state in which the governor must have the recommendation of clemency from a board or advisory group.