Ronald Gene Simmons

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Ronald Gene Simmons
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy (1957-63)
 United States Air Force (ca. 1965-79)
Years of service1957-1963 (USN)
ca. 1965-1979 (USAF)
Rank Master sergeant (USAF)
AwardsBronze Star Medal
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross
Airforce Ribbon for Excellent Marksmanship[1]

Ronald Gene Simmons, Sr. (July 15, 1940 – June 25, 1990) was an American spree killer, who killed 16 people over a week-long period that started December 28, 1987, by shooting and/or strangling, primarily in Russellville, Arkansas and all occurring in Arkansas. A retired military serviceman, Simmons murdered 14 members of his family, including a daughter he had sexually abused and the child he had fathered with her, a former co-worker, a stranger, and wounded four others.

Simmons was sentenced to death 16 times on February 10, 1989, and after refusing to appeal his sentence, was executed by Arkansas in 1990.

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