Walter Moody

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Walter L. Moody, Jr.
Born(1935-03-24)March 24, 1935
Died (aged 83)
Cause of deathExecution by lethal injection
Other namesRoy Moody
Criminal statusExecuted
Spouse(s)Hazel Moody (unknown – 1972)
Susan McBride
Criminal penaltyDeath (February 13, 1997)
Details
VictimsJudge Robert S. Vance, Sr.
Robert E. Robinson
DateDecember 16–18, 1989

Walter Leroy Moody, Jr. (March 24, 1935 – April 19, 2018) was an American convicted murderer. He was sentenced to death in Alabama for the 1989 letter bomb murder of Robert S. Vance, a US federal judge serving on the Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.[1]

After an extensive investigation, Moody and his second wife, Susan McBride, were arrested on July 13, 1990. McBride was released on $250,000 bail within a week and later testified against Moody.[2]

Moody was executed by lethal injection on April 19, 2018 in Escambia County, Alabama at the age of 83.[3] He became the oldest death row inmate to be executed in modern United States history.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Smothers, Ronald (14 July 1990). "Focus of Bombing Inquiry Is Held Without Bail on Separate Charge". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Alabama Executes Serial Bomber Walter Leroy Moody, 83". NPR. April 20, 2018. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  3. "Alabama Executes Mail Bomber, 83, the Oldest Inmate Put to Death in Modern Era". The New York Times. April 19, 2018. Retrieved April 19, 2018.