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Edward Lewis Lagrone #11


Edward Lewis Lagrone

Edward Lewis Lagrone

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2004 Executions - Edward Lewis Lagrone:

Eleventh murderer executed in the U.S. in 2004.
Executed February 11, 2004 06:18 p.m. by Lethal Injection in Texas.

Summary of the Murder:

Lagrone impregnated his ex-girlfriends ten-year-old daughter, Shakeisha Lloyd. In an attempt to prevent Shakeisha and her mother, Pamela Lloyd, from pursuing sexual assault charges against him, Lagrone went to their residence and shot and killed Shakeisha and two of her elderly great aunts, seventy-six-year-old Carolina Lloyd and eighty-three-year-old Zenobia Anderson.

Statistical Data:

Murderer - Edward Lewis Lagrone

  • Date of Birth - March 3, 1957
  • Race - Black
  • Sex - Male
  • Age when crime committed - 34
  • Age when executed - 46
  • Method of Murder(s) - Shotgun
  • Date of Murder(s)- May 30, 1991
  • Date of Sentence - May 1993

Victim - Shakiesha Lloyd

  • Race - Black
  • Sex - Female
  • Age when murdered - 10
  • Relationship to Murderer - Daughter of Ex-girlfriend

Victim - Zenobia Anderson
  • Race - Black
  • Sex - Female
  • Age when murdered - 83
  • Relationship to Murderer - Aunt of Ex-girlfriend

Victim - Carolina Lloyd

  • Race - Black
  • Sex - Female
  • Age when murdered - 76
  • Relationship to Murderer - Aunt of Ex-girlfriend

Details of the Crime:

Pamela Lloyd first met Lagrone in 1985, and the two were involved in a relationship for approximately six months. After their breakup, however, the Lloyd family maintained contact with Lagrone because he would intermittently visit the children at home.

On May 26, 1991, Pamela Lloyd noticed physical changes on her daughter Shakeisha and took her to be examend where it was determined that she was pregnant. Ms. Lloyd then called the police to report that Lagrone was responsible and that he raped her daughter.

The police accompanied Ms. Lloyd to Lagrone's apartment but he was not home. He called Ms. Lloyd later and she confronted him about raping Shakeisha, which he denied doing. Later in the day however, Lagrone called Ms. Lloyd back and apologized for what he had done to Shakeisha and said that he would take care of the baby. Ms. Lloyd responded with outrage and threatened to press charges.

The next day Pamela Lloyd told Lagrone that Shakeisha wanted an abortion which would cost approximately $895 dollars. Lagrone responded by assuring Pamela Lloyd that he would provide the abortion money. On Wednesday, May 29, 1991, Lagrone attempted to get Pamela Lloyd to drop her complaint by offering to give her $1,000 dollars for the abortion and $500 dollars for herself but Ms. Lloyd refused. Lagrone called later that day and told Ms. Lloyd that he would deliver the money on Thursday.

That same Wednesday, Lagrone went to the Winchester Gun Store with his friend, Anetta Daniel. After supplying Daniel with the purchase money, Lagrone asked her to purchase a double-barrel, pistol-grip shotgun. Daniel purchased a Winchester slide-action shotgun which Lagrone put in the trunk of his car. At trial, Robert Wilshire, an employee of the gun store, testified that this shotgun qualifies as a deadly weapon.

On Thursday, May 30, 1991, Pamela Lloyd got up around 4:00 a.m. to get some water from the kitchen because she was having trouble sleeping. Around that same time somebody knocked at the front door and demanded that one of the Lloyds "open the door." Shakeisha's brother, Charles, identified the voice as Lagrone's, and Dempsey Lloyd answered the door. After allowing Dempsey Lloyd to open the door and ask him what he wanted at such an early hour, Lagrone shot Dempsey Lloyd with a shotgun.

Lagrone then went into where Caola Lloyd was sleeping and fired a shot, then into the kitchen where Zenobia Lloyd was washing clothes and fired another shot. As Pamela Lloyd and Shakeisha attempted to collect and hide the other children, several more shots were fired. Pamela Lloyd then discovered Shakeisha lying on the floor with "half of her face blown off." Although Dempsey Lloyd pled for mercy, Lagrone shot him again then left the apartment. Dempsy managed to go next door and call for help.

During the autopsy on Shakeisha, a four-to-five month-old female fetus was discovered. The results of the DNA testing determined that Lagrone was the father of that child.

Previous Arrests: At the time of the murders, Lagrone was on parole for another Tarrant County slaying in which he had received 20 years in prison. He had been released in 1984.

The Execution Lagrone's final meal was fried chicken and soft drinks. His final words were, "I just want to say I am not sad or bitter with anybody. Like I said from day one, I didn't go in there and kill them, but I'm no better than the people that did. Jesus is Lord. That's all I have to say."

Edward Lewis Lagrone was pronounced dead at 6:18 p.m by lethal injection.

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