2004 Executions - Robert Brice Morrow:
Executed 11/4/2004 in Texas by Lethal Injection.
Summary of the Murder: Morrow was found guilty of capital murder in the kidnaping and killing of 21-year-old Lisa Allison of Liberty, Texas.
Murderer - Robert Brice Morrow
Date of Birth - 6/3/1957
Race - White
Sex - Male
Age when crime committed - 38
Age when executed - 47
- Date of Sentence - 11/17/1997
Victim - Myra Elisabeth Allison
Date of Murder - 4/3/1996
Race - White
Sex - Female
Age when murdered - 21
Method of Murder - Beating and Slashing with Knife
- Relationship to Murderer - None
Details of the Crime:
A Witness to the Crime:
Lisa Alison's Body is Found:
Hair and Blood Sample Match:
Dane Schisler, a friend of Morrow, stated that he had dropped Morrow off across the street from the car wash shortly before the Allison kidnaping took place. Brad Keaton, another Morrow acquaintance, testified that he saw Morrow the night of the offense walking down the road in front of Keatons house around midnight. He stated that Morrow had scratches on his arms and a considerable amount of blood on his clothes. Morrow told Keaton that he was bloody because he had been in a car wreck.
The State also introduced a tape on which Morrow admitted to killing other people in gang-related activity.
James Lindsey, a supervisor with the Liberty County Jail, testified that Morrow threatened to escape and indicated he could easily break out due to the small size of the jail. Other officers from the jail testified that Morrow had threatened them. Specifically, one officer, Kenneth Nunn, testified that he learned that Morrow had threatened to kill him with a high-powered rifle.
The Execution: Morrow said none of his family members would be attending the execution. He told reporters, "I want you to tell the Allison family that I have arranged for a friend to get my ashes and scatter them over their daughter's grave," he said with a loud laugh. He later said he was really sending his ashes to family in Ireland.
Last Meal:10 pieces of crispy fried chicken, two cheeseburgers, three fried pork chops, chef salad with chopped ham and Thousand Island dressing, French fries and onions, five buttermilk biscuits with butter, four jalapeno peppers, a pint of Rocky Road ice cream, one bowl of peach cobbler or apple pie and two Sprites and two Cokes.
Final Words: Morrow said to the parents of his victim, "I would like to tell you that I am responsible, and I am sorry for what I did and the pain I caused." He expressed love to his friends and said he had been blessed that they stood by him. Morrow urged them to stay strong. "Set me free, warden. Father, accept me." He turned again to the Alison family and said, "I do hope my death brings you all some closure." He then said, "I feel it" and let out three small gasps. He was pronounced deat at 6:35 p.m.