8 September 1999 – Alan Willett

Alan Willett was sentenced to death for murder and attempted murder when he tried to wipe out his family.

The American killed his 13-year-old son and his brother who was mentally retarded. However the 43-year-old failed to kill his daughter and another son.

Willet waived his right to appeal, yet that didn’t stop Pope John Paul II actually stepping in and asking for his sentence to be commuted along with a fellow death row inmate due for the same day, according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

He was put to death by lethal injection in Arkansas on the same day as Mark Gardner, another 43-year-old killer.

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