8 September 1999 – Mark Gardner

Lethal drugs were pumped into Mark Gardner after he murdered a couple and raped and murdered their adult daughter.

The 43-year-old was put to death by the State of Arkansas after he robbed and murdered the Joyce family. He tied Joe up and Martha Joyce had a coat hanger wrapped round her neck.

Gardner’s demon seeds

He then suffocated them by putting tape over their mouths and noses before tuning his killer attentions to their daughter. She was raped and murdered after she had made the fatal mistake of coming to visit her parents.

When he testified, Gardner put it down to voices, saying ‘demons’ made him do it.

Sadly the demons were never caught, but Gardner was and his murderous nature was put out to seed when he lost his own life on this day in 1999.

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