Rhoades' Case Summary

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On January 26, 1988, Paul Ezra Rhoades, IDOC #26864, was found guilty in the 7th Judicial District Court for Bonneville County of the crimes of first degree murder and first degree kidnapping.

On March 4, 1988, the 7th Judicial District Court for Bonneville County made and entered its findings of the Court in considering the death penalty, finding that Rhoades is guilty of murder in the first degree and kidnapping in the first degree and imposing the sentence of death.

On March 11, 1988, Rhoades was found guilty in the 7th Judicial District Court for Bingham County of the crimes of first degree murder and first degree kidnapping.

On May 13, 1988, the 7th Judicial District Court for Bingham County made and entered its findings of the Court in considering the death penalty, finding that Rhoades is guilty of murder in the first degree and kidnapping in the first degree and imposing the sentence of death.

On October 11, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Rhoades' case.

On October 19, 2011the IDOC served Rhoades with a death warrant as ordered by Seventh District Judge Jon J. Shindurling. The warrant ordered that Rhoades be executed on November 18, 2011.

On November 4, 2011, the Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole decide to deny the petition for a commutation hearing submitted on behalf of Rhoades.

On November 14, 2011, a U.S. Magistrate Judge denied a stay of execution.

On November 16, 2011, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied an emergency stay.

On November 18, 2011, Rhoades was executed by lethal injection.

Story published: 11/17/2011

Biographical information

Sex:   male

Height:   6’ 2”

Weight:  259 lbs

Eyes:  hazel

Hair:  brown

Ethnicity:  white

Complexion: fair

Birth date:  01/18/1957

Birthplace:  Idaho Falls, ID

Planned schedule for November 18, 2011

4:00 a.m.   Media center opens to pre-approved news media personnel

5:45 a.m.   Selection of news media witnesses

6:00 a.m.   Short news media briefing by IDOC Director Brent Reinke  

7:00 a.m.   IDOC van available for transport to demonstration area

7:15 a.m.   News media witnesses transported to Idaho Maximum Security Institution

7:20 a.m.   Offender is moved from isolation cell to execution chamber

7:30 a.m.   IDOC van returns from demonstration area

7:45 a.m.   Witnesses are escorted into execution chamber

8:00 a.m.   IMSI’s warden reads death warrant to offender and witnesses

8:03 a.m.   Warden asks offender if he wishes to make a final statement

8:07 a.m.   IDOC’s director re-confirms that no legal impediments exist

8:10 a.m.   Administration of chemicals begins

8:30 a.m.   Coroner enters chamber, examines the condemned and pronounces death

9:30 a.m.   News media briefing by IDOC Director Brent Reinke and media witnesses

10:30 a.m. Demonstration area closes

1:00 p.m.   Media center closes

 

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