Casey McWhorter was sentenced to death by the State of Alabama for a murder committed during a robbery. According to court documents Casey McWhorter and two teenage accomplices, including the son of the victim, would ambush the victim and murder him before robbing the home. Casey McWhorter would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death.
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“The court finds beyond a reasonable doubt that approximately three weeks before February 18, 1993, the 18-year-old Casey McWhorter conspired with 15 and 16 year old codefendants (the 15-year-old codefendant being the son of the victim) to kill the victim in order to rob him of a substantial sum of money and to obtain other property from his home. This conspiracy was discussed from time to time until February 18, 1993. On that date a fourth party, who was aware of the plot, dropped Casey McWhorter and the 16-year-old codefendant off on a highway a few blocks from the victim’s home at about 3:00 p.m. The fourth party and the 15-year-old son of the victim rode around until they met the defendant and the other codefendant at a pre-arranged spot at 8:00 o’clock that evening.
“Casey McWhorter and the 16-year-old proceeded on foot to the victim’s home and let themselves in the unlocked empty house. They knew that the victim was not expected home for approximately three to four hours. They spent this three-to four-hour period of time in the home going through it, gathering up various items that they wanted to keep and making silencers for two .22 rifles which were there in the home. One silencer was made out of a plastic jug and filled with napkins and attached to the rifle by duct tape. The other was made by wrapping a pillow around the barrel of the second rifle and holding it in place with duct tape and electrical wire. The rifles were ‘test-fired’ into a mattress to see if the silencers were accomplishing the desired effect.
When the victim arrived home, he first saw the 16-year-old, grabbed the rifle he was holding and began to struggle over it. At that point, the Casey McWhorter fired the first shot into the victim’s body. Between the two conspirators on the scene, the victim was shot at least 11 times. After the victim was down on the floor, the defendant fired at least one more round into his head to assure that he was dead. They took his wallet and various other items from the home and left in the victim’s pickup truck. They met the other two parties at the pre-arranged spot, took the victim’s truck out into the woods and stripped it. The spoils were divided between the four individuals. The toxicologist testified that the victim died of multiple gunshot wounds, there being 11 entrance wounds and 2 exit wounds. The aorta and another major blood vessel were pierced, causing approximately half a gallon of blood to accumulate in the chest cavity and at least one bullet was removed from the brain.