Fred Furnish was sentenced to death by the State of Kentucky for a robbery murder. According to court documents Fred Furnish broke into the victims home and proceeded to strangle the victim to death. Fred Furnish would then rob her home and use her debit card to make withdrawals. Fred Furnish would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death.
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|219712 / 127518
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Furnish was sentenced to death on July 8, 1999 in Kenton County for the murder of Ramona Jean Williamson. On June 25, 1998, Furnish entered into Mrs. Williamson’s Crestview Hills home and strangled the victim to death. After killing Mrs. Williamson, Furnish used her debit cards to withdraw money from her bank accounts. The jury also found Furnish guilty of robbery, burglary, theft, and receiving stolen money by fraud. Furnish, who had several convictions for theft and burglary, spent nearly a dozen years behind bars in Kentucky and Indiana. Each time he was released, he soon returned to prison for another burglary. By the time he was released in April, 1997, he had hit a prison guard, adding an assault charge to his record.
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This case arose on June 25, 1998, when a 66-year-old widow was found strangled to death in her Crestview Hills home. The residence had been ransacked, and jewelry and credit cards were stolen. During the guilt phase of the trial, the defense conceded that Appellant was “a thief and a burglar” and that he had been at the residence on the day of the murder, but denied the actual killing, claiming that another “mystery person” was the one who murdered the woman. After a 17-day trial, the jury found Appellant guilty of murder and other offenses including first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary.
Upon direct appeal, this Court affirmed Appellant’s conviction for murder and other related crimes but held that the trial court erred in denying Appellant the benefit of a newly enacted statutory provision which authorized a sentence of life without the benefit of probation or parole in capital murder cases. For that reason, the case was remanded for a new penalty phase where Appellant would be given an instruction on life without possibility of parole.1
At the retrial of the penalty phase, testimony was not received with respect to Appellant’s guilt. A factual narrative, agreed upon by both parties, was read to the jury and certified copies of the convictions were introduced. The new jury recommended a death sentence. Appellant waived a presentence investigation report and requested to be sentenced immediately after the victim impact statements were presented to the court. He was again sentenced to death.