Gary Simmons was executed by the State of Mississippi for the murder of a man. According to court documents Gary Simmons and the victim Jeffrey Wolfe were involved in an argument when Simmons fatally shot Wolfe then proceeded to carve his body up into pieces. Gary Simmons would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death. Gary Simmons would be executed by lethal injection on June 20 2012
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The Supreme Court this afternoon denied death row inmate Gary “The Butcher” Simmons’ motion for stay of execution and motion to file a post-conviction petition, the high court announced.
The move follows Attorney General Jim Hood’s office recommendation earlier today that the capital punishment sentence be upheld. Simmons’ attorneys had argued that his previous counsel “barely lifted a finger” to investigate mitigating evidence, which they said included Simmons’ alleged abuse as a child and post-traumatic stress.
They wanted additional time for experts to evaluate Simmons and file reports.
Simmons is scheduled to die at 6 p.m. by lethal injection at the state penitentiary at Parchman for the killing of Texas man Jeffrey Wolfe in 1996. An accomplice and Simmons’ former brother-in-law Timothy Milano shot Wolfe at Simmons’ Moss Point home, and Simmons then carved up the body. The pair dumped the parts into a nearby bayou, and investigators later found about 80 percent of it, including a severed head, there.
Police said Simmons owed Wolfe money for drugs, but Wolfe’s family has disputed that assertion.
Simmons was also convicted of the rape of Wolfe’s female friend, Charlene Leaser, whom he locked in large steel box, letting her out only to be raped.