Henry Daniels was sentenced to death by the State of Pennsylvania for the murder of a teenage boy. According to court documents Henry Daniels told the sixteen year old victim he was going to set him up in the drug trade however when the teenager was alone he would be fatally shot. Henry Daniels would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death.
Henry Daniels 2021 Information
Parole Number: 7838V
Date of Birth: 08/11/1965
Height: 5′ 10″
Current Location: PHOENIX
Permanent Location: PHOENIX
Committing County: PHILADELPHIA
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On September 1, 1988, Henry Daniels participated in a scheme to kidnap and hold for ransom sixteen year old Alexander Porter. Henry Daniels and three other individuals set up a purported drug transaction with Porter, in order to lure him to a meeting, whereupon they bound and gagged him, confiscated his keys, and stuffed him in the trunk of his car. One of the conspirators, a “friend” of Porter’s, allowed himself to be tied up in front of Porter, so that Porter would not realize his involvement. He was “released” after Porter was locked in the trunk, then taken home so that Porter would later believe that he had been murdered. The remaining conspirators drove Porter’s car, with Porter in the trunk, to the garage of one of *470 the individuals and parked it there. They proceeded in another car to Porter’s mother’s house, and using Porter’s key, burglarized the dwelling. They then used Porter’s key to burglarize his father’s house, whom they believed to be very wealthy.
Upon their return, they discovered that Porter had loosened his restraints. Before restraining him again, one of the individuals demanded to know how much Porter was worth to his father, and insisted that he disclose his mother’s and father’s telephone numbers. They told Porter that they had killed his friend and if he did not cooperate, they would kill him too. Porter provided them with his mother’s telephone number and his father’s beeper number. The captors then decided to abandon their ransom plan, in favor of eliminating Porter. To keep Porter from moving around while they drove, they wedged two milk crates into the trunk, further restricting his movement and forcing his body to bounce off of these objects, as they drove around in search of a place to kill him. Unable to find a place to effect the killing, they returned to the garage to await nightfall.
Under cover of darkness, Henry Daniels and one of his cohorts, set out to dispose of the victim. They drove to a wooded area, removed the stiff body from the trunk, and placed Porter face down on the side of the road. Uncertain as to whether Porter had expired from strangulation as a result of the gagging, Appellant’s cohort shot him four times in the back of the neck with a .25 caliber automatic handgun. The two of them then abandoned Porter’s car and discarded his keys into a sewer. The gun was later discovered in Appellant’s car. Henry Daniels was arrested and confessed his part in the scheme to set up Porter in order to obtain money from his father. Appellant denied that he ever intended to kill Porter; rather he placed the blame on one of his cohorts.
Based upon the foregoing, we find that the evidence was sufficient to sustain the jury’s verdict of murder in the first degree.