Leeton Thomas was sentenced to death by the State of Pennsylvania for the murders of a mother and her daughter. According to court documents Leeton Thomas would stab to death Lisa and Hailey Scheetz and severely injure Lisa other daughter. Leeton Thomas would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death
Leeton Thomas 2021 Information
|LEETON THOMAS||Also Known As|
|LEETON J THOMAS||Also Known As|
|LEETON JAHWANZA THOMAS||Commit Name|
|LEETON JAHWANZA THOMAS||True Name|
Parole Number: MZ8717
Date of Birth: 06/13/1977
Height: 5′ 10″
Current Location: PHOENIX
Permanent Location: PHOENIX
Committing County: LANCASTER
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Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel signed a Notice of Execution Thursday for a Lancaster County man on Death Row for stabbing two women to death in 2015.
Leeton Jahwanza Thomas was convicted of murdering Lisa Scheetz and her 16-year-old daughter, Hailey, in their East Drumonre Township, Lancaster County home on June 11, 2015
Thomas also stabbed Scheetz’s 15-year-old daughter, severely injuring her. He was convicted of attempted murder for that offense.
Thomas’ execution date is July 28, 2020.
Governor Tom Wolf declared a moratorium on the death penalty in Pennsylvania in February 2015, saying the system can sometimes claim innocent lives, does not always work as a deterrent to crime, can be racially biased, costs a lot of money, and disregards mental illness in the US.
That moratorium remains in effect today, though capital crimes are still prosecuted and death warrants still signed.
Pennsylvania has not executed an inmate since 1999.