Milford Byrd was sentenced to death by the State of Florida for the murder of his wife Debra Byrd. According to court documents Milford Byrd would hire two men to murder his wife at the motel that the couple owned. Milford Byrd would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death.
Milford Byrd 2021 Information
|Name:||BYRD, MILFORD W|
|Initial Receipt Date:||08/18/1982|
|Current Facility:||UNION C.I.|
|Current Release Date:||DEATH SENTENCE|
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We briefly summarize them to provide context for the issues raised here. Byrd, who managed a motel in Tampa, confessed to police that when his wife refused to give him a divorce, he hired two of his motel’s residents-Ronald Sullivan and James Endress-to kill her. On the evening of October 12, 1981, however, all three men participated in the murder, in which Debra Byrd was shot and then strangled to death in the motel office. All three men were charged with first-degree murder. Byrd and Endress were tried separately, and Sullivan testified for the State at both trials. In exchange for his truthful testimony at Byrd’s trial, Sullivan negotiated a plea agreement under which he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and received a term of probation