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Mitchell Willoughby Kentucky Death Row

Mitchell Willoughby

Mitchell Willoughby was sentenced to death by the State of Kentucky for a triple murder. According to court documents Mitchell Willoughby and Leif Halvorsen would murder Jacqueline Greene, Joe Norman, and Joey Durham in Lexington, Kentucky. Mitchell Willoughby and Leif Halvorsen would attempt to dispose of the bodies by throwing them off a bridge. The two would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death. Leif Halvorsen death sentence was commuted to life in prison in 2019

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Mitchell Willoughby 2021 Information

Active Inmate

PID # / DOC #:201752 / 082148
Institution Start Date:10/16/1979
Expected Time To Serve (TTS):DEATH SENTENCE
Minimum Expiration of Sentence Date (Good Time Release Date): ?DEATH SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date:DEATH SENTENCE
Maximum Expiration of Sentence Date:DEATH SENTENCE
Location:Kentucky State Penitentiary
Eye Color:Blue
Hair Color:Red or Auburn
Height:6′ 2 “

Mitchell Willoughby More News

Willoughby was sentenced to death on September 15, 1983 in Fayette County for the participation in the murder of three people with Leif Halvorsen, also under the death sentence. On January 13, 1983, the two men shot to death Jacqueline Greene, Joe Norman, and Joey Durham in a Lexington, Kentucky department. That night they attempted to dispose of the bodies by throwing them from the Brooklyn Bridge in Jessamine County, Kentucky.

Mitchell Willoughby Other News

A murderer who helped kill three people in a drug-fueled shooting rampage and who last year was taken off death row by former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

The parole board met Monday and gave Leif Halvorsen a “serve out,” which means he is set to serve out his life sentence.

Halvorsen was arrested in 1983 with Mitchell Willoughby and sentenced to death for killing three people in a Lexington home.

According to the Fayette County Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, Halvorsen and Willoughby “executed” three teenagers.

These killers shot the female eight times in the back of the head,” the office said. “They shot the younger male five times — in the back, testicles, right arm, left leg, and right temple. They shot the other male three times — in the back, in the chest, and in the back of his neck.”

Behind bars, however, Halvorsen “transformed his life,” according to the American Bar Association, which said that the convict “earned two college degrees and serves as an advisor to young prison inmates who need guidance.”

Bevin, in his final days in office, took Halvorsen off death row. 

He said, “Leif has a powerful voice that needs to be heard by more people.”

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