Robert Bolden Federal Death Row

robert bolden federal death row

Robert Bolden was sentenced to death for the murder of a bank guard in St. Louis Missouri. According to court documents Robert Bolden plan was to disarm the guard and use him as a hostage however the guard resisted and Bolden would shoot and kill him. Robert Bolden, who was born in Canada, was sent to Federal Death Row

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Register Number: 29702-044
Age: 57
Race: Black
Sex: Male
Located at: Springfield MCFP
Release Date: DEATH SENT

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In the afternoon of October 7, 2002, Robert Bolden, Dominick Price and Corteze Edwards attempted to rob a Bank of America branch in St. Louis, Missouri. Bolden had concocted a plan for the robbery which he discussed with Price earlier that day. According to the plan, Robert Bolden would use a handgun to disarm the bank’s security guard and then he and Price would hold the guard hostage, get the money, and drive away in Bolden’s car. At some point during the day Bolden recruited Edwards to assist in the robbery.

Robert Bolden, Price, and Edwards drove to a parking lot near the bank and got out of the car. Although Bolden had purchased a nylon stocking cap to conceal his identity, he did not wear a mask. When the security guard, Nathan Ley, came outside, Bolden approached, with Price and Edwards following 15 to 20 feet behind him. Bolden stopped a few feet away from Mr. Ley and the two men exchanged words. Bolden then pointed his handgun at Mr. Ley. A brief struggle ensued after Mr. Ley reached for the gun, but Bolden was able to fire it, shooting Mr. Ley in the jaw. As Mr. Ley fell, Bolden stepped backward and fired another shot, this time into Mr. Ley’s head. Mr. Ley died from the second gunshot.

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Bolden, Price, and Edwards fled from the scene. However, several bystanders witnessed the incident and were able to provide a description of Bolden and his vehicle to the police. Also, the police gathered DNA evidence from clothing found at and near the scene that they linked to Bolden and his accomplices. Robert Bolden was arrested that evening.

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