wayne doty
wayne doty

Wayne Doty was sentenced to death by the State of Florida for a prison murder. According to court documents Wayne Doty was serving a life sentence for murder when he murdered his cellmate Xavier Rodriguez by strangling and stabbing the 21 year old. Wayne Doty would be convicted and sentenced to death.

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Wayne Doty 2021 Information

DC Number:375690
Birth Date:04/12/1973
Initial Receipt Date:03/28/1997
Current Facility:UNION C.I.
Current Custody:MAXIMUM
Current Release Date:DEATH SENTENCE

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A man on death row who requested the electric chair had promised prosecutors during his second murder trial he would kill more people if the state did not kill him first.

The 42-year-old Wayne C. Doty was sentenced to the death penalty for 2013 of stabbing fellow Florida State Prison inmate Xavier Rodriguez in May 2011 because Rodriguez disrespected him and stole tobacco. Doty already was serving life in prison after being convicted in 1997 of shooting his former employer in the face in Plant City over drugs. Doty said during the 2013 trial for his most recent murder conviction that he wanted to be put to death and said he would likely kill someone again while in custody if it didn’t happen, Bradford County court records show.

“I pretty much became a cold-hearted individual toward others,” Doty was quoted as saying from a transcript of his trial in Bradford County Circuit Court.

Also in the transcript, Doty blamed his father on his personal problems and the prison environment he lived in led him to kill Rodriguez. He also implied he was willing to kill prison staff, if needed.

“I don’t want to be in a position where someone might not make it home to their family,” he said. ” They know what I’m talking about. I’m not going to stop. I’ll do it again if I’ve got to.”

Doty has requested to serve his death sentence with the electric chair. Monday, he faces the first of a series of hearings where he is expected to fire his appellate attorney and request a competency exam that will likely seal his fate to waive any automatic appeals. The Florida Supreme Court unanimously affirmed his death sentence in July.

Despite a 12-year halt to executions that ended in 1976, Florida used the electric chair to kill convicted criminals from the 1920s to 1999. There were malfunctions with the chair with two inmates in the 1990s, which were both blamed on the operator. In one case, prison staff used a synthetic natural sponge instead of synthetic natural and it caught fire, Florida Department of Corrections officials said.

The Florida Legislature approved lethal injection as another way to execute people on death row in 2000, and it has since been the preferred method. However, an inmate has a choice in the way he dies and in this case, Doty has chosen the chair.

Executions are carried out at the Florida State Prison in Raiford, about 10 miles northwest of Starke, in a small room adjacent to the death row where condemned prisoners are housed. In lethal injection cases, an anonymous member of the public is paid $150 to administer the lethal drugs from a booth to the right of the condemned inmate. To the left is a DOC staff member who will take a phone call directly from the governor’s office before actually beginning the execution. The  electric chair is in the corner of the room, away from the area where the inmate is dispatched, but there are bolts on the floor where the contraption can be installed. The chair that could be used to kill Doty was built in 1999, according to DOC records.

Only Gov. Rick Scott can actually sign death warrants that prompt executions. He and former General Counsel Peter Antonacci deliberately went through the roughly 400 cases of men and women currently awaiting the death penalty to assure the cases were sound. Scott picked up the pace with executions during his first term and he matched former Gov. Jeb Bush with 21 executions, which was reached Jan. 15 when Shane Kormondy was put to death  for the 1993 murder of high-profile banker Gary McAdams during a burglary in Escambia County. McAdams’ wife was raped during the crime by Kormondy’s accomplices, and she was sitting in the front row of the witness chamber when he was put to death in minutes.

The governor’s 20th execution was Chadwick Banks, who had been convicted of fatally shooting his wife in Gadsden County while she slept in 1991, and then raping his 10-year-old stepdaughter before shooting her in the back of the head.

The latest death warrant signed by Scott is for 59-year-old Jerry Correll, who was convicted in 1985 of fatally stabbing his 5-year-old daughter, ex-wife, ex-sister in-law and his ex-mother in-law. His execution is scheduled for Oct. 29 and will be lethal injection.

A prison pen pal account fitting Doty’s identity can be found here.

Doty was initially convicted in 1997 of shooting his former employer in the face during a robbery over drugs. Doty had become distraught after his brother was killed, which led him to a life of homelessness, alcohol and prescription drugs. Doty walked into the Plant City home of Harvey Horne, pointed a gun at his face and demanded drugs. Horne got on his knees and begged Doty to not shoot him, but he fired the gun, according to a Plant City Police Department report.

Along with the fatal attack on Rodriguez, Doty also slit the throat of a man who ended an intimate relationship with him while in prison, according to an Eighth Circuit Court of Appeal document.


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