This is Ricky Gray. He tied two little girls up. Then he cut their throats. Then he smashed their heads in. Then he did the same to their parents. Yesterday, he was executed. Here’s the last word he uttered before being executed in the most painful way allowable by law.
In 2006, Ricky Gray, 39, went on a killing spree in Richmond, Virginia. Over a seven day period, Gray and his nephew Joseph Dandridge killed seven people. Dandridge pleaded guilty to killing three members of the Baskerville-Tucker family and got a life sentence. Gray was charged with capital murder and sentenced to death.
Two of his victims were Stella, 9, and Ruby, 4. Their parents, Bryan and Kathryn Harvey were also victims. On the night of their murders, the family was preparing for a New Year’s Day party.
The parents and the children were all tied up and put in the basement. Gray then cut their throats and smashed their heads with a hammer.
Then they set the house on fire. The only items taken were some cookies, a computer, and a wedding ring.