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Sammy David ROBERTS

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

   
 
 
Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Robberies
Number of victims: 3
Date of murder: June 19, 1980
Date of birth: 1958
Victims profile: Bill Spain, Kenneth Krause and Louis Cakley  (service station attendants)
Method of murder: Shooting / Stabbing with knife
Location: Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
Status: Executed by lethal injection in South Carolina on September 25, 1998
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sammy Roberts, 40, was condemned for his part in the deaths of Bill Spain, Kenneth Krause and Louis Cakley.

They were all robbed then driven to wooded areas where they were shot to death June 19, 1980. The bodies were found 3 days later.

Roberts, Wesley Copeland and Danny Ray Coker were arrested later that year.

Coker testified against the other two in exchange for immunity, saying Copeland shot Spain and Krause, while Roberts repeatedly stabbed Krause to make sure he was dead. Roberts later shot Cakley in the back 4 times as he tried to run, Coker said. The robberies netted about $1,500.

Copeland died of natural causes on death row in 1986.

Sources: Associated Press & Rick Halperin.

 
 

Sammy Roberts, 40, 98-09-25, South Carolina

A man who took part in the robbery and fatal shooting of 3 service station attendants was executed by injection Friday.

Sammy Roberts, 40, was condemned for his part in the deaths of Bill Spain, Kenneth Krause and Louis Cakley.

They were all robbed then driven to wooded areas where they were shot to death June 19, 1980. The bodies were found 3 days later.

Roberts, Wesley Copeland and Danny Ray Coker were arrested later that year.

Coker testified against the other two in exchange for immunity, saying Copeland shot Spain and Krause, while Roberts repeatedly stabbed Krause to make sure he was dead. Roberts later shot Cakley in the back 4 times as he tried to run, Coker said. The robberies netted about $1,500.

Copeland died of natural causes on death row in 1986.

Stewart becomes the 3rd condemned inmate to be put to death this year in South Carolina, and the 16th overall in the state since executions were resumed there in 1985.

Sources: Associated Press and Rick Halperin

 

 

 
 
 
 
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