Who was Brian Dorsey and what did he do?

Who was Brian Dorsey and what did he do?

Convicted murderer Brian Dorsey was executed by the state of Missouri on April 9, 2024. He was the first inmate to face the death penalty in Missouri that year.

Who was Brian Dorsey?

Brian Dorsey, a 52-year-old death row inmate in Missouri, was described as a “model inmate” by over 70 correctional officers who petitioned Governor Mike Parson for clemency. Despite these pleas, the request was denied, and Dorsey was executed.

What did Brian Dorsey do?

In 2006, Dorsey was arrested for the double murder of his cousin Sarah Bonnie and her husband, Ben Bonnie. Prosecutors claimed he committed the crimes in a drug-induced state to repay debts he owed.

He was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder in 2008 and sentenced to death despite his lawyers’ arguments of a drug-induced psychosis.

When was Brian Dorsey executed?

Dorsey’s execution proceeded as planned on April 9, 2024, following Governor Parsons’ decision. He expressed remorse in a final statement before being pronounced dead at 6:11 p.m. at the Bonne Terre state prison in Missouri.