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1,000th Execution
2/7/2006 3:00 PM

On 2 December 2005, Kenneth Boyd became the 1000th person to be executed since the resumption of executions in 1976. The execution took place in North Carolina by lethal injection. Boyd was pronounced dead at 2:15a.m.

In 1976, the U.S. Supreme Court lifted the ban on capital punishment in Gregg v. Georgia That decision ended the four year moratorium on capital punishment in the United States. 

Boyd was convicted for the March 1988 murder of his wife and her father.

Compiled from: Estes Thompson, 1000th Person Executed in U.S. Since 1977, ABCNews, 2 December 2005; Gregg v. Georgia, 428 U.S. 153 (1976).

For more articles regarding the 1000th execution, please see: 1000 Executions.