at 2741-2742 (BRENNAN, J., concurring); Coker v. Georgia, 433 U.S., at 598, 97 S.Ct., at 2869 ("We have the abiding conviction" that the death penalty is an excessive penalty for rape). 2954, 57 L.Ed.2d 973 (1978), towards individualized sentencing determinations rather than automatic death sentences for certain crimes, reduced the total number of executions nationwide from an average of 1,272 per decade in the first half of the century to 254 per decade since then. 1988), Wis. I shot him in the head and cut his throat and threw him in the river." 3368, 3375-3376, 73 L.Ed.2d 1140 (1982); id., at 818-819, 102 S.Ct., at 3387-3388 (O'CONNOR, J., dissenting). § 66-5-11 (1984), N.Y. N.Y. Veh. Stat. §§ 13-703 13-706, 13-1105 (1978 and Supp.1987)); Arkansas (see Ark.Code Ann. Wayne, whose wife, Leila already passed, leaves four children, a niece and two grandchildren. § 640.040(1) (1987)) (age 16); Maryland (Md.Ann.Code, Art. See, e.g., Woodson v. North Carolina, 428 U.S. 280, 293, 96 S.Ct. The disagreements between the plurality and the dissent rest on their different evaluations of the evidence available to us about the relevant social consensus. IV, § 2; Mont. Those special protections for capital cases, such as the prohibition of unguided discretion, Gregg v. Georgia, 428 U.S. 153, 176-196, 96 S.Ct. See United States Department of Justice, Uniform Crime Reports, supra, n. 38 (80,233 of 82,094, or 97.7%). "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.". The Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the conviction and sentence, 724 P.2d 780 (1986), citing its earlier opinion in Eddings v. State, 616 P.2d 1159 (1980), rev'd on other grounds, 455 U.S. 104, 102 S.Ct. He had multiple bruises and two gunshot wounds, along with a concrete block tied to his legs. There are many reasons that adequately account for the drop in executions other than the premise of general agreement that no 15-year-old murderer should ever be executed. § 24-35-214(1)(c) (1982), Conn. Conn. Gen. Stat. Stat. One thing about this does seem clearly implied, . He was a retired registered occupational therapist for medical rehabilitation. William Wayne Thompson. * * * * *. Nor, finally, do I believe that this case can be resolved through the kind of disproportionality analysis employed in Part V of the plurality opinion. 1079, 1083, 93 L.Ed. Held: The judgment is vacated and the case is remanded. The plurality also noted that numerous U.S. jurisdictions and all industrialized Western nations had banned the execution of minors under 16 years of age.[5]. IV). § 457:5 (1983), N.J. N.J. Stat. Ann. § 1716 (mailing of injurious articles with intent to kill resulting in death); 18 U.S.C. Neb. Trop v. Dulles, 356 U.S. 86, 101, 78 S.Ct. Proportionately, the drop is as impressive as that which the plurality points to in 15-year-old executions. William Wayne Thompson was a 15-year-old repeat offender from Grady County, Oklahoma. Code § 9.68.060 (1987), Wis. Wis. Stat. Bobby Glass was murdered in prison. 23, § 607 (1987), Va. Va. Code § 46.1-357 (Supp. 18, § 1102(a), Tit. All that would be needed is uncertainty regarding the existence of a national consensus, whereupon various protective requirements could be imposed, even to the point of specifying the process of legislation. Civ. 1274, 20 L.Ed.2d 195 (1968). Cf. The apparent absence of such legislative history is especially striking in light of the fact that the United States has agreed by treaty to set a minimum age of 18 for capital punishment in certain circumstances. 12/9/1922; 022-243. If one believes that the data the plurality relies upon are effective to establish, with the requisite degree of certainty, a constitutional consensus in this society that no person can ever be executed for a crime committed under the age of 16, it is difficult to see why the same judgment should not extend to crimes committed under the age of 17, or of 18. 2149, Congress expressly addressed the effect of youth upon the imposition of criminal punishment, and changed the law in precisely the opposite direction from that which the plurality's perceived evolution in social attitudes would suggest: It lowered from 16 to 15 the age at which a juvenile's case can, "in the interest of justice," be transferred from juvenile court to Federal District Court, enabling him to be tried and punished as an adult. Mass. Particularly 'during the formative years of childhood and adolescence, minors often lack the experience, perspective, and judgment' expected of adults. Ann. The present case, moreover, is of such prominence that it has received extensive coverage not only in the Oklahoma press but nationally. 3001, 49 L.Ed.2d 974 (1976); Gregg v. Georgia, 428 U.S. 153, 188-189, 96 S.Ct. Stat. § 9:17B-1 (West Supp. §§ 6.02, 6.05 (1985-1986). * Both the plurality and the dissent look initially to the decisions of American legislatures for signs of a national consensus about the minimum age at which a juvenile's crimes may lead to capital punishment. Stat. Stat. lead to fallacious reasoning if uncritically transferred to determination of a State's duty towards children"); Ginsberg v. New York, 390 U.S. 629, 649-650, 88 S.Ct. He replied that was where he had kicked Charles Keene in the head. § 16-12-103 (1984), Haw. Justice KENNEDY took no part in the consideration or decision of this case. It also held that admission of two of the three photographs was error in the guilt phase of the proceeding, because their prejudicial effect outweighed their probative value; but found that error harmless in light of the overwhelming evidence of Thompson's guilt. See also ante, at 829, n. 29 (pointing out that an additional two States with death penalty statutes on their books seem to have abandoned capital punishment in practice). 821-838. Browse the most recent North Carolina obituaries and condolences. Stat., ch. A plurality opinion by Justice Stevens noted the "evolving standards of decency that mark the progress of a maturing society" as a primary rationale for the decision[4] - an opinion that was strongly rejected in Justice Scalia's dissent. because they are not specifically named in the capital statutes." 13, §§ 7101-7107 (1974), and has not been amended since our decision in Furman v. Georgia, supra, holding similar statutes unconstitutional. §§ 2C:34-2, 2C:34-3 (West 1982 and Supp. S. Fox, The Juvenile Court: Its Context, Problems and Opportunities 11-12 (1967) (publication of the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice). 590, 598, 2 L.Ed.2d 630 (1958) (plurality opinion) (Warren, C.J.). 1985), La. William was arrested after Vicki confessed to the police that William said that "he had taken care of him." And, even if one posits such a cold-blooded calculation by a 15-year-old, it is fanciful to believe that he would be deterred by the knowledge that a small number of persons his age have been executed during the 20th century. 831-833. Tex. 5 ch. at 551-552, 553. He was then convicted and sentenced to death, and the Court of Criminal Appeals of Oklahoma affirmed. Code Ann. 613, 619-620 (1983). He was a graduate of Morristown, High School. 38, § 28 (1981), and Okla. But I know of no authority whatever for our specifying the precise form that state legislation must take, as opposed to its constitutionally required content. Subsequently, the former wife of one of Thompson's accomplices heard Thompson tell his mother that "he killed him. Martha Thompson was born Abt 1916, and died Bef 1920. Of the 14 States (including the District of Columbia) that currently have no death penalty statute, 11 have acquired that status since 1950. Code Ann. Stat. The psychologist testified that Thompson believed that because of his age he was beyond any severe penalty of the law, and accordingly did not believe there would be any severe repercussions from his behavior. Bellotti v. Baird, 443 U.S. 622, 99 S.Ct. § 13-1-111 (1987), Neb. 2560, 2576, n. 4, 61 L.Ed.2d 197 (1979) (dissenting opinion). Stat. Henceforth, the opinion will refer to the 50 States and the District of Columbia as "States," for sake of simplicity. 2595, 91 L.Ed.2d 335 (1986) (unconstitutional to execute someone when he is insane, in large part because retributive value is so low). There is, however, complete or near unanimity among all 50 States and the District of Columbia16 in treating a person under 16 as a minor for several important purposes. His sister, Vicki, was married to Charles Keene, who was accused of beating Vicki and William. A survey of state laws shows, in other words, that a majority of the States for which the issue exists (the rest do not have capital punishment) are of the view that death is not different insofar as the age of juvenile criminal responsibility is concerned. Ultimately, one of Thompson's codefendants admitted that after Keene had been shot twice in the head Thompson had cut Keene "so the fish could eat his body." Because the available evidence suggests a national consensus forbidding the imposition of capital punishment for crimes committed before the age of 16, petitioner and others whose crimes were committed before that age may not be executed pursuant to a capital punishment statute that specifies no minimum age. 21, §§ 995.13, 1103 (1981), pawn property, Okla.Stat., Tit. § 23-110-405(c) (Supp. He was born on December, 14, 1952 to the late William Ruben Thompson and Elizabeth Ann Howard Thompson Shipp. Ann., Art. Rev. § 14-36 (1985), Del. Code Ann. F. Zimring & G. Hawkins, Capital Punishment and the American Agenda 28 (1986). § 42-2-107(1) (1984), Conn. Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 14-17 (Supp.1987)) (age 17, except death penalty still valid for anyone who commits first-degree murder while serving prison sentence for prior murder or while on escape from such sentence); Ohio (Ohio Rev.Code Ann. § 1111 (1982 ed. For the foregoing reasons, I respectfully dissent from the judgment of the Court. In my view, however, we need not and should not decide the question today. . It is whether there is a national consensus that no criminal so much as one day under 16, after individuated consideration of his circumstances, including the overcoming of a presumption that he should not be tried as an adult, can possibly be deemed mature and responsible enough to be punished with death for any crime. He was found responsible for his deeds and convicted by the District Court of Grady County in Chickasha, Oklahoma. Const., Art. 435, Death Penalty Abolished; see Iowa Code § 902.1 (1987), penalties for Class A felonies do not include death); Kansas (State v. Randol, 212 Kan. 461, 471, 513 P.2d 248, 256 (1973), death penalty unconstitutional after Furman v. Georgia, supra; death penalty still on books, Kan.Stat.Ann., §§ 22-4001—22-4014 (1981); but see § 21-3401, first-degree murder is a Class A felony, and § 21-4501(a). Of that group of 82,094 persons, 1,393 were sentenced to death. Tex. View details; Age 30s. Foremost among them, of course, was a reduction in public support for capital punishment in general. . Ann.—Administrative Orders and Rules: Qualification, List, Selection and Summoning of All Jurors—Rule 25 (1986). "Be It Resolved, That the American Bar Association opposes, in principle, the imposition of capital punishment upon any person for any offense committed while under the age of eighteen (18)." Thompson also told her that he had cut Charles' throat and chest and had shot him in the head. Standing by its earlier decision in Eddings v. State, 616 P.2d 1159, 1166-1167 (Okl.Cr.1980), rev'd on other grounds, 455 U.S. 104, 102 S.Ct. 1988), N.D. Cent.Code § 27-09.1-08(2)(b) (Supp. . Our history is replete with laws and judicial recognition that minors, especially in their earlier years, generally are less mature and responsible than adults. Haw. . 686, 98 L.Ed. § 186.470 (1980), La. See Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S. 238, 277-279, 92 S.Ct. Stat. 724 P.2d, at 784. 26], Conn. As we have observed: "Children, by definition, are not assumed to have the capacity to take care of themselves. 150, 470 N.E.2d 116 (1984), death penalty statute violates State Constitution; death penalty law still on books Mass.Gen.Laws §§ 279:57-279:71 (1986)); Michigan (Const., Art. The plurality takes it to be persuasive evidence that social attitudes have changed to embrace such a prohibition—changed so clearly and permanently as to be irrevocably enshrined in the Constitution that in this century all of the 18 to 20 executions of persons below 16 when they committed crimes occurred before 1948. Children, the insane, and those who are irreversibly ill with loss of brain function, for instance, all retain "rights," to be sure, but often such rights are only meaningful as they are exercised by agents acting with the best interests of their principals in mind. David W. Lee, Oklahoma City, Okl., for respondent. Trop v. Dulles, 356 U.S. 86, 101, 78 S.Ct. §§ 287-A:4, 287-E:7(III), and 287-E:21(V) (1987) N.J. N.J. Stat. Civ. 288 (1937) (Cardozo, J.). The day may come when we must decide whether a legislature may deliberately and unequivocally resolve upon a policy authorizing capital punishment for crimes committed at the age of 15. S.D. William Thompson, 66 AKA: william thomas, william wayne thompson, william w thompson, william w thommpson, william tompson, wayne thompson 365 Sandy Creek Rd, Haw. We recommend getting 3 quotes for any construction project. I reject that approach, and would prefer to it even the misdescription of what constitutes a national consensus favored by the plurality. 1, 3, and 3a (1986); and Montana has lowered its waiver age from 16 to 12 for children charged with sexual intercourse without consent, deliberate homicide, mitigated deliberate homicide, or attempted deliberate homicide or attempted mitigated deliberate homicide; Mont.Code Ann. The historical practice in this country conformed with the common-law understanding that 15-year-olds were not categorically immune from commission of capital crimes. § 263:17 (Supp. Given this lesser culpability, as well as the teenager's capacity for growth and society's fiduciary obligations to its children, the retributive purpose underlying the death penalty is simply inapplicable to the execution of a 15-year-old offender. Rev. § 28-105.01 (1985)) (age 18); Nevada (Nev.Rev.Stat. William and three other men (Tony Mann, Richard Jones and Bobby Glass) then kidnapped Charles on the night of January 23, 1983, in Amber, Oklahoma. 1988), La. This argument would, though, first have to acknowledge that the execution would be impermissible in 32 States. § 42-105 (1984), Nev. Nev. Rev. § 32-223 (1984), Ohio Const., Art. Neb. As required by our decision in Eddings v. Oklahoma, 455 U.S. 104, 115-117, 102 S.Ct. § 712-1215 (1985), Ill. Ill. Rev. § 51-2 (Supp. Stat. See Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S., at 249, 92 S.Ct., at 2731 (rarity of a sentence leads to an inference of its arbitrary imposition) (Douglas, J., concurring); id., at 274-277, 92 S.Ct., at 2744-2746 (Eighth Amendment prevents arbitrary death sentences; rarity of death sentences results in an inference of arbitrariness) (BRENNAN, J., concurring); id., at 299-300, 92 S.Ct., at 2757-2758 (BRENNAN, J., concurring); id., at 312, 92 S.Ct., at 2764 (rarity of imposition indicates arbitrariness; "A penalty with such negligible returns to the State would be patently excessive" and therefore violate the Eighth Amendment) (WHITE, J., concurring); id., at 314, 92 S.Ct., at 2764 (WHITE, J., concurring); see also Enmund v. Florida, 458 U.S., at 794-796, 102 S.Ct. 469 (1953) (opinion concurring in result); see also Califano v. Yamasaki, 442 U.S. 682, 692-693, 99 S.Ct. at 3386, n. 27 (O'CONNOR, J., dissenting); Rummel v. Estelle, 445 U.S. 263, 272, 100 S.Ct. Ann. On February 18, 1983, the body was recovered. We have already decided as much, and more, in Lockett v. Ohio, 438 U.S. 586, 98 S.Ct. His full name is William Wayne Thompson, but he had always gone by W. Wayne. Second, I do not see how (c) follows from (b)—how the problem of doubt about whether what the Oklahoma laws permit is contrary to a firm national consensus and therefore unconstitutional is solved by making absolutely sure that the citizens of Oklahoma really want to take this unconstitutional action. La. Code § 14-03-02 (1981), Ohio Ohio Rev. 10, § 1112(b) (1981), seeking an order finding "that said child is competent and had the mental capacity to know and appreciate the wrongfulness of his [conduct]." § 4101 (West 1983), Colo. Colo. Rev. 1987-1988) (permitted with parental consent), Utah [Gambling not permitted by statute], Vt. Vt. Stat. (From 30 in 25 years to 3 in the next 31 years, versus from 18 in 50 years to potentially 1—the present defendant—in the next 40 years.) In 39 of the 48 States in which some form of legalized gambling is permitted, minors are absolutely prohibited from participating in some or all forms of such gambling. Alaska Alaska Stat. 1988), Ky. Rev. That question having been answered affirmatively, a jury then considered whether, despite his young age, his maturity and moral responsibility were sufficiently developed to justify the sentence of death. See, e.g., California v. Ramos, 463 U.S. 992, 998-999, and n. 9, 103 S.Ct. Miss. It is assuredly "for us ultimately to judge" what the Eighth Amendment permits, but that means it is for us to judge whether certain punishments are forbidden because, despite what the current society thinks, they were forbidden under the original understanding of "cruel and unusual," cf. 466, 480-487, 80 L.Ed. If 15-year-olds must be explicitly named in capital statutes, why not those of extremely low intelligence, or those over 75, or any number of other appealing groups as to which the existence of a national consensus regarding capital punishment may be in doubt for the same reason the concurrence finds it in doubt here, viz., because they are not specifically named in the capital statutes? 132, 23d Sess., an Act abolishing the death penalty for the commission of any crime; see Alaska Stat.Ann. Del. § 61-5-105 (1987) (15-year-olds may drive without parental consent if they pass a driver's education course), Neb. 630 (1958); Coker v. Georgia, 433 U.S., at 596, n. 10, 97 S.Ct., at 2868, n. 10; Enmund v. Florida, 458 U.S., at 796-797, n. 22, 102 S.Ct., at 3376-3377, n. 22. Code Ann. §§ 97-3-21, 97-7-67, 99-19-101—99-19-107 (Supp.1987)); Missouri (see Mo.Rev.Stat. Cent. 1987), S.D. 1985); Crimes Act, 1961, § 16, in 1 Reprinted Statutes of New Zealand 650-651 (1979). is not possessed of that full capacity for individual choice which is the presupposition of First Amendment guarantees. Code Ann. Thus, what Oklahoma has done here is precisely what the majority of capital-punishment States would do. 14118 (1988). Celebrate and remember the lives we have lost in North Carolina. Rev. ); Coker v. Georgia, 433 U.S. 584, 593-597, 97 S.Ct. 2861, 53 L.Ed.2d 982 (1977); Enmund v. Florida, 458 U.S. 782, 102 S.Ct. See, e.g., Woodson v. North Carolina, 428 U.S. 280, 96 S.Ct. § 573.040 (Supp. 31, § 674(J) (1986), Wash. Wash. Rev. See, e.g., Gardner v. Florida, 430 U.S. 349, 97 S.Ct. In the peculiar circumstances we face today, however, the Oklahoma statutes have presented this Court with a result that is of very dubious constitutionality, and they have done so without the earmarks of careful consideration that we have required for other kinds of decisions leading to the death penalty. As a practical matter we have virtually required that the death penalty be imposed only when a guilty verdict has been followed by separate trial-like sentencing proceedings, and we have extended many of the procedural restrictions applicable during criminal trials into these proceedings. Only three were executed between then and 1986—and none in the 22-year period between 1962 and 1984. It nonetheless is true, although I think the dissent has overstated its significance, that the Federal Government and 19 States have adopted statutes that appear to have the legal effect of rendering some of these juveniles death eligible. In Gregg we concluded that as "an expression of society's moral outrage at particularly offensive conduct," retribution was not "inconsistent with our respect for the dignity of men." 821-823. Gen. Laws § 272:28 (1986), Mich. Mich. Comp. IV) (first-degree murder within federal jurisdiction); 18 U.S.C. 1756 (1981). The Court held that a sentence of 15 years of hard, enchained labor, plus deprivation of various civil rights and perpetual state surveillance, constituted "cruel and unusual punishment" under the Bill of Rights of the Philippines (then under United States control). 3365 (ratified by the United States). Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483, 74 S.Ct. §§ 565.020, 565.030-565.040 (1986)); Montana (see Mont.Code Ann. Mo. Stat. Thompson, William Bunch, Lydia 06 Mar 1799 Chowan County Thompson, William Carmichal, Nancey 09 Oct 1810 Guilford County Thompson, William Coles, Sarah 05 Nov 1777 Rowan County Thompson, William Cowan, Betsy 05 Feb 1805 Rowan County Thompson, William Dalton, Polly 11 May 1823 Rutherford County Thompson, William Fowler, Mary 26 Nov 1783 Wake County 1284, 94 L.Ed.2d 143 (1987). § 844(f) (1982 ed., Supp. Enmund, supra, at 825, 102 S.Ct., at 3391 (O'CONNOR, J., dissenting); see also Tison v. Arizona, 481 U.S. 137, 107 S.Ct. . 1988), Me. 43, § 3 (1981), Ore. Ore. Rev. The Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments forbid imposition of the death penalty on offenders who were under the age of 16 when their crimes were committed. 2545, 2553-2554, 61 L.Ed.2d 176 (1979). ).4 In performing that task the Court has reviewed the work product of state legislatures and sentencing juries,5 and has carefully considered the reasons why a civilized society may accept or reject the death penalty in certain types of cases. Brown opened the door, only to see four men dragging Keene from the door and beating him. § 302.060 (Supp. Ann. § 40-1-6 (1986) N.Y. N.Y. Dom. His case made national headlines because he was sentenced to death at such a young age. § 9-250 (Supp. § 55-7-104 (Supp. Thus, a minor is not eligible to vote,10 to sit on a jury,11 to marry without parental consent,12 or to purchase alcohol13 or cigarettes.14 Like all other States, Oklahoma has developed a juvenile justice system in which most offenders under the age of 18 are not held criminally responsible. KENNEDY, J., took no part in the consideration or decision of the case. 1852, 68 L.Ed.2d 270 (1981). Ante, at 858. (citing two other international agreements, signed but not ratified by the United States, prohibiting capital punishment for juveniles). Wyo. Thus, informing the judgment of the Court today is the virtue of consistency, for the very assumptions we make about our children when we legislate on their behalf tells us that it is likely cruel, and certainly unusual, to impose on a child a punishment that takes as its predicate the existence of a fully rational, choosing agent, who may be deterred by the harshest of sanctions and toward whom society may legitimately take a retributive stance. In the 1950's and 1960's, more States abolished or radically restricted capital punishment, and executions ceased completely for several years beginning in 1968. Thompson was sent to Fort Leonardwood, Missouri, for basic training. Rev. Those statistics show, unsurprisingly, that capital punishment for persons who committed crimes under the age of 16 is rare. § 8.07(d) (Supp.1987-1988)) (age 17). That fact is a real obstacle in the way of concluding that a national consensus forbids this practice. 4, § 46, "No law shall be enacted providing for the penalty of death"; see Mich.Comp.Laws § 750.316 (Supp.1988-1989), no death penalty provided for first-degree murder); Minnesota (1911 Minn.Laws, ch. WILLIAM WAYNE THOMPSON, 77. * I begin by restating the facts since I think that a fuller account of William Wayne Thompson's participation in the murder, and of his certification to stand trial as an adult, is helpful in understanding the case. 8/19/1935; 030-580. The focus on the acceptability and regularity of the death penalty's imposition in certain kinds of cases—that is, whether imposing the sanction in such cases comports with contemporary standards of decency as reflected by legislative enactments and jury sentences—is connected to the insistence that statutes permitting its imposition channel the sentencing process toward nonarbitrary results. 1987-1988), Vt. Vt. Stat. Ann., Tit. 3035, 3043, 61 L.Ed.2d 797] (1979)." Ann., Tit. O'CONNOR, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, post, p. 848. Ann. 301, 326-327, 750 F.2d 970, 995-996 (1984) (en banc) (Bork, J., concurring): "Judges given stewardship of a constitutional provision . 2403, 2410, 81 L.Ed.2d 207 (1984); see also May v. Anderson, 345 U.S. 528, 536, 73 S.Ct. There is also broad agreement on the proposition that adolescents as a class are less mature and responsible than adults. Nonetheless, the plurality would make it one of the fundamental laws governing our society solely because it has an " 'abiding conviction' " that it is so, ante, at 833, n. 40, quoting Coker v. Georgia, supra, at 598, 97 S.Ct., at 2869. 1987), N.D. N.D. §§ 5-4-104(b), 5-4-601—5-4-617, 5-10-101, 5-51-201 (1987 and Supp.1987)); Delaware (see Del.Code Ann., Tit. Thompson contends that this rendered his sentencing proceeding so unfair as to deny him due process of law. This parcel is owned by William Wayne Thompson and can be described as a Resid. In sum, the statistics of executions demonstrate nothing except the fact that our society has always agreed that executions of 15-year-old criminals should be rare, and in more modern times has agreed that they (like all other executions) should be even rarer still. 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