Idaho’s Longest-Serving Death Row Inmate Faces Execution After 50 Years

BOISE, Idaho – After nearly five decades of serving time in Idaho’s Maximum Security Institution, Thomas Eugene Creech is facing a different fate. The 73-year-old, one of the nation’s longest-serving death row inmates, is scheduled for execution by lethal injection this Wednesday for the killing of a fellow prisoner back in 1981. This act was one of the five murders Creech was convicted of in three states, with suspicion of involvement in several more. Behind …

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Pardons and Parole Commission Holds Commutation Hearing for Idaho’s Longest-Serving Death Row Inmate

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole conducted a commutation hearing for Thomas Creech, the longest-serving man on Idaho’s death row, on Friday. Creech, now 73, has been on death row since 1983 for the beating death of fellow inmate David Jensen in 1981. His defense team asked for life in prison without the possibility of parole, rather than death. The commission granted Creech the commutation hearing in October, which postponed …

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