An Arkansas man convicted of kidnapping, raping and murdering Lisa Rene, a 16-year-old teenager, back in 1994 was killed via lethal injection late Thursday evening after the Supreme Court refused to delay his scheduled execution.
Orlando Cordia Hall, 49, was one of the three inmates on federal death row who currently have a 2020 execution date set. Hall was pronounced dead at the U.S. Penitentiary Terre Haute, Indiana, just before midnight, according to prison officials.
An honor student, Rene was alone when Hall and his co-conspirators showed up at her home in search of her older brother, who they believed had stolen from them in a failed drug exchange. In a subsequent 911 call, Rene pleaded for police to “hurry” to her because people were “trying to break down my door,” the Associated Press reported in 1994. The teenager’s pleas for help were reportedly followed by a muffled scream, and an unknown man was heard asking “who you on the