Saturday, September 25

Mark Dean Schwab

Convicted May 22, 1992 for the kidnapping, sexual assault, and murder of Junny Rios-Martinez, Jr., sentenced to death. Executed via lethal injection July 1, 2008 at the Florida State Prison.


Fried Eggs
Hash Browns
Buttered Toast
Chocolate Milk

Recently released from prison for the rape of a 13-year-old, Schwab wasted no time in targeting his next victim. After seeing his picture in the newspaper for a kite contest, Schwab found and befriended 11-year-old Junny Rios-Martinz, Jr., whom he would soon abduct, assault, and murder. Outrage at the fact Schwab had been released early from his imprisonment for previous crimes against a child led to the Junny Rios-Martinz, Jr. Act, which prevents the early release of those convicted of sexual battery in Florida. Schwab would sit on death row longer than Rios-Martinez had ever lived; Schwab's execution had been delayed by numerous appeals, and by the 2006 suspension of executions in Florida after complications during the Diaz execution. The suspension was later lifted, and Schwab's execution was carried out in July of 2008. His last meal presents a standard breakfast spread, along with a quart of chocolate milk.