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Beau John GREENE





Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Robbery
Number of victims: 1
Date of murder: February 28, 1995
Date of arrest: 3 days after
Date of birth: April 2, 1966
Victim profile: Roy Johnson (a music professor at the University of Arizona)
Method of murder: Beating with a club or stick
Location: Pima County, Arizona, USA
Status: Sentenced to death on August 26, 1996

Supreme Court of Arizona


opinion CR-96-0502-AP


Date of Birth: April 2, 1966
Defendant: Caucasian
Victim: Caucasian

On February 28, 1995, the victim left a church concert at about 9:15 p.m. The victim encountered Greene and an altercation ensued, and Greene beat the 140-lb victim to death with a club or stick.

Later that evening, Greene drove to a friend's house in the victim's car, and obtained a rug and clean pair of shoes and pants, saying he needed clean clothes because his had blood and mud on them. Appellant used the rug to cover the car seat, which had blood on it.

On March 1, Greene began making purchases with the victim's credit cards, using a gauze bandage on his hand to disguise his signature. Later that evening, Greene told his ex-girlfriend he had killed someone by beating him with a stick and that he had to get rid of the car.

Greene showed another friend "proof of his kill." Appellant drove the victim's car into the desert, and his ex-girlfriend followed in another car. A ranger stopped both vehicles, but Greene fled.

On March 3 when Greene was arrested, officers found property Greene had purchased with the victim's credit card. The victim's body was found on March 4 in a wash west of Tucson Mountain Park.

Before trial, Greene wrote a letter bragging about kicking in the victim's skull. Before sentencing, he wrote another letter boasting about being on death row.


    Presiding Judge: Bernardo Velasco
    Prosecutor: Rick Unklesbay
    Start of Trial: March 5, 1996
    Verdict: March 15, 1996
    Sentencing: August 26, 1996

Aggravating Circumstances:

    Pecuniary gain     
    Especially heinous and depraved (struck on appeal)

Mitigating Circumstances:

    Drug use (non-statutory)
    Lack of a felony criminal record (non-statutory)


    State v. Greene, CR-96-0502-AP, 1998 WL 727570 (Oct. 20, 1998).

December 05, 2003

A Warrant of Execution has been issued by the Arizona Supreme Court for the execution of BEAU J. GREENE ADC#123048 on January 14, 2004.

December 08, 2003

A Stay of Execution has been issued by the Arizona Supreme Court in the January 14, 2004 scheduled execution of BEAU J. GREENE



Beau John Greene



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