According to court documents Bradley was suppose to be watching Rhonda Hardin and her younger brother while their mother was in the hospital however he would sexually assault and murder the twelve year old girl
Bradley would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death
Bradley would be executed by lethal injection on February 12 2009
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Danny Joe Bradley was executed on February 12 2009
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Danny Joe Bradley, a resident of Alabama’s Death Row for more than 26 years, was executed by lethal injection and pronounced dead at 6:15 p.m. today at Holman Correctional Facility. The U.S. Supreme Court earlier in the day denied a stay of execution clearing the way for him to be put to death for the rape and strangulation of his 12-year-old stepdaughter.
Bradley’s attorney had sought a Supreme Court stay of execution to allow more court review of Bradley’s civil rights lawsuit on a DNA-related issue from his trial in Calhoun County, but lower courts had already denied that request.
Bradley, 49, was convicted of murdering his 12-year-old stepdaughter, Rhonda Hardin, who was sexually assaulted and strangled in Piedmont on the night of Jan. 24, 1983.
Bradley was the second Alabama Death Row inmate to be executed in a month. At the time of his step-daughter’s murder, Bradley was caring for the 12-year-old girl and her younger brother, Gary Hardin Jr., while their mother was in the hospital. Alabama now has 205 Death Row inmates, all but four of them male.