Roger Wheeler Murders 2 In Kentucky

Roger Wheeler was sentenced to death by the State of Kentucky for a double murder

According to court documents Roger Wheeler would force his way into the home where he would stab to death Nigel Malone and Nairobi Warfield. Warfield was pregnant at the time of the murder

Roger Wheeler would be arrested, convicted an d sentenced to death

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Active Inmate
PID # / DOC #:13416 / 108442
Institution Start Date:11/18/1991
Expected Time To Serve (TTS):DEATH SENTENCE
Minimum Expiration of Sentence Date (Good Time Release Date): ?DEATH SENTENCE
Parole Eligibility Date:DEATH SENTENCE
Maximum Expiration of Sentence Date:DEATH SENTENCE
Location:Kentucky State Penitentiary

Roger Wheeler Case

On the morning of October 2, 1997, the bodies of Nigel Malone and Nairobi Warfield were discovered inside the apartment they shared in Louisville, Kentucky. Malone was discovered laying in a pool of blood in the hallway of the apartment. He had been stabbed nine times. Warfield was found in a bedroom, leaning against a wall and covered with a blanket, with a pair of scissors protruding from her neck. She had been beaten and strangled to death. An autopsy later revealed that she was pregnant.

Wheeler became a suspect just hours after the bodies were discovered. He initially claimed that he did not visit Malone and Warfield’s apartment the night of the murders. However, after DNA testing of blood swabs recovered at the murder scene confirmed the presence of Wheeler’s blood on the bedroom sheets, bedroom telephone, and thigh of Nairobi Warfield, Wheeler changed his story. At trial, he testified that he went to the apartment to deliver crack cocaine and was attacked by the real murderer, a man dressed in Army fatigues and wearing a Halloween mask.

The jury rejected Wheeler’s story. He was found guilty of two counts of intentional murder and sentenced to death. Wheeler took a direct appeal as a matter of right to the Supreme Court of Kentucky where he raised 28 issues for review. The Kentucky Supreme Court entered a final opinion that affirmed Wheeler’s conviction and death sentence on December 18, 2003. See Wheeler v. Commonwealth, 121 S.W.3d 173 (Ky. 2003).

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