HOUGH, KEVIN LEE # 52
EXECUTED BY LETHAL INJECTION ON 05-02-03 12:25 AM EST
DOB: 08-17-1959 DOC#: 872039 White Male
Allen County Superior Court
Edward J. Meyers
Prosecutor: Stephen M. Sims, Robert E. Love
Defense: Bruce R. Snyder, Bruce S. Cowan
Date of Murder: November
Victim(s): Ted Bosler
W/M/49; Gene Rubrake W/M/56 (Landlords of Hough's cousin)
Method of Murder:
shooting with .45 handgun
Summary: Hough was upset with his cousin's
landlords, Bosler and Rubrake. When his cousin failed to
pay rent, his landlords took his cousin's property. Along
with his brother, Duane Lapp, Hough went to their
residence in Fort Wayne "to get the property
back." They were invited inside and once downstairs,
Hough pulled a .45 automatic pistol. When Rubrake swung
at him, Hough shot him in the chest. Bosler dropped to
the floor and Hough shot him in the back. Hough then shot
Rubrake again in the face. Hough took a TV remote and a
beer which he thought may have fingerprints and left.
Lapp testified at trial as the State's star witness.
Trial: Information/PC for Murder filed (04-10-86); Amended Information for DP filed (05-21-86); Voir Dire in Marion County (05-11-87); Jury Trial in Allen County (05-12-87, 05-13-87, 05-14-87); Verdict (05-14-87); DP Trial (05-15-87); Verdict (05-15-87); Court Sentencing (06-11-87).
Sentencing: June 11,
1987 (Death Sentence, Death Sentence)
Aggravating Circumstances: b(1) Robbery; Prior murder conviction; 2 murders
Hough v. State, 560 N.E.2d 511 (Ind. October 4, 1990)
Conviction Affirmed 5-0 DP Affirmed 3-2
Pivarnik Opinion; Givan, Shepard concur; Debruler, Dickson dissent.
Hough v. State, 560 N.E.2d 522 (Ind.
PCR Petition filed 06-21-93.
PCR denied, Summary Judgment to State granted on 08-09-94 by Special Judge Edward J. Meyers.
Hough v. State, 690 N.E.2d 267 (Ind. 1997)
(Appeal of PCR denial by Special Judge Edward J. Meyers, granting State's Motion for Summary
Affirmed 5-0; Selby Opinion; Shepard, Dickson, Sullivan, Boehm
Hough v. Indiana, 119 S.Ct. 550 (1998) (Cert. denied).
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus filed on 08-11-98 in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana.
Writ denied by U.S. District Court Judge Allen Sharp on 10-14-99.
Hough v. Anderson, 73 F.Supp.2d 981 (N.D. Ind. October 12, 1999)
(Petition for Habeas Writ denied by Judge Allen Sharp)
Hough v. Anderson, 272 F.3d 878 (7th Cir. November 20, 2001)
(Appeal of denial of habeas by Judge Allen Sharp. Affirmed 3-0; Opinion by Judge Kenneth F. Ripple; Judge Diane P. Wood and Judge Terrance T. Evans concur.)
Hough v. Indiana, 123 S.Ct. 1927 (May 1, 2003) (Application for Stay denied).
HOUGH WAS EXECUTED BY LETHAL INJECTION ON 05-02-03 12:25 AM EST. HE WAS THE 80TH CONVICTED MURDERER EXECUTED IN INDIANA SINCE 1900, AND THE 10TH SINCE THE DEATH PENALTY WAS REINSTATED IN 1977.
As of July 1, 2006