LOCKHART, MICHAEL LEE # 62
EXECUTED 12-09-97 6:24 PM BY STATE OF TEXAS
DOB: 09-30-1960 DOC#: 892136 White Male
Lake County Superior Court
Judge James E.
Prosecutor: Thomas W. Vanes
Defense: Robert L. Lewis, Willie Harris, Darnail Lyles
Date of Murder: October
Gallagher W/F/16 (No relationship to Lockhart)
Method of Murder:
stabbing with large knife 21 times
Summary: The body of 16 year old Windy Gallagher
was found by her sister in the bedroom of their home in
Griffith, Indiana. She was nude from the waist down with
her hands tied behind her back, and her bra pushed up
above her breasts. She was stabbed with a large knife 4
times in the neck and 17 times in the abdomen. There was
a large pool of blood and her intestines were hanging
out. Missing from her room was a photo of Windy and a
small purse. Fingerprints in the room were identified as
Lockhart's. The day before in Chicago, a woman was robbed
of her purse at knifepoint. She identified Lockhart as
her attacker. She was fortunate to recover her purse 3
days later. Inside it, she found the small purse
belonging to Windy Gallagher. In January 1988, a 14 year
old girl was raped and stabbed to death in Florida.
Lockhart was identified by witnesses and DNA as the
murderer. Because of striking similarities, evidence of
this crime was admitted at trial. Lockhart's crime spree
ended in Texas, where he murdered a police officer in
Beaumont. He was convicted of Capital Murder in October
1988. This crime and conviction was kept from the jury
until the penalty phase of the trial.
Trial: Information filed/PC Hearing for Murder (06-17-88); Amended Information for DP filed (02-02-89); Competency Hearing (04-05-89); Voir Dire (06-12-89, 06-13-89, 06-14-89); Jury Trial (06-14-89, 06-15-89, 06-16-89, 06-17-89, 06-19-89, 06-23-89); Verdict (06-23-89); DPTrial (06-23-89, 06-24-89, 06-25-89, 06-26-89); Verdict (06-26-89); Court Sentencing (07-19-89).
Sentencing: July 19,
1989 (Death Sentence)
Aggravating Circumstances: b (1) Robbery; b(7) convicted of another murder in Texas
Lockhart v. State, 609 N.E.2d 1093 (Ind. March 8, 1993)
Conviction Affirmed 5-0; DP Affirmed 4-1
Shepard Opinion; Givan, Dickson, Krahulik concur; Debruler dissents.
PCR Petition filed 01-06-94. Denied by Special Judge Richard J. Conroy 02-28-96.
LOCKHART WAS EXECUTED BY LETHAL INJECTION ON 12-09-97 6:24 PM BY STATE OF TEXAS.
As of July 1, 2006