Saturday, June 2, 2012
Leo Alexander Jones, March 24, 1998
Leo Jones was executed on March 24, 1998 for the killing of Officer Thomas J. Szafranski on May 23, 1981 in Jacksonville, Florida. A fellow officer named Cleveland Smith always knew that Jones was innocent and was repeatedly harassed and intimidated for trying to seek justice for Jones in pursuit of the truth. Witnesses recanted their story and Jones himself reported being beaten in interrogation. He said a prayer to GOD and walked to his electrocution maintaining his innocence.