Paul Dennis Reid
Paul Dennis Reid
Paul Dennis Reid, Jr. is an American serial killer, convicted and sentenced to death for seven murders during three fast food restaurant robberies in Metropolitan Nashville, Tennessee and Clarksville, Tennessee between the months of February and April 1997. At the time of the murders, Reid was on parole from an 1983 conviction in Texas on charges relating to the aggravated armed robbery of a Houston steakhouse.
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Dana Boente replaces Sally Yates as acting attorney general
CBS News - 26 days
The White House said it relieved acting Attorney General Sally Yates of her duties and named Dana Boente to serve as acting attorney general. CBS News justice reporter Paula Reid joins CBSN to discuss the latest.
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Man tries to fly drone over White House fence
CBS News - almost 2 years
CBS News Justice correspondent Paula Reid explains what happened when a man tried to fly a drone in D.C.'s "no drone zone" on Thursday.
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Cartoon Contest Shooting
CBS News - almost 2 years
Paula Reid, CBS News Justice Department Reporter, discusses two Islamic extremists opening fire outside a convention center near Dallas. Inside, hundreds had gathered for a cartoon contest of the Prophet Muhammad. the TX suspects, and what the FBI knew about Elton Simpson before last night’s Texas shooting.
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Capitol Copter Stunt
CBS News - almost 2 years
Paula Reid, CBS News Justice Department Reporter, discusses what happened in court and what’s next for the gyrocopter operator who landed his aircraft on the US Capitol lawn.
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Man awaiting execution for fast-food murders die
Chicago Times - over 3 years
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Death row inmate Paul Dennis Reid, who killed seven young people in a series of attacks at Tennessee fast-food restaurants in 1997, died on Friday in a Nashville hospital, a prison official said.     
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Thug threw barrier which hit Leeds nightclub doorman
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 3 years
A bouncer suffered head injuries after a thug picked up a metal barrier and threw it during a disturbance outside a nightclub. A judge said it was a “sad feature of life” that cheap drinks offers encourage people to drink to excess after hearing how John Busuttil was heavily drunk on cut-price vodka and Redbull when he carried out the attack. John Busuttil left doorman Matt Doyle needing hospital treatment during the violence outside the Mission club in Leeds city centre. Leeds Crown Court heard Busuttil, who has previous convictions for violent offences including robbery, was on bail at the time of the incident on January 26 this year. Paul Reid, prosecuting, said the incident happened after Busuttil had been ejected from the club. He attempted to push his way through the foyer area to get back in and was pushed back. Busuttil then picked up the metal barrier, which was part of a roped off area outside the club. He threw it and it stuck Mr Doyle, knocking him to the floor. Mr D ...
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Video: A second chance
CBS News - over 3 years
Prostitutes arrested in Brooklyn now have a choice. Go to jail or go to class. Producer Taigi Smith talks with Reporter Paul Reid about an innovative program to help sex workers start a new life off the streets.
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Video: United in grief
CBS News - over 3 years
"Brooklyn DA" Web extra: They are the new face of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn -- Guatemalan immigrants struggling to make a better life. But when a raging fire killed five of their own, they came together to give what they could for the victims and their families. Reporter Paula Reid talks with Producer Alec Sirkin about the tragedy and the community.
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Video: A walk on the dark side
CBS News - almost 4 years
They emerge from the shadows in the pre-dawn hours, dressed for business. They are women who walk the streets to make a living. Reporter Paula Reid talks with Associate Producer Aimee deSimone about her assignment on "the track."
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Book Talk: Writer completes Churchill bio for late friend
Reuters.com - about 4 years
NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the late 1990s, Paul Reid, then a journalist with The Palm Beach Post, became close friends with acclaimed author and historian William Manchester after covering a reunion of...
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Video: After one year, Occupy Wall Street marches on
CBS News - over 4 years
Thousands of protesters converged on lower Manhattan to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. Paula Reid looks back on how the movement has shaped over the last 12 months and finds out from demonstrators on where things go from here.
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Years in wilderness could prolong life at Sky Blues
Brisbane Times - over 4 years
THE figure was familiar but plenty struggled to put a face to the name. Eventually the announcer revealed Sydney FC's No.21 shirt belonged to Paul Reid. Cue a sea of puzzled faces around Leichhardt Oval.
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3D Architecture: Visionaire And Paddle8's Tribute To Oscar Niemeyer (VIDEO)
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
Oscar Niemeyer's 3D photographs will finally receive their day in the sun through a glossy collaboration between Visionaire and Paddle8. The glitzy multi-format art rag and the online art seller have teamed up to release a collection of the Brazilian architect's iconic work this September, just in time for the Sao Paulo Biennial. Cathedral of Brasilia, Brasilia, 1958. Photo by Vicente de Paulo. Read More... More on Video
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Rookies Pull Mild Upsets In Consolations - Standardbred Canada
Google News - over 5 years
The brown Muscles Yankee-Gaelic filly picked up her second win in eight career outings, increasing her bankroll to $34733 for owners PC Wellwood Enterprises Inc. of Cambridge, Ont., and Karen Carroll of Shedden, Ont. The Paul Reid-trained colt,
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Pot charges filed two years later - Columbia Daily Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Convicted child molester Jon Paul Reid is suspected of potential involvement in a large marijuana-growing operation discovered outside Columbia in September 2009, but he was excluded from charges filed last month against his ex-wife
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Paul Dennis Reid
    FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 55
    Reid died at Nashville General Hospital at Meharry, on November 1, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details The cause of death was from complications due to pneumonia, heart failure, and upper respiratory issues. Reid had been in the hospital for about two weeks.
  • 2008
    Age 50
    His latest execution date was scheduled for January 3, 2008, but was stayed on December 26, 2007 by US District Judge Todd J. Campbell, pending investigation into the constitutionality of Tennessee's lethal injection methods.
    More Details Hide Details The stay was part of a larger investigation, and not directly related to Reid's case. On April 16, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in a Kentucky case upholding the legality of execution by lethal injection. The state of Tennessee immediately began appealing stays of execution to resume death penalty cases, including Reid's. After his arrest, Reid's family (notably his sister, Linda Martiniano) argued that he was mentally incompetent to stand trial, and after his convictions, they argued that he was not able to make sound legal decisions. Reid displayed erratic decision-making, choosing to appeal some verdicts and not others, and professing his will to die as sentenced after having fought to avoid such a fate earlier in his defense. At the same time, however, Reid showed signs of paranoia, calling his defense team "actors" and claiming he was part of a United States government mind-control project called "Scientific Technology" that monitored his every move. In cross-examinations, the prosecution attempted to counter this defense by claiming Reid was a crafty con artist using these "delusions" as a defense mechanism.
  • FORTIES
  • 2003
    Age 45
    Reid's execution was stayed several times in the years following, including an instance in 2003 just hours before the scheduled execution.
    More Details Hide Details Reid eventually waived his right to an appeal. Members of his family, along with anti-death penalty activists, claimed he was mentally handicapped and unable to make such a decision, and filed multiple motions (both successful and unsuccessful) to stay his execution. However, the Tennessee Supreme Court upheld all of Reid's sentences. Reid's case has received national attention among anti-death penalty activists. Reid resided at Tennessee's Morgan County Correctional Complex (Inmate #303893). His seven death sentences are the most ever handed down to a single person in the state of Tennessee.
  • 1999
    Age 41
    Reid received seven death sentences for his convictions, the first two coming on April 20, 1999.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1997
    Age 39
    At Baskin-Robbins on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard in Clarksville, Tennessee, on the evening of April 23, 1997, Reid went to the door after closing and persuaded the employees to let him inside.
    More Details Hide Details Once inside, Reid kidnapped Angela Holmes, 21, and Michelle Mace, 16, and forced the two to Dunbar Cave State Park. Their bodies were discovered the next day at Dunbar Cave Park. Their throats had been slashed. Reid was convicted on seven counts of first-degree murder across three trials. Jurors from West and East Tennessee were brought in and sequestered, because a judge determined that the overwhelming media coverage in Nashville would prevent the selection of an unbiased jury from Middle Tennessee. In the Captain D's murders, Steve Hampton's driver's license and a video rental card were found in the median of Ellington Parkway with Reid's fingerprints on each. Reid was convicted on two counts of first-degree murder. In the Baskin-Robbins murders, Reid's car was found to contain forensic evidence from the victims, as well as evidence of a credit card gasoline purchase near the location of the bodies on the night of the murders, placing him at the scene around the time of the crime in an area roughly from his home. Witnesses also placed a vehicle similar to Reid's vehicle in the immediate area at the time of the crime. Blood evidence from the victims was found on his shoes. He was found guilty on two counts of first-degree murder. The Clarksville trial took place in the time between the two Nashville trials.
    At McDonald's on Lebanon Road in Hermitage, Tennessee northeast of Captain D's, on the evening of March 23, 1997, Reid approached four employees as they exited the store after closing.
    More Details Hide Details At gunpoint, he forced them back into the restaurant. Reid shot three employees to death execution style in the storeroom: Andrea Brown, 17; Ronald Santiago, 27; and Robert A. Sewell, 23. Reid attempted to shoot José Antonio Ramirez Gonzalez, but his weapon failed. Reid then stabbed Gonzalez 17 times and left him for dead. Gonzalez avoided further attacks by lying completely still and pretending to be dead. Reid then took US$3000 from the cash registers and fled. When the scene was discovered, Gonzalez was taken to a nearby hospital, treated, and ultimately survived. He eventually testified against Reid.
    At Captain D's on Lebanon Road in Donelson, Tennessee, on the morning of February 16, 1997, Reid entered the store before opening, under the guise of applying for a job.
    More Details Hide Details Once inside, he forced employee Sarah Jackson, 16, and the manager, Steve Hampton, 25, into the restaurant's cooler. Reid forced the two to lie facedown on the floor and then shot them execution style. Money, including large amounts of change, was found missing from the cash register. Reid used the cash from this robbery as a down payment on a car two days later.
  • 1990
    Age 32
    He had served seven years of a 20-year sentence, and was paroled in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details Originally from Richland Hills, Texas, a suburb of Fort Worth, Reid went to Nashville to pursue a career as a country music singer.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1983
    Age 25
    At the time of the murders, Reid was on parole from an 1983 conviction in Texas on charges relating to the aggravated armed robbery of a Houston steakhouse.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Born
    Born on November 12, 1957.
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