Gregory Bryant-Bey (Gregory Bryant-Bey)

Gregory Bryant-Bey

Gregory Bryant-Bey

Bryant-Bey was sent by his mother to New York City to live with a woman who “adopted” him. The woman allegedly beat him regularly, and forced him to care for her daughter. When Bryant-Bey was 13, his mother brought him back to Toledo, then left him in the care of her ex-husband. Bryant-Bey graduated from high school and served for 2 years in the United States Air Force.  Bryant-Bey had a long criminal history, beginning at age 17 in 1973. He was imprisoned from 1977-1979 for assault, for 30 days in 1989 for resisting arrest in connection with a drug abuse crime, for 6 months in 1990 for theft. and for 2 days in 1982 for resisting arrest. Bey had 3 assault convictions, one additional theft conviction, possession of an illegal weapon, disturbing the peace, a criminal trespass, another resisting arrest conviction, and two speeding tickets. There were several other criminal charges over the years that did not result in convictions.  Dale Pinkelman, 48, owned a collectables shop in Toledo called Pinky’s Collectibles. On August 9, 1992, Pinkelman was stabbed in the chest, and his store was robbed.  On November 2, 1992, Pete Mihas, 61, a Greek immigrant and restaurant owner of The Board Room in Toledo, was found stabbed and robbed in his restaurant. Bryant-Bey was apprehended, and his fingerprints and palmprints were linked to the Pinkelman murder.  Bryant-Bey was sentenced to death for the murder of Dale Pinkelman, and life for the murder of Pete Mihas. After Governor Ted Strickland denied a request for clemency, Bryant-Bey’s attorneys applied to the United States Supreme Court for a 60-day moratorium, but was denied. Right up to the end, Bryant-Bey maintained that he had been framed.

Born

  • August, 06, 1955
  • Toledo, Ohio

Died

  • November, 19, 2008
  • Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Lucasville, Ohio

Cause of Death

  • execution by lethal injection

Cemetery

    Other

    • Unknown

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