Troy Leon Gregg (1953 – July 29, 1980) was the first condemned individual whose death sentence was upheld by the United States Supreme Court after the Court's decision in Furman v. Georgia
(408 US 238) invalidated all previously enacted death penalty laws in the United States.
Gregg was convicted of having murdered Fred Edward Simmons and Bob Durwood Moore in order to rob them. The victims had given him and another man, Dennis Weaver, a ride when they were hitchhiking. The crime occurred on November 21, 1973.
In Gregg v. Georgia
(428 US 153, 1976), the Supreme Court held that the State of Georgia could constitutionally put Gregg to death.Troy Gregg in WikipediaGregg v Georgia in Wikipedia