Accardo Vincent

Vincent Accardo - Inmate Photo

Personal InformationEdit

Inmate #232539
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: Hispanic
Date of Birth: July 8, 1948
Date of Death: March 9, 2011 (age 62)
Family Information: Unknown
A.K.A. Unknown

Case InformationEdit

Date of Offense: December 9, 1997
Victim: Kenneth Cloud

Criminal History Before OffenseEdit

  • Unknown

Crime DescriptionEdit

On December 9, 1997, Kenneth Cloud was shot in the neck by Accardo while sitting in his truck in a parking lot of a restaurant. Kenneth Cloud's wife, Kay Cloud, was convicted of conspiring with and paying Accardo to murder her husband. Accardo was not arrested until five years after the murder.


Judge: Larry Kenworthy
Prosecutor: Frank Collins
Defense Attorney: Ray Hanna and William Michael Smith
Trial commenced in April 2008. On July 9, 2008, the jury sentenced Accardo to death for the murder of Kenneth Cloud. On August 1, 2008, Accardo was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of release for the Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder charge.

Post Conviction InformationEdit

Direct appeal pending before the Arizona Supreme Court. Vincent Accardo died of a heart attack in prison while on death row.

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