Gov. Little comments on Creech execution moving forward

Monday January 29, 2024

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued the following statement today after the Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole posted its decision denying the request for clemency for Idaho death row inmate Thomas Eugene Creech.

“As Governor, my job is to follow the law and ensure that lawful criminal sentences are carried out. Thomas Creech is a convicted serial killer responsible for acts of extreme violence. Our court system convicted Creech, and he was lawfully sentenced to death. As Governor, I have zero intention of taking any action that would halt or delay Creech’s execution. His lawful and just sentence must be carried out as ordered by the court. Justice has been delayed long enough,” Governor Little said.

Creech was sentenced to death for the murder of a fellow inmate in 1981 and was convicted of four other murders. The court noted he admitted to killing or participating in the killing of at least 26 people.

The commission held a commutation hearing for Creech on Jan. 19. The commission met again today to finalize its decision, which can be found at this link: