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Ex-pizza delivery man set to die
Associated Press ^ | January 13, 2004 | Associated Press Staff`

Posted on 01/13/2004 3:54:20 PM PST by MeekOneGOP

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Ex-pizza delivery man set to die

Man ! That must have been some BAD pizza there !
I can't believe the AP couldn't come up with a better title than that.


1 posted on 01/13/2004 3:54:26 PM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: MeekOneGOP
The same story is in the Houston Chronicle. But check out the bleeding heart headline they gave it.

Ex-pizza man set to die this week for $10 robbery


2 posted on 01/13/2004 3:56:59 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Sparta; luckodeirish; archy; Houmatt; BJClinton; SpookBrat; bonehead4freedom; ...
Honestly, I didn't make that title up myself ...

Ex-pizza delivery man set to die

Kenneth Eugene Bruce

AP
Kenneth Eugene Bruce




Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my Texas Executions ping list!. . .don't be shy.


3 posted on 01/13/2004 3:58:22 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (Freeper formerly known as MeeknMing)
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To: MeekOneGOP
If the drugs don't kill him in 30 minutes or less, does he go free?
4 posted on 01/13/2004 4:00:12 PM PST by Johnny_Cipher ("... now lessee, $60,000 divided one point three million ways equals ...")
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To: Dog Gone
Poor pizza delivery guy. Got $10 and what does that old GOP Texas state do ? Kill him!

BAD GOP !!


5 posted on 01/13/2004 4:01:42 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (Freeper formerly known as MeeknMing)
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To: MeekOneGOP
Marty Fierro's headline:

Ex-pizza delivery man set to FRY

6 posted on 01/13/2004 4:03:45 PM PST by martin_fierro (HEY! I'm tryin' t'run a classy thread here!)
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To: Dog Gone
Ex-pizza man set to die this week for $10 robbery brutally murdering innocent woman

There, that's better.

7 posted on 01/13/2004 4:04:10 PM PST by Klickitat
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To: MeekOneGOP
...contending in their appeals the drugs resulted in cruel and unusual punishment when administered to a prisoner.

Awww. I can hear the melodious harmony of the violins. What a crock of shite. This POS should get the chair.

8 posted on 01/13/2004 4:04:19 PM PST by rickmichaels
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To: MeekOneGOP
Just curious, why did you change your screenname?
9 posted on 01/13/2004 4:04:52 PM PST by AAABEST
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Ex-pizza delivery man set to die

...and at 14 years in coming, this execution is ONE HELL of a late delivery!

10 posted on 01/13/2004 4:05:38 PM PST by martin_fierro (HEY! I'm tryin' t'run a classy thread here!)
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To: Dog Gone
Ex-pizza man set to die this week for $10 robbery

Unbeleivable! What about "Psycho Set to Die for Murder, Attempted Murder, Forced Entry, and Robbery"
11 posted on 01/13/2004 4:07:56 PM PST by erasmus605
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To: MeekOneGOP
I expected this to be news about that pizza delivery man from Erie, PA. The one with the bomb collar. That story sure disappeared in a hurry.
12 posted on 01/13/2004 4:09:47 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: erasmus605
Yes, it's unbelievable, but it's true.
13 posted on 01/13/2004 4:11:54 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: rickmichaels
lethal injection isn't cruel and unusual ...sentencing them to death by firing squad and giving every shooter blanks...and have them "shoot" him 2 or 3 times before actually putting live rounds in would be cruel and unusual..

It would also be phunny as hell to watch them pee their pants that many times!




14 posted on 01/13/2004 4:18:10 PM PST by cajun-jack
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To: MeekOneGOP
Please advise if he makes the obligatory apology to the family of his victim. I always find that such a human touch.
15 posted on 01/13/2004 4:18:24 PM PST by RushLake
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To: MeekOneGOP
Nobody played the race card on this killer's appeals? I thought they would automatically claim that the white woman he murdered had offended him with racial comments and that was why he killed her and that is why, as the vitim of a hate crime, he should be let off.

I simply can't imagine letting two black guys into your house, no matter how cold, without being very well armed when you did.

Bye, Bye Bruce. But, only two for Texas and the month is half over. We got to pick up the pace!!

16 posted on 01/13/2004 4:20:58 PM PST by Tacis
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To: MeekOneGOP
Nice picture of the perp. Strange there is no picture of the victims.
17 posted on 01/13/2004 4:30:11 PM PST by TheDon (Have a Happy New Year!)
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To: MeekOneGOP
There are good men and there are bad men. These men are among the worst. Senseless killers deserve the harshest of sanctions.
18 posted on 01/13/2004 4:31:49 PM PST by ummark
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To: MeekOneGOP
He drives down the road just as fast as he can,
the serial killer, pizza man.
He's got pepperoni, and a nasty plan,
the serial killer, pizza man.

Parks in your driveway, comes up to your door,
he's bringing you your pizza and a whole lot more.
Remembers you from the time before,
you were the one who didn't tip him!
19 posted on 01/13/2004 4:34:01 PM PST by Elliott Jackalope (We send our kids to Iraq to fight for them, and they send our jobs to India. Now THAT'S gratitude!)
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To: Elliott Jackalope
His last meal: pizza!
20 posted on 01/13/2004 4:38:18 PM PST by Nick Thimmesch
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To: Tacis
I can't imagine letting ANY stranger in my house unless I'm well armed. What on earth does it matter what the color of their skin is? Are you saying it would be okay to let two white guys in your house?
21 posted on 01/13/2004 4:43:28 PM PST by basil
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To: AAABEST
Relationship changed. I got married and MeeknMing wasn't appropriate anymore.

22 posted on 01/13/2004 4:44:31 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (Freeper formerly known as MeeknMing)
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To: AAABEST
MeekOneGOP also decribes me better on this forum. I vote straight ticket GOP ...

23 posted on 01/13/2004 4:47:01 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (Freeper formerly known as MeeknMing)
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To: MeekOneGOP
MeekOneGOP also decribes me better on this forum. I vote straight ticket GOP ...

Hehe. If I were to follow your lead I might change mine to AAABESt_I'm_not_so_sure_anymore.

24 posted on 01/13/2004 4:51:54 PM PST by AAABEST
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To: Elliott Jackalope
Digital man?
25 posted on 01/13/2004 4:52:02 PM PST by satchmodog9 (it's coming and if you don't get off the tracks it will run you down)
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To: AAABEST
hehe ! I think there is a boatload of folks here on FR lately with that feeling. :O)

Hang in there, friend! And thanks.


26 posted on 01/13/2004 4:59:50 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (Freeper formerly known as MeeknMing)
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To: rickmichaels
This POS should get the chair.

And don't wet the sponge.

FMCDH

27 posted on 01/13/2004 5:03:55 PM PST by nothingnew (The pendulum is swinging and the Rats are in the pit!)
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To: ummark
Senseless killers deserve the harshest of sanctions

I agree. So why is Sadam being accorded "prisoner of war" status?

The mention of senseless killers brought that to mind. Probably off point but just had to say it.

28 posted on 01/13/2004 5:08:49 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: basil
Also remember the "+1 rule" If you see one there may be more.

I go to the door armed. If I don't know the people outside I don't answer. Friends and acquaintances rarely "drop by" they call first--its the polite thing to do, but I excuse it for really good friends..:)

Push in roberies are more common than people are told. And I refuse to become a statistic.
29 posted on 01/13/2004 5:10:49 PM PST by BudgieRamone (Unapologetically Male: I eat, sleep, shoot, drink, use power tools, and water my herbs & orchids :))
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To: MeekOneGOP
They are trying to use the same argument here in Ohio, that the drugs used are cruel & unusual punishment.It's just an attempt to void the death penalty via the court system.
I say go back to hanging tried & true if it was good enough for the Nazi Numburg goons it's good enough for any two bit hoods!
30 posted on 01/13/2004 6:47:11 PM PST by bonehead4freedom
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To: Cboldt
Set off some Erie thoughts for me, too. "Wait a second. He's already dead."
31 posted on 01/13/2004 6:52:29 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: nothingnew
And don't wet the sponge.

If you don't wet the sponge, it won't conduct electricity. I've always been fond of hanging, myself. It make a bold statement to others.
32 posted on 01/13/2004 10:18:39 PM PST by BJClinton (Agh! A few minutes ago I thought of a really cool tagline and now I've forgotten it.)
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To: MeekOneGOP
What I find interesting is that there is a web site for death row prisoners to get pen pal mail. How about posting some worthies and their addresses, so we can send them letters wishing they burn in hell?
33 posted on 01/13/2004 10:23:45 PM PST by hunter112
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To: MeekOneGOP
Thanks for the ping!

Here's a true classic -- Anything To Save A Killer.

34 posted on 01/14/2004 3:23:28 AM PST by Bonaparte
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To: MeekOneGOP
Speaking of pizza-delivery men, what ever happened in the case of the pizza delivery guy who robbed a bank and claimed he had been forced to do this by someone who attached a bomb to his neck? The police didn't believe him until the bomb exploded. This was a few months ago.
35 posted on 01/14/2004 3:31:53 AM PST by wideminded
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To: wideminded
Only thing I can find is that the investigation into the strange death of Brian Wells is still going on. Nothing new since today's journalists only report news off of the wire and TV shows, not investigate the story like they used to. The only news references to this in the last couple of months are in 2003 year in review pieces.
36 posted on 01/14/2004 3:45:24 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Proud member of the right wing extremist Neanderthals.)
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To: Bonaparte
Thanks for the link. Bumping this so I can come back to it later.
Heading out here shortly for a while today. See ya'll later on ...

37 posted on 01/14/2004 6:45:49 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Freeper formerly known as MeeknMing)
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To: nothingnew
And don't wet the sponge.

A-HA! Someone else is a fan of Stephen King's "The Green Mile" :~D

38 posted on 01/14/2004 6:59:39 AM PST by cuz_it_aint_their_money (There is some good left in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it's worth fighting for. - Samwise Gamgee.)
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To: Bonaparte
Man ! Lying and the guy got off ? Sheesh !

39 posted on 01/14/2004 12:35:02 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (Freeper formerly known as MeeknMing)
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To: cajun-jack
Almost 20 years ago a convict in Texas named Thomas Barefoot was executed. He got his just deserves. He was one of the first if not the first to be executed by injection. Hehad his final meal and was all hooked up and the warden was ready when the supreme court issued a stay. Out comes the IV and he goes back to his cell. A couple of days later the court says, "oops we screwed up, go ahead and execute him." In goes another IV and this time they do the job.
40 posted on 01/14/2004 1:01:58 PM PST by SLB ("We must lay before Him what is in us, not what ought to be in us." C. S. Lewis)
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To: MeekOneGOP
He is a pizza man, not a vicious murderer. /sarcasm
42 posted on 01/14/2004 1:40:48 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: Dog Gone
Why the heck didn't they mention "murder" in the title??? That is why he is being put to death.

What a bunch of slimebags!
43 posted on 01/14/2004 1:45:25 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: dhs12345
No kidding. Oh well, the $10 robber has exactly 2 more hours left on this planet.

Right now, he's probably having a last meal.

Pizza is my guess.

44 posted on 01/14/2004 1:59:31 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone
LOL!!!!!
45 posted on 01/14/2004 3:25:10 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: yall

Man executed for Prosper murder

Appeal failed to prove that injection is cruel, unusual punishment

07:29 AM CST on Thursday, January 15, 2004

By TIM WYATT / The Dallas Morning News

HUNTSVILLE – A former pizza delivery man was executed Wednesday for the 1990 shooting death of a Prosper woman during a robbery at her home.

Kenneth Eugene Bruce, 32, of Celina became the second death-row inmate in Texas to die this year. He is also the fourth inmate in the last two months to try to stop his execution by arguing that the intravenous cocktail used to kill inmates is cruel and unusual punishment.

In an appeal rejected by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Mr. Bruce's attorneys argued that one of the three drugs in the mixture leaves inmates paralyzed but conscious as the final, lethal poison begins to take effect.

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The argument delayed the recently scheduled executions of two other Texas inmates, but new dates have been set for both to die later this month.

Mr. Bruce was one of four men charged and convicted in the Dec. 10, 1990, killing of Helen Ayers, 54. The attack also left Mrs. Ayers' husband, Richard, paralyzed from a gunshot wound to his lower back.

The couple let the men into their Prosper home on a cold night after two men told the Ayerses that their car needed a jump start. Moments later, two more men came in with guns and forced the Ayerses to lie face down on a mattress in their bedroom, then shot them both at close range.

According to trial records, the robbery netted the men about $10 in cash, plus some jewelry.

Mr. Ayers, now 71, did not want to attend the execution, said his son, David Ayers.

"He feels somewhat uncomfortable watching somebody die – given that the last person he saw die was his wife," David Ayers said.

Two men who also played a role in the robbery – Sam Andrews Jr. and Anthony Quinn Bruce – were given life prison sentences and, by state law at the time, were required to serve at least 15 years in prison before becoming eligible for parole.

Another participant, Eric Lynn Moore, was also sentenced to die but won a reprieve based on arguments that he shouldn't be executed because he is mentally retarded. His case is currently being reviewed by an appeals court, and he has not been given a new execution date.

During police interviews and trial testimony, none of the men admitted to firing the shot that killed Mrs. Ayers.

Under state law, winning a capital murder conviction did not require prosecutors to prove that Mr. Bruce fired the fatal shot. Instead, jurors had to find only that he participated in the crime while knowing that someone could be killed.

E-mail twyatt@dallasnews.com


Online at: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dallas/tsw/stories/011504dntexexecution.c6688.html

46 posted on 01/15/2004 8:30:01 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Freeper formerly known as MeeknMing)
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To: Sparta; luckodeirish; archy; Houmatt; BJClinton; SpookBrat; bonehead4freedom; ...
The court did not stop this one AND they put the two stays last month BACK IN the queue for this month.

Full article above ...

Man executed for Prosper murder
Appeal failed to prove that injection is cruel, unusual punishment

Excerpt:

HUNTSVILLE – A former pizza delivery man was executed Wednesday for the 1990 shooting death of a Prosper woman during a robbery at her home.

Kenneth Eugene Bruce, 32, of Celina became the second death-row inmate in Texas to die this year. He is also the fourth inmate in the last two months to try to stop his execution by arguing that the intravenous cocktail used to kill inmates is cruel and unusual punishment.

In an appeal rejected by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Mr. Bruce's attorneys argued that one of the three drugs in the mixture leaves inmates paralyzed but conscious as the final, lethal poison begins to take effect.

The argument delayed the recently scheduled executions of two other Texas inmates, but new dates have been set for both to die later this month.





Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my Texas Executions ping list!. . .don't be shy.


47 posted on 01/15/2004 8:39:03 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Freeper formerly known as MeeknMing)
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To: RushLake
Please advise if he makes the obligatory apology to the family of his victim. I always find that such a human touch.

The state rolled him out last night. The update in post #46 didn't say either way.

And I checked with the TDCJ and they aren't updated yet. They usually post their last statements.


48 posted on 01/15/2004 8:50:27 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Freeper formerly known as MeeknMing)
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To: MeekOneGOP
re your number 48, thanks for the update.

There was a murderer in Ohio that went to get the cocktail to hell yesterday (I believe) who cried and protested his innocence on the way to the death chamber. The news account I read didn't say whether he apologized to the family of the victim or not.

49 posted on 01/15/2004 9:32:40 AM PST by RushLake
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To: MeekOneGOP
Good news and good riddance.
50 posted on 01/15/2004 12:56:52 PM PST by onyx (Your secrets are safe with me and all my friends.)
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