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North Carolina Man Executed for '92 Murder
Yahoo ^ | EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press

Posted on 11/12/2004 5:59:47 AM PST by Michael Goldsberry

RALEIGH, N.C. - A man whose death sentence for impulsively killing a woman during a 1992 robbery was opposed even by some capital punishment supporters was executed by injection early Friday.

Frank Chandler, 32, was put to death at Central Prison for killing 90-year-old Doris Poore, who surprised him when he broke into her house on a misguided search for drugs.

He lay on a gurney, raising his head several times to look at the gathered witnesses, then reclined and closed his eyes. When the injection was administered, he gave two sharp breaths, then stopped breathing.

Chandler was pronounced dead at 2:13 a.m., a Corrections Department spokeswoman said.

He had been visited in his final hours by his parents, brother and sisters. None stayed to witness the execution.

Poore's great-granddaughters stayed as witnesses but had no comment.

Poore, who lived alone in Mount Airy, was killed on Dec. 11, 1992. Her body was found the following day by a housekeeper.

Chandler was arrested less than a month later. He testified at his trial that he was looking for marijuana and thought he had broken into the house of drug users.

Poore died of head injuries she suffered when Chandler, startled in the dark by her scream, swung his hand and hit her.

The jury agreed with prosecutors that he killed Poore with the aggravating factor of seeking financial gain, which made him eligible for the death penalty.

But State Supreme Court Justice Robert Orr, a death penalty supporter, argued that Chandler shouldn't be executed since he didn't kill Poore for money.

Orr, who stepped down from the court in July, had urged Gov. Mike Easley to stop the execution, but Easley rejected a request for clemency about six hours before the execution.


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Way to go N.C.!
1 posted on 11/12/2004 5:59:47 AM PST by Michael Goldsberry
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To: Leapfrog
Another murdering thug takes the eternal celestial dirt nap!

Too bad it took 12 years to remove this creep from society.

2 posted on 11/12/2004 6:03:21 AM PST by Thermalseeker
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To: Thermalseeker
Did the Democrat lawyers get his vote in for John Kerry before they pulled the lever?

Another disinfranchised voter for the Dummycrats.

3 posted on 11/12/2004 6:07:31 AM PST by Viet-Boat-Rider (SLAP a Liberal verbally today! We MUST keep them down where they belong!)
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To: Leapfrog

Bravo, NC! Burn in hell, subhuman Chandler garbage!


4 posted on 11/12/2004 6:07:58 AM PST by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: Leapfrog

Good, we don't have to keep this scum alive for the next 40+ years. If the liberals ever got capital punishment overturned, their next goal would be to get these dirtbags paroled. Frank Chandler will never have the chance to walk free again.


5 posted on 11/12/2004 6:08:17 AM PST by Sociopathocracy
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To: Thermalseeker
Poore, who lived alone in Mount Airy, was killed on Dec. 11, 1992. Her body was found the following day by a housekeeper.

Another murdering thug takes the eternal celestial dirt nap!

Too bad it took 12 years to remove this creep from society.

That's pretty ridiculous. That's long enough ago that it was during the Bush (41) administration. W had not even run for political office yet.

6 posted on 11/12/2004 6:12:55 AM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Arlen Specter's got to go!)
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To: Sociopathocracy
If the liberals ever got capital punishment overturned, their next goal would be to get these dirtbags paroled.

I don't think that will happen. It looks like W will get a once in a lifetime opportunity to reshape the Supreme Court in the next four years. I think he'll be appointing judges who if anything will speed up the process.

7 posted on 11/12/2004 6:15:46 AM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Arlen Specter's got to go!)
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To: Leapfrog
JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED.

MAY HE ROT IN HELL....

8 posted on 11/12/2004 6:16:17 AM PST by montag813
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To: Leapfrog

Good news.


10 posted on 11/12/2004 8:33:09 AM PST by Tax-chick (First we had all the money, then we got all the votes, now we have all the fun!)
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