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Ohio Executes Man Convicted of Killing 3
Yahoo AP ^ | 8/8/6

Posted on 08/08/2006 12:55:51 PM PDT by Borges

A man who said he worshipped Satan and enjoyed killing three people, stabbing and beating them and stomping on them with steel-toed boots, was executed Tuesday.

Darrell Ferguson, 28, the youngest person put to death in Ohio since 1962, died by injection at 10:21 a.m. at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility.

He had asked for the death penalty and chose not to pursue appeals, which could have delayed his execution for years.

Ferguson was the second inmate executed using the state's new lethal injection protocol, adopted after an execution in May was delayed while prison staff struggled to find a useable vein on that inmate, who asked them to find another way to kill him.

Officials said Ferguson's veins were closely examined before his execution, and the guidelines called for two injection sites to be prepared plus a new method of ensuring veins stay open.

He was convicted of three counts of aggravated murder in the Christmas Day killing of Thomas King, 61, in 2001 and the deaths the next day of Arlie Fugate, 68, and his wife Mae, 69. King was disabled and used crutches, Arlie Fugate had cancer and Mae Fugate took meals to wheelchair-using neighbors.

The victims let Ferguson into their homes in Dayton because they knew him. Ferguson's mother had been married to King's brother, and Ferguson's family had once lived near the Fugates.

Ferguson committed the murders after getting a two-day pass from a drug treatment program he had been ordered to attend following a burglary conviction.

At his sentencing, he taunted the victims' families, saying he worshipped Satan, enjoyed the killings, had no remorse, and, if released from prison, would pick up where he left off.

Defense attorney Victor Hodge said Ferguson's behavior might have been a ploy to make sure he was sentenced to death so he could avoid spending the rest of his life in prison.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: crime; darrellferguson; deathpenalty; execution; satanism

1 posted on 08/08/2006 12:55:53 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

At least his was honest. I hope he burns in hell.


2 posted on 08/08/2006 12:57:24 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

" I hope he burns in hell."

He's probably there already.


3 posted on 08/08/2006 12:59:20 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: Borges
I'd say the ploy worked!
4 posted on 08/08/2006 1:00:44 PM PDT by Fury
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To: Old Grumpy

If he worshipped Satan, isn't that were he wanted to end up anyway?


5 posted on 08/08/2006 1:01:32 PM PDT by thundrey
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To: Perdogg

I think Satan has a special room reserved for this guy.


6 posted on 08/08/2006 1:02:21 PM PDT by RockinRight (She rocks my world, and I rock her world.)
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To: Borges

"Next!"


7 posted on 08/08/2006 1:04:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Borges

Buh-bye.


8 posted on 08/08/2006 1:05:12 PM PDT by Sterm26 (Death before Dhimmitude!)
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To: Borges
He can share a room with Tookie.
9 posted on 08/08/2006 1:05:28 PM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Free Republic is Currently Suffering a Pandemic of “Bush Derangement Syndrome.”)
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To: Borges

The world is a safer place today.


10 posted on 08/08/2006 1:09:02 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON!)
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To: Borges
One of my favorite scenes in the movie "Ghost" is when the bad guy is killed by the car, he stands up to see his own body laying in the street. Then comes the eerie goulish creatures that take him to his eternal reward.

Great scene.........

11 posted on 08/08/2006 1:09:23 PM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.)
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To: Borges
Nitrogen Asphyxiation - no pain, no mess, no hazardous body fluids, no fuss, no clean up, non toxic, and cheap. No need to worry about veins, no ACLU lawyers filing lawsuits about cruel and unusual, etc.
12 posted on 08/08/2006 1:09:35 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Borges

1 less piece of maggot dung eating vermin trash.


13 posted on 08/08/2006 1:10:49 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Leftism is the ideology of nihilism, despair, nothingness and death.)
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To: Borges

One less vote for Strickland and Sherrod.


14 posted on 08/08/2006 1:11:20 PM PDT by AdvisorB (For a terrorist bodycount in hamistan, let the smoke clear then count the ears and divide by 2.)
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To: Borges
Defense attorney Victor Hodge said Ferguson's behavior might have been a ploy to make sure he was sentenced to death so he could avoid spending the rest of his life in prison.

*This* is why I despise the typical American defense lawyer.

15 posted on 08/08/2006 1:11:25 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: Borges

16 posted on 08/08/2006 1:12:02 PM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: thundrey

Yep, he got his wish.


17 posted on 08/08/2006 1:14:16 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: thundrey
If he worshipped Satan, isn't that were he wanted to end up anyway?

He may well have wanted it, or thought he wanted it, but I guarantee he won't like it once he gets it.

18 posted on 08/08/2006 1:17:04 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: HEY4QDEMS

Oh perhaps his ethnic background explains why he did not have a lot of celebrities and criminal coddling dirtbags coming out to protest, or call for more DNA evidence, etc etc.


19 posted on 08/08/2006 1:21:27 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Borges

he daid.


20 posted on 08/08/2006 1:24:14 PM PDT by steveo (ADVERTISEMENT)
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To: taxcontrol

And the organs can be used in transplants.


21 posted on 08/08/2006 1:24:59 PM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Free Republic is Currently Suffering a Pandemic of “Bush Derangement Syndrome.”)
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To: Borges

One less sub-human to feed.


22 posted on 08/08/2006 1:32:51 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Borges

A Satan worshipper sent to meet his god. How fitting.


23 posted on 08/08/2006 1:35:39 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Borges

Any last words?


24 posted on 08/08/2006 1:38:12 PM PDT by chris_ab
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To: Borges
Ferguson's behavior might have been a ploy to make sure he was sentenced to death so he could avoid spending the rest of his life in prison.

Didn't work.

25 posted on 08/08/2006 1:39:23 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Headline: 'Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS: Fake But Accurate, Experts Say.')
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To: Mr.Smorch
One less more vote for Strickland and Sherrod.

The Democratic Party strongly supports full Civil Rights for Necro-Americans.

26 posted on 08/08/2006 1:41:56 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Headline: 'Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS: Fake But Accurate, Experts Say.')
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To: dfwgator

For a 28-year old to get executed in California, he'd have to have been a fetus when he committed the crime.


27 posted on 08/08/2006 1:44:50 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Meep Meep)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
LOL!!

The RATs have been supporting Civil Rights for the deceased at least since the time of the RAT inspired Tammany Hall; it's just Boss RAT, and now deceased (and hopefully not on the voting rolls) Mayor Richard Daley perfected it to an art form.

28 posted on 08/08/2006 1:48:24 PM PDT by AdvisorB (For a terrorist bodycount in hamistan, let the smoke clear then count the ears and divide by 2.)
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To: Borges


This man was clearly possessed by demons, not uninvited!


29 posted on 08/08/2006 1:48:37 PM PDT by Paperdoll (........Washington Staters, Vote for McGavick!)
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To: Borges

Ok Ohio, youre on a role keep up the good work.


30 posted on 08/08/2006 1:54:09 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: COEXERJ145

Well, no one would really want that face, would they?


31 posted on 08/08/2006 1:58:21 PM PDT by AdvisorB (For a terrorist bodycount in hamistan, let the smoke clear then count the ears and divide by 2.)
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To: HEY4QDEMS

Mister tough guy who kill 3 elderly people would have spent every day in prison wishing he was dead. He took the cowards way out because being traded around for a smoke is a hard life. I hope where ever he is now is worse and that the relatives of his victims found some small amount of comfort in his death.


32 posted on 08/08/2006 2:00:08 PM PDT by mad puppy ( The Southern border is THE issue)
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To: Borges; ErnBatavia

Five years from crime to punishment. Not bad.

Now if we could only return to the days when delta-t was 5 minutes or, at most, 24 hours.


33 posted on 08/08/2006 2:07:34 PM PDT by tom h
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To: HEY4QDEMS
"No one ever just sat down and talked to that man"


34 posted on 08/08/2006 2:11:25 PM PDT by Slump Tester ( What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: tom h

I understand that William McKinley's assassin was tried, convicted, and executed all within five weeks.


35 posted on 08/08/2006 2:45:02 PM PDT by AdvisorB (For a terrorist bodycount in hamistan, let the smoke clear then count the ears and divide by 2.)
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To: Mr.Smorch

In the West, during especially lawless days, executions happened within 24 hours. Convicted on Monday, hung on Tuesday.


36 posted on 08/08/2006 2:49:29 PM PDT by tom h
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To: Gay State Conservative

If you forced defense attorneys to do their pro bono defense of P-O-Ss like this fellow truly pro bono, then they wouldn't do it anymore. But the Legal Services Foundation, and other state organizations, pay almost full legal rates so these d-ckhead lawyers get government subsidy to act like, speak like, and live their liberal ideals.

How'd you like to earn $150/hr to host a talk radio show? Same thing.


37 posted on 08/08/2006 2:52:09 PM PDT by tom h
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To: tom h

They've gone from executing the perp in two days, then to five weeks, and now in some places ten to twenty years, and they call that progress?


38 posted on 08/08/2006 2:53:01 PM PDT by AdvisorB (For a terrorist bodycount in hamistan, let the smoke clear then count the ears and divide by 2.)
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To: Borges
A man who said he worshipped Satan and enjoyed killing three people, stabbing and beating them and stomping on them with steel-toed boots, was executed Tuesday.

Say hi to him now that you get to meet him in person.

39 posted on 08/08/2006 2:53:43 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: tom h
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40 posted on 08/08/2006 2:55:30 PM PDT by AdvisorB (For a terrorist bodycount in hamistan, let the smoke clear then count the ears and divide by 2.)
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To: HEY4QDEMS


Eek.


41 posted on 08/08/2006 2:55:59 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Borges
At his sentencing, he [said that} .. if released from prison, would pick up where he left off.

Probably a good thing he wasn't released from prison then, eh?

Defense attorney Victor Hodge said Ferguson's behavior might have been a ploy to make sure he was sentenced to death so he could avoid spending the rest of his life in prison.

Now if we could just bring back the innocent victims, EVERYBODY would be happy.

42 posted on 08/08/2006 3:07:17 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: Old Grumpy

At 10:22 a.m. he realized that, like muslim suicide bombers, all is not as advertised!


43 posted on 08/08/2006 6:00:32 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: TNCMAXQ
"...perhaps his ethnic background explains why he did not have a lot of celebrities and criminal coddling dirtbags coming out to protest..."

hmmmm...

44 posted on 08/08/2006 7:54:53 PM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: HEY4QDEMS

Lethal Injection was too good for this creep. Personally, they should have just dumped him naked in the middle of the Columbian jungle and let the rebels there tear him apart.


45 posted on 08/08/2006 7:57:04 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (404 Page Error Found)
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