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Florida man on death row for 40 years executed (Askari Abdullah Muhammad)
Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/07/14 | Bill Cotterell

Posted on 01/07/2014 5:11:19 PM PST by Libloather

**SNIP**

Askari Abdullah Muhammad, 62, who was known as Thomas Knight when he killed his former employer and his wife in 1974, was pronounced dead at 6:45 p.m. EDT (2345 GMT) from a lethal injection, said Misty Cash, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Corrections.

**SNIP**

Muhammad was sentenced to death for the 1974 murders of Sydney and Lillian Gans in Miami. Muhammad had previously worked for Gans at a paper bag company, and abducted him from a parking lot with a rifle, forcing Gans to drive home and get his wife before making them withdraw $50,000 from a bank. He shot the couple in the back of their heads and fled but was captured a short time later.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: death; executed; florida; goodriddance; itsastart; killer
40 years? That's an awful lot of free meals.
1 posted on 01/07/2014 5:11:19 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

“The only thing cruel and unusual about the death penalty are the appeals” - El Rushbo.


2 posted on 01/07/2014 5:13:32 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Obama is very angry and will get to the bottom of it.)
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To: Libloather

Not to mention the millions spent on appeals.


3 posted on 01/07/2014 5:13:46 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Libloather

Why the hurry? /s

He was only involved in killing a total of four people in his life.

Even after he was behind bars.


4 posted on 01/07/2014 5:14:00 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Libloather

too bad the aryans didn't take care of the maggot years ago,
  but better late than never, as the saying goes

5 posted on 01/07/2014 5:16:15 PM PST by tomkat (you'll know when it's time)
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To: exit82

Tommy, we hardly knew ye.


6 posted on 01/07/2014 5:17:24 PM PST by Macrinus
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To: Libloather

Exactly what in the hell would take 40 days, much less 40 years to execute this piece of garbage. No . . . seriously . . . the word “appeals” doesn’t wash . . . what the hell is going on nationwide with these scumbags? I just don’t get it.

You can get into and out of the Supreme Court in less than a year with appeals, so WTF happens after the dirtbag gets convicted? I’d really like to know.


7 posted on 01/07/2014 5:18:44 PM PST by laweeks
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To: Libloather

Good grief. He killed two people AFTER being incarcerated.


8 posted on 01/07/2014 5:19:21 PM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
True, you should be allowed 1 and you have to do it within the first 3 months and then:

BAM you're gone.

9 posted on 01/07/2014 5:25:25 PM PST by maddog55
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To: logitech
Good grief. He killed two people AFTER being incarcerated.

Yeah but those don't count they were for allah.

Muhammad made a final appeal in late December, arguing that the state withheld evidence of his mental condition that might have disputed premeditation in the slaying of the prison guard.

I understand the mental condition he was talking about was being a muslim.

10 posted on 01/07/2014 5:25:36 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Libloather

Askari Abdullah Muhammad, 62, who was known as Thomas Knight


noted.......................


11 posted on 01/07/2014 5:26:12 PM PST by PeterPrinciple
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To: Libloather

I wish I could change my name to something cute and ethnic like that.

I’m going for Gwanna Snuff-you Turd.

It’s Irish.


12 posted on 01/07/2014 5:26:22 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (Burn my flag? I'll piss on your ashes.)
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To: Libloather

40 years, yet they offed McVeigh damn near right away.


13 posted on 01/07/2014 5:39:47 PM PST by ~Pandora
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To: West Texas Chuck

Snuffutyrd..isnt that an old Welsh Name?


14 posted on 01/07/2014 5:43:51 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: ~Pandora
40 years, yet they offed McVeigh damn near right away.

McVeigh was a white male and not Muslim.

15 posted on 01/07/2014 5:45:28 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Libloather

“Mohammad” and “murder” - never far apart.


16 posted on 01/07/2014 5:54:00 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: BerryDingle
McVeigh was a white male and not Muslim.

"Askari" (nee "Thomas") was not really Muslim, either:


17 posted on 01/07/2014 5:54:12 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Nor was he white.)
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To: Libloather

hm... what’s worse than get executed... getting life in prison and THEN being executed !


18 posted on 01/07/2014 5:59:57 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Libloather

When conservatives are chairmen of the senate and house judiciary committees, they should make several changes, that are in no way unfair.

1) Declare states to be “competent authorities” to carry out capital punishment, so that their means of doing so are not open for nit-picking appeals. It is up to them to decide how they want to execute, using any traditional means.

2) More all death penalty appeals to the head of the federal docket, with limits on appeal delays to one month each for the defense, the prosecution, and at the discretion of the judge.

3) Judges should only be able to overturn death sentences if evidence exonerates, or there is evidence of gross negligence or malfeasance by the police or officers of the trial court. Otherwise, the federal judge should return a questionable conviction to the trial court for reconsideration, but without direction or recommendation.

4) Statements by judges opposing the death penalty are suitable grounds for recusal.


19 posted on 01/07/2014 6:07:24 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (There Is Still A Very Hot War On Terror, Just Not On The MSM. Rantburg.com)
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To: laweeks

There are men on Death Row in California who have been there since 1979, and they are no closer to an execution date today than when they arrived there.


20 posted on 01/07/2014 6:19:26 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: Libloather; All

The Criminal Rights NutJobs are the ones who keep these capital felons on Death Row for years because of the endless appeals and protests

The victims families must have endured living hell waiting for so long to see justice

Nothing is more vile than Criminal Rights NutJobs who want to end capital punishment, and stall every execution


21 posted on 01/07/2014 6:25:29 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: PeterPrinciple
Askari Abdullah Muhammad, 62, who was known as Thomas Knight

Hey, at least they did not name him Kamau, or Rhashan, or something really weird.

22 posted on 01/07/2014 7:18:11 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: laweeks

Thing is, that for some reason we have wimps when it comes to governors who shrink from doing the ‘dirty work’ that has to be done, the work that they are paid to do.


23 posted on 01/07/2014 7:19:44 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: Libloather

The wait to see 72 Helen Thomases for Mohammad was 39 years 11 months and 15 days to long.


24 posted on 01/07/2014 7:41:56 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014 the year of dead RINOs)
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To: ~Pandora

McVeigh did not fight his execution to any credible degree. He welcomed it as a soldier. A deranged, baby killing soldier, but a soldier nevertheless.


25 posted on 01/07/2014 7:45:59 PM PST by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: SeminoleCounty

YUP! It is called the “Lawyer Scam!”


26 posted on 01/07/2014 8:12:05 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Libloather

This 1974 hate crime of a Miami couple took place just about the time that the Islamic propagandists started a campaign of infiltrating U.S. prisons and convincing the stupidest set of African Americans to become Muslim wannabees! This got the Islamic radical foot in the door of America’s cities. No one told these Black Christians about the fact that Muslims were and remain the buyers and sellers and traders of Black Africans! They blindly threw away Christianity to join the hate-mongering, violence-promoting religion of those who enslaved them and continue to buy and sell slaves in Africa. One can only shake one’s head in amazement at the blindness of the Blacks one sees dressed up in face coverings, head coverings, Muslim hats and robes, just like Muslim slave traders and giving their kids Muslim names. With every day they glorify those who made them slaves. Blacks who understood something about the world kept their distance from these hate-mongering charlatans who tried to convert them to the Nation of Islam. Does his chosen first name, “Askari” mean “I is scary”?


27 posted on 01/07/2014 11:57:29 PM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now

I see the name is said to mean “fighter.” The “religion of peace” at it again:

http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com/meaning_of_Askari.html


28 posted on 01/08/2014 12:02:49 AM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Libloather

40 years? Sure takes Florida a long time to throw out the trash.


29 posted on 01/08/2014 8:05:58 AM PST by House Atreides
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