Skip to comments.Florida man on death row for 40 years executed (Askari Abdullah Muhammad)
Posted on 01/07/2014 5:11:19 PM PST by Libloather
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.
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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“The only thing cruel and unusual about the death penalty are the appeals” - El Rushbo.
Not to mention the millions spent on appeals.
Why the hurry? /s
He was only involved in killing a total of four people in his life.
Even after he was behind bars.
too bad the aryans didn't take care of the maggot years ago,
but better late than never, as the saying goes
Tommy, we hardly knew ye.
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.
Good grief. He killed two people AFTER being incarcerated.
BAM you're gone.
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.
Askari Abdullah Muhammad, 62, who was known as Thomas Knight
I wish I could change my name to something cute and ethnic like that.
I’m going for Gwanna Snuff-you Turd.
40 years, yet they offed McVeigh damn near right away.
Snuffutyrd..isnt that an old Welsh Name?
McVeigh was a white male and not Muslim.
“Mohammad” and “murder” - never far apart.
"Askari" (nee "Thomas") was not really Muslim, either:
hm... what’s worse than get executed... getting life in prison and THEN being executed !
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.
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.
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