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Florida Executes Man Who Killed S. Florida Couple & Guard
MiamiCBSLocal.com ^ | January 7, 2014

Posted on 01/07/2014 11:49:53 PM PST by South40

STARKE (CBSMiami/AP) — A man convicted of abducting and killing a Miami couple in 1974 and later stabbing a prison guard to death was executed at Florida State Prison, just one day after the Florida Supreme Court denied a stay of execution.

Askari Abdullah Muhammad, previously known as Thomas Knight, was pronounced dead at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday following a lethal injection at Florida State Prison, the governor’s office said.

The 62-year-old inmate was initially condemned to die for the 1974 abduction and killings of Sydney and Lillian Gans of Miami. Tuesday’s execution was specifically for his conviction in the 1980 killing of corrections officer Richard Burke.

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1 posted on 01/07/2014 11:49:53 PM PST by South40
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To: South40

Checking to see if a tear is rolling down my cheek.

Still waiting...

Waiting...


2 posted on 01/07/2014 11:52:09 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: South40

He’s just lucky Dexter didn’t get to him first.


3 posted on 01/07/2014 11:53:21 PM PST by Benito Cereno
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To: South40

FORTY YEARS after the vicious murders!

At least justice delayed was not justice denied, in his case.

Enjoy HELL, Askari Abdullah Muhammad, aka Thomas Knight.


4 posted on 01/07/2014 11:55:03 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: South40

I just took a crap as my expression of solidarity with this “tolerant” Black Muslim.

Next time Florida, just shoot the bastard when you catch him. He was reaching for a weapon, or his dick, or something.

The victims and their families needed justice a long time ago.


5 posted on 01/07/2014 11:57:54 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: South40

Good—Next!


6 posted on 01/08/2014 12:06:52 AM PST by funfan
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To: South40

Let me guess: The state of Florida has executed an innocent man, and a handful of middle aged lesbian women in Belgium with names like ‘Helgrithe’ who wear tapestry vest-dresses and clogs with socks and have unnaturally-colored hair styled by an electric hedge clipper are quietly depressed about the whole thing?


7 posted on 01/08/2014 12:09:22 AM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: South40

40 years from crime to execution.

Too long.


8 posted on 01/08/2014 12:13:38 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

How many of the victims’ loved ones have passed waiting for justice to be exacted? Horrific.


9 posted on 01/08/2014 12:19:12 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: South40

Somebody brave needs to campaign with the vow to expedite the death penalty if one is judged quilty and has explored at least two appeals. The voter support for that kind of ‘will do’ candidate would shock and awe the faint of heart pacifist.


10 posted on 01/08/2014 12:47:19 AM PST by lee martell
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To: Arthur McGowan

I’m tearing up because it took so damn long to rid the world of such GD garbage.


11 posted on 01/08/2014 1:14:39 AM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: South40

Just 40 years? Justice is swift.


12 posted on 01/08/2014 1:29:29 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: The KG9 Kid

You nailed it.... :o)

Good guess !


13 posted on 01/08/2014 1:31:34 AM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Slings and Arrows; All

Again my feelings:
Murder a citizen(s) , delay, delay, delay!
Kill a politician justice very swift!
Giuseppe Zangara - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Feb. 15 ,1933, shot at FDR but hit Mayor Cermak.
Mar. 6, 1933, Germak died.
Mar. 29, 1933 . Guieseppi was Executed.

NOT 40 YEARS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, LATER!
Maybe we all are not equal?


14 posted on 01/08/2014 1:47:11 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: GOYAKLA

If you’re asking the question you already know the answer.


15 posted on 01/08/2014 1:54:25 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: South40

16 posted on 01/08/2014 2:04:24 AM PST by Zakeet (If socialists understood economics, they wouldn't be socialists - Friedrich Hayek)
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To: South40

Murdered two people in 1074, wasn’t convicted until 1980 and wasn’t executed until 2014. That’s what is wrong with the “justice” system. That prison guard’s life could have been saved if the old swift justice of the noose was still in force, but we have too many lawyers now.


17 posted on 01/08/2014 2:50:44 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: fwdude

How many innocent people, like the prison guard, have been killed by convicted murderers because either their state has no death penalty or the convict wasn’t executed in a timely manner? Anti-death penalty opponents cry and whine about the possibility of an innocent person being executed. That’s a legitimate consideration, but how about the probably thousands of people who have been killed by escaped or paroled murderers? Or prison guards murdered by inmates. Who speaks for them?


18 posted on 01/08/2014 3:52:32 AM PST by driftless2
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To: South40
The insanity is this scum bag lived for 30 years on taxpayer funds longer than he should have.

I'm glad he is gone but appeals for 30 years is not justice for the family of the victims.

19 posted on 01/08/2014 4:15:58 AM PST by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: driftless2

The only reason it costs more to execute than life in prison is because the same people who are opposed to capital punishment are in favor of unlimited appeals. It’s like saying you can’t cross the ocean because it’s too expensive .(because the ONLY way to cross it is by building a giant bridge)

Limit appeals to 2 appeals in 5 years or whichever comes 1st-out of time, out of luck.


20 posted on 01/08/2014 5:04:05 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: South40

Since 1974? What happened to that swift and speedy justice thingie? Phew. Pity the victims’ families.


21 posted on 01/08/2014 5:10:26 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: The KG9 Kid; Jimmy Valentine's brother; BufordP; EDINVA; concretebob; 3D-JOY; ...
...a handful of middle aged lesbian women in Belgium with names like ‘Helgrithe’ who wear tapestry vest-dresses and clogs with socks and have unnaturally-colored hair styled by an electric hedge clipper ...

Sounds like those fun gals from Code Pink!

22 posted on 01/08/2014 5:14:02 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: Albion Wilde
Sounds like those fun gals from Code Pink!

Albion Wilde for the win!

23 posted on 01/08/2014 5:22:02 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother ("When leftists don’t get their way, they start shooting people and bombing buildings." - rr)
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To: South40

I love good news.

Anytime a moslem dies it is a good thing


24 posted on 01/08/2014 5:28:36 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: South40

Almost 40 years for justice to be done. Way, way too long.


25 posted on 01/08/2014 5:31:58 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

“The 62-year-old inmate was initially condemned to die for the 1974 abduction and killings of Sydney and Lillian Gans of Miami. Tuesday’s execution was specifically for his conviction in the 1980 killing of corrections officer Richard Burke.”......

What the hell takes soooooooooo long for these people to be dealt with? (Lawyers). At least one more muzzie (convert)has gone to search for his 7 virgins.


26 posted on 01/08/2014 6:05:51 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: South40; All

When there are conservative chairmen of both the senate and house judiciary committees, reform of the judiciary needs to be a priority. Not just structural reform, but streamlining of the death penalty appeals process. Some changes that need to be made, that will in now way make it less fair.

1) Declare the individual states to be “competent authorities” to carry out the death penalty as they see fit. This includes any traditional means of execution, as well as whatever chemicals they want to use for lethal injection. This eliminates the endless nit-picking by federal judges opposed to the death penalty at all. None of it could be appealed as “cruel or unusual” punishment.

2) Move all death penalty appeals to the head of the federal docket, so that they will be considered promptly, instead of having multiple year delays. Then limit the appeals courts to 3 months of continuances: one each for the defense, prosecution, and the judge, at his discretion.

3) Prohibit federal judges from overturning sentences except for either exculpatory evidence (proving that the defendant is innocent), or extraordinary misconduct on the part of the arresting authority or officers of the trial court. Otherwise, they are to return cases to the trial court for reconsideration, without explicit instructions.

Ideally, this will immediately reduce the time from sentencing to execution to under five years.


27 posted on 01/08/2014 6:39:59 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (There Is Still A Very Hot War On Terror, Just Not On The MSM. Rantburg.com)
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To: John O

Even if unsaved? How Christian of you.


28 posted on 01/08/2014 11:49:53 AM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother
Albion Wilde for the win!

I'm doin' mah end-zone dance right now!

29 posted on 01/08/2014 12:23:27 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: bigdaddy45

He had years to respond to the gospel. It is far better for a moslem to die lost than to drag other innocent people into hell with him.

Of course it is best if they be saved and changed, but since their religion COMMANDS them to lie if they can gain advantage by it you cannot trust their conversion.


30 posted on 01/08/2014 6:42:18 PM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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