Skip to comments.Florida Man Becomes 3rd Executed in US in 24 Hours
Posted on 06/21/2014 1:25:30 AM PDT by nickcarraway
Florida on Wednesday executed a Tampa-area man who murdered his estranged wife and her young son in 1985, two years after he had been paroled for killing his previous spouse.
It was the third U.S. execution in less than 24 hours since a botched April lethal injection in Oklahoma.
John Ruthell Henry, 63, was pronounced dead at 7:43 p.m. after receiving a lethal injection for the stabbing death of Suzanne Henry. He also was convicted of stabbing her 5-year-old son, Eugene Christian, hours after the woman's murder.
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Pent-up demand, just playing catch-up.
The rate will slow down in a few weeks, just as soon as some tame judge can issue an injunction against any further executions.
But right now the window is open.
Pendergast sang about it; “Turn Out The Lights, and Light A Candle”.
Always such a nice touch when the creep apologizes. Apparently no word on whether or not the other two creeps apologized?
Is that a new record!?!
Need to clean out death row, need the room for so many more, at three a day it would probably take a year or two.
i’ll go for the trifecta Alex....
“Florida on Wednesday executed a Tampa-area man who murdered his estranged wife and her young son in 1985, two years after he had been paroled for killing his previous spouse”
However, even if an “innocent” person has been executed, I believe that more innocent people have been murdered by those that have once been convicted of murder, but for some reason released/escaped from prison, than “innocent” people been executed. This man’s case is an example, one of many. Executing murderers is the only sure way they will not kill again.
Life in prison without parole (as if that really exist) is more cruel and unusual then the death penalty.
As a side note, kidnapping was once a major problem in this nation until the FBI got involved and kidnappers were executed. The man that kidnapped Lindbergh’s baby and killed him, was arrested, tried, found guilty, supreme court ruled on the appeal and was executed within two years.
Since the death penalty is allowed in our constitution, the Supreme Court can not simply rule it unconstitutional, but they can (and have) muddy the water so much every case must be examined and re-examined until it takes years to finally provide the victims justice.
At the outbreak of the Civil War, the Army hanged 38 Sioux in the largest mass hanging in U.S. history.
Our best year was 1935, with 197 executions, mostly by electrocution.
Of the 15,717 people executed in the United States the majority, 9183, were by hanging, mostly in the 19th Century. Two men were hanged in Plimoth colony for killing an Indian. (A third fled to avoid trial and was never seen again. He almost certainly died in the wilderness.)
What you are describing is casuistry, as opposed to rule of law. The founders were aware of the dangers of casuistry, which is why they tried to institute the rule of law. It really didn't take root, this rule of law thing, did it?
Coming soon to treacherous IRS agents that committed crimes against the Republic
Anyone getting to the point of death penalty has done some very heinous things. Good that they are now permanently out of society.