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  • "I'm ready," Mexican citizen says before being executed in Texas for killing of wife, kids

    11/16/2018 4:52:01 PM PST · by bitt · 26 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 11/15/2018
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A Mexican citizen on death row in Texas was executed Wednesday night for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children more than 26 years ago. Roberto Moreno Ramos was condemned for the 1992 deaths of his 42-year-old wife Leticia, 7-year-old daughter Abigail, and 3-year-old son Jonathan at their home in Progreso, located along the Mexico border. When asked by the warden if he had a final statement, Ramos thanked the Mexican consulate for its assistance with appeals in his case and said he was grateful for "the humane treatment I got in prison in Texas."...
  • Tennessee man's last words in electric chair: 'Let's rock'

    11/01/2018 6:49:54 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 89 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 11/01/18 | Kimberlee Kruesi
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Tennessee inmate's final words were "let's rock" moments before he became the first man executed in the electric chair in that state since 2007, put to death for the killings of two men during a drug deal-turned-robbery decades ago.</p>
  • Liberals emulate Iran: Guilt by Accusation, Sentenced to Execution

    10/12/2018 8:21:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/18 | A. Dru Kristenev
    As far as liberal emotionalism is concerned, America is illegitimate unless they, leftists, are in charge Day by day, the concept of fairmindedness is being drowned out by surging self-righteousness. The democrat driven kangaroo court that tried to condemn Brett Kavanaugh on the uncorroborated testimony of a woman, who has since been credibly tied to FBI deep state assets, was enough to give pause in assessing the veracity of her charges. At least it was to senators who hadn’t fully succumbed to the minority party’s coercion and sanctimonious chest-thumping. They didn’t buy the guilt by accusation.
  • Botched CIA Communications System Helped Blow Cover of Chinese Agents

    09/03/2018 12:48:08 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 28 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | August 18, 2018 | Zach Dorfman
    "It was considered one of the CIA’s worst failures in decades: Over a two-year period starting in late 2010, Chinese authorities systematically dismantled the agency’s network of agents across the country, executing dozens of suspected U.S. spies. But since then, a question has loomed over the entire debacle. How were the Chinese able to roll up the network? Now, nearly eight years later, it appears that the agency botched the communication system it used to interact with its sources, according to five current and former intelligence officials. The CIA had imported the system from its Middle East operations, where the...
  • More than quarter of Alabama's death row inmates choose [nitrogen] gas over lethal injections

    08/25/2018 2:50:47 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 53 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 25, 2018 | Kim Chandler
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Some say inhaling nitrogen gas would be like dying on a plane that depressurizes in flight, swiftly killing all aboard. Now more than a quarter of Alabama’s death row inmates have signed statements saying they would prefer that gas over lethal injection or the electric chair when facing execution. No inmate in the U.S. has been put to death with nitrogen gas before, and critics suspect at least some inmates are simply hoping to delay a date with the death chamber through the inevitable legal challenges ahead. State corrections officials say 51 of Alabama’s 180 inmates have...
  • Saudi Arabia Beheads Human Rights Activist For Posing A Threat To Islam's Values

    08/24/2018 12:15:19 PM PDT · by TheTimeOfMan · 65 replies
    freespeechtime.com ^ | 2018-08-24 | Unknown
    According to reports from human rights organizations Saudi Arabia is about to behead female activist in public - Mainstream media is silent to avoid damaging the image of Islam. Esraa al-Ghamgam, a female human rights activist sentenced to death over her human rights activism after serving three years in detention. Her last words as she was sentenced to death were “I am being killed innocent, I will seek justice from God.” Saudi Arabia is the head of the UN Human Rights Council despite its worst human rights record in the world.
  • Tennessee executes killer with controversial drugs that Sotomayor said could inflict torturous pain

    08/10/2018 8:51:15 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 89 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 10, 2018 | Deanna Paul
    Tennessee executed Billy Ray Irick on Thursday night, after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a final request to stay his execution. Convicted of the 1985 rape and murder of 7-year-old Paula Dyer, Irick is the state’s first inmate to be put to death since 2009. He was also the first to receive Tennessee’s controversial new three-drug cocktail. Thursday’s lethal injection was made up of compounded midazolam, used to render a person unable to feel pain during an execution, a paralytic drug called vecuronium bromide, and compounded potassium chloride for the killing agent. Potassium chloride has been described by the Supreme...
  • Iran must halt execution of Ramin Hossein Panahi, say UN rights experts

    07/17/2018 8:24:47 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    GENEVA (18 June 2018) – UN human rights experts* have made a fresh call to Iran to annul the death sentence imposed on Iranian Kurd Ramin Hossein Panahi, amid reports that he will be executed after the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The execution of Mr. Panahi was previously set for 3 May, but was postponed. It is understood that a request for a judicial review was rejected by the Iranian Supreme Court in late May, and the sentence against him was then referred to the office responsible for carrying it out.“The Iranian authorities must now halt the...
  • Japan Executes Cult Leader Behind 1995 Sarin Gas Subway Attack

    07/06/2018 11:50:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/06/2018 | Austin Ramzy
    The leader of a cult in Japan whose followers released deadly gas in the Tokyo subway in 1995, killing 13 people and injuring thousands, was executed Friday. The cult leader, Shoko Asahara, was one of 13 people sentenced to death in connection with the attack and other killings carried out by the group, Aum Shinrikyo. He was hanged Friday morning along with six followers, Japan’s Justice Ministry said. Japan, which generally reserves capital punishment for people convicted of multiple homicides, usually executes a handful of people each year. The date of executions is not announced in advance, and the condemned...
  • Zanyar Moradi and Ramin Hossein Panahi’s Open Letter on Public Awareness (Iran,political execution)

    07/01/2018 8:40:22 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Kurdistan Human Rights Network ^ | 31.05.2018 (5-31-18) | Zanyar Moradi, Ramin Hossein Panahi
    Zanyar Moradi and Ramin Hossein Panahi, two Kurdish political prisoners sentenced to death by the Iranian government, have published an open letter to the public regarding the implementation of the “death penalty” from the history of Constitutionalism to today and stated that various governments regard such penalty as “the most fearsome tool for the elimination of dissents.”In their letter, these two political prisoners who are at risk of immediate execution called on Iranian political and civil activists to investigate the unfounded allegations and anti-humane sentences against Kurdish political prisoners in order to prevent the government from pursuing its current...
  • Too frail for death row? Texas inmate seeks execution reprieve

    06/18/2018 5:33:05 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 18, 2018 | Jon Herskovitz
    After two recent botched U.S. executions of inmates with compromised veins, a convicted murderer and rapist is arguing he is too ill to be put to death by lethal injection in Texas later this month. Lawyers for Danny Bible, a 66-year-old inmate set to be executed on June 27, said in a federal court filing in June that his health and vein access were worse than inmates in Alabama and Ohio whose executions were called off after IV placements failed. The cases have capital punishment critics questioning whether justice is served by executing a person convicted of horrific crimes but...
  • The Seven Cruelest Types of Torture Ever Devised

    05/31/2018 6:39:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 30, 2018 | John Hawkins
    Torture has been around as long as human beings have and some of the devices used have become legendary. The rack, the iron maiden, thumb screws – none of them are very pleasant. However, when you’re talking about torture, there are some cruelties that stand out beyond all others. 1. Scaphism AKA the Boats AKA the Tub The Persians were big fans of a gruesome torture method that began by binding the person in place. Depending upon the method, either the head, hands and feet, or just the head was sticking out of the boat and/or tub the person was...
  • Texas man executed for killing 5-year-old and her grandmother at girl's birthday party

    04/26/2018 11:26:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | April 26, 2018
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A prisoner on Texas death row for killing a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother in a gang-related shooting at a child's birthday party in Fort Worth a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening. Erick Davila received lethal injection for using a laser-sighted semi-automatic rifle to spray bullets at about 20 people - more than a dozen of them children. Annette Stevenson, 48, and her granddaughter, Queshawn Stevenson, were killed and four others were wounded, including the girl who was celebrating her 9th birthday. Authorities said the April 6, 2008, attack was in apparent retaliation for a previous...
  • Iran’s ‘Moderate’ President Appoints Justice Minister Linked With Torture, Mass Executions

    04/20/2018 2:13:11 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 19, 2018 | Heshmat Alavi
    The ‘moderate reformist’ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed as justice minister Alireza Avayi, who participated in mass executions against political opponents. Who is Iran’s Alireza Avayi? Now Iran’s justice minister, he is also among those involved in imprisoning, torturing, and executing Iranians in the past 39 years.It appears the “moderate reformist” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed Avayi to replace the defamed Mostafa Pourmohammadi and continue his crackdown policy in the face of an uprising nation. Avayi’s recent speech at the United Nations Human Rights Council disgraced this world body and resulted in numerous protests. His appointment calls for a deep look...
  • Execution Date Set for ‘Stocking Strangler’ Carlton Gary

    02/25/2018 7:32:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Ledger-Enquirer ^ | February 23, 2018 | Ben Wtight
    More than 40 years after three women were raped and murdered in the Wynnton area, convicted “Stocking Strangler” Carlton Michael Gary faces an execution date in the grisly slayings. An order was filed Friday in Muscogee Superior Court, setting the seven-day window for the execution to begin at noon Thursday, March 15 and ending at noon a week later. Gary has concluded all his direct appeals, including state and federal habeas corpus proceedings. District Attorney Julia Slater was unavailable for comment because of a death in the family. Senior Assistant District Attorney Don Kelly, who helped fight Gary's final appeals,...
  • Judge Stays Alabama Execution of Ill Inmate

    02/07/2018 5:36:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    WVUA-TV ^ | February 6, 2018 | University of Alabama Journalism Class
    A federal judge has stayed the lethal injection of an Alabama inmate in order to have an independent medical expert review his claims that he is too sick to be executed. [Snip] A lawyer for Doyle Lee Hamm has argued that lethal injection would be unconstitutionally cruel because lymphoma and hepatitis C have compromised Hamm's veins. His lawyer also argued it would be inhumane to execute someone battling cancer. [Snip] Hamm was scheduled to be executed Feb. 22 for the 1987 murder of motel clerk Patrick Cunningham.
  • Death row inmate who killed daughters smiles at ex-wife at execution: 'Well, hi Mary Jean'

    02/02/2018 10:28:27 AM PST · by bgill · 32 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 2, 2018 | Michael Graczyk
    A former Dallas accountant condemned for fatally shooting his two young daughters while their mother listened helplessly on the phone was put to death Thursday night in Texas. John David Battaglia was executed for the May 2001 killings of his 9-year-old daughter, Faith, and her 6-year-old sister, Liberty. Battaglia and his wife had separated, and he shot the girls at his Dallas apartment during a scheduled visit... Asked by the warden if he had a final statement, the inmate replied: "No," then changed his mind. "Well, hi, Mary Jean," he said, looking and smiling at his ex-wife. "I'll see y'all...
  • Dallas Man Executed for Killing Daughters While Mom Listened

    02/01/2018 11:09:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | Thursday, February 1, 2018 | Michael Graczyk
    A former Dallas accountant condemned for fatally shooting his two young daughters while their mother listened helplessly on the phone was put to death Thursday night in Texas. John David Battaglia was executed for the May 2001 killings of his 9-year-old daughter, Faith, and her 6-year-old sister, Liberty. Battaglia and his wife had separated, and he shot the girls at his Dallas apartment during a scheduled visit. His lethal injection was the nation's third this year, all in Texas. The punishment was delayed more than three hours until the U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals from his lawyers to review his...
  • ‘Tourniquet Killer’ Anthony Allen Shore executed in Texas for 1992 strangling

    01/19/2018 7:33:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 19, 2018 | by AP
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Texas carried out the nation's first execution of 2018 Thursday evening, giving lethal injection to a man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique on four female victims. Anthony Allen Shore was put to death for one of those slayings, the 1992 killing of a 21-year-old woman whose body was dumped in the drive-thru of a Houston Dairy Queen. In 1998, Shore received eight years' probation and became a registered sex offender for sexually assaulting two relatives. Five years later, Shore was arrested for the 1992 slaying of Maria del Carmen...
  • Alabama inmate defiant before his execution for killing cop

    10/20/2017 2:41:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    KSL ^ | 10/20/17 | Kim Chandler
    A convicted cop killer who sued Alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death, but not before he cursed at the state and said: "I hate you."As the procedure began Thursday night, Torrey Twane McNabb, 40, raised both of his middle fingers in a show of defiance. McNabb's attorneys had unsuccessfully sought to stop the execution since he was one of several inmates in an ongoing lawsuit challenging the humaneness of the state's lethal injection procedure.McNabb was convicted of killing Montgomery police officer Anderson Gordon in 1997. He shot Gordon five times as the officer sat in his...