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  • 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...
  • Kim Jong-Un keeps teen sex slaves, executes musicians with anti-aircraft guns, defector reveals

    09/20/2017 8:28:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/20/2017 | By Katherine Lam, Fox News
    Kim Jong Un’s officials plucked teenage girls from North Korean schools to serve as the leader’s sex slaves, indulged in a gluttonous lifestyle while his people starved and ordered public executions that turned into horrific shows of violence, a North Korean defector revealed. Hee Yeon, who fled Pyongyang in 2015 and now lives in Seoul, told The Mirror about the years she spent living in constant fear of Kim Jong Un since the ruthless dictator took control of North Korea in 2011. “Despite our privilege we were scared. I saw terrible things in Pyongyang,” Hee Yeon said. In what heinous...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz “Absolute Wreck – Barely Able to Function” Since Imran Awan Arrest

    07/28/2017 8:54:39 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 58 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-28-17 | Cristina Laila
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz employed Pakistani IT staffers and brothers who were paid over $4 million dollars over the course of their employment even though they were accused of a cyber-security breach. Imran Awan was arrested as he attempted to flee the U.S. after wiring approximately $300,000 to Pakistan. Fox News is the only cable network covering this huge scandal.  When Imran Awan was arrested he was carrying $12,000 in cash on him. His wife was carrying $12,000 of cash when she fled the country too. Imran and his Muslim brothers, Abid and Jamal accessed unauthorized computers while acting as IT specialists. The three brothers were making...
  • Ohio preps for 1st execution in more than 3 years

    07/08/2017 8:44:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | July 8, 2015 | WOWK
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio says it’s following a mandatory checklist for putting inmates to death as it prepares for the state’s first execution in more than three years. Items on that checklist include determining that the state has enough lethal drugs for the execution, evaluating the inmate’s mental health and checking his veins for the insertion of IVs.
  • Virginia executes inmate for killing 2 in 2006

    07/06/2017 7:25:59 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 24 replies
    Fox5DC ^ | 7/6/17 | AP
    Virginia has executed a man who killed a hospital security guard and sheriff's deputy after escaping from custody in 2006. Thirty-five-year-old William Morva was pronounced dead at 9:15 p.m. Thursday after an injection at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt. He had no last words. It was the first execution carried out in Virginia under a new protocol that makes more of the lethal injection procedure secret. Morva was in jail awaiting trial on attempted robbery charges when he overpowered a deputy sheriff during a trip to the hospital. He used the deputy's pistol to fatally shoot an unarmed security...
  • Condemned Inmate Wants Steak, Chicken, Pork Chop for Last Meal

    05/11/2017 8:44:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Thursday, May 11, 2017 | Rhonda Cook
    J.W. Ledford, who is schueduled to be executed Tuesday, has asked for a high-calorie last meal with three kinds of meat. The Department of Corrections on Thursday released Ledford’s requested menu: filet mignon wrapped in bacon with pepper Jack cheese, large French fries, 10 chicken tenders with sauce, fried pork chop, bloomin’ onion, pecan pie with vanilla ice cream, sherbert and Sprite. Ledford has filed a petition for clemency and the State Board of Pardons and Paroles will hear from his lawyers and advocates on Monday. He also has a complaint pending in federal court in Atlanta, saying a death...
  • Gunshot, not Lethal Injections, Is Most Humane

    05/03/2017 8:46:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 70 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/03/17 | Michael Fumento
    Capital punishment in the US needs to be debated on its own merits and may eventually go the way of Canada. Until then, a humane society needs to choose the most humane method of employing it Lethal injection executions, back in the news, just aren’t working. For a variety of reasons. While they are bloodless (so is strangulation, starvation, and being broken on the wheel), it appears they often are not painless. They most certainly are not quick, sometimes taking hours. They arguably violate the Hippocratic Oath in having a doctor perform them, yet you hardly want an amateur to...
  • Is It “UnChristian” to Execute 8 Murderers?

    04/25/2017 6:42:20 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 54 replies
    Rapture Forums ^ | 4/24/17 | Bryan Fischer
    The Bible clearly supports the death penalty for those who commit cold-blooded murder. At one point, Arkansas was scheduled to put eight murderers to death in 11 days, before its lethal injection drug reaches its expiration date. Is this, as many are arguing, an unChristian thing to do? A piece in Christian Today includes this incendiary headline, “Christian campaigners horrified by Arkansas execution.” This headline is written as if that is the only acceptable “Christian” position to take. The article makes reference to “the state’s rush to the death chamber,” apparently mindless of the plain legal fact that these men...
  • Highlights of the Anti Death Penalty Rally in Arkansas with Damien Echols & Johnny Depp

    04/21/2017 10:15:29 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 12 replies
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    A coalition of several groups opposed to the death penalty protested against 7 executions scheduled in the State of Arkansas. The rally was held at the Arkansas State Capitol on Friday April 14th. The 2 main guest speakers were West Memphis 3 suspect Damien Nichols and Movie Star Johnny Depp. Due to multiple lawsuits regarding the Death Penalty, executions by the state have been restricted to lethal injection and only with certain government approved drugs. Opponents of the death penalty claim that 1 and 10 criminals executed are innocent. Many activists also advocate for therapy of those on death row....
  • With Gorsuch’s Vote, Supreme Court Allows Arkansas to Execute Ledell Lee

    04/21/2017 8:09:51 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 59 replies
    Slate ^ | April 21, 2017 | Mark Joseph Stern
    On Thursday night, Arkansas executed Ledell Lee—the state’s first execution in 12 years. Lee is one of eight men whom Arkansas originally planned to kill over 11 days before one drug in the three-drug lethal injection cocktail expires. Four of these men have received stays of execution, but Lee’s final plea to the U.S. Supreme Court was rejected by a 5–4 vote. Justice Neil Gorsuch cast the deciding vote allowing Lee to die. It was his first vote cast as a justice of the court.
  • Human Rights Watch blasts Hamas executions

    04/06/2017 10:33:29 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Human Rights Watch on Thursday condemned Hamas, after the terrorist group executed three men in Gaza who were accused of “collaborating” with Israel. In a statement quoted by AFP, the organization urged Hamas to stop the "barbaric" practice. The executions were carried out after Hamas vowed revenge for the killing last month of one of its top terrorists, Mazen Faqha, which it blamed on the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad and its Palestinian "collaborators". The men who were hanged on Thursday were not implicated in the killing of Faqha but were accused of past acts of "treason and collaborating," a Hamas...