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(Huffington Post) “A man described by a prosecutor as “pure damn evil” for killing two children and their father in 1998 was executed in Georgia on Wednesday. Daniel Anthony Lucas, 37, was put to death by lethal injection at 9:54 p.m. local time at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, the Georgia Department of Corrections said. Lucas confessed to fatally shooting Bryan Moss, 11, near Macon on April 23, 1998, after the boy arrived home from school and found Lucas and Brandon Rhode burglarizing the house, according to court records.”
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(CNN)Pablo Vasquez, a Texas man who killed a 12-year-old boy in 1998 and reportedly drank his blood after a satanic calling, was executed Wednesday, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice announced.
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A 72-year-old man convicted of murdering a convenience store manager in a 1979 robbery in Atlanta’s suburbs was executed in Georgia early on Wednesday, corrections officials said.
U.S. SUPREME COURT BY AN 8-1 VOTE REINSTATES DEATH SENTENCES IN WICHITA MASSACRE CASES.
Posted by Kent Scheidegger
The United States Supreme Court today decided the case of Kansas v. Carr, along with the companion case of Kansas v. Gleason. The Carr brothers are Kansas’s exemplar of why the death penalty is necessary. Their crime spree of robbery, murder, home invasion, and rape is truly a case where any lesser penalty would be a mockery of justice.
FIRST, THE KILLER, SIDNEY GLEASON’S MURDER CASE:
Less than one month after Sidney Gleason was paroled
from his sentence for attempted voluntary manslaughter,
he joined a conspiracy to rob an elderly man at knifepoint.1
Gleason and a companion “cut up” the elderly man
to get $10 to $35 and a box of cigarettes. 299 Kan. 1127,
1136, 329 P. 3d 1102, 1115 (2014).
Fearing that theirfemale co-conspirators would snitch, Gleason and his
cousin, Damien Thompson, set out to kill co-conspirator
Mikiala Martinez. Gleason shot and killed Martinez’s
boyfriend, and then Gleason and Thompson drove Martinez
to a rural location, where Thompson strangled her
for five minutes and then shot her in the chest, Gleason
standing by and providing the gun for the final shot.
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PORTLAND — A jury on Monday sentenced one of Oregon’s most prolific serial killers to death for the fourth time, an ultimately symbolic decision in a state that has not executed anyone in nearly 20 years.
Dayton Leroy Rogers, 62, who killed eight women in the 1980s, had previously been sentenced to death three times for his crimes, and each time the penalty was overturned on legal grounds. The jury’s new verdict comes despite a moratorium on executions imposed by the past two governors.
The Kansas Supreme Court upheld the death sentence for a convicted serial killer on Friday who trolled the Internet for female victims, sometimes using promises of work or sex, and stuffed some of their bodies into barrels on his rural property.
The ruling in the case of John E. Robinson Sr. — accused of killing seven women and a teenage girl in Kansas and Missouri — marked the first time that Kansas’ high court has upheld a death sentence since the state reinstated capital punishment in 1994.
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Gallup: Solid Majority Continue to Support Death Penalty
Posted by Kent Scheidegger of CJLF
Andrew Dugan has this report for the Gallup Poll with the above title.
Still, there is no denying that the opponents have made inroads. The number of people answering “not in favor” to Gallup’s poorly worded basic question is the highest it has been since before Furman v. Georgia in 1972, when the Supreme Court’s audacious act of judicial activism precipitated a sharp drop in opposition and a sharp jump in support.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man already being sought for a neighbor’s slaying when he killed a Dallas police officer outside a club was executed Wednesday.
Licho Escamilla was put to death for the November 2001 death of Christopher Kevin James who was trying to break up a brawl involving Escamilla. The 33-year-old prisoner was pronounced dead at 6:31 p.m. CDT — 18 minutes after the lethal injection began.
Escamilla became the 24th convicted killer executed this year in the United States. Texas has accounted for 12 of the executions.