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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.




IF YOU WANT TO REALLY UNDERSTAND THE TYPES OF CASES THE DEATH PENALTY IS INTENDED TO DEAL WITH, TAKE A FEW MINUTES AND READ THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION OF AN “AGGRAVATED MURDER” WHICH OCCURRED IN WICHITA, KANSAS. **** THEY WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO VOMIT ****

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.

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FIRST, THE KILLER, SIDNEY GLEASON’S MURDER CASE:

THE FACTS:
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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Jury sentences serial killer to death in 4th penalty trial

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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.




Death sentence upheld for Kansas killer who stuffed women’s bodies in barrels

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UntitledThe 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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DEATH PENALTY NEWS: THIS FROM THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE LEGAL FOUNDATION (CJLF)

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.

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TEXAS EXECUTES ITS 12TH INMATE OF 2015!

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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.

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THIS TIME FROM TEXAS

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Texas executes inmate for killing man in $8 robbery

A convicted killer in Texas was executed Tuesday for fatally shooting another man in a robbery that yielded just $8. That’s right $8 dollars.




The Execution of Alfredo Prieto

robberyThe execution of Alfredo Prieto: Witnessing a serial killer’s final moments

– He entered the death chamber at 8:52 p.m. Thursday, and was dead by 9:17 p.m.
– A diverse crowd of witnesses watched every moment intently, some in the chamber with him, some victims’ family members and friends in a room peering through one-way glass, and then about 18 more people – Lawyers, corrections officials, and four reporters including me — facing him straight on from another room.
-We watched what appeared to be an utterly painless death for a man who brutally killed nine people and devastated nine families, and here is how it unfolded:A muted injection process, watched by two dozen hushed witnesses.

Fairfax Co., VA Prosecutor RAY MORROGH witnessed the killer’s death by lethal injection.
-“I thought Prieto died a much easier death than any of his victims, he said. He passed very quietly. The way he was administered the lethal injection and went to sleep, I’ve seen family and friends struggle to the last heartbeat. His death was a lot easier than those women who begged for their lives.” (Click here for full Washington Post article)




DEATH PENALTY NEWS: CALIFORNIA’S NEW DEATH ROW —– VIRGINIA

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The title of this post is taken from Debra Saunders’ spot-on and mind-bendingly ironic column in today’s SF Gate. As Ms. Saunders notes:
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California has a new Death Row — it’s called Virginia. Death penalty opponents, federal judges and defense attorneys have been so successful at blocking capital punishment in California that a San Quentin Death Row inmate has more to fear from being extradited for a capital murder to another state than seeing his sentence carried out here. There has been no execution in California since a federal judge effectively halted the practice in 2006.

There is undoubtedly someone more deserving of execution than the killer facing his imminent punishment in Virginia, but it’s hard to think of one off-hand:

Take serial killer Alfredo Prieto. In 2005, Prieto was on San Quentin’s Death Row for the 1990 rape and murder of 15-year-old Yvette Woodruff in Riverside County, when DNA evidence linked him to three 1988 murders in Virginia.

Under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, California sent Prieto to Virginia, where killers sentenced to death actually face the likelihood of execution. (Authorities say evidence links Prieto to nine murders.)

In 2010, a Virginia jury sentenced Prieto to death for the murder of Rachel Raver and Warren Fulton, both 22. Prieto is scheduled for lethal injection at the Greensville Correctional Center in Virginia Thursday night.

Just 13 inmates have been executed in California since the death penalty resumed in 1978. Prieto will become the second√ California Death Row prisoner to be executed in another state.

We will probably never know how many innocent people are dead because Prieto wasn’t executed before now.



 
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