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PegasusAT

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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2007 10:04:13 PM

On January 9, 2007 the State of Oklahoma executed Corey Hamilton for the 1992 execution-style slaying of four employees at Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken Restaurant in Tulsa 14 years ago. The four robbers took $2,200 and then forced the victims into the restaurant's walk-in refrigerator on August 17, 1992. They were each shot once in the back of the head.

Justice has been served.

Tulsa Killer Executed For Quadruple Slaying

[Edited by: runningmp at 1/9/2007 10:04:19 PM EST]
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rdamurphy
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 10:46:56 AM

as a lifelong repub n conserv a death penalty supporter here

but for different reasons then been listed my main reason being this
i dont want them enjoying 1 more moment
not by reading a book
not by watching a movie
not by enjoying their thots (maybe reliving their crimes)
not by self pleasure
not in any way in any form at any time

the end
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mnjrfan
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 7:06:38 AM

rumbleseat: "There is no honour in barbarians carrying out the death penalty."

Complete nonsense!

If we as a society can put down a bear, wolf, dog, etc, that has been deemed a threat to society, why not a human being? The death penalty works for me!
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2ovrpar
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 6:22:32 AM

A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening.

Lisa Coleman, 38, received a lethal injection about an hour after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-day appeal to spare her. She was pronounced dead at 6:24 p.m. CDT on 9-17, 12 minutes after Texas Department of Criminal officials began administering a lethal dose of pentobarbital.

Another notch for the Lone Star State.


[Edited by: 2ovrpar at 9/25/2014 6:23:08 AM EST]
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 5:58:02 PM

RJ - "There's no intelligence in leaving a demonstrated threat alive to kill again." Amen to that statement for sure.....

One thing for certain --- the rate of recidivism is zero when the Death Penalty is properly applied.

Rumble if you feel that I or we are barbarians - I suggest you dont live near us and for sure dont break the laws that we, as a society, have determined rate the Death Penalty.
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 5:48:32 PM

therder - "Judge orders Kentucky penitentiary to hold powwow for deathrow inmates"

Considering that the first and third paragraphs contradict each other, this doesn't seem like a particularly competent judge.

Or maybe there's more to the story.

[Edited by: rjhenn at 9/23/2014 5:48:53 PM EST]
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therder
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 5:33:35 PM

Judge orders Kentucky penitentiary to hold powwow for deathrow inmates

Death row inmates demanding privileges. I hope they also get to smoke the peace pipe. Wouldn't want them to be "irreparably harmed".

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2ovrpar
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 8:27:58 AM

A Texas death row inmate, Willie Trottie, convicted of killing his former common-law wife and her brother more than two decades ago in Houston was executed by lethal injection Wednesday evening.

As the lethal dose of the powerful sedative pentobarbital kicked in, he closed his eyes and breathed quietly. After about eight breaths, he opened his mouth to exhale, then closed it. There was no further movement.

Kudos to Texas on a job.......done!
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 1:13:59 AM

rumbleseat - "There is no honour in barbarians carrying out the death penalty."

There's no intelligence in leaving a demonstrated threat alive to kill again.
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 11:21:06 PM

"I really dont give a fig how comfortable the killer was during the execution."
There is no honour in barbarians carrying out the death penalty.
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johnnyg1200
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 8:59:35 PM

>>I really dont give a fig how comfortable the killer was during the execution. Kill him fast and efficiently and call it good. <<

A few years ago I did some reading on midlevel and roman era execution methods. Those people truly believed in punishment.
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 8:51:18 PM

Johnny - I really dont give a fig how comfortable the killer was during the execution. Kill him fast and efficiently and call it good.
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johnnyg1200
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 8:33:37 PM

Today Missouri administered justice for two workers of the Ruby Tuesday restaurant chain.
Earl Ringo, Junior and an accomplice robbed a Ruby Tuesday restaurant in Columbia Missouri. During the course of the robbery the two executed two store employees. The first victim was a company delivery truck driver who was shot in the face from about six inches. The second victim was forced to attempt to open the safe and then also shot in the head. All of this for $1,400 dollars.

As with the other seven executions in Missouri this year the guilt of the low life piece of garbage was not in doubt. The only questions were about the racial makeup of the jury and the comfort for the killer.


Earl Ringo Jr. Executed
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 1:19:37 AM

sgm4law - "I think I'll just put this here, in noting another exoneration."

Does that actually mean anything other than that the justice system keeps getting better?

Not perfect, but better.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 12:16:24 PM

I think I'll just put this here, in noting another exoneration.
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therder
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 7:33:48 AM

The parents of Melinda Griffin had to wait 19 years for that animal to be put down. There is a convicted killer here in Kentucky that has been on death row almost 30 years. I would call that cruel and unusual punishment for the victim's loved ones.
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2ovrpar
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 6:23:59 AM

Well done Mizzou!!
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johnnyg1200
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 3:19:40 AM

Today Missouri executed Michael Worthington for the 1995 rape and murder of Melinda Griffin.

In 1995 Michael Worthington Broke into the house of his 24 year old neighbor's house. He chocked Melinda Griffin unconscious and proceeded to brutally her. During the rape Melinda Griffin regained conscious and started to fight her attacker. He then chocked her to death. Worthington was caught driving Melinda's car and in possession of some of the property taken from her apartment. While being questioned by police he confessed to the rape and murder. At his trial he plead guilty to the rape and murder.

19 years later justice has been done.
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Passer
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 2:50:49 AM

"There are 13 countries where the sentence is death if one is convicted of professing atheism. That seems reasonable...LoL"> 6ballman

But in those countries, having an extra 4 balls -- unlike what the God of the Koran created and is normal, would also qualify. Of course that is just as reasonable.

And they can be much more "creative" in their executions, and have them tailored exactly to the crime...

Ouch!







[Edited by: Passer at 8/3/2014 2:51:33 AM EST]
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 9:27:02 PM

<<The whole idea behind using drugs for execution is to make the process look 'clean'.>>

Yeah, that's not working out too well lately.
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2ovrpar
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 1:47:10 PM

The guillotine is fast as is the firing squad.
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 12:48:54 PM

The main reason they don't use le guillotine or a firing squad is that too many people are squeamish about blood.

And, of course, the electric chair makes the body convulse, which looks 'cruel'.

The whole idea behind using drugs for execution is to make the process look 'clean'.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 9:16:07 AM

It's time for them to stop using lethal injection and use something that actually works the way they expect it to. Why not the guillotine or the electric chair or a shooting squad?

This, of course, does not represent a change in my belief that the government should not be carrying out death sentences, but a recognition that if it does, it should do so without misfires, so to speak, like what happened yesterday in Arizona.
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XJohnnyVx
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 7:35:47 AM

"There are 13 countries where the sentence is death if one is convicted of professing atheism. That seems reasonable...LoL"

Maybe we can ship BuZZ to one of them...

[Edited by: XJohnnyVx at 7/24/2014 7:36:04 AM EST]
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six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 6:14:10 AM


There are 13 countries where the sentence is death if one is convicted of professing atheism. That seems reasonable...LoL
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2ovrpar
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 6:11:45 AM

The State of Arizona executed Joseph Wood on Wednesday. It took him nearly two hours to die after his veins were injected with a novel combination of two drugs. Wood's last breaths were like "a fish on shore gulping for air," said reporter Troy Hayden.

His slow death is fueling a debate that has kicked up as states look for new drug alternatives for lethal injections.

Did the execution with the new combination amount to "cruel and unusual punishment" and violate his Constitutional rights?

It did, say Wood's lawyers. One of them called it "bungled" and "botched."

The State of Arizona disagrees.

The state corrections department followed protocol in Wood's execution, it said in a statement. It double-checked his "deep sedation" seven times between the time the execution procedure began at 1:52 p.m. local time and the time he was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m.

It's always sunny in Arizona!
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2ovrpar
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 6:01:35 AM

Missouri inmate John Middleton has been executed after a series of final hour requests for stays and a delay were rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Triple-killer John Middleton died peacefully at 7:06 p.m. yesterday evening, strapped to a gurney in the Bonne Terre prison’s death chamber after a frantic two-day effort by his attorneys to save his life. Middleton was sentenced to death in 1997, two years after he murdered Alfred Pinegar. He later was sentenced to death for the murders of Randy Hamilton and Stacey Hodge, also in l995.

Justice has been served "Show Me" Style. BooYah!!
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2ovrpar
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 6:29:34 AM


Twenty years, four months and six days after Eddie Wayne Davis kidnapped, raped and suffocated 11-year-old Kimberly Ann Waters in Lakeland, he died in the state's execution chamber Thursday at Florida State Prison.
It took the state 11 minutes to take his life.

He murmured prayers as the state's execution team prepared to execute him, his eyes darting around the chamber. Leather straps secured him to the table, with his left arm outstretched for the lethal injection.

Despite the last-minute efforts by his lawyers to halt the execution for fear a possible blood disorder combined with the injected drugs would cause Davis extreme pain, he showed no signs of discomfort. Two minutes after beginning the lethal injection, the unidentified execution leader leaned into Davis, appearing to check for consciousness. A minute later, Davis' mouth fell open slightly and he began breathing heavily.

Four minutes after the process began, Davis' breathing grew shallow and he became very still.

At 6:43 p.m., 11 minutes after the lethal injection began and after a physician's examination, the execution leader announced that the sentence against Davis had been carried out.

Another animal put out to pasture. BooYah!!

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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2014 1:05:38 PM

Marking the third execution in 24 hours John Ruthell Henry was put to death for the 1985 stabbing death of his wife and her 5 year old son from her previous marriage.

Two things to remember about this killer, first he was sentenced to 15 years in 1976 for the stabbing death of his girl friend. He was paroled in 1983 after only 7 years. Do the math.

Second the little boy Henry killed was killed at a separate location from his mother's murder. Henry took the boy for a ride, fed him and then killed him after he killed the little boy's mother.


[Edited by: johnnyg1200 at 6/19/2014 1:05:53 PM EST]
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johnnyg1200
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2014 6:46:55 PM

Two more killers that will never kill again. Again in both cases guilt was not in question.
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2ovrpar
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2014 6:15:27 AM

In Georgia, Marcus Wellons, 59, received a lethal injection late Tuesday at a prison in Jackson after last-minute appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court were denied. A corrections official said he was pronounced dead at 11:56 p.m. Eastern time.

In Missouri, John Winfield was executed at the state prison in Bonne Terre by lethal injection at 12:01 a.m. and was pronounced dead at 12:10 a.m., a spokesman for the Department of Public Safety said.

Two animals put out to pasture.
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PopcornPirate
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Message Posted: May 23, 2014 9:09:41 AM

therder
I like the idea of using Heroin.
There is plenty being confiscated.
Why not use it & save the money.
The convict will die anyway.
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therder
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Message Posted: May 23, 2014 1:08:32 AM

I can just imagine the court battles if states started using heroin as the lethal injection drug. Still sounds like a practical idea though.
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therder
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Message Posted: May 22, 2014 11:34:37 PM

I can't understand how lethal injections are botched to begin with. Heroin addicts have been doing it to themselves for a hundred years. Police department evidence rooms across the US are well stocked with heroin. This resource is free, freely available, and, apparently reliable, and in large doses acts much like the drug cocktails: first subduing the subject physically, then arresting their heart and lung functions. The subject feels no pain, and likely dies as in sleep instead of trauma.
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: May 14, 2014 6:46:44 PM

KansasGunman - "The one thing I give credit to the Chinese is in swiftly carrying out the punishment which rather eliminates long drug out appeals."

Doesn't do much for fair trials though.
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: May 14, 2014 6:46:05 PM

SE3.5 - "RJ, I noticed you found it."

Yep, thanks for pointing it out, though I haven't seen anything new there.
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Message Posted: May 14, 2014 8:30:54 AM

Works for me and the victim's families...good enough.

The one thing I give credit to the Chinese is in swiftly carrying out the punishment which rather eliminates long drug out appeals.
Cap them in the back of the head with a 9mm.

I especially like the government mandate that the immediate family of the POS being executed is in full attendance, seated in the front row witnessing the execution and then required to take the corpse with them to deal with after being charged the price of the spent cartridge.

Expedient for sure and a whole lot of reduction in cost.

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SE3.5
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Message Posted: May 13, 2014 2:01:30 PM

RJ, I noticed you found it.
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: May 13, 2014 12:15:17 PM

You should provide a link, or at least tell us what category it's under.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: May 13, 2014 8:30:42 AM

There is a topic called "Topic: 4% of Death Row Inmates Are Innocent". You (plural) should copy and paste some of your comments over there.
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2ovrpar
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Message Posted: May 13, 2014 6:33:20 AM

The guillotine has a very high success rate.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2014 9:00:48 PM

malcm, I actually agree with you. The simplest way to execute someone, reasonably quickly and with a minimum of pain, without relying on poisons like lethal injection or the gas chamber, or techniques like electrocution or even hanging, all of which can go wrong -- is a good old-fashioned firing squad.

And if the first volley doesn't cause a quick death, a second one can finish the job.

And firing squads leave no potential for third parties to withhold supplies -- unless an opponent of the death penalty corners the market on bullets.

GTH



[Edited by: gas_too_high at 5/12/2014 9:01:34 PM EST]
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malcm
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Message Posted: May 5, 2014 1:32:58 PM

Why do we need to get fancy with some drug "cocktail? Keep it simple - a bullet to the skull is immediate and, probably, pain free - certainly more so than the deaths and dismemberments we impose on the young soldiers we send to walk the mined roads in Iraq and Afghanistan.
After all, we passed a sentence of death on the mass murderer, Bin Laden, right? How was it applied? With a BULLET!
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Message Posted: May 5, 2014 12:31:10 PM

"kill um all, .. save us money"

A mob leader couldn't have said it any better!
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Message Posted: May 5, 2014 9:30:35 AM

robert hendirx lived too long on taxpayer funded expense - imo
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2ovrpar
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Message Posted: May 5, 2014 7:34:48 AM

Time to forget the lethal injection. Go back to public hangings.
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Message Posted: May 5, 2014 3:24:42 AM

kill um all, .. save us money
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Message Posted: May 5, 2014 2:39:31 AM

A botched execution can make the people of an entire State criminally liable.
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 6:25:41 AM

Well done for Mizzou and the Sunshine state on a job......done.
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 7:29:09 PM

On 28 August 1990 Elmer Scott (25) was due to testify against his cousin Robert Hendrix in regards to a burglary case that could have gotten Robert 4 years in prison. Rather than face the court Robert went to his cousin’s house the night before and killed Elmer and his wife Susan (18). Elmer was pistol wiped shot and his throat was slit for insurance. Elmer’s wife tried to fight Robert off but also was beaten, shot and stabbed.

Today 23 April 2014 Robert Hendrix was executed by the state of Florida. Justice has been done.


Robert Hendrix executed for brutal Lake killings
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johnnyg1200
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 7:16:01 PM

On September 21, 1993, William Rousan, his son, Brent Rousan, and his brother, Robert Rousan went to the farm of Chuck (67) and Grace (62) Lewis. They intended to steel cattle from the Lewis farm and had discussed killing the couple if they needed to. William who knew the Lewis’s spotted Chuck cutting the grass and waved to him. While Chuck was still on the riding mower he was shot six times. Grace heard the shots and went to investigate and was also shot. She was hit several times breaking both arms but was still alive. She was carried outside and placed on the ground on a garment bag and shot once in the head.

Today 23 April 2014 William Rousan was executed. Justice has been done.

Missouri Executes Inmate for 1993 Farm Slaying
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