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Scheduled Executions / Re: Keith Leroy Tharpe - GA - ...
Last post by deeg - September 25, 2017, 08:55:16 PM
The same old excuses - alleged abuse, alleged addiction, alleged cognitive deficits, alleged remorse and of course, has found God.  The only for sure thing - he killed someone. 
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Scheduled Executions / Re: Keith Leroy Tharpe - GA - ...
Last post by Grinning Grim Reaper - September 25, 2017, 05:50:56 PM
Georgia death row inmate Keith Leroy Tharpe asks for clemency hours before execution

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

UPDATED: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 12:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA -- A Georgia prisoner scheduled for execution this week has spent the last 27 years regretting the decisions that led him to kill his sister-in-law as she was on her way to work with his estranged wife, his lawyers said in a clemency application.

Keith Leroy Tharpe, 59, is scheduled to be put to death Tuesday at the state prison in Jackson for the September 1990 shooting death of Jacquelyn Freeman.

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles was holding a hearing Monday -- the 27th anniversary of Freeman's death -- on Tharpe's clemency petition. The parole board is the only authority in Georgia that can commute a death sentence.

In a clemency application that was declassified Friday, Tharpe's lawyers detail a tough childhood and an extensive history of substance abuse that they say included getting black-out drunk by age 10 and a debilitating crack cocaine habit.  :P

Tharpe's wife left him Aug. 28, 1990, taking their four daughters with her to live with her mother.  :P

His addiction coupled with intellectual disabilities dating to childhood left him unable to deal effectively with the stress of losing his family, his lawyers wrote in the clemency application.  :P

He drank and smoked crack until early on Sept. 25, 1990, his lawyers wrote.  :P  As his wife was driving to work with her brother's wife that morning, he used a borrowed truck to block them. He got out armed with a shotgun and ended up killing Freeman.

Tharpe went to trial in Jones County a little more than three months after the killing and was convicted and sentenced to death

In the clemency application, his lawyers describe a changed man who has kicked his addictions, devoted his life to God and sought to help improve the lives of others while also developing deep remorse.   :P

"He wishes more than anything he could take back that day and give back Mrs. Freeman's life," Tharpe's lawyers wrote.  :P

The clemency application includes testimonials from Tharpe's mother, one of his daughters, other family members, prison staff, clergy members and friends.

A federal judge earlier this month declined to reopen Tharpe's case, and a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected his appeal. But the panel said that in light of U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this year on racial prejudice in jury deliberations, Tharpe must make those arguments in state court first.

Tharpe's lawyers are appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court and are also pursuing action in state court.

If executed, Tharpe would be the second inmate put to death in Georgia this year.

www.torontosun.com
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Scheduled Executions / Re: Keith Leroy Tharpe - GA - ...
Last post by Grinning Grim Reaper - September 25, 2017, 05:43:32 PM
Tharpe's appeals have been turned away by the 11th circuit.
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Scheduled Executions / Re: Keith Leroy Tharpe - GA - ...
Last post by Grinning Grim Reaper - September 25, 2017, 05:41:30 PM
Tharpe's final meal request includes three spicy chicken breasts, roast beef sandwich with sauce, fish sandwich, tater logs, onion rings, apple pie and a vanilla milkshake.

This guy's diaper will be holding a real load when they carry him out.
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Scheduled Executions / Re: Keith Leroy Tharpe - GA - ...
Last post by phlebbb - September 21, 2017, 12:12:41 AM
A man in Georgia set to be executed Tuesday requested some seriously high-calorie food for his last meal.

Keith Tharpe — who was sentenced to death in 1991 for the murder of Jacquelin Freeman — requested three spicy chicken breasts, roast beef sandwich with sauce, fish sandwich, tater logs, onion rings, apple pie and a vanilla milkshake, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Not every state honors inmates’ last meal requests. Some limit the cost — Florida's ceiling is $40, according to the Department of Corrections website, with food to be purchased locally. Others, like Texas, which never had a designated dollar limit, mandate meals be prison-made. Some states don't acknowledge final meals, and others will disclose the information only if the inmate agrees, said K. William Hayes, a Florida-based death penalty historian.

CALIFORNIA HOTEL WILL DELIVER 10-POUND DOUGHNUT TO YOUR ROOM

There is one thing prisoners will never be allowed as part of their last meal: alcohol, which was requested by inmate Marcus Ray Johnson in 2015, who wanted a six-pack of beer, Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

In Georgia, if an inmate makes no special request for his last meal, they are given the standard menu of chicken and rice, rutabagas, seasoned turnip greens, dry white beans, cornbread, bread pudding and fruit punch, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.
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Last meal requests from well-known prisoners have become somewhat famous. In 1994, John Wayne Gacy requested 12 fried shrimp, bucket of original recipe KFC, french fries and a pound of strawberries. In 1963,
A man in Georgia set to be executed Tuesday requested some seriously high-calorie food for his last meal.

Keith Tharpe — who was sentenced to death in 1991 for the murder of Jacquelin Freeman — requested three spicy chicken breasts, roast beef sandwich with sauce, fish sandwich, tater logs, onion rings, apple pie and a vanilla milkshake, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Not every state honors inmates’ last meal requests. Some limit the cost — Florida's ceiling is $40, according to the Department of Corrections website, with food to be purchased locally. Others, like Texas, which never had a designated dollar limit, mandate meals be prison-made. Some states don't acknowledge final meals, and others will disclose the information only if the inmate agrees, said K. William Hayes, a Florida-based death penalty historian.

CALIFORNIA HOTEL WILL DELIVER 10-POUND DOUGHNUT TO YOUR ROOM

There is one thing prisoners will never be allowed as part of their last meal: alcohol, which was requested by inmate Marcus Ray Johnson in 2015, who wanted a six-pack of beer, Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

In Georgia, if an inmate makes no special request for his last meal, they are given the standard menu of chicken and rice, rutabagas, seasoned turnip greens, dry white beans, cornbread, bread pudding and fruit punch, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.
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Last meal requests from well-known prisoners have become somewhat famous. In 1994, John Wayne Gacy requested 12 fried shrimp, bucket of original recipe KFC, french fries and a pound of strawberries. In 1963, Victor Feguer requested a single olive with the pit in it, according to Business Insider. 


Part of the article had an inaccuracy in it.If you click on the link that the Business Insider provided, it linked to the article, which  stated Victor Feguer was executed by L.I. in 1963.....sorry sports fans,Charlie Brooks was the first to die by Lethal injection on 12/07/1982 in Texas. Fegeur was executed by hanging in Iowa by the federal government.

Perhaps, knowing Ga's track record on executions lately, Mr.Tharpe will get his wish...time will tell.
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Stays of Execution / Re: John David Battaglia - TX ...
Last post by Grinning Grim Reaper - September 20, 2017, 04:10:43 PM
The TCCA just ruled Battaglia competent and remanded the case back to the trial court to set an execution date.

Couldn't happen to a bigger POS...nail him Texas.  This guy is like two Ronald Phillips.
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Scheduled Executions / Re: Jack Gordon Greene - AR - ...
Last post by Grinning Grim Reaper - September 18, 2017, 06:19:51 PM
Arkansas board to hear convicted killer's bid for clemency month before execution date

LITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas Parole Board says it will hear a convicted murderer's bid for clemency just more than a month before he's scheduled to be executed.

The board said Friday it will hold a hearing Oct. 4 on Jack Greene's application for executive clemency. Greene was convicted of killing Sidney Jethro Burnett in 1991 after Burnett and his wife accused Greene of arson.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson last month scheduled Greene's execution for Nov. 9 after the state said it had a new supply of midazolam, one of three drugs the state uses for lethal injection.

In April, the state scheduled eight executions before its previous supply of midazolam expired. Four prisoners were put to death and four other men were spared by the courts.

www.arkansasonline.com
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Scheduled Executions / Re: Keith Leroy Tharpe - GA - ...
Last post by Grinning Grim Reaper - September 13, 2017, 08:22:09 PM
Jones County killer set to be executed, clemency hearing announced

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has set a date to hold a clemency hearing for a Jones County man set to be executed later this month.

Keith Leroy Tharpe was sentenced to death for the 1990 murder of his sister-in-law, Jacquelyn Freeman.

Tharpe shot Freeman three times with a single-shot 12-gauge shotgun. He was convicted of malice murder and kidnapping and was sentenced to death on Jan. 10, 1991.

Tharpe's state and federal appeals have concluded, and clemency will be considered at a 9 a.m. meeting in the board's hearing room on Sept. 25, according to a Wednesday news release from the board.

Tharpe is set to die by lethal injection Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.

www.macon.com
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Scheduled Executions / Re: Gary Otte - OH - 9/13/17 -...
Last post by Grinning Grim Reaper - September 13, 2017, 04:42:23 PM
Last words and such...

In his last statement, Otte said he would like to "profess my love for my family," none of which witnessed his execution. He then said "I'm sorry" to the loved ones of the victims.  He then sang three verses of the gospel hymn "The Greatest Thing" and closed with "Father forgive them, for they don't know what they do. Amen."

His last meal consisted of 1 slice of tomato & onion, 3 sliced jalapeno poppers, 1 mushroom swiss burger, double cheeseburger with lettuce and tomato, 4 packets of Miracle Whip mayonnaise, 2 liter of orange Faygo or Pepsi soda, 1 quart of Heath Bar ice cream, 2 servings of mozzarella sticks, 1 piece of banana cream pie, 1 glazed donut and 1 cream-filled donut.

Factoids...

Otte was the 2nd condemned murderer executed in Ohio this year and the 55th since executions resumed.
His was the 18th 2017 US execution and the 1460th since 1976.

The skinny...

Otte spent 25 years on death row and got three extra years as Ohio retooled their LI protocol.  He was turned away by the governor and every court in his last days and was lit up at 10:54 AM EDT.

Up next...

Keith Leroy Tharpe is set for execution in Georgia for the 1990 shotgun slaying of Jacqueline Freeman.
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Scheduled Executions / Re: Gary Otte - OH - 9/13/17 -...
Last post by Grinning Grim Reaper - September 13, 2017, 04:29:44 PM
Parma murderer Gary Otte dies as Ohio executes second death row inmate this year

LUCASVILLE, Ohio -- The state of Ohio executed Gary Otte on Wednesday morning, more than 25 years after he robbed and murdered two people at a Parma apartment complex.

Otte, 45, of Terre Haute, Indiana, died at 10:54 a.m. by lethal injection in the state's "death house" at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. There appeared to be no complications with the execution.

Otte, strapped to a gurney, breathed heavily for about three minutes. He stopped moving at 10:44 a.m.

He laid still for another eight minutes before a member of the execution team walked in and checked his heartbeat. He was pronounced dead two minutes later.

Otte was convicted in 1992 and sentenced to death for robbing and killing Robert Wasikowski, 61, and Sharon Kostura, 45, in February of that year.

Family members of Wasikowski and Kostura were in the viewing area, watching as Otte took his final breaths. Otte's witnesses were two spiritual advisers, two attorneys and a nurse ready to intervene had complications arose.

In his last statement, Otte said he would like to "profess my love for my family," none of which witnessed his execution. He then said "I'm sorry" to the loved ones of the victims.

He then sang three verses of the gospel hymn "The Greatest Thing" and closed with "Father forgive them, for they don't know what they do. Amen."

Otte spent Tuesday evening visiting with his parents and his attorneys, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction spokeswoman JoEllen Smith said. He did not sleep and spent the rest of the night on the phone, talking with friends.

On Wednesday morning, he again visited with his parents and prayed, Smith said, giving them a hug through prison bars one last time. He then met with his spiritual advisers, again with his attorneys and talked with a friend on the phone. He was also seen singing.

Smith said the meetings were generally emotional but Otte remained in good spirits. Otte took a shower but did not eat the breakfast served to him.

Like many inmates before him, he and his supporters tried their hardest to halt his execution. He waged a series of legal challenges to Ohio's methods of execution and death penalty statute. All were denied, with the latest ruling coming by the Ohio Supreme Court less than two hours before his execution.

The Ohio Parole Board and Gov. John Kasich rejected his arguments that his life should be spared because he was repeatedly bullied as a child. That bullying led to drug and alcohol use and depression, which led him to commit his crimes, his lawyers argued.

The parole board said in February that Otte had a good upbringing with a loving family.

Meanwhile, opponents of the death penalty implored Gov. John Kasich and the state in the days and hours leading up to Otte's execution to intervene and call it off.

Otte was the 55th person the state has executed since it restarted the death penalty in 1999.

Otte, in a letter to Splinter News , blamed the actions that led to his imprisonment and fate on a crack cocaine addiction.

"I took personal responsibility for my life and became accountable for my future actions," Otte wrote in his letter. "I've become a new person through this life giving application. The fears I once operated from have vanished through my reliance on God for all my support.

"I am no longer defined by my past failures, but by God's love."

He was served his last meal of burgers, fried food, ice cream and donuts on Tuesday evening, after visits by his parents and his attorneys. Around midnight, prison guards removed his cheese sticks, string cheese and ice cream, which he requested for his special meal, Smith said.

Otte is the second death row inmate the state has executed this year. Akron child killer Ronald Phillips died by lethal injection in July .

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