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Scheduled Executions / Russell Bucklew - MO - 3/20/18
Last post by Grinning Grim Reaper - November 22, 2017, 08:04:11 PM
Execution date set for convicted killer

COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Supreme Court of Missouri announced on Tuesday that a warrant of execution was signed for Russell Bucklew.

In 1997, a jury convicted Bucklew of first-degree murder, kidnapping, and first degree burglary and recommended the death sentence, court documents show.

He was accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend's presumed new boyfriend, Michael Sanders, and firing at Sanders' son, 6, before kidnapping Stephanie Ray Pruitt. After raping his ex-girlfriend, he became involved in a gunfight with authorities, during which Bucklew and a Missouri state trooper were injured, according to court documents.

In 2014, the United States Supreme Court halted the execution of Bucklew after Bucklew's attorneys said the combination of the secrecy surrounding the execution drug and Bucklew's medical condition affecting his blood vessels made for an unacceptably high risk that he would experience extreme pain if injected with a lethal dose of pentobarbital.

According to the warrant of execution, Bucklew is scheduled to be executed on March 20.

Good to get this thug back out front.  The courts were afraid the POS would get a bloody nose during the X.
Stays of Execution / Re: Vernon Madison - AL - 1/25...
Last post by Grinning Grim Reaper - November 22, 2017, 07:56:10 PM
Execution date set for Alabama death row inmate, convicted in 1985 Mobile police officer's slaying

The Alabama Supreme Court has set an execution date for a man convicted of killing a Mobile cop more than 30 years ago.

Last week, the court issued an order setting Vernon Madison's execution date for Thursday, January 25. Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled Alabama can execute Madison-- who claimed to be mentally incompetent and was granted a stay of execution in 2016.

Madison, 66, is one of Alabama's longest-serving death row inmates. He was convicted in the April 1985 slaying of Mobile police officer Cpl. Julius Schulte.

In May 2016, Madison was set to die by lethal injection, but hours after the scheduled execution the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling upholding a lower court's stay. Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously reversed that decision, meaning Madison is competent and can be executed.

Madison faced a state competency hearing before his scheduled 2016 execution, where he claimed several strokes he recently suffered affected his mental status and made him unable to remember his crimes or remember that he was on death row. The trial court denied Madison's petition, and said the execution could proceed.

Later, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Madison was incompetent and he could not be executed.

Madison was 34-years-old when he was charged in the April 18, 1985, shooting of Schulte, who was responding to a domestic disturbance call. Madison also was charged with shooting the woman he lived with at the time, Cheryl Greene.

Greene recovered from her injuries and later testified that there had been "increased tension" between her and Madison. She said Schulte hadn't pulled a gun or even threatened Madison.

"Vernon had been for several weeks in a very agitated state," she said during a 1985 hearing. "He was not communicating well with me at that point, or with anyone. He seemed angry about everything. Vernon's sister was murdered Feb. 26. She was buried a week later. From that point on he remained agitated. He was not acting rationally anymore."

Madison was convicted and sentenced to death in both 1985 and 1990, but both times an appellate court sent the case back-- first for a violation involving race-based jury selection, and then based on improper testimony from an expert witness for the prosecution. In 1994, Madison was tried for a third time and convicted.

The jury recommended a life sentence, but the judge overrode the recommendation and sentenced him to death. Earlier this year, the state legislature threw out the judicial override law, but kept the rule allowing juries to send prisoners to death on a 10-2 vote.

Attorneys from the Equal Justice Initiative are representing Madison. Before his first execution date in 2016, his attorneys argued Madison should not be executed because the judicial override law has since been thrown out, and because several strokes and dementia left Madison unable to understand his situation.
Scheduled Executions / Re: Michael Pruitt - PA - 12/2...
Last post by Londoner77 - November 20, 2017, 10:50:04 AM
I think we can safely say he will.
The chance of PA carrying out an execution are about as likely as Elvis Presley winning the Derby on board Shergar!

Pointless even reporting these dates and I don't know why anyone bothers!
Scheduled Executions / Re: Michael Pruitt - PA - 12/2...
Last post by ouchthathurts - November 19, 2017, 12:52:41 AM

Well at least he wont have to worry about what he's going to wear to the New Years Eve party.

He looks a bit smug in that photo, lets hope they wipe the smile off his face.
Scheduled Executions / Re: John David Battaglia -TX ...
Last post by turboprinz - November 16, 2017, 06:48:06 PM
New Date: 2/1/2018 as of Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Scheduled Executions / Re: Alva Campbell - OH - 03/23...
Last post by jack313 - November 16, 2017, 06:39:43 PM
I'm pretty sure that's why his date was set for 2019. If they can't find a vein now what's going to change. I guess they'd rather have him die in his cell instead of going through another Romell Broom debacle.
World Death Penalty Discussion / Vietnam Death Penalty News
Last post by turboprinz - November 16, 2017, 06:36:41 PM
In rare move, Vietnam announces execution date of jilted lover behind family massacre
November 15, 2017

 It is extremely unusual for the country to give the public prior notice of an execution.

The murder of six family members that shocked the entire nation more than two years ago has resurfaced now that judges have announced that the killer will be executed this Friday.

It is extremely unusual for Vietnam to inform the public of an execution beforehand, but the announcement seems fit for a case that caught widespread media and public attention, with many calling it "a massacre". It also serves public interest in a country where there is still strong belief that capital punishment is the answer to serious crimes.

Nguyen Hai Duong, 26, was found guilty of a murder-robbery that took place in July 2015 in Binh Phuoc Province, three hours north of Saigon.

He will be put to death by poison injection, the province's People's Court said late Tuesday. He has been held in the province's prison and his condition is "stable", one judge said.

According to the indictment, Duong devised a plan to kill the family after they opposed his relationship with their daughter, leading them to break up.

Duong told his accomplice, Vu Van Tien, they were going to rob the family's villa.

On the morning in question, they arrived at the villa armed with knives and proceeded to stab Duong's estranged girlfriend, her parents, brother and two cousins to death. They left sparing the family's 18-month baby, taking cash and gadgets worth around $2,200.

Both Duong and Tien were arrested days later and sentenced to death in late 2015.

Duong accepted his punishment, but Tien, also 26, filed an appeal, which was rejected by the Supreme People's Court in July last year.

Tien has filed a petition to Vietnam's president.

Vietnam reduced the number of crimes subject to capital punishment from 45 to 22 between 1993 and 2012, and is set to bring the number down to 17 from the beginning of next year.

The country, which switched to lethal injection from firing squad in 2011, was one of 55 countries to still impose the death sentence in 2016, according to statistics from Amnesty International.

Official figures from Vietnam's Ministry of Public Security showed that 429 prisoners were executed between August 2013 and June 2016.

Earlier this year, the ministry said it was building five more execution facilities. Serious crimes, including drug-related offenses, murder and rape, have not seen a downtrend, it said.
Scheduled Executions / Michael Pruitt - PA - 12/29/20...
Last post by turboprinz - November 16, 2017, 06:30:41 PM
Date set for execution of Sunday school teacher's killer Michael Pruitt scheduled to die on December 29
Nov 08, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A man convicted more than a decade ago of committing one of Reading's most brutal murders now has a date with the executioner.

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections announced Wednesday that Secretary John Wetzel signed a notice of execution for Michael Pruitt.

He's scheduled to die by lethal injection on December 29.

Pruitt has been on death row since May 3, 2005, when he was sentenced for the murder of Greta Gougler in Reading three years earlier.

Gougler was a 69-year-old Sunday school teacher who was robbed, raped, and strangled inside her home on North Ninth Street on September 28, 2002.

A jury from Montgomery County was bused to Reading for the trial because of extensive pre-trial publicity given to the case in Berks.
Scheduled Executions / Re: Rosendo Rodriguez III - TX...
Last post by turboprinz - November 16, 2017, 06:26:15 PM
give the scumbag a face....
Scheduled Executions / Re: Alva Campbell - OH - 03/23...
Last post by ChevyWolken - November 16, 2017, 05:15:38 PM
If he has tomorrow a health problem, prompting for a quick infusion to save his live, I'm quite sure they find a vein w/o problems, what a crap
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