Recent Posts

Pages1 2 3 ... 10
1
Stays of Execution / Re: Taichin Preyor - TX - 7/20...
Last post by turboprinz - Today at 04:29:02 AM
give the scumbag a face....
2
Stays of Execution / Re: Taichin Preyor - TX - 7/20...
Last post by phlebbb - Today at 03:10:12 AM
h
HOME / TOP NEWS / U.S. NEWS
Texas death row inmate executed after plea for stay rejected by Supreme Court

By Danielle Haynes  Follow @DanielleHaynes1  Contact the Author   |   Updated July 27, 2017 at 10:44 PM
Comments Comments
share with facebook
share with twitter




TaiChin Preyor is seeking a stay of execution, saying his lawyer was unfit to serve as counsel in his original trial because she relied on Wikipedia to research the law in Texas. File Photo courtesy the Texas Department of Criminal Justice
July 27 (UPI) -- A Texas man was executed Thursday night after asking for a last-minute stay on grounds that his former lawyer relied on Wikipedia for research on his case.

TaiChin Preyor, 46, was killed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas after the Supreme Court rejected his plea for a stay in his death sentence.

A Bexar County jury in 2005 found him guilty of capital murder for the death of 24-year-old Jami Tackett. Preyor slashed Tackett's throat and injured Jason Garza in a drug-related attack at an apartment in San Antonio in 2004.

Preyor said he stabbed Tackett out of self defense because she attacked him when he went to her apartment to buy drugs.

Earlier this week, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted against stopping his execution. On Thursday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied his bid, but his legal team plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Preyor's lawyers said his former lawyer worked with a disbarred lawyer on his case and used Wikipedia for research. They also accuse the former lawyer of double billing Preyor's family and the court.

The California attorney who specialized in real estate, had never tried a case in Texas.

"It appears she relied on Wikpedia, of all things, to learn the complex ins and outs of Texas capital-punishment law," a motion by Preyor's current lawyers reads.

"Her files included a copy of the Wikipedia page titled, 'Capital punishment in Texas,' with a post-it note stating 'Research' next to highlighted passages of 'habeas corpus appeals' and 'subsequent or successive writ applications.'"



Bad lawyer, ineffective council,blah blah blah blah.....fact is pal , you killed a rivals girlfriend for nothing. You may have pulled all the delaying tricks,but, in the end, you  pay the piper. R.I.P.  Jami Tackett, the pinhead that ended your life has paid with his ....
3
Stays of Execution / Re: Taichin Preyor - TX - 7/20...
Last post by phlebbb - Today at 01:24:06 AM
Tick Tock Pal....... 



LETHAL INJECTION
JUL 27 2017, 7:01 PM ET
TaiChin Preyor Tries to Stop Execution, Says Lawyer Used Wikipedia
by TRACY CONNOR

A Texas inmate scheduled for execution on Thursday was pressing last-minute appeals that argued his former lawyer collaborated with a disbarred attorney, relied on Wikipedia for research and double-billed his family and the court.

With just hours to go before the lethal injection, a federal appeals court denied TaiChin Preyor's bid for a reprieve, but his current legal team asked the U.S. Supreme Court to step in.

"Preyor cannot be bound by the acts of two incompetent charlatans," the new lawyers wrote in their petition to the nation's highest court.

Preyor, 46, was sentenced to death for the fatal stabbing of Jami Tackett during a drug-related robbery in 2004. He claimed he acted in self-defense but was convicted of capital murder.

Image: TaiChin Preyor
TaiChin Preyor is scheduled to be executed Wednesday night. Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP
The attorney who handled Preyor's initial appeal was a real-estate specialist from Beverly Hills who partnered with a man who had been disbarred for incompetence 15 years earlier -- without informing the court, Preyor said in his latest motions.

"The federal habeas petition the duo filed in the District Court was so facially inadequate that it subsequently became its own ironic meme, circulated among habeas attorneys as an example of what not to do," Preyor's 11th hour appeal argued.

The California attorney had never appeared in a case in Texas state court and a 2014 printout in her files showed she did not do research about the death penalty in Texas until it was too late.

"It appears she relied on Wikpedia, of all things, to learn the complex ins and outs of Texas capital-punishment law," the motion reads.

"Her files included a copy of the Wikipedia page titled, 'Capital punishment in Texas,' with a post-it note stating 'Research' next to highlighted passages of 'habeas corpus appeals' and 'subsequent or successive writ applications.'"

Preyor's mother paid the duo $45,000 for their services, but the lawyer also billed the court for representing Preyor, the motion said.

The attorney did not respond to a request for comment.

In its response to Preyor's appeal, the state said that the inmate failed to show that what his ex-lawyer did "amounts to fraud on the court." The state also said Preyor had waited too long to make his claim, which was filed two weeks before his execution.

In another brief, the state said Preyor's appeal "highlights a disturbing pattern of behavior he has exhibited for years: obtaining counsel, becoming dissatisfied with counsel's performance, and acquiring new counsel who then complains about former counsel's representation."

Texas has scheduled Preyor's lethal injection for 6 p.m. Central Time, but that could be delayed while the nation's highest court considers his petition.
4
Stays of Execution / Re: Taichin Preyor - TX - 7/27...
Last post by Grinning Grim Reaper - July 27, 2017, 07:18:56 PM
And the 5th flushes another turd...

Federal appeals court refuses to halt Texas execution
 

HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A federal appeals court has refused to block the scheduled execution of a Texas prisoner who killed a San Antonio woman more than 13 years ago.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an appeal from lawyers for 46-year-old TaiChin Preyor. The attorneys contend he received deficient legal help during earlier stages of his appeals and he deserves a reprieve so his appeals can be reviewed more fairly.

His lawyers say they'll now take their appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Preyor would be the fifth Texas inmate put to death this year and the 16th nationally if his lethal injection is carried out Thursday evening.

He was convicted of breaking into the San Antonio apartment of 24-year-old Jami Tackett in February 2004 and fatally slashing her. Court documents show she was his drug supplier.

Preyor's lawyers argued an inexperienced California attorney who handled federal appeals in his case from 2011 to 2014 was "utterly unqualified." They said she employed a disbarred lawyer for guidance, perpetrating a fraud on the courts.

The appeals court should "pause the process to ensure that Preyor is not executed without receiving a full and fair opportunity to present his claims," attorney Catherine Stetson told the 5th Circuit. "Preyor is not seeking absolution or commutation; he is seeking a chance to make the best case that he can."

State attorneys said the late appeals to reopen his case were legally improper and that it was Preyor's decision to stay with the inexperienced lawyer who didn't appear to miss any filing deadlines and filed appropriate pleadings.

"Preyor may not be pleased with the outcome or might wish that different claims had been raised, but that does not warrant extraordinary relief," Assistant Attorney General Erich Dryden told the court.

The disbarred lawyer wasn't precluded from assisting Preyor's attorney, state lawyers said.

Testimony showed that in the early hours of Feb. 26, 2004, Preyor, dressed in black and wearing a hood and gloves, kicked in the door of a San Antonio apartment where Tackett lived and kept drugs in a safe.

Tackett recognized Preyor when he barged into a bedroom, calling him by his nickname "Box." He attacked her boyfriend, who escaped to a neighbor's apartment and called for help. Evidence showed Preyor, also a drug seller and user since adolescence, then stabbed Tackett and cut her throat.

Tackett died before paramedics arrived but was able to tell police "the guy who ran from the apartment did this," John Economidy, Preyor's lead defense attorney, recalled this week.

"He is caught at the scene, and the dying declaration did not help us a whole lot," Economidy said.

Preyor, in the second of two statements to San Antonio police, said Tackett and her boyfriend attacked him and that he "poked" at Tackett with a knife to protect himself.

"I felt like I was a victim," he said. "I was the one being robbed, and I defended myself."

He fled the apartment but returned because he lost his car keys in the struggle. By the time he tried to flee a second time, police had arrived and used pepper spray to subdue him. He was covered with the blood of his victims.

At least six other Texas prisoners are scheduled to be executed in the next several months.

www.cbsnews.com

Man these ambulance chasers will try anything at the last hour.
5
Stays of Execution / Re: Taichin Preyor - TX - 7/27...
Last post by Grinning Grim Reaper - July 27, 2017, 03:58:48 PM
Killer who slashed San Antonio woman's throat set to die

A San Antonio man on death row since 2005 for fatally stabbing a 24-year-old woman in an attempted robbery is scheduled to be executed Thursday.

Barring any last-minute stays, TaiChin Preyor is scheduled to be put to death at 6 p.m. He was 33 when he was arrested and charged with capital murder in the death of Jami Tackett at her Southeast Side apartment on Feb. 26, 2004. Her friend, Jason Garza, also was stabbed but survived, and managed to call police.

Testimony from the trial showed that Preyor kicked in the door of Tackett's apartment in the early morning hours, attacked her with a serrated knife, slashed her throat and severed her carotid artery, jugular vein and windpipe. She bled to death.

Police arrested Preyor in the parking lot of the Grove Park Apartments in the 2500 block of Goliad Road near Interstate 37 South after he returned to the scene to look for his car keys, according to court documents.
 ;D Now there is a real genius  ;D

Tackett was found when her neighbors heard her screams and they saw a man wearing black run from the apartment.

Prosecutors told the Bexar County jury that heard the case that Tackett suffered defensive wounds to her hand and forearm and had cuts on her face and abdomen.

Defense attorneys argued that Preyor went to Tackett's house to buy drugs from her and that she and Garza attacked him when he arrived with the intent to rob him. He told police that he pulled a knife and "poked" Tackett with the weapon in an attempt to defend himself.

Preyor has filed numerous appeals and all have been denied. His case has been under scrutiny since his conviction and sentence because, he said, he went to Tackett's apartment to buy drugs from her and as he was leaving, he was attacked by her and Garza. He said he fought back to get away and didn't even know he had seriously injured or killed anyone.

On Monday, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals refused to stop the execution. On Tuesday, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles unanimously voted against recommending clemency. Preyor's current lawyers have appealed to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court or Appeals for a stay and to Gov. Greg Abbott for clemency, stating that one of Preyor's lawyers wasn't qualified to represent his death penalty appeals case, and the other one was a disbarred attorney.

Texas leads the nation in the number of people executed since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. Preyor, now 46, would be the 542nd inmate to be put to death in the state since it adopted lethal injection as a means of execution in 1982, according to data from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

www.mysa.com
6
Stays of Execution / Re: Ronald Phillips - OH - STA...
Last post by deeg - July 26, 2017, 09:21:41 PM
This scum can't take the road to hell fast enough.  I'm happy to hear the "mother" also met her maker. 
7
Stays of Execution / Re: Ronald Phillips - OH - 7/2...
Last post by Grinning Grim Reaper - July 26, 2017, 08:36:03 PM
The noose is tightening scumbags!  Spot on Londoner 77.

Word around the campfire is that Ohio has sufficient drugs to whack everyone with a date.
8
Stays of Execution / Re: Ronald Phillips - OH - STA...
Last post by turboprinz - July 26, 2017, 04:22:35 PM
due to the forum changes the uploaded photo was deleted...here a last look to the scumbag
9
Stays of Execution / Re: Ronald Phillips - OH - Exe...
Last post by Londoner77 - July 26, 2017, 03:53:52 PM
Well well well,  Ohio lining them up once again. 
With one scheduled every 6 weeks for the next 6 years and this one appearing to go well there should be a long line of murdering scum waking up to the realisation that the conveyor belt has started.

The noose is tightening scumbags!
10
Stays of Execution / Re: Ronald Phillips - OH - 7/2...
Last post by Grinning Grim Reaper - July 26, 2017, 03:23:39 PM
Last words and such...

Phillips apologized during his final statement, saying, "Sheila Marie didn't deserve what I did to her."

His last meal was a large cheese, bell pepper and mushroom pizza, strawberry cheesecake, a two-liter bottle of Pepsi, a 10-ounce bottle of grape juice and piece of unleavened bread.

Factoids...

Phillips was the 1st condemned murderer executed in Ohio this year and the 54th since executions resumed.
His was the 15th 2017 US execution and the 1457th since 1976.

The skinny...

Phillips slipped through the noose several times with appeals and drug shortages since the 1993 murder.  This time his luck ran out and he became the first Ohio execution in three and a half years.

Up next...

Taichin Preyor is set to be executed tomorrow in Texas for the 2004 stabbing death of 20 year old Jami Tucker.
Pages1 2 3 ... 10