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Scheduled Executions / Re: Torrey Twane McNabb - AL -...
Last post by Amanda - October 20, 2017, 04:11:40 AM
And another one bites the dust. Thank you, Alabama, for carrying out justice for Anderson Gordon and his loved ones.

Alabama executes convicted cop killer

Thurs. Oct. 19, 2017

ATMORE, Ala. -- Alabama officials on Thursday evening used lethal injection to execute inmate Torrey Twane McNabb, who had been convicted of killing a Montgomery police officer in 1997.

He was pronounced dead at 9:38 p.m. Thursday.

McNabb, 40, used his last statement to tell his mother and sister that he was unafraid and he cursed at the state, saying "I hate you ... I hate you."

As the procedure began, he raised his middle fingers before becoming still.

The execution was carried out shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the state could move forward, dismissing his lawyer's claims that the state's lethal injection procedure is cruel and unusual punishment.

McNabb's attorneys filed appeals in the case throughout Thursday to halt the execution that was set for 6 p.m. Central at the Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore. The last stay was lifted between 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and by 9:35 p.m. the execution had been carried out.

Details were not immediately available as media witnesses, including an reporter, had yet to return from the prison to the nearby media center.

McNabb was convicted in the death of Montgomery police Officer Anderson Gordon. Prosecutors say McNabb was fleeing a bail bondsman when he walked up and shot Gordon five times while the officer was sitting in his parked patrol car.
Scheduled Executions / Re: Anthony Shore - TX - 1/18/...
Last post by Grinning Grim Reaper - October 19, 2017, 08:50:01 PM
Harris County resets execution date for serial killer

The execution of Houston serial killer Anthony Shore was rescheduled hours away from his pending death after officials began to worry he would confess to another murder beforehand.

Shore, 55, was set for execution after 6 p.m. Wednesday, but the district attorney from Montgomery County sent a plea to Gov. Greg Abbott and Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, asking for more time to look into rumors that Shore would confess to a murder in which another death row inmate was convicted.

"This office is in possession of evidence suggesting that Shore has conspired with death row inmate Larry Ray Swearingen and intends to falsely claim responsibility for the capital murder of Melissa Trotter -- the crime for which Swearingen is currently scheduled to be executed on November 16, 2017," Montgomery County DA Brett Ligon said in his letter to Abbott.

Ogg filed a motion to withdraw Shore's execution date after receiving Ligon's request. It has been reset for January 18, 2018.

Well if this means Texas will finally nail Swearingen I am all for snuffing Shore 90 days later.  8)
Scheduled Executions / Re: Anthony Shore - TX - 10/18...
Last post by deeg - October 19, 2017, 06:11:37 PM
I don't know what to say, except "huh??"
Scheduled Executions / Re: Anthony Shore - TX - 10/18...
Last post by Grinning Grim Reaper - October 18, 2017, 08:59:09 PM
Hours before execution, Tourniquet Killer granted 90-day stay at DA's request

CONROE, Texas (KTRK) -- Hours before his planned execution, convicted serial killer Anthony Allen Shore was granted a 90-day stay by a Harris County judge,

District attorneys in both Harris and Montgomery counties requested the stay amid Shore's claim that another death row inmate tried to persuade him to confess to a murder he did not commit.

Shore, also known as the Tourniquet Killer, said that fellow inmate Larry Ray Swearingen convinced him to take responsibility for the murder of Melissa Trotter after they became friends in prison.

Swearingen is set to be executed for Trotter's 1998 murder in four weeks. He has repeatedly asserted his innocence.

Prosecutors said Shore had planned to follow through with the plan -- which could have potentially set the stage for Swearingen to be exonerated -- until just before Shore's scheduled execution date, Oct. 18.

Over the summer, investigators conducted a search of Shore's cell as part of an inquiry into his mental health. In his cell, they found copies of court exhibits, scene photographs and handwritten documents pertaining to Trotter's murder.

Shore claimed that Swearingen provided him with the documents in order to make the confession more convincing, prosecutors said. The handwriting on the documents was "dissimilar to Shore's distinctive handwriting," according to prosecutors, but similar to Swearingen's handwriting.
Scheduled Executions / Re: Anthony Shore - TX - 10/18...
Last post by Grinning Grim Reaper - October 18, 2017, 02:14:15 PM
Tourniquet Killer' Anthony Shore, who terrorized Texas woman, finally set to die

A convicted sex offender whose signature killing method prompted him to be dubbed Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" is set to die by lethal injection Wednesday evening, barring any late legal action.

Anthony Allen Shore, 55, will be the seventh Texas inmate to be executed this year. When he was arrested in 2003, he confessed to killing a 21-year-old woman by twisting a cord from a window blind around her neck and dumping her in the drive-thru lane of a Dairy Queen in 1991.

"He said, 'I have a tip for you. There's a serial killer on the loose.'"

Maria del Carmen Estrada's slaying went unsolved for more than a decade until a tiny particle collected from beneath her fingernail matched the DNA of Shore.

When police arrested Shore, who was on probation for his 1998 conviction for sexually assaulting two relatives, he also confessed to killing three others, including a 9-year-old girl and two teenage girls. All were Hispanic, and three had been sexually assaulted.

"There were voices in my head that I was going to have her, regardless, to possess her in some way," Shore, a former tow truck driver, phone company repairman and part-time musician, told detectives about Estrada. The then-21-year-old Estrada was walking to work about 6:30 a.m. on April 16, 1992, when he offered her a ride she accepted.

It wasn't until five years after Shore's DNA went into a state database following his 1998 sexual assault conviction that the match to Estrada's murderer was made.

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg has described Shore as a "true serial killer" who terrorized young Hispanic females in the Houston area for years.

Besides Estrada, Shore confessed to the slayings of Laurie Tremblay, 15, found beside a trash bin outside a Houston restaurant in 1986; Diana Rebollar, 9, abducted while walking to a neighborhood grocery store in 1994; and Dana Sanchez, 16, who disappeared in 1995 while hitchhiking to her boyfriend's home in Houston.

At the time of the Sanchez murder, Shore called Houston television station KPRC to report the location of a body.

"I pick up the phone and I say, 'Tipline,'" former KPRC assignment manager Barbara Magana Robertson said. "He said, 'I have a tip for you. There's a serial killer on the loose.'"

Robertson said the nearly 40-minute call became serious when the man started giving her directions to the location of a body, including details on how it was positioned.

"He gave me clues to like four or five different murders and I had no idea. I'm thinking I'm getting one murder details and he knew I was getting several different murders," said Robertson.

At his trial in 2004, with the confession and DNA results in evidence, a jury convicted Shore of capital murder. The next day, Shore's lawyers told jurors that, against their judgment and advice, their client wanted the death penalty. Jurors then heard four days of prosecution evidence about the three other slayings and heard from three women who testified he raped them.

The trial judge ultimately asked Shore directly if his lawyers' statements about him wanting the death penalty were accurate.

"This is very accurate," he replied.

In appeals, lawyers appointed for Shore argued he suffered from brain damage early in life that his trial attorneys didn't discover, and the brain injury affected his decision about wanting the death penalty. A federal appeals court earlier this year turned down his appeal and two weeks ago the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review his case.

The six-member Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles unanimously rejected a clemency petition Monday.

"I would describe Anthony's demeanor as that of any condemned man, that even though his life is severely altered by being in prison, especially on death row, he would rather have that than death," Knox Nunnally, one of Shore's attorneys said.

This will be one of the biggest scumbags to ever bite the dust.
Scheduled Executions / Re: Michael Lambrix - FL - 10/...
Last post by Londoner77 - October 14, 2017, 07:03:36 AM
You forgot to say 'Innocent scumbag' surely.
 ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D

Over 30 years and probably just as many stories ranging from 'it wasn't me guv, honest' right through to 'yeah,  I did it but I didn't mean it' through to 'yeah, ok it was me but he tried to kill me first'

Maybe we could have believed one constant story but not the ramblings of a pathological liar

Anyway,  it worked out just fine.  The lying murderer is worm food at last!
Stays of Execution / Re: John David Battaglia - TX ...
Last post by turboprinz - October 14, 2017, 06:39:25 AM
give the scumbag a face ...
Scheduled Executions / Re: Michael Lambrix - FL - 10/...
Last post by turboprinz - October 14, 2017, 06:31:38 AM
last look to the scumbag...
Scheduled Executions / Re: Robert Lynn Pruett - TX -8...
Last post by turboprinz - October 14, 2017, 06:28:27 AM
Last look to the scumbag...
Scheduled Executions / Re: Robert Lynn Pruett - TX -1...
Last post by Grinning Grim Reaper - October 13, 2017, 02:19:29 PM
Last words and such...

In his final statement before being put to death, the 38-year-old Pruett said he hurt a lot of people and a lot of people hurt him. He said he was sorry and held no grudges.

"I've had to learn lessons in life the hard way," he said. "One day there won't be a need to hurt people."

He told his friends who were watching the execution through a window that he loved them. "I'm ready to go," Pruett said. "Nighty night, everybody. I'm done, warden."

As the lethal dose of the powerful sedative pentobarbital began to flow, he started to chant: "Love. Light. It's forever."  His voice rose as he repeated the phrase. He added obscenities and soon was yelling. He started to slur his words before slipping into unconsciousness.

His last meal was a chicken patty, mashed potatoes, country gravy, black-eyed peas, corn and chili.


Pruett was the 6th condemned murderer executed in Texas this year and the 544th since executions resumed.
His was the 20th 2017 US execution and the 1462nd since 1976.

The skinny...

Pruett slipped through the hangman's noose three times in the past 5 years.  The 4th time turned out to be the charm and Texas lit him up at 6:46 PM CDT.

Up next...

Anthony Allen Shore is set to be executed in Texas on October 18.  Between 1986 and 1995, Shore kidnapped a 15-year-old girl and strangled her to death with a cord, kidnapped a 21-year-old woman, sexually assaulted her and strangled her to death with a cord, entered the home of a 14-year-old girl, bound and sexually assaulted her, and strangled her to death, kidnapped and sexually assaulted a nine-year-old girl causing her death and kidnapped a 16-year-old girl and sexually assaulted her causing her death.

This asshole is a real poster child for the death penalty...and I hope it hurts like a bastard.
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