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on: January 22, 2015, 12:54:11 PM 1 General Crime / Crime Debate and Discussion / Re: Meanwhile 22 years later, the monster who murdered our baby still lives

Rest assured Granny B...on the day of judgment she will be forced stand tall before her maker.  LI will seem like sweet kisses compared to eternity in hell.

on: January 21, 2015, 12:51:44 PM 2 General Death Penalty / Scheduled Executions / Re: Arnold Prieto - TX - 01/21/2015

First Execution of 2015 in Texas Set for Tonight
 

Posted Wednesday, January 21st 2015 @ 1pm

A San Antonio man has the dubious distinction of being the first person set to be executed in Texas in 2015, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

  Arnold Prieto, 38, is set to die after 6 tonight for the 1993 murder of his great aunt and uncle and their 90 year old house keeper in their home on West Mistletoe Street north of downtown, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

  Texas Department of Criminal Justice information shows Prieto and his younger brother, who was 17 at the time, were served dinner by the victims, and then they murdered the three in the course of a penny-ante robbery attempt.

  "It really, it was a completely senseless  crime," Rico Valdez of the Bexar County District Attorney's office told News Radio 1200 WOAI.  "They could have obtained the property without resorting to this type of violence."

  As soon has they were arrested, the younger brother immediately rolled on Prieto, blaming him for everything, and, since he was a juvenile at the time, he avoided the death penalty, and was sentenced to life in prison.  A third person who had been charged in the crime had charges dropped for lack of evidence.

  While taxpayers have been paying for his food, housing, and lawyers for 22 years on Texas Death Row, Prieto has gained a reputation as a jailhouse poet and artist, writing about Death Row conditions and drawing pictures.

  But Valdez says the bottom line remains the horrible crime he committed.  "It was so intimate, it was actually going up and stabbing people multiple times.  It was elderly people who were literally defenseless."

  Prosecutors said Prieto and the others were motivated by fantasies that the victim had a 'closet full of cash' in their home.

Read more: http://www.woai.com/articles/woai-local-news-sponsored-by-five-119078/first-execution-of-2015-in-texas-13170078/#ixzz3PUVWzs4t

Well someone has to go first scumbag...it might as well be a POS like you.

on: January 16, 2015, 06:57:05 AM 3 General Death Penalty / Executed Offenders (Graveyard) / Re: Charles Frederick Warner - OK - 1/15/15 - Executed

Warner told the room he had been poked five times before two IVs, one in each arm, were fully administered. “It hurt. It feels like acid,” Warner said from the gurney.” “My body is on fire,” Warner could be heard saying through the viewing window. “No one should go through this.

Well scumbag I'll bet that acid and burning felt like sweet kisses once you landed in hell!

on: January 16, 2015, 06:51:24 AM 4 General Death Penalty / Executed Offenders (Graveyard) / Re: Johnny Shane Kormondy - FL - 1/15/15 - Executed

Last words and such...

Kormondy's final words included no remorse and no apology. He thanked Jesus, family, spiritual adviser and died minutes later. Last words, "I'm coming home."

He ate a last meal of fried alligator tail, fried shrimp & okra, vanilla ice cream, a cream soda, hash browns & fried eggs.

Factoids

Kormondy was the 1st condemned murderer executed in Florida this year and the 90th since executions resumed.
His was the 2nd US execution in 2015 and the 1396th since 1976.

The skinny...

Kormondy tried one of the lamest appeals ever...that the method by which Gov Scott signed death warrants was unconstitutional.  Not one justice in any court bought it...lights out.

on: January 15, 2015, 07:20:24 AM 5 General Death Penalty / Executed Offenders (Graveyard) / Re: Johnny Shane Kormondy - FL - 1/15/15

The Florida Catholic Conference has called on Scott to stay Kormondy's execution and plans prayer vigils around the state Thursday night.

Those Catholic priests just keep "butting in."  ;D

on: January 15, 2015, 07:16:58 AM 6 General Death Penalty / Executed Offenders (Graveyard) / Re: Johnny Shane Kormondy - FL - 1/15/15

Florida murderer set for execution on Thursday


Brother of Florida murder victim plans to attend killer's execution

January 14, 2015, 1:30 PM

PENSACOLA — After more than 20 years, three trials and a long string of appeals, Tom McAdams plans to witness Thursday's scheduled execution of the man convicted of killing his brother and raping his sister-in-law during a home invasion robbery.
 
His older brother, Gary, was shot in the back of the head in his Pensacola-area home in 1993. The three invaders also raped Gary McAdams' wife, Cecilia. Johnny Shane Kormondy, the convicted ringleader, is set die by lethal injection at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Florida State Prison in Starke.

"We live with it every day. You hear all the time people saying that you will get closure, but every holiday, birthday or any celebration there is an empty chair," McAdams said.

Gov. Rick Scott issued Kormondy's death warrant in late November. He would be the 21st prisoner executed since Scott took office in 2011, tying him with former Gov. Jeb Bush for presiding over the most executions since capital punishment was reinstated in the state in 1979. Bush served two four-year terms, while Scott just began his second term.

Kormondy, 42, was initially convicted and sentenced to death in 1994. The state Supreme Court ordered a new sentencing hearing in 1997 because of an issue with testimony that was allowed during the initial trial's sentencing phase. In 1999, another jury recommended Kormondy be sentence to death.

Two other men convicted in the home invasion and rape were sentenced to life in prison.

Cecilia McAdams said she plans to witness Kormondy's execution. She declined comment on the pending execution, saying she will wait until Kormondy is dead to make a statement. She has done extensive work helping other crime victims and teaching first responders how to approach victims of violent crime.

McAdams said the work is her way of giving back to the people who have helped her throughout the past 21 years. The Associated Press doesn't usually identify the victims of sexual assault, but Cecelia McAdams has spoken publicly about her rape and her husband's murder.

Many family members, including Gary McAdam's parents and aunts and uncles, have died in the two decades since the crime, Thomas McAdams said.

"It has been a long, long time. The lengthy process has been difficult for us. It has been difficult every time we have had another trial or hearing," said Thomas McAdams, who believes the stress of the ordeal contributed to his parents' deaths.

"Our father pretty much grieved himself to death," Thomas McAdams said.

The Florida Catholic Conference has called on Scott to stay Kormondy's execution and plans prayer vigils around the state Thursday night.

Kormondy's attorney, Howard "Rex" Dimmig II, did not return calls requesting comment. In appeals, Dimmig has argued that Florida's clemency process is unconstitutional. He says Kormondy has been deprived of due process because the clemency procedure is done in secret and that Florida's Board of Executive Clemency has not held a hearing for a death sentence in more than 30 years. Dimmig also claims death is an excessive punishment for Kormondy because his accomplices received life sentences.

The appeals were denied by the US Supreme Court later that day.

www.orlandosentinel.com

on: January 14, 2015, 06:45:38 AM 7 General Death Penalty / Executed Offenders (Graveyard) / Re: Andrew Howard Brannan - GA - 01/13/2015

Last words and such...

"I extend my condolences to the Dinkheller family, especially Kyle's parents and his wife and his two children," Brannan said in a statement moments before the injection was administered.

He ate a last meal consisting of three eggs over easy, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, sausage, pecan waffles with strawberries, milk, apple juice, and decaffeinated coffee.

Factoids...

Brannan was the 1st inmate executed in Georgia this year and the 56th since executions resumed.
His was the 1st US execution in 2015 and the 1395th since 1976.

The skinny...

Brannan rode appeals claiming PTSD from military service through the court system all the way to SCOTUS but no one bought it...lights out.

on: January 12, 2015, 08:21:28 AM 8 General Death Penalty / Executed Offenders (Graveyard) / Re: Andrew Howard Brannan - GA - 01/13/2015

Georgia Department of Corrections Brian Owens, Commissioner

STATE OF GEORGIA

For Immediate Release

Brannan Execution Media Advisory - Inmate’s Last Meal

Forsyth –Condemned murderer Andrew Howard Brannan is scheduled for execution by lethal injection at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. Brannan was sentenced to death for the January 1998 murder of 22-year-old Deputy Kyle Dinkheller in Laurens County.

Media witnesses for the execution are: Kate Brumback, The Associated Press; Randall Savage, WMAZ-TV; Phillip Ramati, The Macon Telegraph; Joseph Ambrose, WGXA; and Payton Towns III, The Courier Herald.

Brannan requested a last meal consisting of three eggs over easy, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, sausage, pecan waffles with strawberries, milk, apple juice, and decaffeinated coffee.

There have been 55 men executed in Georgia since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1973. If executed, Brannan will be the 33rd inmate put to death by lethal injection. There are presently 84 men and one woman on death row in Georgia.

The Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison is located 45 minutes south of Atlanta off Interstate 75. From Atlanta, take exit 201 (Ga. Hwy. 36), turn left over the bridge and go approximately ¼ mile. The entrance to the prison is on the left. Media covering the execution will be allowed into the prison’s media staging area beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

www.correctionsone.com

on: January 06, 2015, 11:25:07 AM 9 General Death Penalty / Executed Offenders (Graveyard) / Re: Andrew Howard Brannan - GA - 01/13/2015

Georgia is going to execute Captain Kangaroo!!!!    ;D

Now we are showing our age!  8)

on: January 06, 2015, 08:30:12 AM 10 General Death Penalty / Executed Offenders (Graveyard) / Re: Andrew Howard Brannan - GA - 01/13/2015

Execution Order Signed for Man Convicted of 1998 Murder of a Laurens County Deputy Sheriff


Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens offers the following information in the case against Andrew Howard Brannan, who is currently scheduled to be executed on Jan. 13, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. for the 1998 murder of 22 year old Laurens County Deputy Sheriff Kyle Dinkheller.

Scheduled Execution

On Jan. 2, 2015, the Superior Court of Laurens County filed an order setting the seven-day window in which the execution of Andrew Howard Brannan may occur to begin at noon, Jan. 13, 2015, and ending seven days later at noon on Jan. 20, 2015. Brannan has concluded his direct appeal proceedings and his state and federal habeas corpus proceedings.

Brannan’s Crime (Jan. 12, 1998)

The Georgia Supreme Court summarized the facts of the case as follows:

The evidence presented at trial showed the following: Andrew Brannan left his mother’s house in Stockbridge, Ga., to drive to his house in Laurens County in the afternoon of Jan. 12, 1998. He was driving his white pickup truck 98 miles per hour on Interstate 16 when Laurens County Deputy Sheriff Kyle Dinkheller clocked his speed with a radar gun. Brannan exited the highway and stopped on a rural stretch of Whipple Crossing Road after the deputy caught up to him. During the pursuit, Deputy Dinkheller activated a video camera which is aimed through his windshield. The camera captured almost all of Brannan’s actions during the ensuing traffic stop. Deputy Dinkheller also wore a microphone. The deputy stopped his patrol car about 20 feet behind Brannan’s truck. Brannan exited his truck and stood near the driver’s side door with his hands in his pockets. The right side of Deputy Dinkheller is visible on the tape as he stood next to his driver’s side door.

Deputy Dinkheller said, “Driver, step back here to me. Come on back here to me.” Brannan said, “Okay,” but did not move. The deputy said, “Come on back. How are you doing today?” Brannan said that he was okay and asked how the deputy was doing, but still did not move. Deputy Dinkheller said he was good and repeated, “Come on back here and keep your hands out of your pockets.” Brannan asked why and the deputy again said, “Keep your hands out of your pockets, sir.” Brannan responded, “[Expletive] you, [expletive], here I am. Shoot my [expletive] ass.” He then began dancing in the street, saying, “Here I am, here I am.” The deputy ordered, “Come here. Sir, come here,” but Brannan responded, “Shoot me,” and kept dancing.

Deputy Dinkheller radioed for assistance on his belt-mounted radio, and the defendant stopped dancing and approached him. The deputy said, “Sir, get back.” Brannan replied, “Who are you calling, [expletive]?” and then rushed the deputy and a confrontation ensued to the left of the patrol car and off camera. The deputy ordered Brannan to get back nine more times. Brannan replied with “[Expletive] you” four times and at one point shouted, “I am a [expletive] Vietnam combat veteran.”

Brannan then ran back to his truck and began rummaging around behind the driver’s seat. Deputy Dinkheller remained beside his patrol car and ordered, “Sir, get out of the car.” The right side of the deputy is briefly visible during this time. The deputy had drawn his baton, but not his firearm. Brannan replied that he was in fear of his life. The deputy shouted, “I’m in fear of my life! Get back here now!” Brannan said, “No,” and then pulled a .30 caliber M-1 carbine from his truck. The deputy radioed for help and shouted for him to put the gun down. Instead, Brannan crouched by his open driver’s side door. The deputy shouted for Brannan to put the gun down three more times. Brannan opened fire and the deputy returned fire.

Deputy Dinkheller was hit and shouted, “Shoot, shoot, stop now!” Brannan continued firing and advanced to the front of the patrol car. The deputy apparently tried to take cover behind the patrol car. Brannan exhausted one magazine, reloaded, and continued firing. The microphone recorded the sounds of the deputy being shot. At trial, the medical examiner testified that by this time Deputy Dinkheller had been struck by at least nine bullets, in the arms, legs, buttocks, chest, and head. The medical examiner opined that the deputy, although still breathing into the microphone, had lost consciousness because he was no longer returning fire or crying out when shot. The video shows Brannan cease crouching, take careful aim with his carbine, say “Die, [expletive],” and fire one last shot. Brannan then fled the scene in his truck.

Brannan was found hiding in the woods about 100 yards from his house, and he made incriminating statements after his arrest. He had a gunshot wound to his abdomen. The police found the murder weapon in his house. Brannan claimed that he was not guilty by reason of insanity, and presented experts who testified that he had been unable to distinguish right from wrong because post-traumatic stress disorder had triggered a flashback to Vietnam. However, the court-appointed psychiatrist concluded that Brannan was sane, and the jury could have inferred from comments made by Brannan during the crime and after his arrest that he shot the victim because he believed the 22 year old deputy was not showing him a sufficient amount of respect. Regarding his dancing during the altercation, Brannan explained to the police that he once defused a tense situation with an angry man by dancing and saying “shoot me.” He also later told a psychiatrist that he had seen Mel Gibson act that way in the movie “Lethal Weapon.”

Brannan v. State, 275 Ga. 70-72 (2002).

The Trial (1998-2001)

Brannan was indicted in the Superior Court of Laurens County, Ga., on Oct. 26, 1998, for malice murder. On Jan. 28, 2000, a jury convicted Brannan as charged in the indictment. The jury’s recommendation of a death sentence was returned on Jan. 30, 2000. Thereafter, Brannan filed a motion for new trial, which was denied on July 2, 2001.

The Direct Appeal (2002)

The Georgia Supreme Court unanimously affirmed Brannan’s conviction and death sentence on March 25, 2002.  Brannan v. State, 275 Ga. 70 (2002). The United States Supreme Court denied Brannan’s request to appeal on Nov. 12, 2002. Brannan v. Georgia, 537 U.S. 1021 (2002).

State Habeas Corpus Proceedings (2003-2008)

Brannan, represented by attorneys from the Georgia Resource Center, filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus in the Superior Court of Butts County, Ga. on May 1, 2003. An evidentiary hearing was held on Aug. 21-23, 2006. On March 17, 2008, the state habeas corpus court entered an order granting Brannan relief as to his death sentence. The State appealed to the Georgia Supreme Court, which unanimously reversed the habeas corpus court’s order and reinstated Brannan’s death sentence on Nov. 3, 2008. Hall v. Brannan, 284 Ga. 716 (2008).

Federal Habeas Corpus Proceedings (2009-2012)

Brannan, represented by attorneys from the Georgia Resource Center, filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia on May 15, 2009.  On March 9, 2012, the district court denied Brannan federal habeas corpus relief.

11th Circuit Court of Appeals (2012-2013)

Brannan’s case was appealed to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2012. The case was orally argued before the 11th Circuit on June 24, 2013. On Aug. 8, 2013, the 11thCircuit denied relief. Brannan v. Warden, 541 Fed. Appx. 901 (11th Cir. 2013).

United States Supreme Court (2014)

Brannan requested to appeal to the United States Supreme Court, which was denied June 9, 2014. Brannan v. Humphrey, 134 S. Ct. 2732 (2014).

www.wgac.com

on: December 29, 2014, 07:53:07 AM 11 General Death Penalty / Scheduled Executions / Re: William Ernest Kuenzel - AL - 03/19/2015

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Alabama sets execution date; timing 2 days before Christmas 'sickening,' his attorneys say

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Attorneys for a man convicted in the 1987 shooting death of a Sylacauga convenience store clerk called the timing of the Alabama Supreme Court's decision, two days before Christmas, to set a spring execution date "sickening."

Kuenzel's attorneys opposed the setting of an execution date.

Kuenzel's legal team on Wednesday issued a statement in response to the order and it's timing.

"This order is wrong and callous - plain and simple," according to the statement.

Kuenzel still has an appeal before the Alabama Court of Criminal appeals pending, his legal team stated. So they said it is "bizarre" the execution order would be set while that appeals court is still considering the case.

"Moreover, there is no reason in law to issue an order two days before Christmas - especially to set a date in March 2015," according to the statement. "The arbitrary timing of the order is sickening and contrary to the spirit of the holiday season," according to the defense team's statement.


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on: December 23, 2014, 07:24:07 AM 12 General Death Penalty / U.S. Death Penalty Discussion / Re: Judge OKs Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol

That is good news indeed...just in time to put that baby raping/killing bastard Charles Warner down like the mad dog that he is!

on: December 18, 2014, 02:24:19 PM 13 General Death Penalty / Stays of Execution / Re: Robert Lynn Pruett - TX - 4/28/15

Word around the campfire is that Pruett has received an April 28 date with the needle...no confirmation from the TDCJ website yet.

on: December 10, 2014, 09:57:07 AM 14 General Death Penalty / U.S. Death Penalty Discussion / Meet the Graduating Class of 2014

All of the following graduated with highest honors in the 2014 term...

2014  Overall   Date            Name               State      Method

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 1     1360     01/07/14   Askari Muhammad   FL     Lethal Injection
 2     1361     01/09/14   Michael Wilson        OK     Lethal Injection
 3     1362     01/16/14   Dennis McGuire       OH    Lethal Injection
 4     1363     01/22/14   Edgar Tamayo         TX     Lethal Injection
 5     1364     01/23/14   Kevin Hogan           OK     Lethal Injection
 6     1365     01/29/14   Herbert Smulls        MO    Lethal Injection
 7     1366     02/05/14   Suzanne Basso        TX     Lethal Injection
 8     1367     02/12/14   Juan Chavez            FL     Lethal Injection
 9     1368     02/26/14   Michael Taylor         MO    Lethal Injection
10     1369     02/26/14   Paul Howell             FL     Lethal Injection
11     1370     03/19/14   Ray Jasper             TX     Lethal Injection
12     1371     03/20/14   Robert Henry          FL     Lethal Injection
13     1372     03/26/14   Jeffrey Ferguson     MO    Lethal Injection
14     1373     03/27/14   Anthony Doyle        TX     Lethal Injection
15     1374     04/03/14   Tommy Lynn Sells   TX     Lethal Injection
16     1375     04/09/14   R. Hernandez          TX     Lethal Injection
17     1376     04/16/14   Jose Villegas           TX     Lethal Injection
18     1377     04/23/14   William Rousan       MO    Lethal Injection
19     1378     04/23/14   Robert Hendrix        FL     Lethal Injection
20     1379     04/29/14   Clayton Lockett       OK    Lethal Injection
21     1380     06/17/14   Marcus Wellons       GA    Lethal Injection
22     1381     06/18/14   John Winfield          MO    Lethal Injection
23     1382     06/18/14   John Henry             FL     Lethal Injection
24     1383     07/10/14   Eddie Davis             FL    Lethal Injection
25     1384     07/16/14   John Middleton       MO    Lethal Injection
26     1385     07/23/14   Joseph Wood          AZ     Lethal Injection
27     1386     08/06/14   Michael Worthington  MO  Lethal Injection
28     1387     09/10/14   Earl Ringo Jr.          MO    Lethal Injection
29     1388     09/10/14   Willie Trottie           TX     Lethal Injection
30     1389     09/17/14   Lisa Coleman           TX    Lethal Injection
31     1390     10/28/14   Miguel Paredes         TX    Lethal Injection
32     1391     11/13/14   Chadwick Banks       FL    Lethal Injection
33     1392     11/19/14   Leon Taylor             MO   Lethal Injection
34     1393     12/09/14   Robert Holsey          GA   Lethal Injection
35     1394     12/10/14   Paul Goodwin           MO   Lethal Injection

The BIG 3 of Texas, Missouri and Florida accounted for 29 of the 35 2014 executions.  8)
All will receive their diplomas in hell.

on: December 09, 2014, 09:28:41 AM 15 General Death Penalty / Executed Offenders (Graveyard) / Re: Paul Goodwin - MO - 12/10/2014

Missouri readies for 10th execution of 2014


Missouri prepares to execute convicted killer Paul Goodwin; would be state's 10th this year


POSTED: 02:19 PM CST Dec 08, 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri is preparing to execute Paul Goodwin for killing a neighbor woman with a hammer. It would be the state's 10th execution this year.

Goodwin is scheduled to die by injection at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday at the state prison in Bonne Terre. His attorney has filed court appeals and a clemency petition to Gov. Jay Nixon, claiming Goodwin is mentally disabled.

Missouri's nine executions so far, tying the record set in 1999. Only Texas, with 10, has performed more executions this year.

Goodwin is 48. He sexually assaulted and killed Joan Crotts, a 63-year-old widow, in St. Louis County in 1998.

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