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Good riddance vile scumbag! This predator is finally dead after all these years.  He lived 31 years after his first known crime and that's longer than his known murder victims lived. I hope the survivors and the families finally have some sense of closure knowing this trash will never attack again.
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I hope Texas finally executes the tourniquet killer. 
HOOREY, the tourniquet killer is ding dong dead!
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Scheduled Executions / Billy Ray Irick - TN - 8/9/18
Last post by Grinning Grim Reaper - January 19, 2018, 05:18:53 PM
And in the way too long overdue category...

Executions to resume in Tennessee: August date set for Knox County murderer

By Dave Boucher
USA TODAY

Billy Ray Irick, a 59-year-old Knox County man convicted of the 1985 rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl is set to be executed in August, according to an order issued Thursday by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

The order sets the stage for what would be the first execution in Tennessee since 2009.

Billy Ray Irick, 59, is scheduled to die August 9, according to the state order. The order notes the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month denied Irick's requests for a review of his case.

In the nearly 10 years since the last execution, advocates and inmates tried unsuccessfully to win a legal battle arguing against the use of lethal injection and the death penalty.

In March 2017, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled against dozens of death row inmates who'd filed suit against the practice.

"The intended result of an execution is to render the inmate dead," wrote Chief Justice Jeffrey Bivins in an opinion upholding the state's procedure to execute the condemned via one shot of pentobarbital, according to Tennessean archives.

Spokeswomen with the Tennessee Department of Correction did not immediately respond to a question on Thursday about whether the department has the drug.

In March 2017, department General Counsel Debbie Inglis indicated the department did not have the drugs needed to carry out a lethal injection but she "anticipates we could carry out" such an injection if requested.

Other states have had difficulty obtaining drugs used in lethal injections. However, death by electric chair is also legal in Tennessee. It was last used in 2007.

Irick, who's been on death row at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville since 1986, was last set to die in 2014. He's one of 60 people on death row in Tennessee.

The last person executed in Tennessee was Cecil Johnson, executed in 2009 after he was convicted of murdering three people in Nashville in 1980.

Johnson's death occurred before Gov. Bill Haslam took office. If there are no further delays, Irick will be the first person executed during the former Knoxville mayor's gubernatorial tenure.

"The governor will defer to the Tennessee Supreme Court as the court sets execution dates, not the executive branch. The governor will follow the law and the court's orders on this matter," said Haslam spokeswoman Jennifer Donnals in an email Wednesday.

www.tennessean.com

This rapist baby murdering POS has been on the row over 30 years...light him up Tennessee!
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Scheduled Executions / Re: Anthony Shore - TX - 1/18/...
Last post by Grinning Grim Reaper - January 19, 2018, 03:20:18 PM
Last words and such...

In his final statement, Shore, 55, was apologetic and his voice cracked with emotion.  "No amount of words or apology could ever undo what I've done," Shore said while strapped to the death chamber gurney. "I wish I could undo the past, but it is what it is."  As the lethal dose of pentobarbital began, Shore said the drug burned. "Oooh-ee! I can feel that," he said before slipping into unconsciousness.

His last meal was a chicken patty, mashed potatoes, black-eyed peas, macaroni and cheese and cornbread.

Factoids...

Shore was the 1st execution in Texas this year and the 546th since executions resumed.
His was the 1st 2018 US execution and the 1466th since 1976.

The skinny...

Shore dodged the gurney in October of 2017 with a bogus claim about murdering other victims.  Texas granted him a 90 day stay then promptly smoked him at 6:28 PM CST.

Up next...

Vernon Madison is set for execution on January 25 in Alabama for the 1985 slaying of Officer Julius Schulte.
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Scheduled Executions / Re: Anthony Shore - TX - 1/18/...
Last post by Grinning Grim Reaper - January 19, 2018, 03:02:30 PM
Tourniquet Killer' executed in Texas for 1992 strangling

By MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Texas carried out the nation's first execution of 2018 Thursday evening, giving lethal injection to a man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique on four female victims.

Anthony Allen Shore was put to death for one of those slayings, the 1992 killing of a 21-year-old woman whose body was dumped in the drive-thru of a Houston Dairy Queen.

In his final statement, Shore, 55, was apologetic and his voice cracked with emotion.

"No amount of words or apology could ever undo what I've done," Shore said while strapped to the death chamber gurney. "I wish I could undo the past, but it is what it is."

As the lethal dose of pentobarbital began, Shore said the drug burned. "Oooh-ee! I can feel that," he said before slipping into unconsciousness.

He was pronounced dead 13 minutes later at 6:28 p.m. CST.

"Anthony Allen Shore's reign of terror is officially over," Andy Kahan, the city of Houston crime victims' advocate, said, speaking for the families of Shore's victims. "There's a reason we have the death penalty in the state of Texas and Anthony Shore is on the top of the list. This has been a long, arduous journey that has taken over 20 years for victims' families."

Shore's lawyers argued in appeals he suffered brain damage early in life that went undiscovered by his trial attorneys and affected Shore's decision to disregard their advice when he told his trial judge he wanted the death penalty. A federal appeals court last year turned down his appeal, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review his case and the six-member Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles unanimously rejected a clemency petition.

Shore's attorneys said his appeals were exhausted. They filed no last-minute attempts to try to halt his execution.

In 1998, Shore received eight years' probation and became a registered sex offender for sexually assaulting two relatives. Five years later, Shore was arrested for the 1992 slaying of Maria del Carmen Estrada after a tiny particle recovered from under her fingernail was matched to his DNA.

"I didn't set out to kill her," he told police in a taped interview played at his 2004 trial. "That was not my intent. But it got out of hand."

Estrada was walking to work around 6:30 a.m. on April 16, 1992, when he she accepted a ride from him. The former tow truck driver, phone company repairman and part-time musician blamed his actions on "voices in my head that I was going to have her, regardless, to possess her in some way."

He also confessed to killing three others, a 9-year-old and two teenagers. All four of his victims were Hispanic and at least three had been raped. Jurors also heard from three women who testified he raped them.

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, who as an assistant prosecutor worked the then-unsolved Estrada case, said crime scene photos showed Estrada was tortured and had suffered as a stick was used to tighten a cord around her neck.

"I know this case, I know his work and the death penalty is appropriate," she said. "A jury in this case gave Shore death. ... I think he's reached the end of the road and now it's up to government to complete the job."

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.

Sanchez's body was found after a caller to a Houston TV station provided directions on where to find it. Police believe Shore was the caller.

Shore's execution originally was set for last October but was delayed for an investigation after another Texas death row inmate concocted a scheme to get Shore to take responsibility for his crimes.

In 2017, 23 convicted killers were put to death in the U.S., seven of them in Texas, more than another state. Three more inmates are scheduled to die in Texas in the coming weeks.

www.msnnews.com
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Scheduled Executions / Re: Anthony Shore - TX - 10/18...
Last post by Amanda - January 19, 2018, 12:42:00 AM
According to Execution Watch, the witnesses have left the Walls Unit, so it appears Anthony Shore has been executed in Texas.  :D

Time of death: 6:28pm Central time. Shore apologized to the victims' families and said the only murders he committed are the ones that have already been attributed to him. (Found this info on Twitter.)
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Scheduled Executions / Re: Anthony Shore - TX - 01/18...
Last post by Amanda - January 18, 2018, 11:34:03 PM
Looking forward to seeing this one go ahead, as it's long overdue. There is an excellent book written about Shore and his crimes called 'Strangler' by Corey Mitchell, published in 2007. Here is the Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Strangler-Corey-Mitchell/dp/078601850X.
Sadly, Mr. Mitchell died in Oct. 2014, and wasn't able to live to see justice carried out for Shore's victims, but I'm guessing he has a prime viewing spot from wherever he is now. Go, Texas!!  ;)

P.S. - Is the chatroom up and working? I asked this a long time ago but never got an answer, and it seems the link to the chatroom is missing, or has disappeared, from the forum in general, at least for me.
Also, has anyone heard from AnneTheBelgian? I sent her messages but haven't heard back.

Edited to add link to chatroom: http://off2drchat.freehostia.com/flashchat.php
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Scheduled Executions / Re: Anthony Shore - TX - 1/18/...
Last post by Grinning Grim Reaper - January 18, 2018, 09:05:22 PM
Texas 'Tourniquet Killer' Set to Be First US Execution of 2018

Anthony Shore confessed to 4 killings

By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Jan 18, 2018 3:44 AM CST

(NEWSER) - A man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique on four female victims more than two decades ago is set to become the nation's first prisoner executed in 2018.

Texas prison officials are scheduled to give Anthony Allen Shore, 55, a lethal injection Thursday evening for the 1992 strangling of a 21-year-old woman whose body was dumped in the drive-thru of a Dairy Queen in Houston, the AP reports.

Shore's lawyers argued in failed appeals last year that he suffered brain damage early in life that went undiscovered by his trial attorneys and affected Shore's decision to disregard their advice when he told his trial judge he wanted the death penalty.

Some 23 killers were executed in the US last year, seven of them in Texas.

In 1998, Shore received eight years' probation for sexually assaulting two relatives.

Five years later, he was arrested for the 1992 slaying of Maria del Carmen Estrada after a tiny particle recovered from under her fingernail was matched to his DNA. "I didn't set out to kill her," he told police in a taped interview played at his 2004 trial. "That was not my intent. But it got out of hand."

He also confessed to killing three others, a 9-year-old and two teenagers. All four of his victims were Hispanic. At least three had been raped. Jurors also heard from three women who testified he raped them.

His execution was set for last October but was delayed for an investigation after another Texas death row inmate, Larry Swearingen, concocted a scheme to get Shore to take responsibility for his case.

www.newser.com
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Scheduled Executions / Erick Davila - TX - 4/25/18
Last post by Grinning Grim Reaper - January 18, 2018, 08:19:38 PM
Fort Worth man convicted in birthday party slaying gets execution date

A Fort Worth man convicted of killing a rival gang member's mother and a 5-year-old girl at a children's birthday party 10 years ago has been given an execution date.

Erick Davila is scheduled to meet his fate in the Huntsville death chamber on April 25 at 6 p.m., according to court papers. A judge signed off on the death date on Wednesday.

"Like that Winston Churchill movie, we shall never surrender and we intend to aggressively fight for Mr. Davila," said Houston defense attorney Seth Kretzer.

Davila, 30, is on death row for a shooting that killed Annette Stevenson and her granddaughter Queshawn, according to court filings. In April 2008, Davila drove by the Village Creek Townhouses in Fort Worth and opened fire on a rival gang member along with 15 children who were eating ice cream and cake on the front porch at the "Hannah Montana"-themed party.

Court records describe a "chaotic scene" with "blood splattered everywhere." Two other children were wounded in the shooting, but survived.

Since his 2009 conviction, Davila has fought the case in appeals courts, taking his claims of bad lawyering all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court last year. Kretzer, who is co-counsel with Houston-based attorney Jonathan Landers, argued the case.

In a 5-4 ruling, the justices rejected Kretzer's claims that earlier appellate counsel erred in failing to point out possible missteps made earlier by trial attorneys regarding bad jury instructions.

In addition to signing off on a death date, a Tarrant County judge on Wednesday also slapped down a defense motion to disqualify the local prosecutor's office, as current District Attorney Sharen Wilson was the judge during Davila's 2009 trial and Assistant District Attorney David Richards previously served as Davila's attorney early in the appeals process.

"We were surprised and concerned by the trial judge's denial on our motion to recuse," Kretzer said Thursday. "I'm not making up some new legal theory here that there's a conflict."

Davila's death date is the sixth on the calendar in Texas this year. The state's first execution of 2018 is slated for 6 p.m. today, when Houston serial killer Anthony Shore is scheduled to die by lethal injection.

www.m.chron.com
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Scheduled Executions / Re: Thomas Bartlett Whitaker -...
Last post by turboprinz - January 17, 2018, 07:42:44 PM
Here ist the thread for Anthony Shore ;) http://off2dr.com/smf/index.php?topic=15584.0;topicseen
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