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Joseph Franklin - MO - 11/20/13 - Executed
« on: August 15, 2013, 06:54:35 AM »
Missouri Supreme Court Sets Execution Dates for Two Inmates


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Supreme Court has granted a motion to set execution dates for Allen Nicklasson and Joseph Franklin, both of whom have exhausted all appeals in their death sentences.

Attorney General Chris Koster today announced that the Court set Nicklasson's execution for October 23, 2013, and Franklin's execution for November 20, 2013.

The Missouri Department of Corrections announced in May 2012 it would become the first state to use propofol to carry out death sentences. The three-drug protocol was abandoned.

That was in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to not take on a challenge to the state's lethal injection process in Clemons v. Crawford.

"Last month, we renewed our request that the Court set execution dates for convicted murderers Joseph Franklin and Allen Nicklasson," Koster said. "We are pleased that the Court has reexamined the issue, and granted the motions. The death penalty remains a legal punishment in our state.  By setting these execution dates, the Court has taken an important step to see that justice is finally done for the victims and their families."

Franklin was convicted in 1997 for shooting and killing Gerald Gordon, who was standing in the parking lot of a St. Louis area synagogue after a bar mitzvah.  Franklin also was convicted of shooting two other men who were in the synagogue parking lot. 

While Franklin will be executed for his crimes in Missouri, he also was convicted for the murder of two African-Americans in Utah, the murder of an interracial couple in Wisconsin, and the bombing of a synagogue in Tennessee.  Franklin also has claimed responsibility for the shooting of Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler magazine.

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Re: Joseph Franklin - MO - 11/20/13
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2013, 02:11:44 PM »
Missouri switches to new execution drug  


By JIM SALTER, Associated Press
 
Updated 1:47 pm, Tuesday, October 22, 2013

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri Department of Corrections said Tuesday it is switching to a new lethal injection drug, less than two weeks after the governor halted executions until it could find a replacement for the anesthetic propofol.

The Corrections Department said in a news release that it will use the sedative pentobarbital.

The execution of Joseph Franklin on Nov. 20 is still on, the news release stated.

Franklin was convicted of killing Gerald Gordon in 1977 as a crowd dispersed from a bar mitzvah in suburban St. Louis. Two others were wounded. When he confessed 17 years later, Franklin was serving several life sentences in a federal prison for killing two black joggers in Salt Lake City and an interracial couple in Madison, Wis., and bombing a synagogue in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Oct. 11 halted the execution of Allen Nicklasson, scheduled for Oct. 23, in part because the European Union was weighing export limits on propofol if it was used in an execution. Propofol is a widely used anesthetic and is mostly made in Europe. Nixon, a Democrat, ordered a halt to all executions until the issue was resolved.

It wasn't immediately clear how much pentobarbital Missouri has. Messages seeking comment from Corrections Department spokesman David Owen were not immediately returned. Franklin's attorneys did not respond to interview requests.

States have been scrambling to find execution drug alternatives in recent years because manufacturers don't want their products used in executions. Missouri had previously used a three-drug method but switched to propofol in April 2012. It was the only state to make that switch, but no executions were ever carried out with propofol, a drug that made headlines in 2009 when pop star Michael Jackson died of an overdose.

Missouri is also adding a compounding pharmacy to its execution team, which will be responsible for providing pentobarbital for executions, the news release said. Typically, compounding pharmacists process ingredients to fit the needs of individual patients.

Texas and Ohio area among other states that have turned to compounding pharmacies to prepare new batches of pentobarbital after large drug manufacturers balked.

It wasn't clear if or when a new execution date would be set for Nicklasson, convicted of the 1994 killing of Excelsior Springs businessman Richard Drummond after Drummond stopped along Interstate 70 to help after a car carrying Nicklasson and two others became disabled. Another of the trio, Dennis Skillicorn, was executed in 2009.

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Re: Joseph Franklin - MO - 11/20/13
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2013, 11:04:16 AM »
Franklin execution to be carried out as scheduled using pentobarbital


By Jessica Machetta

The Missouri Department of Corrections announced in an e-mailed statement that it has adopted a new one-drug execution protocol, using pentobarbital, which will be administered intravenously. This replaces propofol, which the department had intended to use in future executions. The change became necessary due to concerns about the use of propofol for this purpose.

The department also announced that it has added a compounding pharmacy to its execution team. The compounding pharmacy will be responsible for providing pentobarbital for executions carried out under the new protocol.

The next execution in Missouri — that of offender Joseph Paul Franklin — is scheduled for Nov. 20. Franklin was sentenced to death for the October 1977 murder of Gerald Gordon in St. Louis. Franklin has been convicted of several racially motivated killings in other states.

While Franklin will be executed for his crimes in Missouri, he also was convicted for the murder of two African-Americans in Utah, the murder of an interracial couple in Wisconsin, and the bombing of a synagogue in Tennessee.  He shot his Missouri victim in 1977 after staking out at a Jewish synagogue. He also claims to have been the man who shot Hustler owner Larry Flynt because he staged interracial sexual relations in his magazine.

Calls to Corrections have not yet been returned.

Missouri’s last execution was that of Martin Link on February 9, 2011.  Nicklasson’s co-defendant, Dennis Skillicorn, was executed May 25, 2009.  They are the only executions the state has carried out since 2005.

Executions are carried out at the state prison in Bonne Terre.

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Re: Joseph Franklin - MO - 11/20/13
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2013, 12:32:51 AM »
Killer fueled by racial hate set to be executed
October 27, 2013

Joseph Paul Franklin targeted interracial couples during a rampage that left at least 21 dead.

JACKSON, Miss. -- One of the nation's most notorious serial killers, Joseph Paul Franklin, got his idea to kill Hustler publisher Larry Flynt after looking at the magazine in Jackson in 1977.

By the time Franklin got his chance a year later, he had already begun his rampage, bombing synagogues, shooting interracial couples and killing "enemies of the white race," and, by the time it ended, leaving at least 21 dead, including Jackson State University student Johnnie Noyes Jr., according to authorities.

"I had a hatred toward blacks bordering on insanity," the 63-year-old Franklin, who is scheduled to be executed Nov. 20, said in a telephone interview from death row in Missouri. "I was flat-out mentally ill."

Before those killings began, he rented a place in an upscale neighborhood in Jackson near a Krystal, where he gobbled many burgers in 1977. "It was all I could afford," he said.

Inside that home, he spotted a Hustler on a coffee table and picked it up. "I see some broad having sex with a black man," he said. "I got so outraged."

He flipped through the magazine and discovered Flynt was the publisher. "I thought, 'I'm going to kill that guy,'" Franklin said. "I started stalking him."

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Franklin was born in 1950 to a Mobile, Ala., family that swirled with violence, neglect and mental illness.

His drunken father beat his mother before abandoning the family. He recalled his mother walking up behind him while he was eating and smacking him in the face.

After he and his siblings came home from school, she would keep them locked in the house, he said. "It was like being in a prison most of your childhood. It really messed up our minds."

He said he became a loner, and his brother, Gordon, "wound up in prison. He went completely crazy."

So did his father, James Clayton Vaughn Sr., who died in a mental ward in Biloxi in 1994.

To escape, Franklin buried himself in books, including Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf." "To me at the time, Hitler was a god-man," he said. "'Mein Kampf' was my Bible. I read it hundreds of times."

By age 18, his lone attempt at marriage had ended amid allegations he abused his wife.

Struggling for identity, he moved in 1969 to Washington, D.C., where he became active in the American Nazi Party and later the National Socialist White People's Party.

Franklin faithfully listened to the daily "White Power" messages left by neo-Nazi leader William Pierce.

Pierce denounced the Jews and called for repatriation of African Americans.

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Upset at "race mixing," Franklin confronted interracial couples, hurled insults at them and later sprayed them with mace.

Worried a 1973 conviction for carrying a concealed weapon would haunt him, he legally changed his name from James Clayton Vaughn Jr. to Joseph Paul Franklin, borrowing the names of Nazi leader Paul Joseph Goebbels and American patriot Benjamin Franklin.

He wandered the country, working dead-end jobs before he decided to go on the "warpath," killing Jews, he said.

On July 25, 1977, he blew up a Jewish lobbyist's home, but failed to kill the man. Days later he planted a bomb inside a synagogue in Chattanooga, Tenn. He had timed the device to explode during Sabbath services, but when the eight members left early because of light attendance, the blast hurt no one.

After his attack failed, he read about Judge Archie Simonson in Madison, Wis., whom he felt had been too lenient in sentencing two African-American men for raping a white woman.

"I got so mad, I drove all the way to Madison to kill that (expletive)," he said.

En route to the judge's office, he gave two teenage girls a ride to a mall and then grew frustrated when a car slowed down in front of him.

Inside the car was Mississippi native Alphonse Manning, an African American who worked as a high school janitor. With him was his white girlfriend, Toni Schwenn, who worked at a juvenile detention center.

Franklin beeped his horn.

When Manning failed to speed up, Franklin laid on the horn. Upset, Manning bolted out of his car.

Franklin said he reached under the front seat for his .357-caliber pistol. "I grabbed it and whipped it out and 'pow, pow,' I shot him twice."

Franklin got out of the car, walked past the body and shot Schwenn through the car window.

As he drove away, he shot Schwenn a second time.

A witness at the crime scene saw his Alabama license plate but was unable to get the number. Almost a decade would pass before Franklin was tried and convicted of murder in the slayings. By then he was already serving a life sentence for murdering two black joggers in Utah in 1980.

From Wisconsin, Franklin took a Greyhound to Atlanta and used a new alias he had taken from a 7-year-old boy whose name he had found in microfilm while looking through newspaper obituaries.

Arrested in New Orleans on yet another concealed-weapon charge, Franklin spent a week and a half in jail.

After he was freed, he left New Orleans, vowing to start a "race war," believing other whites would join him.

Adopting aliases of Old West gunslingers he admired, he began looking for victims and robbed banks to support his crimes.

He then spent time on the Gulf Coast until he sensed someone was following him. He grabbed his suitcase and hit the road again.

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Franklin resumed his rampage. On Oct. 8, 1977, he opened fire on members emerging from a synagogue in a St. Louis suburb, killing one and injuring another. It was the crime that eventually would land him on death row.

He headed south on I-55 and stayed in Memphis.

Then in February 1978 it was on to Atlanta, where he spotted a young interracial couple. He opened fire, killing Johnny Brookshire and paralyzing Joy Williams.

He readied to leave Atlanta when he read the Hustler publisher he had been longing to kill was on trial for obscenity in nearby Lawrenceville.

He said he drove there and began to search for "a good place to ambush him."

His answer came in the newspaper when he read that Flynt liked to eat at the V&J Cafeteria.

That night, Franklin walked the path from the courthouse to the cafeteria and spotted an empty building across the street — the perfect spot for a sniper's nest.

He saw the building lacked windows and returned with burlap sacks, which he tacked up to conceal his presence.

The morning of March 6, 1978, he slipped into his sniper's nest.

Unlike previous attacks, he felt terrified, he said. "I was thinking to myself, 'What in the world am I doing here?'"

Two men walked down the street, and Franklin decided to sight one as practice. "As soon as I got the scope on him, I realized it was Larry Flynt," he said.

He fired several shots, hitting both Flynt and his lawyer, Gene Reeves. Flynt was left paralyzed from the waist down. Reeves, who was in a coma for 20 days, survived.

As he was leaving the scene, Franklin said, a Camaro peeled out, prompting an all-points bulletin for a black and silver Camaro. "Since I was in a green Torino, nobody was looking for my car."

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In spring 1979, Franklin arrived in Jackson with killing on his mind.

On March 25, he drove past a car wash on U.S. 80. From across the street, he leveled his .44 Magnum and fired.

Johnnie Noyes Jr., a 25-year-old Jackson State University student who dreamed of being a doctor, dropped dead.

In the years that followed, Franklin continued his shooting spree, firing at both the known and unknown. On May 29, 1980, he shot civil rights leader Vernon Jordan in the back in Fort Wayne, Ind.

"I felt I was serving the Lord by killing enemies of the white race," Franklin said. "I felt that was what he wanted me to do."

Months later, authorities caught him after he sold his plasma for $5 to a Florida blood bank.

As Franklin's rampage became news, white supremacists praised him.

William Pierce wrote his 1989 book, "Hunter," about a racist assassin eerily similar to Franklin and dedicated the book to him, saying he "saw his duty as a white man and did what a responsible son of his race must do."

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Franklin now regrets his actions, saying he was suffering from manic depression. "I felt like a cloud descended over me," he said. "I was obviously mentally ill."

After going to jail in St. Louis in 1996, Franklin interacted with African Americans and realized the error of his racism, he said.

He no longer believes "race mixing" is an abomination, saying God could have easily had the human race all one color, he said. "For some reason, he made us different colors."

As for his many crimes, "I feel like the Lord has forgiven me because I've repented," he said.

He now regrets shooting Jordan. Although a federal jury acquitted him of shooting Jordan, Franklin admits he, indeed, shot the civil rights leader. "I've got a lot of respect for him now," he said.

Franklin also expressed regret for shooting the Hustler publisher.

Flynt has become an unexpected voice in favor of halting the serial killer's execution.

"I have every reason to be overjoyed with this decision, but I am not," he penned in a guest column in The Hollywood Reporter. "I firmly believe that a government that forbids killing among its citizens should not be in the business of killing people itself."

But the 54-year-old brother of Johnnie Noyes Jr. sees it differently.

Franklin is "getting what he deserves," said Felix Noyes. "It's just that simple."

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Re: Joseph Franklin - MO - 11/20/13
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2013, 10:35:33 AM »
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"I had a hatred toward blacks bordering on insanity," the 63-year-old Franklin, who is scheduled to be executed Nov. 20, said in a telephone interview from death row in Missouri. "I was flat-out mentally ill."

Before those killings began, he rented a place in an upscale neighborhood in Jackson near a Krystal, where he gobbled many burgers in 1977. "It was all I could afford," he said.

Franklin was born in 1950 to a Mobile, Ala., family that swirled with violence, neglect and mental illness.

His drunken father beat his mother before abandoning the family. He recalled his mother walking up behind him while he was eating and smacking him in the face.

After he and his siblings came home from school, she would keep them locked in the house, he said. "It was like being in a prison most of your childhood. It really messed up our minds."

He said he became a loner, and his brother, Gordon, "wound up in prison. He went completely crazy."

So did his father, James Clayton Vaughn Sr., who died in a mental ward in Biloxi in 1994.

To escape, Franklin buried himself in books, including Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf." "To me at the time, Hitler was a god-man," he said. "'Mein Kampf' was my Bible. I read it hundreds of times."

By age 18, his lone attempt at marriage had ended amid allegations he abused his wife.

Struggling for identity, he moved in 1969 to Washington, D.C., where he became active in the American Nazi Party and later the National Socialist White People's Party.

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Re: Joseph Franklin - MO - 11/20/13
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2013, 09:45:19 AM »
UPDATE: Legal challenges demand more information about execution plans

Monday, November 11, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY — With the state’s first execution since 2011 scheduled for next week, legal challenges against the Department of Corrections have shifted to the source of the drug, pentobarbital, that the state plans to use Nov. 20 in the lethal injection of Joseph Franklin.

On Friday, a group of lawyers who represent more than a dozen death row inmates filed an amended complaint in federal court, asking for stays of execution.

The complaint was amended in light of the Corrections Department’s new plan to use pentobarbital from an undisclosed compounding pharmacy, which tailor drugs for individual patient’s needs, in executions. It also focuses on Eighth Amendment concerns of using drugs compounded by a pharmacy with less stringent regulations than traditional pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt, who was shot and paralyzed by Franklin in 1978, sued Saturday for the release of sealed court documents related to the development of the new execution protocol, and the identity and qualifications of an anesthesiologist on the state’s execution team.

Flynt’s motion, which was filed on his behalf by the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri, cites his First Amendment right to access court records.

“The public has a right to know the details about how the state plans to execute people on its behalf,” Flynt said in an ACLU statement Monday.

While Franklin admitted to shooting Flynt, he was never charged in that crime. Franklin was convicted for five racially motivated murders, including the killing of Gerald Gordon outside a St. Louis-area synagogue in 1977.

Flynt wrote an op-ed for the Hollywood Reporter last month and staked out an across-the-board position against the death penalty.

“I have had many years in this wheelchair to think about this very topic," Flynt wrote. "As I see it, the sole motivating factor behind the death penalty is vengeance, not justice, and I firmly believe that a government that forbids killing among its citizens should not be in the business of killing people itself."

The inmates' amended complaint presents a new argument focused on the Corrections Department’s new execution protocol, which was revised Oct. 18.

The complaint argues that drugs sourced from compounding pharmacies do not meet the same requirements for “identity, purity, potency, efficacy and safety” as drugs produced by FDA-regulated pharmaceutical manufacturers.

The complaint argues that for lethal injections using pentobarbital, the lack of regulation of compounding pharmacies and the secrecy of the pentobarbital's source presents "several causes for substantial risks of serious, unnecessary, and lingering pain and suffering as well as mental anguish."

"Regulation of compounding pharmacies is pantywaist compared to the regulation of a pharmaceutical company that is subject to the FDA," St. Louis attorney John William Simon said Thursday. Simon represents some of the death row inmates.

The recent complaint is the latest in a string of controversies involving Missouri's execution procedures.

On Oct. 8 and Oct. 18, the Corrections Department released hundreds of records to the ACLU that documented the state’s search and purchase of propofol throughout the summer. The previous execution protocol called for the use of widely used anesthetic for lethal injections.

According to the documents, the department acquired one batch of European-made propofol from a domestic distributor after a computer error. Another batch of American-made propofol was purchased from an "unauthorized distributor" that was not supposed to be selling the product.

The questionable acquisition of propofol and the broader controversy over the first-ever lethal injection using the common anesthetic, forced Gov. Jay Nixon to halt the execution of Allen Nicklasson originally scheduled for Oct. 23. Nixon also requested the Corrections Department to develop a new protocol that doesn’t use propofol.

The Corrections Department revised its execution protocol Oct. 18, establishing a broader definition of the execution team, which now includes “individuals who prescribe, compound, prepare or otherwise supply the chemicals for use in the lethal injection procedure.” The previous protocol did not include the suppliers of lethal injection chemicals on the execution team.

Under the Missouri laws that govern the death penalty, the identities of members of the execution team cannot be released.

Following the development of the new protocol, the ACLU sued over its right to publish the documents it had received from the Corrections Department. The ACLU argues the new definition of the execution team would put them at risk of lawsuits if they were to publish the names of past drug suppliers to the state.

The Missouri Supreme Court rescheduled Nicklasson’s execution on Friday for Dec. 11. Nicklasson was convicted of the 1994 killing of Excelsior Springs businessman Richard Drummond, who stopped to help when a car used by Nicklasson and two others broke down on Interstate 70. Another man in the car, Dennis Skillicorn, was executed in 2009.

Missouri's new protocol calls for the use of pentobarbital in executions. The drug has been widely used by states for executions but has become increasingly difficult to acquire after the FDA-approved manufacturer prohibited its sale to prisons. States such as Texas, Georgia and Ohio have instead turned to compounding pharmacies.

The Corrections Department responded to a Sunshine Law request from the Missourian last month asking for all records related to the development of the new protocol with four pages of new records. The records documented three bids solicited over the phone from undisclosed companies.

The original bid form, dated Oct. 21, listed the product being sought as 10 grams of “Injectable Phenobarbital.” Two of the bids do not list a price, while one lists the total prices at $8,000.

When asked why the bid form listed phenobarbital and not pentobarbital, as the protocol calls for, department spokesman David Owen said it was an “egregious” spelling error. A revised bid form, dated Oct. 31, was subsequently provided to the Missourian.

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Re: Joseph Franklin - MO - 11/20/13
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2013, 08:09:29 AM »
Serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin begs Missouri to halt his lethal injection because it may be 'excruciatingly painful'

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By Matt Blake

PUBLISHED: 08:00 EST, 15 November 2013  | UPDATED: 09:56 EST, 15 November 2013 

The lawyer for one of America's most notorious serial killers has asked Missouri's Supreme Court to halt his execution next week because there is a risk it could be 'excruciatingly painful'.

Joseph Paul Franklin is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 12.01am on Wednesday for the sniper killing of 42-year-old Gerald Gordon outside a suburban St. Louis synagogue in 1977.

Following his arrest in 1980, Franklin told detectives that he selected the St Louis synagogue from the Yellow Pages of the telephone directory because he wanted to 'find a Jew and kill him'

The neo-nazi, who had a pathological hatred of blacks and Jews, has also been convicted of killing an interracial couple in Madison, Wisconsin in 1977, two black joggers in Salt Lake City in 1980 and bombing a synagogue in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1977.

Joseph Paul Franklin, a dedicated neo-Nazi, is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 12.01am on November 20 for the sniper killing of 42-year-old Gerald Gordon outside a suburban synagogue in St. Louis in 1977. 

Following his arrest in 1980, Franklin told detectives that he selected the St Louis synagogue from the Yellow Pages of the telephone directory because he wanted to 'find a Jew and kill him'.

But his attorney, Jennifer Herndon, has claimed the use of pentobarbital from a compounding pharmacy puts him at risk of an 'excruciatingly painful execution.'

Investigators believe Franklin, fueled by a hatred of blacks and Jews, committed many more crimes in several states. He has reportedly confessed to at least 21 killings, 16 bank robberies and other crimes during the late 1970s until he was caught after the Salt Lake City killings in 1980.

Among his alleged crimes were two high-profile shootings — of civil rights leader Vernon Jordan in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 1980, and porn baron Larry Flynt in Lawrenceville, Georgia, in 1978. Both men survived.

Missouri had planned to become the first state to execute an inmate using the anesthetic propofol, until a huge outcry from the medical community.

Most propofol is made in Europe, and the EuropeanUnion threatened to limit exports if it was used in an execution. Gov. Jay Nixon last month halted the scheduled execution of another convicted killer, Allen Nicklasson, and ordered the Corrections Department to revise the protocol.

Franklin was housed in federal prison in Marion, Ill., in the mid-1990s when he confessed to shooting Larry Flynt.  Flynt was standing trial on an obscenity charge in Georgia in 1978 when he was wounded by a sniper's bullet. No one was arrested at the time.  Gwinnett County, Ga., District Attorney Danny Porter said he is convinced Franklin shot Flynt because Franklin provided information only the shooter would know — details about the shooting location, the type of weapon used, even the maker of the gun.

But Porter said he opted against filing charges because Franklin had already been convicted of multiple killings and said it didn't make sense to bring him back to Georgia for another trial.

The St. Louis County synagogue shooting happened in 1977. Franklin staked out a spot nearby and waited for guests to leave a bar mitzvah.

He shot and killed 42-year-old Gerald Gordon, then rode a bicycle to his waiting car and got away. He confessed in 1994, also while imprisoned in Marion, and was convicted in a 1997 trial.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2507835/Serial-killer-Joseph-Paul-Franklin-begs-Missouri-halt-lethal-injection-excruciatingly-painful.html#ixzz2kjMrDZEZ
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Re: Joseph Franklin - MO - 11/20/13
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2013, 01:16:07 PM »
Serial killer facing execution in Mo.; lawyer says he's changed

AP 3:35 p.m. EST November 15, 2013

ST. LOUIS (AP) — No one knows exactly how many atrocities Joseph Paul Franklin committed as he crossed the country more than three decades ago, fueled by hatred of blacks and Jews. Along the way he bombed a synagogue, robbed banks, shot and wounded a porn icon — and killed, by his own account, nearly two dozen people.

Even among the hard-core criminals on Missouri's death row, Franklin is perhaps the most notorious, a cunning killer who picked out victims at random, using marksman skills to murder and maim from a hidden spot in a vacant building, a grassy field and a highway overpass.

"All of his acts were kind of cowardly," said St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch, whose prosecution sent Franklin to death row. "He just hid in the weeds and shot people."

Franklin, 63, is scheduled to be put to death at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, the first execution in nearly three years in Missouri and the first in the state to use a single drug, pentobarbital. His attorney, Jennifer Herndon, said he is a paranoid schizophrenic who was badly abused as a child. She has asked federal and state courts and Gov. Jay Nixon to intervene. So far, all have declined.

Franklin did not respond to interview requests from the AP, but has told media outlets that he now regrets his crimes after getting to know black inmates in prison.

"He's done a complete 180 as far as his views," Herndon said. "He believes he should be kept alive so he could help other people overcome their racist views."  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Joseph Franklin - MO - 11/20/13
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2013, 06:39:16 AM »
Joseph Paul Franklin Execution to be Carried Out Wed., Supreme Court Denies Stay of Execution for Convicted Killer


By Sami K. Martin, Christian Post Reporter

November 18, 2013|9:07 am

Missouri inmate Joseph Paul Franklin's request for a stay of execution has been denied by the Missouri Supreme Court. Franklin's attorneys protested the use of a lethal drug from a compounding pharmacy instead of from its original source, which put him at risk of "an excruciatingly painful execution."

The Supreme Court, however, denied the request and the execution is scheduled for 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. It will be the first execution in three years in the state of Missouri and the first to use the drug, pentobarbital, which is becoming more and more common in lethal injections. Franklin was convicted of killing at least seven people and is believed to have killed even more throughout his reign of terror from 197 to 1980.

Franklin admitted that he had a problem with blacks and Jews after reading "Mein Kampf," by Adolf Hitler, when he was just a boy. He grew up to be a white supremacist and decided to target the two groups in his killings. Franklin bombed a synagogue in 1977, but thankfully no one was injured. However, Franklin continued on with his plan of killing people.

He waited in the bushes at a bar mitzvah and killed Gerald Gordon, 42, which earned him the death sentence. Franklin continued shooting and was convicted of six other murders but has admitted to killing at least 13 other people.

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Re: Joseph Franklin - MO - 11/20/13
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2013, 07:37:09 AM »
Joseph Franklin is scheduled to die by injection at 12:01 a.m. Nov. 20 at the prison in Bonne Terre, Mo., for the sniper killing of 42-year-old Gerald Gordon outside a suburban St. Louis synagogue in 1977. He would be the first person executed in Missouri in nearly three years, and the first since Missouri switched from a three-drug execution mixture to the new one-drug method.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:01 AM CST.  Hmmm...this guy only has about 36 hours to go.  8)
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Re: Joseph Franklin - MO - 11/20/13
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2013, 07:41:28 AM »
Appeals dwindling...Racist serial killer facing execution in Missouri
 

The Associated Press

Monday, Nov. 18, 2013

No one knows how many atrocities Joseph Paul Franklin committed as he crossed the country more than three decades ago, fueled by hatred of blacks and Jews. Along the way he bombed a synagogue, robbed banks, shot and wounded a porn icon _ and killed, by his own account, nearly two dozen people.

Even among the hard-core criminals on Missouri's death row, Franklin is perhaps the most notorious, killing and maiming victims while shooting from a vacant building, a grassy field and a highway overpass.

Franklin is scheduled to be put to death early Wednesday at a Missouri prison. His attorney says he is a paranoid schizophrenic who was abused as a child. She's asked federal and state courts and Gov. Jay Nixon to halt the execution. All have declined.

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Re: Joseph Franklin - MO - 11/20/13
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2013, 10:40:23 AM »
Actual photo of the scumbag

Joseph Paul Franklin speaks to CNN's Kyung Lah from the prison where he's on death row. He's scheduled to die on Wednesday.
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Re: Joseph Franklin - MO - 11/20/13
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2013, 11:24:21 AM »
Here is the interview...

Serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin prepares to die

By Kyung Lah, CNN

updated 12:22 PM EST, Mon November 18, 2013
 
Joseph Paul Franklin speaks to CNN's Kyung Lah from the prison where he's on death row. He's scheduled to die on Wednesday.
 
Watch Kyung Lah's interview with Franklin tonight on AC360º at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET.

Bonne Terre, Missouri (CNN) -- Joseph Paul Franklin is unblinking and empty as he talks about his victims.

Do you know how many people you murdered? "I'd rather not mention it," he says flatly.

By my count, it's 22 people.  "That's approximately it."

And those two young boys, just 13, 14 years old.

"Yeah, I regret the fact that I shot them now," he replies.

Franklin has been away from the civilized world for more than 30 years, serving several life sentences behind bars.

We're meeting at the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Bonne Terre, Missouri, where on Wednesday he is scheduled to die by lethal injection.

A glass partition separates us, and we're speaking via a closed line telephone. The prison guard has put a wireless microphone on Franklin, who is shackled at the ankles, his wrists cuffed to the chain around his waist. Franklin's hair is wild and alive, unlike his expressionless answers when he speaks about his murder victims.

This is one of the last interviews this serial killer will give.

"I felt like I was at war. The survival of the white race was at stake," he says. Franklin compares himself to a U.S. soldier in Vietnam, trained to be a sniper in the war. The enemy, he explains, were Jews, blacks and especially interracial couples. "I consider it my mission, my three-year mission. Same length of time Jesus was on his mission, from the time he was 30 to 33."

What was your mission? "To get a race war started."

Franklin spent 1977 to 1980 trying to accomplish that goal, committing more than a dozen bank robberies in addition to the murders. He stalked his victims, usually finding a sniper's nest yards away, looking down the scope of a high-powered rifle to kill his targets at will.

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Finding comfort in 'Mein Kampf'

He explains his hate was bred from his origins and upbringing.

Franklin's birth name was James Clayton Vaughn and he was born in Mobile, Alabama. He grew up in poverty and lived a childhood of abuse, he says.

"My momma didn't care about us," he explains, saying it affected him emotionally and stunted his mental development. He says he was locked up and not allowed to play with other children. He claims he was fed such a poor diet that it affected his development. "I've always been least 10 years or more behind other people in their maturity," he says.

He found a family and comfort in the white supremacy groups of the American South in the 1960s. Hitler's autobiographical manifesto, "Mein Kampf," moved him from hate to action. "I had this real strange feeling in my mind," he says. "I've never felt that way about any other book that I read. It was something weird about that book."

At 26, he changed his name to Joseph Paul Franklin. Joseph Paul in honor of Paul Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi minister of propaganda, and Franklin after Benjamin Franklin.

He tattooed the grim reaper into his right forearm as a "symbol of my mission," he explains. He shows it to me, the ink now faded green blue, the image blurry and difficult to see. "It used to be blood there, red dots falling from it," he points out. Franklin explains he asked the tattoo artist to draw the words "Helter Skelter" on his other arm in red, with blood dripping down. Helter Skelter references '60s serial killer Charles Manson and his desire to start a race war from California. The tattoo artist refused, Franklin said, worried about law enforcement reprisal.

Franklin says he was obsessed with killing by example. "I figured once I started doing it and showed them how, other white supremacists would do the same thing."

Do you think you're a hero to those hate groups?

"Well that's what they tell me," he says, finally laughing. "I'd rather people like me than not like me, like most people. I'd rather be loved than hated."

Even if they are hate groups? "Yeah, and they're not the only ones who love me, though. There a lot of Jews who love me, too."

It's a preposterous notion, but I can't resist delving further.

Why do the Jews love you? "When you commit a crime against a certain group of people, a bonding takes place. It seems like you belong to them," he says.

Franklin is talking about the crime that put him on Missouri's death row, the murder of Gerald Gordon. On October 8, 1977, Franklin was outside the Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel synagogue in St. Louis. Some 200 guests were leaving a bar mitzvah. Franklin had hammered 10-inch nails into a telephone pole to use as a makeshift gun rest for his hunting rifle. As the guests were leaving the synagogue, Franklin fired, killing Gordon in front of his wife and three children.

There would be other victims across the country.

Franklin was convicted of killing Alphonse Manning and Toni Schwean in Madison, Wisconsin, merely because they were an interracial couple.

Franklin confessed to police that college student Rebecca Bergstrom enraged him because she said on spring break, she once dated a Jamaican man. He shot her dead.

In Cincinnati, Franklin had been lying in wait for an interracial couple but 13-year-old Dante Evans and his cousin 14-year-old Darrell Lane came walking down the road. Franklin shot them both from his sniper's nest, striking them twice to make sure the boys were dead.

Joseph Deters, who prosecuted the Cincinnati case said of Franklin, "He's just a creep. There's no other way to describe him. And what he did to those two kids because of the color of their skin is incomprehensible."

Franklin also wanted to strike high-profile targets, stalking civil rights leader Vernon Jordan Jr. In Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 1980, Franklin sat outside Jordan's hotel and waited. As Jordan returned from an event, Franklin shot him. Jordan was seriously injured but was not killed.

But Franklin hoped one of his biggest trophy killings would be Larry Flynt, publisher and founder of Hustler magazine. Flynt's crime according to Franklin?

"I saw that interracial couple he had, photographed there, having sex," he says. Franklin is referring to the December 1975 issue of Hustler that featured several photos of a black man with a white woman. "It just made me sick. I think whites marry with whites, blacks with blacks, Indians with Indians. Orientals with orientals. I threw the magazine down and thought, I'm gonna kill that guy."

On March 6, 1978, Franklin was almost successful. Flynt was in Lawrenceville, Georgia, facing charges of obscenity. As he returned to the courthouse, two shots struck Flynt. Flynt would barely survive, and he was paralyzed from the waist down.

In a strange turn, Larry Flynt has filed a last-minute legal motion with the American Civil Liberties Union to halt Franklin's impending execution.

Do not confuse this with mercy, Flynt explained to me days before I would meet with Franklin. "The government has no business at all being in the business of killing people," he said. Flynt is strongly anti-death penalty, pointing out the inmates on death row are "minorities and underprivileged people, not wealthy white kids."

Flynt believes it's "much more punishment to put somebody in prison for the rest of their lives than it is to snip their life out in a few seconds with a lethal injection."

Flynt said he never thinks of Franklin or cares about him, it is merely on principle the publisher is fighting to spare his life.

When I bring up Flynt to Franklin, he breaks into a smile. "My old pal Larry!" he exclaims. "Tell him I appreciate that. Thanks." He disagrees with Flynt, though, that the death penalty is less punishment than life in prison.

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'I'm willing to accept the will of the Lord'

"It's just not a system that operates according to the Bible. The scriptures tell us when someone repents, God forgives them. Everything is forgotten, once forgiven. But the state doesn't think that way," he says.

Franklin says he's no longer dangerous nor a racist.

Do you feel any hate looking at me? I'm not white. "I have no feeling whatsoever, no hatred to you. Especially not a female. You know what I mean?"

But you shot plenty of women. "That's true," he nods, "you got a point. But I felt they were enemies of the white race."

He's different now, he says, after pouring through reams of books in prison. He's "cured his mental illness through education," he claims.

Is it strange knowing the exact date and time you're going to die? "Well I'm hoping to get a stay. It might not happen, but if it does, I'm willing to accept the will of the Lord."

Do you think something lies out there for you on the other side after November 20? "Yeah, but it's not a burning hell because I'm serving the Lord though. It'll be the kingdom of heaven for me because I've repented."

I think we're just about out of time. "Well let's not say that. Let's just say we're gonna part temporarily."

Time is important to you now, isn't it? "Yeah it has been for a long time now. Maybe we'll meet again sometime."
 
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Re: Joseph Franklin - MO - 11/20/13
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2013, 06:51:08 AM »
Missouri governor denies clemency for Franklin


By JIM SALTER The Associated Press

Updated Nov 18 2013 07:05 pm
   
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Monday denied a clemency request for white supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin, calling his crime a "cowardly and calculated shooting."
   
The execution would be the first in Missouri in nearly three years and the first ever in the state to use a single execution drug, the sedative pentobarbital.
 
"This cowardly and calculated shooting was only one of many senseless acts of extreme violence that Franklin, motivated by racial and religious intolerance, committed against numerous victims across the country — from Tennessee and Ohio to Utah and Wisconsin," Nixon said in a statement. He urged Missourians to remember Gordon and keep his family — and relatives of Franklin’s other victims — in their thoughts and prayers.
 
Franklin’s attorney, Jennifer Herndon, said she was disappointed by the governor’s decision.  :'( Crybaby Ambulance Chaser  :'(
 
Herndon has spent the days leading up to the execution asking various courts and the governor to intervene. Clemency from Nixon, a Democrat, seemed a long shot given his long history of support for the death penalty. He was also attorney general in 1997 when Franklin was tried, convicted and sentenced in the St. Louis County case.
 
However, Nixon did issue a stay last month, days before convicted killer Allen Nicklasson was scheduled to die. That decision was in response to concerns raised about Missouri’s plan to use propofol as the lethal drug. The European Union had threatened to limit export if propofol was used in the execution, potentially creating a nationwide shortage of the popular anesthetic.
 
The Missouri Department of Corrections revised its protocol days later, changing to pentobarbital that will be made through a compounding pharmacy. Because the compounding pharmacy is part of the execution team, few details about it have been made public.
 
"I was encouraged by the way he reacted to the propofol and didn’t let that happen," Herndon said of Nixon. "I think there are similar, if not more serious, concerns with the new protocol."
 
Herndon’s motion before the Missouri Supreme Court raised concerns about what could happen if the drug doesn’t work properly, potentially leaving the inmate in pain or brain-damaged but not dead.

Amid court cases and the shortage of execution drugs, Missouri has executed just two men in the past eight years — most recently Martin Link in February 2011.
 
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Re: Joseph Franklin - MO - 11/20/13
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2013, 07:04:49 AM »
And in the don't gag on the bullshit category...

Condemned serial killer on Missouri death row says he has remorse, is no longer a racist


56 minutes ago  •  By Jeremy Kohler

A serial killer scheduled to be executed Wednesday by the state of Missouri said in an interview Monday that he was sorry for the 1977 sniper killing of a man outside a synagogue in Richmond Heights.

Joseph Paul Franklin, 63, said he is no longer the monster who went on a cross-country crime spree between 1977 and 1980, killing at least 18 people and committing other crimes. He said he traveled around the country shooting black and Jewish people because he was angry and “unable to tell right from wrong.”

He said he was mentally ill when he planned the shooting at Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel Congregation in Richmond Heights. He said he suffered years of abuse by his mother and lacked the intelligence and maturity to keep from losing control to his hate.

“I really can’t explain my motivation,” Franklin said in a telephone interview from the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Bonne Terre, Mo., which houses the state’s death chamber. “It doesn’t make a bit of sense. It was completely illogical.”

On Monday, Gov. Jay Nixon denied clemency for Franklin, who is scheduled to die by injection Wednesday at 12:01 a.m. for the murder of Gerald Gordon, 42, of Chesterfield, a salesman for a packaging materials supplier and father of three young daughters.

“This cowardly and calculated shooting was only one of many senseless acts of extreme violence that Franklin, motivated by racial and religious intolerance, committed against numerous victims across the country,” Nixon said in statement. He asked Missourians to keep Gordon’s family and other victims of Franklin in their thoughts and prayers.

Franklin’s only hope rests with his lawyers’ appeals in state and federal courts. They argue that the state’s execution protocol, a lethal dose of pentobarbital, would constitute cruel and unusual punishment, which would violate the U.S. Constitution.

Members of Gordon’s family declined to comment.

Franklin killed two black men in Utah, two black teens in Ohio and an interracial couple in Wisconsin. He has admitted to the nonfatal shootings of Hustler Magazine publisher Larry Flynt and civil rights leader Vernon Jordan, but he was never convicted of those crimes.

Franklin said if people knew his story, they would not support a death sentence against him.

“My mother was full-blooded German who was 5-foot-9 and weighed about 170 pounds,” he said. “She could really hit hard with her hands and she liked to beat us with her hand, slap us, hit us with switches or belts. One time she took a long stick, 2½ feet long and about 2 inches in diameter. I had gone into the fridge and took some of the milk out to pour into a dish for a cat I’d brought home. … When she found out, she took that stick and started hitting me as hard as she could.”

He said years of undernourishment also may have delayed his intellectual development and left him susceptible to wrong ideas.

He became involved with hate groups in the 1960s, and started reading material such as “Mein Kampf,” Adolf Hitler’s manifesto outlining his political ideology and plans for Nazi Germany. When Franklin was 26, he changed his name to honor Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. (He chose the last name of Franklin to honor Benjamin Franklin.)

“I was convinced the only good people were in that organization and anybody not in line with that belief, they were wrong.

“It just goes to show you how you can be totally convinced that something you believe is true when nothing can be further from the truth.”

Franklin emphasized that he no longer has feelings of hate for blacks or Jewish people.

“I’m pro-Semitic instead of anti-Semitic,” he said.

And while he was incarcerated at the St. Louis County Jail, he said he “interacted with a lot of blacks who work there … and I saw they were people just like us. And one of the good things about blacks: They forgive and forget.”

He said the turning point for his hatred of Jews came in prison, when he read a self-help book titled “How Your Mind Can Keep You Well.” He said the book taught him to meditate. In one chapter, the author, Roy Masters, wrote about a discussion with his rabbi, and that revelation threw Franklin.

“I just thought I should continue with it and what this guy is teaching,” he said.

Asked if he felt remorse for the shooting, Franklin said, “To say I have remorse for it would be an understatement. … I don’t think there are words strong enough to put it in. That was not my true self. I was out of control, out of my mind. It just is not something that I would do or even think about now.”

He acknowledged that some will say he’s only expressing remorse in an effort to save his own life.

“I ain’t that shallow,” he said. “People who knew me for many years would know I ain’t that shallow to come up with something like that.”

But Franklin said he believes he should be spared.

“If the jury … had to walk a mile in my shoes, I’m certain they would not come back with a sentence of death.”

About Missouri’s plan to execute him with a lethal injection of pentobarbital, he said he does not believe the state should use a drug that is often used to euthanize animals.

“It’s humiliating to put a person to death with a drug like that,” he said. “It’s humiliating to put someone like me in the same category as an animal. It isn’t moral to kill somebody using that type of drug. I don’t think it is right.”

www,stlouispost-dispatch.com

This narcissistic SOB has gotten quite long winded in the past few days but Missouri is going to shut him up forever in about 15 hours.  8)
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