Keith Leroy Tharpe - GA - 9/26/17

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Execution set for Georgia man who killed his sister-in-law

ATLANTA -- A Georgia death row inmate convicted of killing his sister-in-law 27 years ago is set for execution later this month.

Department of Corrections Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier on Wednesday said Keith Leroy Tharpe is scheduled to die Sept. 26 at the state prison in Jackson. The 59-year-old inmate was convicted in the Sept. 25, 1990 shooting death of Jaquelyn Freeman.

A Georgia Supreme Court case summary says Tharpe stopped his estranged wife and her sister-in-law as they drove to work and ordered them out of the car. He then took Freeman to the rear of his vehicle and killed her.

Tharpe's attorneys had asked a federal judge to reopen his case, saying a juror's racial bias "impermissibly influenced the imposition of his death sentence." A judge Tuesday declined to do so.

www.therepublic.com
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Grinning Grim Reaper

Jones County killer set to be executed, clemency hearing announced

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has set a date to hold a clemency hearing for a Jones County man set to be executed later this month.

Keith Leroy Tharpe was sentenced to death for the 1990 murder of his sister-in-law, Jacquelyn Freeman.

Tharpe shot Freeman three times with a single-shot 12-gauge shotgun. He was convicted of malice murder and kidnapping and was sentenced to death on Jan. 10, 1991.

Tharpe's state and federal appeals have concluded, and clemency will be considered at a 9 a.m. meeting in the board's hearing room on Sept. 25, according to a Wednesday news release from the board.

Tharpe is set to die by lethal injection Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.

www.macon.com
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phlebbb

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September 21, 2017, 12:12:41 AM Last Edit: September 21, 2017, 12:14:43 AM by phlebbb
A man in Georgia set to be executed Tuesday requested some seriously high-calorie food for his last meal.

Keith Tharpe — who was sentenced to death in 1991 for the murder of Jacquelin Freeman — requested three spicy chicken breasts, roast beef sandwich with sauce, fish sandwich, tater logs, onion rings, apple pie and a vanilla milkshake, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Not every state honors inmates’ last meal requests. Some limit the cost — Florida's ceiling is $40, according to the Department of Corrections website, with food to be purchased locally. Others, like Texas, which never had a designated dollar limit, mandate meals be prison-made. Some states don't acknowledge final meals, and others will disclose the information only if the inmate agrees, said K. William Hayes, a Florida-based death penalty historian.

CALIFORNIA HOTEL WILL DELIVER 10-POUND DOUGHNUT TO YOUR ROOM

There is one thing prisoners will never be allowed as part of their last meal: alcohol, which was requested by inmate Marcus Ray Johnson in 2015, who wanted a six-pack of beer, Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

In Georgia, if an inmate makes no special request for his last meal, they are given the standard menu of chicken and rice, rutabagas, seasoned turnip greens, dry white beans, cornbread, bread pudding and fruit punch, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.
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Last meal requests from well-known prisoners have become somewhat famous. In 1994, John Wayne Gacy requested 12 fried shrimp, bucket of original recipe KFC, french fries and a pound of strawberries. In 1963,
A man in Georgia set to be executed Tuesday requested some seriously high-calorie food for his last meal.

Keith Tharpe — who was sentenced to death in 1991 for the murder of Jacquelin Freeman — requested three spicy chicken breasts, roast beef sandwich with sauce, fish sandwich, tater logs, onion rings, apple pie and a vanilla milkshake, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Not every state honors inmates’ last meal requests. Some limit the cost — Florida's ceiling is $40, according to the Department of Corrections website, with food to be purchased locally. Others, like Texas, which never had a designated dollar limit, mandate meals be prison-made. Some states don't acknowledge final meals, and others will disclose the information only if the inmate agrees, said K. William Hayes, a Florida-based death penalty historian.

CALIFORNIA HOTEL WILL DELIVER 10-POUND DOUGHNUT TO YOUR ROOM

There is one thing prisoners will never be allowed as part of their last meal: alcohol, which was requested by inmate Marcus Ray Johnson in 2015, who wanted a six-pack of beer, Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

In Georgia, if an inmate makes no special request for his last meal, they are given the standard menu of chicken and rice, rutabagas, seasoned turnip greens, dry white beans, cornbread, bread pudding and fruit punch, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.
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Last meal requests from well-known prisoners have become somewhat famous. In 1994, John Wayne Gacy requested 12 fried shrimp, bucket of original recipe KFC, french fries and a pound of strawberries. In 1963, Victor Feguer requested a single olive with the pit in it, according to Business Insider. 


Part of the article had an inaccuracy in it.If you click on the link that the Business Insider provided, it linked to the article, which  stated Victor Feguer was executed by L.I. in 1963.....sorry sports fans,Charlie Brooks was the first to die by Lethal injection on 12/07/1982 in Texas. Fegeur was executed by hanging in Iowa by the federal government.

Perhaps, knowing Ga's track record on executions lately, Mr.Tharpe will get his wish...time will tell.
People that think they know it all, annoy the hell out us who actually do ...

Grinning Grim Reaper

Tharpe's final meal request includes three spicy chicken breasts, roast beef sandwich with sauce, fish sandwich, tater logs, onion rings, apple pie and a vanilla milkshake.

This guy's diaper will be holding a real load when they carry him out.
Vengence is mine saith the Lord...who are we to question the instruments used to carry it out?

Grinning Grim Reaper

Tharpe's appeals have been turned away by the 11th circuit.
Vengence is mine saith the Lord...who are we to question the instruments used to carry it out?

Grinning Grim Reaper

Georgia death row inmate Keith Leroy Tharpe asks for clemency hours before execution

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

UPDATED: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 12:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA -- A Georgia prisoner scheduled for execution this week has spent the last 27 years regretting the decisions that led him to kill his sister-in-law as she was on her way to work with his estranged wife, his lawyers said in a clemency application.

Keith Leroy Tharpe, 59, is scheduled to be put to death Tuesday at the state prison in Jackson for the September 1990 shooting death of Jacquelyn Freeman.

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles was holding a hearing Monday -- the 27th anniversary of Freeman's death -- on Tharpe's clemency petition. The parole board is the only authority in Georgia that can commute a death sentence.

In a clemency application that was declassified Friday, Tharpe's lawyers detail a tough childhood and an extensive history of substance abuse that they say included getting black-out drunk by age 10 and a debilitating crack cocaine habit.  :P

Tharpe's wife left him Aug. 28, 1990, taking their four daughters with her to live with her mother.  :P

His addiction coupled with intellectual disabilities dating to childhood left him unable to deal effectively with the stress of losing his family, his lawyers wrote in the clemency application.  :P

He drank and smoked crack until early on Sept. 25, 1990, his lawyers wrote.  :P  As his wife was driving to work with her brother's wife that morning, he used a borrowed truck to block them. He got out armed with a shotgun and ended up killing Freeman.

Tharpe went to trial in Jones County a little more than three months after the killing and was convicted and sentenced to death

In the clemency application, his lawyers describe a changed man who has kicked his addictions, devoted his life to God and sought to help improve the lives of others while also developing deep remorse.   :P

"He wishes more than anything he could take back that day and give back Mrs. Freeman's life," Tharpe's lawyers wrote.  :P

The clemency application includes testimonials from Tharpe's mother, one of his daughters, other family members, prison staff, clergy members and friends.

A federal judge earlier this month declined to reopen Tharpe's case, and a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected his appeal. But the panel said that in light of U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this year on racial prejudice in jury deliberations, Tharpe must make those arguments in state court first.

Tharpe's lawyers are appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court and are also pursuing action in state court.

If executed, Tharpe would be the second inmate put to death in Georgia this year.

www.torontosun.com
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deeg

The same old excuses - alleged abuse, alleged addiction, alleged cognitive deficits, alleged remorse and of course, has found God.  The only for sure thing - he killed someone. 
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Grinning Grim Reaper

Spot on Dee...the Clemency Board didn't buy it either.
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Grinning Grim Reaper

UPDATE: Board denies clemency for inmate set for execution

The Associated Press

Updated: September 25, 2017, 6:34 pm

ATLANTA - Georgia's parole board has denied clemency for Keith Leroy Tharpe, an inmate scheduled for execution today.

The 59-year-old inmate was convicted in the September 25, 1990 shooting death of his sister-in-law, Jaquelyn Freeman. Authorities say Tharpe stopped his estranged wife and sister-in-law as they drove to work and ordered them out of the car and then fatally shot Freeman.

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles met Monday to hear arguments for and against clemency for Tharpe. They have been reviewing the parole case file for several weeks and, in addition, took the information presented today into consideration.

In a clemency application, Tharpe's lawyers outlined Tharpe's rough childhood, struggles with substance abuse and his remorse over the killing.

www.wsav.com

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Grinning Grim Reaper

Georgia plans to execute man who killed sister-in-law

By KATE BRUMBACK, ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA -- Sep 26, 2017, 11:27 AM ET

A man who killed his sister-in-law 27 years ago is scheduled to die Tuesday as Georgia carries out its second execution of the year.

Keith Leroy Tharpe, 59 and known as "Bo," is set to be put to death at 7 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson by injection of the barbiturate pentobarbital. He was convicted of murder and two counts of kidnapping in the September 1990 slaying of Jaquelyn Freeman.

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles -- the only authority in Georgia with the power to commute a death sentence -- declined on Monday to spare his life.

Tharpe's lawyers have asked the Georgia Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his execution. They claim he is intellectually disabled and thus ineligible for execution, and that his death sentence is tainted by a juror's racial bias.

Tharpe's wife left him on Aug. 28, 1990, taking their four daughters with her to live with her mother. Tharpe ignored an order not to contact his wife or her family and during an argument over the phone on Sept. 24, 1990, he said that if she wanted to "play dirty," he would show her what dirty was, a Georgia Supreme Court summary of the case said.

As his wife was driving to work with her brother's wife the next morning, Tharpe used a borrowed truck to block them. He ended up shooting Freeman to death.

A little more than three months after the killing Tharpe was tried in Jones County, convicted and sentenced to death.

Tharpe would be the second inmate executed this year by the state, and the 19th nationwide. Georgia executed nine people last year.

www.abcnews.com
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Grinning Grim Reaper

Georgia court rejects appeal by condemned man

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Supreme Court has denied a stay of execution for a prisoner convicted of killing his sister-in-law 27 years ago.

In a 6-3 vote, the state's high court turned down a request from Keith Leroy Tharpe, who is scheduled to receive a lethal injection at 7 p.m. at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. The court also turned down his request to appeal a lower court ruling against him. He has another appeal pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Tharpe was sentenced to die for the September 1990 slaying of Jacquelyn Freeman.

Tharpe's lawyers say his death sentence was tainted by a juror's racial bias. Lawyers for the state have argued there's no evidence race affected jury deliberations.

Tharpe would be the second inmate executed in Georgia this year. The state executed nine inmates last year.

www.macon.com
Vengence is mine saith the Lord...who are we to question the instruments used to carry it out?

Londoner77

And some mud finally sticks

Temp. Stay by SCOTUS becauseof alleged 'racial bias'

They have had 25 years to argue and sort this out.  What a load of crap
(Especially as he has admitted the killing)

Sort it out and get rid of this waste of oxygen ASAP.

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