2013 Execution #25 – IT’S NOT EASY

Posted in 2013 eXecuted with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2013 by Max

ROBERT GENE GARZA

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas – A former South Texas street gang member was executed Thursday evening, September 19, 2013 for his involvement in the killing of four women in a gang ambush 11 years ago.

Robert Gene Garza, 30, became the 12th condemned inmate executed this year in Texas, which carries out capital punishment more than any other state. Continue reading

eXecuted – 2013 Execution #24 – SEE YOU AGAIN

Posted in 2013 eXecuted with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2013 by Max

Anthony Rozelle Banks

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Executed September 10, 2013 06:07 p.m. CDT by Lethal Injection in Oklahoma

24th murderer executed in U.S. in 2013
1344th murderer executed in U.S. since 1976
4th murderer executed in Oklahoma in 2013
106th murderer executed in Oklahoma since 1976 Continue reading

2013 Execution #23 – DEVIL’S PRINCE

Posted in 2013 eXecuted with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2013 by Max

John Errol Ferguson

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Executed August 5, 2013 06:17 p.m. EST by Lethal Injection in Florida

23rd murderer executed in U.S. in 2013
1343rd murderer executed in U.S. since 1976
3rd murderer executed in Florida in 2013
78th murderer executed in Florida since 1976

Summary:
Posing as a Florida Power and Light employee, Ferguson was let into a home by Margaret Wooden to check the electrical outlets. After looking in several rooms, Ferguson drew a gun, then bound and blindfolded Wooden. Ferguson let two accomplices, Marvin Francois and Beauford White, into the home to continue searching for drugs and money. Two hours later, the owner of the home, Livingston Stocker, and five friends returned home and were bound, blindfolded, and searched by Ferguson, Francois, and White. The seven bound and blindfolded people were then moved from the living room to a bedroom. Later, Wooden’s boyfriend, Michael Miller, entered the house and was bound, blindfolded, and searched. Miller and Wooden were moved to another bedroom together and the other six men were moved to the living room. At some point in the evening, Marvin Francois’ mask fell off and his face was revealed to the others. Wooden heard shots coming from the living room, where Francois was shooting the men. Ferguson placed a pillow over Wooden’s head and then shot her. Not fatally wounded, Wooden saw Miller being shot and heard Ferguson run from the room. When the police arrived, they found six dead bodies, all of which had their hands tied behind their back and had been shot in the back of the head. Johnnie Hall survived a shotgun blast to the head and testified regarding the execution of the other men in the living room.

Accomplice White was convicted on all counts and was sentenced to death despite a jury’s recommendation for life. He was executed on in 1987. Accomplice Francois was convicted on all counts and was also sentenced to death. He was executed in 1985. Accomplice Adolphus Archie, who drove the car used to drop off and pick up the shooters, pled guilty to Second-Degree Murder and was sentenced to twenty years imprisonment.

Brian Glenfeld and Belinda Worley, both 17 years old, were last seen around 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, 01/08/78. The two were supposed to meet friends at an ice cream parlor, but their bodies were discovered the next morning in a wooded area. Glenfeld’s body was behind the wheel of a car, with gunshot wounds to his chest, arm, and head. Worley’s body was found in a nearby dense growth, where she had been raped and then shot in the head. Several pieces of Worley’s jewelry were missing and cash was missing from Glenfeld’s wallet. Three months later, Ferguson was arrested at his apartment pursuant to a warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. At the time of the arrest, Ferguson was under indictment for the six murders that occurred in 1977. After a consent search of the apartment, in which a gun was recovered that was similar to the gun used to kill Glenfeld and Worley, Ferguson admitted to shooting the couple.

Final / Special Meal:
Ferguson chose to eat the same food other prisoners were being served as his final meal: A meat and vegetable patty, white bread, stewed tomatoes, potato salad, carrots and iced tea.

Final Words:
“I just want everyone to know that I am the prince of God and will rise again.”

The Execution
After a life of bloodshed on the streets of Miami-Dade, then 35 years lingering on Death Row, Miami murderer John Errol Ferguson’s eyes darted to the execution supervisor looming over him. “I just want everyone to know that I am the Prince of God and I will rise again,” Ferguson mumbled. Then, the jowly and grayed 65-year-old rustled his feet underneath the white sheet of the gurney, lifted his head and peered intently at the witness window of the death chamber. At 6:01 p.m. Monday, the lethal drugs pumped through his veins, his head rested down, his mouth gasped and life slowly and quietly slipped away.

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2013 Execution #22 – EVIL BASTARD

Posted in 2013 eXecuted with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2013 by Max

Douglas Feldman

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HUNTSVILLE — A former financial analyst with a history of disruptive behavior was executed Wednesday, July 31, for the road-rage shooting deaths of two truckers in the Dallas area 15 years ago.

Douglas Feldman, 55, received lethal injection for gunning down Robert Everett, 36, of Marshfield, Mo., and Nicholas Valesquez, 62, of Irving.

Feldman mimicked the announcement a judge or jury makes when announcing a verdict, using the names of his victims and declaring he had found them guilty of crimes against him.

“I hereby declare Robert Steven Everett and Nicolas Velasquez guilty of crimes against me, Douglas Alan Feldman,” he said. “Either by fact or by proxy, I find them both guilty. I hereby sentence both of them to death, which I carried out in August of 1998. As of that time, the state of Texas has been holding me illegally in confinement and by force for 15 years. I hereby protest my pending execution and demand immediate relief.”

“As of that time, the state of Texas has been holding me illegally in confinement and by force for 15 years,” Feldman said. “I hereby protest my pending execution and demand immediate relief.”

He appeared very nervous, breathing quickly and his feet twitching under a sheet. As the drug began taking effect, he grimaced twice, took a few deep breaths and began snoring. Then all movement stopped.

Feldman was pronounced dead 13 minutes after the lethal drug was injected at 6:28 p.m. CDT.

Feldman’s attorney, Robin Norris, filed a clemency petition with the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles that was turned down Monday. Multiple courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, earlier rejected his appeals on Feldman’s behalf.

Feldman, from Richardson, was riding his motorcycle the night of Aug. 24, 1998, and said Everett, driving an 18-wheeler, cut him off on a Dallas County freeway so he took out his 9 mm pistol, pulled up alongside the truck cab and shot him. Feldman testified at his capital murder trial that he was still angry about 45 minutes later when he spotted Valesquez, a gasoline tanker driver filling a Dallas service station, and shot him.

“A security camera catches him shooting the man in cold blood,” Jason January, the former Dallas County assistant district attorney who prosecuted him, said. “Several counties were frightened as this unidentified motorcyclist was out acting like ‘The Terminator.“’

Feldman was arrested more than a week later, after shooting and wounding a man at a fast-food restaurant and driving off. A bystander saw the shooting and reported his license plate number to police, who tracked him down and found Feldman with two pistols and nearly 300 rounds of ammunition. Ballistics tests confirmed one of the guns was used in all three shootings.

“It feels wonderful to cause their death and to watch their pain,” he said in one of 81 letters he wrote to a former girlfriend while awaiting his trial. The writings from the magna cum laude Southern Methodist University graduate were introduced into evidence.

“God forbid I ever had my finger on the button to launch a nuclear explosive device because I guarantee that I would wipe as many of these bastards off the face of the planet as I am able!” he said in another letter.

Without remorse, he also acknowledged the killings while testifying at his capital murder trial.

Evidence showed he got into trouble as a juvenile, had drug possession and selling issues and wound up in state custody. He also had robbery and drug convictions.

While in prison, records show Feldman racked up 136 disciplinary cases, including one for ripping out the phone in a visiting cage where death row inmates are interviewed by reporters. Texas prison officials subsequently refused him media access.

The day before the fatal shootings, evidence showed he shot up a Volkswagen dealership where he once had some work done.

“His statement just showed more of the heart of the man,” John Everett said after witnessing the execution of his brother’s killer. “Very dark and very evil and very unremorseful.”

“I was 12 when it happened,” Robert Everett’s daughter, Emily, said. “Now I’m grown, married, with kids, and my dad didn’t get to see any of that. I feel my dad finally has justice after 15 years.”

Feldman became the 11th prisoner executed this year in Texas and third this month. At least seven other inmates are scheduled to die in the coming months in the nation’s busiest capital punishment state.

2013 Execution #21 – GRILLED CHEESE

Posted in 2013 eXecuted with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2013 by Max

Andrew Reid Lackey

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Executed July 25, 2013 06:25 p.m. by Lethal Injection in Alabama

21st murderer executed in U.S. in 2013
1341st murderer executed in U.S. since 1976
1st murderer executed in Alabama in 2013
56th murderer executed in Alabama since 1976

Summary:

The home of 80 year old veteran Charles Newman was broken into by Lackey on Halloween night 2005. Lackey had been told by Newman’s grandson that he had a vault in the home with a lot of cash. Lackey confronted Newman, who managed to call 911. Operators heard Lackey demanding to know where the vault was located, then shots were fired. It is believed that Newman was able to grab his own gun and shot Lackey, who responded by stabbing and slashing Newman with a knife more than 70 times, leaving the tip of the knife in Newman’s skull. Lackey also shot Newman in the chest, killing him. Lackey attempted to drive himself to the hospital, but had to stop. He was arrested and received medical treatment for his gunshot wound, but refused to say how he was shot. A .38 handgun, owned by Lackey, was found in the car. Blood in Newman’s house was matched by DNA to Lackey, who waived appeals after the direct appeal.

Final/Special Meal:
His last meal came from the prison kitchen and included grilled cheese and bologna sandwiches with french fries.

Final Words:
None.

The Execution:
Lackey, wearing glasses and with trim, dark hair, was already strapped to a gurney when a curtain opened at 6 p.m. to allow witnesses to see him. He looked around briefly, then laid his head on the pillow. Holman Warden Gary Hetzell read the execution order and asked Lackey if he had anything to say. “No sir, I don’t,” Lackey replied. Lackey’s mother, father, brother and aunt witnessed the execution in silence, his mother and father holding hands. The four had visited Lackey earlier today, Department of Corrections spokesman Brian Corbett said.

A man and two women witnessed the execution on behalf of the victim’s family. The Department of Corrections did not have their names. Shortly after Lackey declined to make a statement, Holman Chaplain Chris Summers approached the gurney, touched Lackey’s hand and spoke to him. Lackey nodded and Summers knelt to pray. The drugs seemed to to take effect within a couple of minutes. Lackey’s chest and abdomen convulsed slightly for several minutes. That was followed by what appeared to be several minutes of shallow breathing. He remained still and quiet for several minutes until a corrections officer closed the curtain at 6:15 p.m.

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2013 Execution #20 – LET OUT A GURGLE

Posted in 2013 eXecuted with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 29, 2013 by Max

Vaughn Ross

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Executed July 18, 2013 6:38 p.m. CDT by Lethal Injection in Texas

20th murderer executed in U.S. in 2013
1340th murderer executed in U.S. since 1976
10th murderer executed in Texas in 2013
502nd murderer executed in Texas since 1976

Summary:
The bodies of Douglas Birdsall and Viola McVade were found inside Birdsall’s car in a ravine. Both had been shot numerous times and both had died from gunshot wounds to the head. Police investigated the report of shots fired the night before, to see if there was a connection with the murders. In an alley behind Ross’s apartment, police discovered glass shards and two pools of blood. The larger pool of blood was consistent with Birdsall’s DNA profile. A shell casing recovered from the scene matched the shell casings found inside Birdsall’s car. A latex glove tip found inside Birdsall’s car was tested. Blood on the exterior of the glove tip was consistent with Birdsall’s DNA profile. The inside of the glove tip contained DNA consistent with Ross’s DNA. Police then searched Ross’s apartment with his consent. They found a sweatshirt with a small bloodstain on it. They also found two latex gloves. Ross stated that he wore latex gloves on the night of the murders because he was going to mop his kitchen floor using bleach. The murder weapon was not found. After his arrest, Ross spoke to his mother on a recorded telephone from the Lubbock County Jail. When she asked him whether he committed the crime, he responded that he “might have.” Forensic testing showed that the blood on the ground in the alley and on the sweatshirt found in Ross’s apartment matched Birdsall’s DNA. DNA samples found inside the sweatshirt and the glove tip found in Birdsall’s car matched Ross. The prosecution contended that Birdsall had been looking for a prostitute and that a friend of McVade introduced him to her that evening. McVade was the intended target, and Birdsall was at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Final/Special Meal:
Texas no longer offers a special “last meal” to condemned inmates. Instead, the inmate is offered the same meal served to the rest of the unit.

Final/Last Words:
“Who are they? I know this is hard for y’all, but we are going to have to go through it. You know I don’t fear death. I know we weren’t expecting this, but this is what it is. We know the lies that were told against me in court. We know it’s not true. I want y’all to be strong and keep going.”

The Execution:
As the lethal dose of pentobarbital began taking effect, Ross took several breaths, then began snoring. He let out a gurgle, snored once more and then stopped all movement. He was pronounced dead at 6:38 p.m. CDT, 22 minutes after the lethal drug was injected. visit http://www.rewardstv.et with over $54,000,000 in Rewards for Wanted Fugitives and More!

2013 Execution #19 – HE SNORED

Posted in 2013 eXecuted with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2013 by Max

John Manuel Quintanilla, Jr.

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Executed June 12, 2013 7:32 p.m. CDT by Lethal Injection in Texas

19th murderer executed in U.S. in 2013
1339th murderer executed in U.S. since 1976
9th murderer executed in Texas in 2013
501st murderer executed in Texas since 1976

Summary:
Quintanilla and accomplice Jeffrey Bibb entered a game center in Victoria through a partially opened back door, carrying rifles and wearing gloves and pantyhose masks. Continue reading

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