First Federal Execution in 17 Years

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  1. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The perp was found guilty of torturing and murdering a couple and their 8 year old daughter in 1994.

    Three more executions are scheduled.

    "Lee was convicted of multiple offenses, including three counts of murder in aid of racketeering in the 1996 slayings of William Frederick Mueller, his wife Nancy Ann Mueller and his 8-year-old stepdaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Powell, in Arkansas.

    Mueller was a local gun dealer and the bodies of him and his family were discovered five months after they went missing. They had been shot to death and had plastic bags covering their heads, sealed with duct tape. Their bodies were weighed down by rocks and dumped in the Illinois bayou."


    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/daniel-lewis-lee-executed-for-torturing-killing-arkansas-family-in-1996-first-federal-execution-in-17-years/ar-BB16IF6I?ocid=msedgdhp
     
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  2. Mercator

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    He has a three point Swastika tattoo.

    Option 1. The Trump admin stays the execution.
    CNN: “Trump‘s Justice Department refuses to execute a convicted white supremacist murderer”

    Option 2. The Trump admin carries out the execution.
    CNN: “Opponents of death penalty hold hands in protest against Trump’s reinstatement of capital punishment”
     

  3. sheriffjohn

    sheriffjohn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'm possibly the only forum member who has witnessed an execution by lethal injection. That said, it's the same as watching your vet put a dog to sleep if everything goes right.
    Far easier way to die than his victims.
     
  4. Mercator

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    I have not seen iv euthanasia but to me it’s creepy, too medical, and sure to go wrong with a bad iv or individual drug tolerance. What’s wrong with the firing squad, anyone?
     
  5. TimKS

    TimKS Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Make them multiple organ donors until they expire.
     
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  6. W.T. Sherman

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    firing squads has historically been been conduct by the worlds' military as the highest punishment imposed by a courts martial on a soldier and carried out by fellow soldier. to a certain degree it's seen as a more honorable way to be executed......that is if you are not the person in front of the firing squad, rather then by hanging which has historical been reserved for criminals or a single shot to the back of the head in a dank room
     
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  7. locutus

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    My preferred method. justice.jpeg
     
  8. W.T. Sherman

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    just a bit of trivia, goering ask the tribunal to be executed by firing squad, a more honorable way to be executed as a soldier, rather then hung as a criminal. the tribunal rightly denied him that.
     
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  9. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Life is hard , death is easy , guess I'm a torture sort of guy ? :rolleyes:
     
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  10. sheriffjohn

    sheriffjohn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Was Goering the one that swallowed a cyanide pill ?
     
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  11. RJF22553

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    I've participated in putting two of my beloved dogs to sleep (about as humane as it gets) and a FIL who was - essentially - euthanized with a morphine drip. It was peaceful for the subject, and extraordinarily painful for the loved ones.

    That is too good a way to end the life of such a monster.

    Firing squad or hanging or gas chamber!

    God will sort things out.
     
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  12. RJF22553

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    Yup. Should have been a placebo...
     
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  13. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yes.

    We had a hangman in the US Army EOD program. He hung some of the lesser German war criminals and some US soldiers.
     
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  14. Mercator

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    There is a British movie about their hangman for the Nuremberg trials, he hanged Elsa Koch and other death camp sadists, can’t remember the title.

    The delaying judge in this case actually opined in favor of the firing squad. Wrote the feds ought to learn from Utah.
     
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  15. Mercator

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    A formal firing squad is also the way to absolve each individual soldier from personal guilt. (The Soviets did not have that problem)
     
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  16. locutus

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    IMHO, The firing squad should be reserved for soldiers.

    But even then, traitors, deserters and cowards should hang.
     
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  17. Ghost1958

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    Just curious why the state involved didnt execute him.?
     
  18. locutus

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    Probably because racketeering is a federal crime. And most state governments have caved in to the whining nincompoops and eliminated the death penalty.
     
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    Albert Pierrepoint (1905–1992) was the most prolific British hangman of the twentieth century, ... in the British occupation zone of Germany, at Hamelin, where he executed over two hundred Nazi war criminals. ... James Inglis, on 8 May 1951, the fastest hanging on record – a total of seven seconds elapsed from the time.

    Among those executed were the camp commandant Josef Kramer (The Beast of Belsen), Irma Grese (Hyena of Auschwitz) at 22 the youngest concentration camp guard to be executed for crimes at Bergen-Belsen and Auschwitz and Dr Bruno Tesch, co-inventor of the insecticide Zyklon B used in the Holocaust to kill over six million people.
    Executed for treason was William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) who had broadcast Nazi propaganda to Britain from Germany during the Second World War and John Amery a pro-Nazi British fascist.
     
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  20. Ghost1958

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    Thanks just curious.