First Federal Execution in 17 Years

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by alsaqr, Jul 14, 2020.

  1. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The late deceased perp was a bud of Chevie Kehoe who was also found guilty of the murders.

    Timothy McVeigh hung around the fringes of the Kehoe bunch.

    "Lee was convicted for murdering William Frederick Mueller, his wife Nancy Ann Mueller and his 8-year-old stepdaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Powell in Arkansas.

    It came after his accomplice Chevie Kehoe had burgled the family home in 1995 in order to steal a large collection of guns, ammunition and money.

    On May 4, 1999, a jury in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas found Lee guilty of numerous offences.

    They included three counts of murder in aid of racketeering, and he was sentenced to death."


    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/12105473/daniel-lewis-lee-death-row-crimes-dead/

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/12110174/daniel-lewis-lee-chevie-kehoe-mueller-murder/

    Why does British media operation trump all the US news networks when it comes to reporting stuff that happens in the US?
     
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  2. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Because Donald Trump allowed Federal executions to resume.
     
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  3. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The major Nazi war criminals were hung by M/Sgt. John Woods of the US Army. Woods is accused of intentionally botching some hangings. Field Marshall Keitel died after about 25 minutes.
     
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  4. G66enigma

    G66enigma Well-Known Member

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    But, then, some of those sorts had earned it. Death by being eaten by fire ants wouldn't have been inappropriate, for the "ring-leaders" in that mess.
     
  5. Mongo

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    some criminals deserve "cruel and unusual punishment" for their crimes in my opinion.
     
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  6. ellis36

    ellis36 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    How about a law stating that criminals be put to death in the same manner they killed their victims!

    ellis
     
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  7. Mercator

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    I noticed it too. The US news outlets tend to report what they think American people should know. The British ones report what they think American people want to know. Even the socialist Guardian.

    Another distinction is, they are not afraid to bore you with a history of the subject which in fact makes it more interesting to many of us here. But not necessarily to most Americans.
     
  8. jigs-n-fixture

    jigs-n-fixture Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Most Americans have a thirty second attention span. The news reflects it.
     
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  9. primer1

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    I just hope he was actually guilty of the murders. He claimed innocence before the lethal injection (as many of the actual guilty claim) Too many have died before the truth comes out that the executed was innocent. If he was guilty, lethal injection is too nice.
     
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  10. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    For many years i followed executions. Can't remember any case where the feds executed an innocent person in modern times. There is a good chance that Texas has executed a couple innocent folks.

    Someone, probably AG Barr, selected to lead off the executions with child murderers. This is the lineup of fine federal criminals scheduled for the needle in the near future:

    Lezmond Mitchell, who beheaded a 63-year-old woman and her 9-year-old granddaughter; Wesley Ira Purkey, who raped and murdered a 16-year-old girl and killed an 80-year-old woman; Alfred Bourgeois, who tortured, molested and then beat his two-and-a-half-year-old daughter to death; and Dustin Lee Honken, who killed five people, including two children.

    Inmates on death row are afforded appeal after appeal. It's unusual for an inmate to be executed with less than 10-12 years on death row,

    IMO: If there's DNA evidence give the killer one appeal all the way to SCOTUS and then zap their butt.
     
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  11. alsaqr

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    The next perp to be executed:

    Purkey was convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing a 16-year-old girl before dismembering, burning and then dumping the teen's body in a septic pond. He was also convicted in a state court in Kansas after using a claw hammer to kill an 80-year-old woman who suffered from polio.
     
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  12. tac foley

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    As an aside, the famous landmark of Marble Arch in London is the actual former site of the mass gallows of Tyburn - a kind of large-scale framework, triangular in plan, that could cater of mass executions back in the day.

    As anybody who have been to London might recall, it is situated at the Western end of Oxford Street, and the saying was 'You'll soon be going up the Oxford Road' meaning that you are off to be hanged.
     
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  14. tac foley

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    However, death by being eaten by a fire ant would draw it out a bit, right?
     
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  15. ellis36

    ellis36 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The proper word, Greg, is "executing!"
    Use of the word "kill" in this context is either ignorance on your part or incitement to riot.

    You should know better!

    Hey, Purkey! "This sanitized murder" served one purpose! It removed your sorry *** from this world!

    ellis

    By Greg Norman | Fox News
    The U.S. carried out its second federal execution this week by killing Wesley Ira Purkey on Thursday morning.


    “I deeply regret the pain and suffering I caused to Jennifer’s family,” Purkey said in the moments before his execution. “I am deeply sorry. I deeply regret the pain I caused to my daughter, who I love so very much. This sanitized murder really does not serve no purpose whatsoever.”
     
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  16. RJF22553

    RJF22553 Well-Known Member

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    As with all deaths, the ultimate judgment will be by God. He knows the truth.
     
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  17. sheriffjohn

    sheriffjohn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Sitting here, I've tried to remember the names of criminals who've been executed as the result of cases I've worked on but time has erased some of them. Most sat on death row for many years with numerous appeals, court hearings, etc. Only one case was overturned. One reduced to life sentence. All were really bad people who did horrible things to others.
     
  18. Gatoragn

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  19. tac foley

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    I might have mentioned a gentleman I met around 2004/5 or so. While in prison for committing a murder, he was able to help a fellow inmate who claimed to have been innocent of a charge of drug dealing. Turned out that a re-examination of the evidence was crucial in clearing his cell-mate of all alleged wrongdoing. I'll call him Mick and he was known as Mick the Murderer, not because he made a habit of it, but because he was the least likely man to commit a murder that you could imagine. His son had died almost instantly from a mix of drugs administered to him by his 'buddy', a local dealer of 'repute'. Mick had taken the bus to the multi-story apartment block where the dealer both lived and dealt from his twelth floor apartment landing. It seems that he was in the middle of a deal when Mick arrived, since he was subsequently found to have money in one hand, and a baggie in the other.

    Mick picked him up and threw him over the parapet, whence he landed in the concrete car park shortly thereafter.

    He pleaded guilty, and got 20 years, reduced to 15 for good behaviour.

    He was a good man, but one who had had enough of the kind of people who deal drugs. He took to the school lecture circuit after release, telling youngsters what could happen to those who took drugs, and, occasionally, to those who sold them.
     
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