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October 26, 2006

Busy times for state killing

As this AP story details, both Florida and Texas conducted lethal injection executions Wednesday night: "Florida executed an infamous serial killer just hours before Texas put to death a man convicted in the stabbing deaths of his parents and an uncle."  Greg Summers was the 22nd inmate executed this year in Texas, and Danny Rolling was Florida's 3rd inmate to be executed this year.

In addition, as detailed here, Ohio on Tuesday executed a cult leader who killed a family, and Alabama is scheduled to execute another murderer tonight (details here).  If Alabama's execution is not halted, we will have four states carrying out a total of four executions in less than three days.  The last comparable period of executions was in early December 2002, when six states carried out a total of nine executions in just over a week.

As regular readers know, these other blogs are go-to places for lots of capital coverage:

October 26, 2006 at 06:49 AM | Permalink


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Last night, a lot more garbage got taken out, and the world got better through the enforced absence of these animals.

I would say this is reason to celebrate, but for the reason we had to execute this human filth in the first place.

Posted by: Sean O'Brien | Oct 26, 2006 7:00:45 AM

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