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November 16, 2023

Alabama and Texas both complete executions

As reported in these two AP article, two death sentences were carried out this evening:

"Alabama inmate executed for the shooting death of man in 1993 robbery":

An Alabama inmate convicted of killing a man during a 1993 robbery when he was a teenager was executed Thursday by lethal injection. Casey McWhorter, 49, was pronounced dead at 6:56 p.m. at a southwest Alabama prison, authorities said. McWhorter was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death for his role in the robbery and shooting death of Edward Lee Williams, 34, on Feb. 18, 1993.

Prosecutors said McWhorter, who was three months past his 18th birthday at the time of the killing, conspired with two younger teenagers, including Williams’ 15-year-old son, to steal money and other items from Williams’ home and then kill him. The jury that convicted McWhorter recommended a death sentence by a vote of 10-2, which a judge, who had the final decision, imposed, according to court records. The younger teens — Edward Lee Williams Jr. and Daniel Miner, who was 16 — were sentenced to life in prison, according to court records.

"Texas man executed for 2001 killing of 5-year-old girl abducted from a store":

A Texas man convicted of strangling a 5-year-old girl who was taken from a Walmart store nearly 22 years ago and burning her body was executed Thursday evening.

David Renteria, 53, was pronounced dead at 7:11 p.m. CST following an injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the killing of Alexandra Flores. Renteria prayed, sang and asked for forgiveness before his execution.

Coincidentally, a year ago today, November 16, 2022, was the last time there were two executions completed in two states on the same day in the US.  It was Arizona and Texas last year.

November 16, 2023 at 11:20 PM | Permalink


Mas vale tarde que nunca.

Posted by: federalist | Nov 17, 2023 9:35:29 AM

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