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  • Men Who Killed Security Guard in 1995 Get Second Death Sentence

    Wilmington, Delaware:
    Two men who shot a department store security guard execution-style in 1995 after he was going to testify against them in a theft case were given a second death sentence on Friday. They were originally given the sentence in 1997, but the sentence was dismissed in 2001 by the Delaware Supreme Court after finding the original judge had some sort of conflict.
    Superior Court Judge Jerome O. Herlihy described the killing as "brutal, cold-blooded, uncalled-for execution of a witness... Few types of murders are more heinous."

    http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/p...602040325/1006
    "We appreciate all the hard work you've done, the dedicated hours you have worked, and the lives you have saved. However, since this is your third time being late to work, we are terminating your employment here."

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    Hopefully the justice system will act on the order instead of backing out. Only if they had a firing squad.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by hemi444
      Hopefully the justice system will act on the order instead of backing out. Only if they had a firing squad.
      They used to in Utah. The last one I remember was Gary Gilmore in the 70's.
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      • #4
        still did until 2004, when we voted to do away with it

        Capital punishment was suspended in the United States between 1967 and 1976 as a result of several decisions of the United States Supreme Court. The process resumed with the execution of Gary Gilmore on January 17, 1977 at Utah State Prison in Draper. The five executioners were equipped with .308 caliber (7.62 mm) rifles and off-the-shelf Winchester SilverTip ammunition. The subject was restrained and hooded. The shots were fired at a distance of 20 feet (6 m), aiming at the chest. Mikal Gilmore in his autobiography stated that when he examined the shirt worn by Gary during the execution, he found five bullet holes, indicating that all members of the squad had been armed with live cartridges, and none with a blank round.

        The only other execution by firing squad (that of John Albert Taylor in 1996) also took place in Utah.

        In Utah, the firing squad (a 5 man team) consisted of volunteer peace officers from the county in which the conviction of the offender took place. A law passed on March 15, 2004 banned execution by firing squad in Utah but, since that specific law was not retroactive, four inmates on Utah's death row could still have their last requests granted. As of 2006, Idaho and Oklahoma are the only states in which execution by firing squad is still legally available (as back up methods only; both states use lethal injection as their primary methods of execution)
        Last edited by IB107; 05-12-2006, 01:12 PM.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by 1stWatch
          Wilmington, Delaware:
          Two men who shot a department store security guard execution-style in 1995 after he was going to testify against them in a theft case were given a second death sentence on Friday. They were originally given the sentence in 1997, but the sentence was dismissed in 2001 by the Delaware Supreme Court after finding the original judge had some sort of conflict.
          Superior Court Judge Jerome O. Herlihy described the killing as "brutal, cold-blooded, uncalled-for execution of a witness... Few types of murders are more heinous."

          http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/p...602040325/1006
          Isn't Delaware one of the last states that has hanging as an option? If it does theres thier ticket.
          Old age and treachery will defeat youth and enthusiasm every time-

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