According to CBS46/AP in Atlanta, Kelly Gissendaner’s execution scheduled for 3/2/15 was stayed when “corrections officials discovered problems with the drug used for the lethal injection.”
Georgia’s supply of the drug had a clouded appearance making the Department of Corrections call for the stay.
Last week (02/23/15-03/01/15) see previous Execution Log for details
02/26 Jerry Correll FL !!!Stayed!!! pending USSC ruling on lethal injection
This week (03/02/15-03/08/15) see previous Execution Log for details
03/02 Kelly Gissandaner GA scheduled
03/05 Rodney Reed TX !!!Stayed!!! to consider new evidence
Next Week (03/09/15-03/15/15) see next Execution Log for details
03/10 Brian Terrell GA scheduled
03/11 Manuel Vasquez TX scheduled
03/12 Raymond Tibbetts OH !!!Stayed!!! to review lethal injection poisons
Here are copies of the e-mails I sent to people in states with scheduled executions asking them to intervene. Please e-mail, phone or fax appeals of your own. You are welcome to cut & paste.
GA Kelly Gissendaner scheduled 03/02/15 You can send an e-mail to Governor Nathan Deal at his website: http://gov.georgia.gov/webform/contact-governor-domestic-form
other Georgia contacts:
Pardons and Parole Board
The Augusta Chronicle
I ask you, Governor Deal, to use your influence in our state to help stop the execution of Kelly Gissendaner. Ms. Gissendaner is scheduled to be poisoned by the government of Georgia next Monday, 03/02/15, for the 1997 murder of her husband Douglas Gissendaner.
The most important thing to know about this case is that Kelly Gissendaner did not kill her husband, as is accepted by all sides in the case. She conspired with and assisted her boyfriend, Gregory Owen, in her husband’s murder. However, the actual killer, Mr. Owen, is serving life in prison for committing this crime; how can justice be served by killing an accomplice with no direct role in the murder?
Former Attorney General of the United States Janet Reno, as well as myriads of scholars, can find no evidence that the death penalty deters capital crimes. In fact, the warden of the famous Sing Sing prison believes that the death penalty exacerbates the violence in his facility by setting an example of cold-blooded killing. Recent studies show that the largest increase in capital crimes is in the state of Texas, the state which executes the most people. As for vengeance, that is the Lord’s, not the government’s. Please, Governor Deal, please use your moral and political power in Georgia to help stop this killing of Kelly Gissendaner. If this execution goes forward, look around this country for the black armbands worn, and the church bells tolled, in protest of this injustice.
Posted earlier today on The Christian Science Monitor website:
The Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday stayed the execution of Scott Panetti, a Texas man convicted of killing the parents of his estranged wife, pending further competency evaluation.
Please wear a black No Death Penalty! wristband today, 12/03/14, in protest of the poisoning to death of Scott Panetti by the government of the state of Texas. Mr. Panetti was convicted of killing his parents-in-law in 1992.
Scot Panetti has a long history of diagnoses of mental illness, including schizophrenia. He defended himself at his trial while dressed as a cowboy. He subpoenaed dead people, foremost among them Jesus Christ. He has been judged incompetent to stand trial.
In the U.S.A. we treat our ill, not kill them.
Last week (11/24/14-11/30/14) see previous Execution Log for details
11/26 William Gibson IN !!!Stayed!!! for automatic state appeals
This week (12/01/14-12/07/14) see previous Execution Log for details
12/02 Michael Ballard PA !!!Stayed!!! for Federal appeals
12/03 Scott Panetti TX scheduled
12/04 Robert Flor PA !!!Stayed!!! for Federal appeals
12/04 James Cooke DE !!!Stayed!!! for Federal appeals
Next Week (12/08/14-12/14/14) see next Execution Log for details
12/09 Edmund Zagorski TN !!!Stayed!!! for challenge to execution protocol
12/10 Robert Hosley GA scheduled
12/10 Paul Goodwin MO scheduled
Please wear a black No Death Penalty! wristband tomorrow, 11/13/14, in protest of the poisoning to death of Chadwick Banks by the government of the state of Florida.
Firstly, national organizations have documented twenty four death row inmates in Florida that are probably innocent, far more than any other state. Secondly, Florida changed recently to a single drug lethal injection protocol that has never been shown to kill without excruciating pain and suffering. In fact, the victim of a recent execution in Ohio using the same protocol took thirty minutes to die, all the while writhing in apparent agony. Florida’s method of execution defies the Federal constitution’s prohibition of ‘cruel and unusual punishment’. Finally, Chadwick Banks is clearly mentally ill and in the U.S.A. we do not kill our sick, we get help for them. Florida must cancel this execution until it comes into compliance with the laws of humanity and our great nation.
Please keep all involved in your thoughts.