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Execution Log – 08/31/15-/09/06/15: 09/01,Nunley,MO

August 30, 2015

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.

 

MO                    Roderick Nunley                 scheduled 09/01/2015

You can contact Governor Jay Nixon at http://governor.mo.gov/get-involved/contact-the-governors-office

phone:    (573) 751-3222

other Missouri contacts:

                         Division of Probation
e-dress: mocorxns@mail.doc.state.mo.us
phone:    (573) 751-8488
fax:        (573) 751-8501

 

Columbia Daily Tribune
e-dress: editor@tribmail.com
phone:    573-815-1700
fax:         573-815-1701
Columbia Missourian
e-dress: editor@digmo.org
phone:    573-882-5700
fax:        573-882-5702

Jefferson City News
e-dress:  editor@newstribune.com
phone:    573-636-3131
I ask you, Governor Nixon, to stop your state’s execution of Roderick Nunley.  Mr. Nunley is scheduled to be poisoned to death by the government of Missouri next Tuesday, 09/01/2015, for the 1989 murder of Ann Harrison.

Roderick Nunley is clearly mentally ill.  State medical examiners said that he has a “severe personality disorder” caused in part by a “seizure disorder from numerous [childhood] head injuries.”  They also indicated cocaine use rendered Roderick “acutely intoxicated” during the commission of this crime.  A man in his condition could not form intent to kill or even recognize that his behavior is wrong.  In the United States of America we treat our sick, not kill them.  As the chief executive of Missouri you must immediately halt the execution of Roderick Nunley to allow time for more humane considerations.

Former Attorney General of the United States of America 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 Texas, the state which executes the most people. As for vengeance, that is the Lord’s, not the government’s.

Please, Governor Nixon, stop this killing of Roderick Nunley.  If this execution goes forward, look around this country for the black bands worn and the church bells tolled in protest of this injustice.

Thank you.

 

 

!!!STAY!!!: 08/27/15: Jordan, MS

August 26, 2015

From the Associated Press yesterday:

U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate issued a temporary restraining order saying Mississippi officials cannot use pentobarbital or midazolam, two drugs used to render prisoners unconscious. Mississippi law requires a three-drug process, with the sedative followed by a paralyzing agent and a drug that stops an inmate’s heart.

Jim Craig, a lawyer for two inmates, said Wingate gave the order verbally Tuesday in a phone conference with him and other lawyers. Wingate was supposed to issue a written order, but no written copy was yet available later in the day.

Grace Simmons Fisher, a spokeswoman for the Mississippi Department of Corrections, wrote in an email that the order bars the state from using any drug to execute a condemned inmate. The state quickly filed notice Tuesday saying it will ask the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal to overturn Wingate’s order.

!!!STAY!!!: 08/26/15: Bernardo Tercero

August 25, 2015

Per the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP), a Texas appeals court today issued a stay of tomorrow’s execution for Bernardo Tercero because one of the witnesses against him said she lied in her testimony.

Execution Scorecard – 08/17/15-09/06/15

August 23, 2015

Last week (08/17/15-08/23/15) see previous Execution Log for details 

None Executed!                      

This week (08/24/15-08/30/15) see previous Execution Log for details

08/26     Bernardo Tercero                TX           scheduled

08/27      Richard Jordan                    MS          date requested

08/27     Maurice Patterson               PA           Stayed! for further appeals

08/28      Hector Morales                    PA           Stayed! for further appeals 

Next Week (08/31/15-09/06/15) see next Execution Log for details

09/01     Roderick Nunley                   MO          scheduled

09/02     Joe Garza                               TX           scheduled

09/03      Herbert Blakeney                PA           Stayed! for further appeals

Execution Scorecard – 08/10/15-08/30/15

August 17, 2015

Last week (08/10/15-08/16/15) see previous Execution Log for details 

08/13     Tracey Beatty                       TX           Stayed! with no explanation

08/12     Daniel Lopez                        TX           executed        

This week (08/17/15-08/23/15) see previous Execution Log for details

None Executed! 

Next Week (08/24/15-08/30/15) see next Execution Log for details

08/26     Bernardo Tercero                 TX           scheduled

 

August 13, 2015

Last week (08/03/15-08/09/15) see previous Execution Log for details

None Executed!   

This week (08/10/15-08/16/15) see previous Execution Log for details

08/13     Tracey Beatty                        TX           Stayed! with no explanation

08/12     Daniel Lopez                         TX           executed 

Next Week (08/17/15-08/23/15) see next Execution Log for details

 None Scheduled!

Execution Scorecard – 07/13/15-08/02/15

July 20, 2015

Last week (07/13/15-07/19/15) see previous Execution Log for details 

07/14     David Zink                          MO         executed

07/15     Alva Campbell                    OH         Stayed! pending new lethal injection protocol

07/15     Warren Henness                OH         Stayed! pending new lethal injection protocol

07/16     Clifton Williams                  TX          Stayed! pending review of FBI statistics

This week (07/20/15-07/26/15) see previous Execution Log for details

None Scheduled! 

Next Week (07/27/15-08/02/15) see next Execution Log for details

None Scheduled!

 

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