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12.13.2006

A Sweet Christmas Story

There is a man who has been on Texas' death row since January 8, 1976. And he's still alive. That, my friends, is a record. Appeals, reversals, and re-trials have caused the delay. But not for much longer. An execution date has now been set for January 25, 2007. It looks like it will happen. Check out his TDC information here.

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love stories with happy endings. Now matter how long they take. He had a great life for the last 30 years, unlike his victims, who were unavailable for comment.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't he on the Green Mile?

Anonymous said...

He is a big boy that is where all our tax money go's to feed his big ass.

Anonymous said...

Not all tax money went to feed him. They spent 10 bucks to fix a pothole by my house.

Anonymous said...

Hey the county fixed one in front of my house also it took 15 guys and 20 pick ups and $10,000 of tax money to fix a pot hole and remove my dead cats body that they run over while trying to find a place to eat lunch.

Anonymous said...

Wow, 3:59, I guess they are spending alot of money on potholes and less on this nigga's piehole than what 3:39 said.

Anonymous said...

i think we are all missing the point here. the point is he has been in the pen 5 years longer than i have been alive and looks heather than i do.

Anonymous said...

4:10, You're missing the point. Go committ manslaughter and we will put you up for free and you will go to the needle lookin goooooood.

doodad said...

time sure flies. it seems like just yesterday.....

Anonymous said...

Hey 3:39, it's clear that none of our tax money "go's" to your education. God that's an awful mistake. It's not like you just hit the wrong key or were going too fast or anything understandable that leads to most spelling and punctuation errors. You actually had to reach for the apostrophe and the letter "s" to spell goes??????

Anonymous said...

Well old "Maroon Eyes" (huh?) will be permanently shutting them soon.

Wonder what he'll request for his last meal?

Anonymous said...

fried chicken, watermelon and a big red.

SkidRow said...

Dirk Diggler?

Anonymous said...

Correction, 6:48... It will be fried chicken, wadda-melon, malt liquor and chitlins.

Anonymous said...

7:12 - with that meal, he'll die before getting the "go away" goodies.

Anonymous said...

This is one of the many, many reason's that I hate the appeals system. If the news stories are true and we all know they are, it cost an average of $35k per year to house "big boy". If my math is right, 30 years x $35k per year = $1,050,000.00. Now granted it did cost $35k when "fat bastard" went in, but if it cost $750,000.00 to house him for 30 years, that is a lot of wasted money.

and your point is? said...

Let him rot, he's not dead, but death row is worse than death. Do away with the death penalty, they waste to many of our resources on their appeals, etc. Keep them in a cell away from other inmates and let them in a slightly bigger cell for one hour of "recreation" per day.
That's punishment, suffering and doesn't cost the taxpayers nearly as much money.

Anonymous said...

Suffering?........when we are paying for all of the things they get inside that we have to pay for with our tax dollars.

Maybe bondage is freedom after all.

: )

Anonymous said...

I would like to make a comment on the United Way cutting back funds for the local Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. It was probably due to the fact that the agency has NO CLUE what they are doing.

Anonymous said...

Guys how do you know he's even guilty? Just because a jury says so? DNA evidence has already set 183 people free from death row. That just goes to show just because somebody is convicted that don't mean theyre guilty.

I'm skeptical about EVERYBODY on death row. We have killed way to many people in the past.

Another thing. The death penalty and even life without parole are considered by many civilised nations barbaric. So why does most powerful nation on Earth continue such a horrible act?

Anonymous said...

927 are you freakin serious?

Anonymous said...

I was until I re-read the link posted. I did not know he admited to being guilty. I was simply saying that we have executed innocent people in the past. Although there have been cases where the defendant is forced in to making a guilty plea..

Just incase you're wondering I am 100% against capital punishment. Just as every human being on Earth should be. This is 2006 not 1806!

Anonymous said...

Hang that big bastard!

Anonymous said...

Pretty brutal murder. Punishment fits the crime.

doodad said...

'old school' will soon meet the principal.
he's being sent to the office.

doodad said...

robert morgan just thought he had problems !

Think Frustrated said...

That's a long time to be waiting to die. I though you guys liked to fry 'em in Texas.

The death penalty does no one any good. It just perpetuates the violent cycle of murder. Killing him is not our job. It's just murder, plain and simple.

Anonymous said...

1004, lets change the situation. Lets say you bought a dog and it severly attacked you and then killed a young child. Would it be more humane to keep this dog caged his entire life or to kill it?

Anonymous said...

9:27...you say that the death penalty should be abolished and then you state that life without parole in inhumane..What do you suggest we do to killers?

Anonymous said...

I say move them to rhome and let them run the city.

Anonymous said...

6:43 kan kiss my no spellin aSS

LUV
3:39

Anonymous said...

I will pray for him. He still belongs to GOD.

Anonymous said...

To Hell with the victims, pray for the killer. Compassionate liberalism is a beautiful thing.

Anonymous said...

(This is the "liberal" again.)

As I have said, I am against capital punishment 100%. Also I am agianst life without parole. I consider them to be cruel and unusual punishment.

Heres what I say we do with murders. Lock them up for about 25 years, while they are in prison put them through rehab. The vast majority of criminals who attend rehab NEVER commit another crime. After 25 years (maybe before with parole) if they have changed let them go. People change ALOT in 25 years.

Also as I said. I'm scared we may execute another innocent human being. We have found far to many people to be innocent as it is. Another thing. We have only been able to examine a very SMALL ammount of cases, I would not be surprised if we found ALOT more innocent people.

You people may think i'm alone in what I believe, but youre wrong. All of Europe, Canada, Japan, Austrilia, and Russia have ambolished the death penalty. Plus Germany and Mexico have declared life without parole inhumane punishment.

Did you know the USA executes more people than any nation on Earth and yet we only have 5% of the population? Even more than China which has almost a billion more people than us. What kind of barbarians are we?

Well this is just what I think. I hope the owner of this blog wont mind a few comment from a liberal point-of-view. HeHe

Anonymous said...

think frustrated - FYI, we have "The He/She Needed Killin' Law" here in Texas. Sadly, many idiots tend to escape it, as seen by some posters on this little old blog.

Anonymous said...

So I need "killin" because I am saying what I believe? Isn't there something called "freedom of speech"?

Anonymous said...

6:28, did you ever think that is why we, THE USA is the greatest country in the world. We dont put up with crap like that running around. I tend to think that if this was one of your family members you would have a different view.

ps you added that Mexico was has abolished the life without parole. Boy that sure is a great place, they really know how to run things down there!

Anonymous said...

You say it makes us great I say it makes us barbarians. Well thats your opinion I guess...

But what if they are innocent? We convict several innocent people based of accusations and very few wittness. That needs to change! One or two people should never enough to convict a man! Why? Because people can lie! People lie all the time! Hardly a week goes by without you hearing of a INNOCENT man being set free from prison. Then you hear why they were convicted. Usually its accusations made by one person! What a wonderful "justice" system we have.

Mary Mack said...

He's been on Death Row longer than I've been alive. I'm sure he would have rather died a long time ago instead of being locked up without a chance. After 30 years I'm sure he's a completely different person, but he'll never get a second chance.

Sad.

Anonymous said...

Yep everybody deserves a second chance. Even George Dubya Bush said so.

Anonymous said...

Where is the outrage of it taking 30 years for this man to die? A man in Florida was executed and it took 34 minutes. Let's send all the prisoners on death row to Florida.

Anonymous said...

Mary Mack, That was a brilliant assumption. If this man would have rather died along time ago, why didn't he tell his lawyers to quit appealing?