Elmer CarrollSTARKE, FL – Yesterday at around 6:12 p.m., Florida executed 56-year-old Elmer Carroll for the 1990 rape and murder of 10-year-old Christine McGowen.

In 1990, Carroll was living in a halfway house after serving time in prison for lewd conduct with two children. Living next door was Christine, her mother and her stepfather. On Oct. 30, 1990 after Christine’s mother left for work, Carroll raped and strangled the poor girl in her own bed while her stepfather slept.

Carroll’s last meal consisted of sunny-side-up eggs with bacon and sliced tomatoes, biscuits, avocados, a fruit salad of strawberries, papaya, peaches and pineapple and canned milk. He declined to make a final statement, but Christine’s mother, Julie McGowen, issued one: “Thank you to all that have worked so hard, and justice for all, namely, Christine McGowen. Rest in peace.”

The Catholic Diocese of Orlando held a service just before Carroll’s execution, praying for the abolition of the death penalty. “It’s a destructive tool rather than a preventive tool,” Bishop John Noonan said to the 30 people who attended.…

Jodi AriasPhoenix, AZ — Jodi Arias is currently on trial, facing the death penalty after brutally murdering Travis Alexander, her one-time boyfriend. Everybody seems to be fascinated with this case, mainly because of the woman accused. She’s easy to hate, admittedly, but I’m not writing this because of her, but because of Nancy Grace. I’ll get to that in a second.

Arias, 32, met Alexander at a work conference six years ago. Arias claims that the two were madly in love, but Alexander’s friends and family say the man tried to break of the relationship after only a few months of dating, stating Arias was too jealous and not marriage material. In the months after the break-up, Arias allegedly began stalking Alexander and, according to his family, slit his tires and sneaked into his house.

In 2008, Alexander was found dead in his shower. He had been stabbed 27 times, had his throat slit, and had been shot in the head. Arias professed her innocence claiming she was not in the house at the time Alexander was killed, adding there was no way she could have murdered Alexander.…

Sioux Falls — A man on death row, twice convicted of the rape and murder of 9-year-old Becky O’Connell in 1990, has asked that all efforts to stop his execution be terminated — he’d like to die now.

In 1992, Donald Moeller was convicted of kidnapping O’Connell from a Sioux Falls convenience store, driving her to a secluded area near the Big Sioux River, and then raping her before stabbing her and slashing her throat. Her naked body was found the next day.

He was convicted a second time in 1997, after the original conviction was overturned due to improper evidence was used at trial, and he was sentenced to death. So for the last 22 years Moeller has sat on death row on the taxpayers’ dime while his appeals ran their course. During this time he says he watches the news, reads the paper, writes and watches old movies.

Part of the the delay in his execution wasn’t just because of his appeals, but because of the method of execution used in South Dakota that has left Moeller’s state-court lawyer fighting with Arkansas-based federal public defenders.…

Rolla, MO –   Well, praise the Lord and pass the ammunition. A Phelps County jury has recommended the death penalty for Christopher Collings, who killed nine-year-old Rowan Ford in 2007.  Yesterday at 6:17 p.m., the jury returned the verdict after forty-eight minutes of deliberation.  Can I get an amen up in here?

Rowan Damia Ford was a sweet nine-year-old who made As and Bs in school even though sometimes her teachers had to make sure she ate. She helped with the Angel Food ministry at her church, and often arrived there hours early on Sunday, even though nobody else in her house went.  She was happy on her bike, riding around town. She liked Disney princesses, spaghetti and the color purple. Rowan was 3’11” tall and weighed 62 pounds, with long, wavy brown hair, big brown eyes, and freckles across her nose. Rowan did not need to die.

It won’t help us to go over the details of the brutal rape and the strangulation that ended Rowan’s life.  It’s enough to know that she would likely have bled to death, but instead she got a cord around her neck and a horrific end in a dirty trailer. …

HARTFORD, CT — On Friday, a jury sentenced Joshua Komisarjevsky to death for the murder of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, Hayley, 17, and Michaela, 11.

On July 22, 2007, Jennifer and Michaela were picking up groceries at a local supermarket unaware they had been targeted by two men, Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky, who intended to follow them home and rob them.

Their plans changed once they made entry into the home and became unsatisfied with the money they found inside the home. After beating and tying William Petit up in the basement, the two men tied Jennifer and her daughters to their beds.

Eventually Hayes would take Jennifer to her bank and force her to withdraw $15,000 where Jennifer would inform the teller of her situation before leaving with Hayes. Back at the home, Komisarjevsky was sexually molesting Michaela and taking pictures of the assault with his phone. When Hayes returned to the home with Jennifer, he raped her in the living room before strangling her to death.…

HUNTSVILLE— Cary Kerr, 46,  has been on Huntsville Prison death row since his 2003 conviction of sexually assaulting and strangling 34-year-old Pamela Norton. She was killed after he pushed her from a moving vehicle. He has always professed his innocence, even though the evidence showed otherwise.

The jury agreed with prosecutors and convicted him of the charges and decided the world would be a better place if Kerr was removed from it, agreeing he was a suitable candidate for the death penalty.

Yesterday was his date with the needle and aside from having a last meal that consisted of cheeseburger and fries, spaghetti and lasagna, pizza, fried mushrooms, tacos, pork ribs, fried and baked chicken, quiche, and ice cream, he was also the first recipient of Texas’ new drug combo used during lethal injections.

Sodium thiopental is one of the three drugs used in lethal injections and is no longer available. So now pentobarbital will be used in its place. This new mixture was administered to Kerr at 6:14 yesterday evening and by 6:19 he was pretty dead, proving the new drug combo works pretty well.…

Travis Mullis Totally Got The Death Penalty

March 21, 2011 at 7:32 pm by  

Galveston, Texas – I told you this would happen.  There, I’ve said it, we can move on.  Travis James “TJ” Mullis, 24, was sentenced to death today for the murder of his three-month-old son, Alijah James Mullis.

On January 29, 2008, Alijah’s tiny body was found lying face up on a berm just above Galveston Beach. His head had been stomped, his skull crushed.  Alijah’s body was found by a man who was birdwatching in the area. He thought he saw a doll, and moved in to see Alijah, dead, eyes open, wearing one sock.  Although Alijah had been dead only a few hours, ants were already crawling on his skin.  The man was ill, police were called, and within a few hours a call came in from a hospital – police needed to call Caren Kohberger.  Her boyfriend had left with their baby, and hadn’t come back.  Alijah was never coming back.

Caren and Travis lived in a trailer with another couple and their children – one of whom, an eight-year-old girl, had been the recipient of Travis’s desire to play with children – not in a nice way. …

The Daily Bite

May 25, 2010 at 4:20 pm by  
  • Another day, another day I made a shitload of money. Keeping it short and sweet as I got to go finish planning my assault on Fort Mercer.
  • WICHITA, KS – A Wichita man has been arrested for allegedly attacking a man’s miniature dachshund with an ax. Police found the man in the area and arrested him for animal cruelty. No word on why he attacked the dog — which was still alive at the time I typed this out.
  • HILLSBOROUGH, NC – Demario Atwater agreed to plead guilty to first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping, and armed robbery – effectively removing the death penalty from the table and making sure that tax payers take care of him for the rest of his life. He and another man killed UNC Student Body President Eve Carson. She was taken from her home, driven around to various ATM’s before Atwater used a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun to kill her. Fire that prosecutor.
  • NEW CITY, NY – A good Samaritan tried to break up a fight between two dog owners at Kennedy-Dells Park and was bitten by one of the men involved.

Los Angeles, CA – After being convicted of killing 12-year-old Robin Samsoe in 1979, Rodney James Alcala was twice sentenced to death. Both convictions were eventually overturned. The first conviction in 1980 was overturned because the court ruled that his past crimes — a 1972 conviction of raping and beating an 8-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl, plus the molesting of another child — were improperly allowed. Then in 2001, the second conviction was overturned on grounds that Alcala’s lawyers should have been allowed to introduce a psychologist’s testimony casting doubt on a witness’ claim of amnesia and that his attorney did not present alibi witnesses. Now Alcala is back for a third shot at the needle. This time authorities have added four other murders to his repertoire. Alcala’s DNA has been identified in the murders of Jill Barcomb, 18; Georgia Wixted, 27; Charlotte Lamb, 32; and Jill Parenteau, 21. These women were murdered, sexually assaulted, beaten and strangled between 1977 and 1979.…

San Antonio, TX – Well folks, this is one of those stories that is going to make your stomach turn.  Not much shocks me anymore, but every once in a while, a story will come along that makes me want to head straight for an underground bunker with some rations and wait out the apocalypse.  Early Sunday morning, Otty Sanchez’s mother went to check on her daughter and new grandson and walked into something horrible.  A scene that probably resembled something straight out of the goriest horror flick.  She found Sanchez cradling the decapitated and badly mutilated body of 3 1/2 week old baby Scott Wesley Buchholtz-Sanchez.  Pretty bad huh?  Hold on, it gets much much worse.…

Corona, CA – Once again, we have a story of a selfish asshole who wanted to off himself and take his family with him.  And of course, once again he succeeds at murdering his babies and only injuring himself.  They have no motive at this time, but it is said that Amado Esqueda and his wife had separated shortly before he completely lost his shit and went on a stabbing rampage killing his two young daughters, seriously injuring his wife and injuring himself.…

Courant.com has a pretty in-depth article about Joshua Komisarjevky, 26, and Steven Hayes,44, the two men accused of killing Jennifer Hawke-Petit, 48, and daughters Hayley, 17, and Micheala, 11, during a home invasion. A lot of the info has already been reported on, but this article has it all in one six-page story. They provide much more detailed insight on Joshua and Steven’s background and events that led up to the early morning break-in. They also present a much clearer picture of the horror …

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