Death ‘n’ Texas

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398
Offender Information
Last Statement
Yes I would. Carrie it’s been a joy and a blessing. Take care, give everybody my regards. I love you, and I’ll see you in eternity. Father take me home. I am ready to go.
Johnson, Lonnie
999135
44
07/24/2007
Black
Harris

397
Offender Information
Last Statement
, I do.� I thank the Lord for giving me my friends, for getting me the ones I love.� Lord reach down and help innocent men on death row.� Lee Taylor needs help, Bobby Hines, Steve Woods.� Not all of us are innocent, but those are.� Cleve Foster needs help.� Melyssa, I love you girl.� I know I wasn’t going to say anything, but I’ve got to.� Jack, Irene, Danny, Doreen, I love you guys.� I said I was going to tell a joke.� Death has set me free.� That’s the biggest joke, I deserve this.� And the other joke is I am not Patrick Bryan Knight, and ya’ll can’t stop this execution now.� Go ahead, I’m finished.� Come on, tell me Lord.� I love you Melyssa, take care of that little monster for me.
Knight, Patrick
999072
39
06/26/2007
White
Randall

396
Offender Information
Last Statement
I love ya’ll and I’m gonna miss ya’ll.
Reyes, Gilberto
999352
33
06/21/2007
Hispanic
Bailey

395
Offender Information
Last Statement
First of all, you have every right to hate me and every right to want to see this. To you and to my family, you don’t deserve to see this.� I wasn’t going to apologize by letter, I wanted to apologize face to face.� None of this should have happened.� It is the right thing to do.� I have a good family, just like you are a good family.� I hope that any bitterness that you have because of what I did, I hope you can learn to forgive.� I asked my family to contact you, because they did no wrong.� I am responsible and I am sorry to you all.� Thank you all my Jefe (dad), my brothers, Maria and my Grandfather.� Thank you, we will see each other again.� Thank you, Lord Jesus receive my spirit.
Rodriguez, Lionell
999002
36
06/20/2007
Hispanic
Harris

394
Offender Information
Offender declined to make a last statement.
Griffith, Michael
999176
56
06/06/2007
White
Harris

393
Offender Information
Offender declined to make a last statement.
Smith, Charles
953
41
05/16/2007
White
Pecos

392
Offender Information
Last Statement
Yes, Sir I do.� I’d like to say I love my mother, brother, sister, grandmother, cousins, and nieces, and my brothers and sisters I have never met.� I do apologize to the Surace family.� I am responsible for them losing their mother, their father, and their grandmother.� I never meant for them to be taken.� I am sorry for what I did and I take responsibility for what I did.� That is all Warden.
Dickson, Ryan
999250
30
04/26/2007
White
Potter

391
Offender Information
Last Statement
Uh, I don’t know, Um, I don’t know what to say.� I don’t know.� (pauses)� I didn’t know anybody was there.� Howdy.
Clark, James
999095
38
04/11/2007
White
Denton

390
Offender Information
Last Statement
Yes sir,� I charge the people of the jury.� Trial Judge, the Prosecutor that cheated to get this conviction.� I charge each and every one of you with the murder of an innocent man.� All the way to the CCA, Federal Court, 5th Circuit and Supreme Court.� You will answer to your Maker when God has found out that you executed an innocent man.� May God have mercy on you.

My love to my son, my daughter, Nancy, Kathy, Randy, and my future grandchildren.� I ask for forgiveness for all of the poison that I brought into the US, the country I love.� Please forgive me for my sins.� If my murder makes it easier for everyone else let the forgiveness please be a part of the healing.� Go ahead Warden, murder me.� Jesus take me home.
Pippin, Roy
999170
51
03/29/2007
White
Harris

389
Offender Information
Last Statement
I do, I would like to tell everybody that I’m sorry about the situation that happened.� My bad – everybody is here because of what happened.� I’d like to thank everybody that’s been here through the years.� The little kids overseas – they really changed me.� Sister Doris, mom, brothers, sister, dad; I love ya’ll.� My brother… where’s my stunt double when you need one?� My Lord is my life and savior, nothing shall I fear.
Gutierrez, Vincent
999262
28
03/28/2007
Hispanic
Bexar

388
Offender Information
Last Statement
Ya’ll know I love you, you too Ward.� You have been a good friend.� You are a good investigator.� Doug, I thank you for coming from Michigan.� Chris and David, I love you.� Thank them for their support Doug.� Debra, James, I’m not crying so you don’t cry.� Don’t be sad for me.� I’m going to be with God, Allah, and Momma.� I’m gonna ask dad why didn’t give you away at your wedding.� Randy Greer, my little brother, I’ll be watching you, stay out of trouble.� All my nieces and nephews, I love you all.� Sammie, Vincent, and Yolanda, I will be watching over you all.
The reason it took them so long is because they couldn’t find a vein.� You know how I hate needles – I used to stay in the Doctor’s Office.� Tell the guys on Death Row that I’m not wearing a diaper.� I can’t think of anything else.� You all stay strong.� Now you can put this all aside.� Don’t bury me in the prison cemetery.� Bury me right beside momma.� Don’t bury me to the left of dad, bury me on the right side of mom.
Kim Schaeffer, you are a evil woman.� You broke the law.� The judges and courts helped you and you didn’t have all the facts.� When you look at the video, you know you can’t see anyone.� You overplayed your hand looking for something against me and to cover it up the State is killing me.� I’m not mad or bitter though.� I’m sad that you are stuck here and have to go through all of this.� I am going somewhere better.� My time is up.� Let me get ready to make my transition.� Doug, don’t forget Marcy.
Nealy, Charles
999289
42
03/20/2007
Black
Dallas

387
Offender Information
Last Statement
Profanity directed toward staff.
Nichols, Joseph
709
45
03/07/2007
Black
Harris

386
Offender Information
Last Statement
Yes sir, Ernest, Christopher, Ochente, Mary and Jennifer tell all the kids I love them and never forget.� Tell Bobby, Mr. Bear will be dancing for them.� Tell Bear not to feel bad.� My love always, I love you all.� Stay strong Mary, take care of them.� I love you too.� I am ready Warden.
Perez, Robert
999322
48
03/06/2007
Hispanic
Dallas

385
Offender Information
Last Statement
Offender declined to make a last statement.
Miller, Donald
728
44
02/27/2007
White
Harris

384
Offender Information
Last Statement
Yes, for all of those that want this to happen, I hope that you get what you want and it makes you feel better and that it gives you some kind of relief.� I don’t know what else to say.� For those that I have hurt, I hope after a while it gets better.� I love you, I love you.� I am sorry.� That’s it, goodbye.� I love you Irene, I love you sis.
Anderson, Newton
999355
30
02/22/2007
White
Smith

383
Offender Information
Last Statement
You know, once upon a time diamonds were priceless.� I never knew until I ran across my own.� I just want Eve to know that.� One of these days I’m going to return and get that for myself.� Thank you to my family, I love you.� Each and every one of you.� This is not the end, but the beginning of a new chapter for you and I together forever.� I love you all.� Remember what I told you Brad.� Ms. Irene, God bless you, I love you.� See you on the other side.� Warden, murder me.� Saddam and Gomorrah which is Harris County.
Jackson, James
999272
47
02/07/2007
Black
Harris

382
Offender Information
Last Statement
Offender declined to make a last statement.
Swift, Christopher
999496
31
01/30/2007
White
Denton

381
Offender Information
Last Statement
Jennifer, where are you at?� I’m sorry, I did not know the man but for a few seconds before I shot him.� It was done out of fear, stupidity, and immaturity.� It wasn’t until I got locked up and saw the newspaper.� I saw his face and his smile and I knew he was a good man.� I am sorry for all your family and my disrespect – he deserved better.� Sorry Gus.� I hope all the best for you and your daughters.� I hope you have happiness from here on out.� Quit the heroin and methadone.� I love you dad, Devin, and Walt.� We’re done Warden
Moore, Jonathan
999216
32
01/17/2007
White
Bexar

380
Offender Information
Last Statement
Yes, Love you mom, love you pop, love you Sara, and Amanda.� Um, Cathy you know I never meant to hurt you.� I gave you everything and that’s what made me so angry.� But I didn’t mean to hurt you.� I am sorry.� That’s it.
Granados, Carlos
999307
36
01/10/2007
Hispanic
Williamson

In two (2) days, the above list’s parent chart will be topped off, and entry 399 will be posted on the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Executed Offenders Database.

Regardez this bulliten from New York’s Teishan:

Save Kenneth Foster, to be Executed in 2 Days
Thanks Mia for the tireless work in NYC.

Most of you have probably heard of Kenneth Foster. He has been on death row for the past 10 years under Texas’s law of parties. He is to be exicuted this thursday night!

Foster was found guilty in a murder trial in which the judge and jury knew of his innosence. They are aware that he was not the murderer nor did he know that a murder was to occure. He is being exicuted because of his lack of prior knowledge to the time leading up to the murder. To read more on his story, you can visit:
http://www.freekenneth.com

This THURSDAY at 6:30 PM, join the Campaign to End the Death Penalty,
local activists, and community members at a rally and vigil for Kenneth
Foster, who is scheduled to be executed in Texas that night. We will gather in front of the State Office Building in Harlem at 125th St. and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd to show our solidarity with Kenneth and his family and speak out against the execution.

Call 917-435-3614 for more information.

I’m pro-death, as anybody who knows me can attest, but this is just asinine. This isn’t like Mumia; no-one is saying the kid killed anybody or even that he had an inkling that murder was a possible night-cap activity on the evening in question. Yeah, he was out bus-thugging with some dipshits and a gun in his Pappy’s rental. He’s a dipshit too. Not a killer. There’s a big fucking difference, it’s a tangible one. See, with dipshits, you just wind up with something stolen or broken. Petty shit. With killers, well….somebody’s dead.

We’re crunching some numbers from the Texas Death Depository right now, just for giggles (and to avoid work). BRB.

****Time Passes****

Is that you, John Wayne? Is this me?

Counties Where One Should Avoid Friday Night Blackness

Research was halted due to scooter sales and low margins required by the Cj_08 Texas Study Group, since we’ve pretty much had it in for the Lone Star State since my daddy was born in Oklahoma. Thus, only Dallas County population data is filled in here.

Counties Where It Just Doesn’t Pay To Be Whitey

Well…hmph. Texas just likes killin’ folk, it would seem.

Fill in the blanks, win a smug sense of anarcho-geek acomplishment. Download Ms_Kz Excel Notes (.xls)
of data pulled from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Executed Offenders Database today!

Update 9_4_2007

400 Offender Information
Last Statement
Could you please tell that lady right there, can I see her, she is not looking at me. I want you to understand something, hold no animosity towards me. I want you to understand please forgive me. When I get to the gates of Heaven I will open my arms for you. Please forgive me, do not worry about what is going to happen. I don’t want you to worry. I don’t want you to suffer, I am not mad at you. Shed no tears for me. Even though you don’t know me, I love you, I love all of ya’ll. I ask ya’ll in your heart to forgive me.

To my family, I love all of you. What’s happening now, you are suffering. I didn’t mean to hurt you. Stephanie, Felicia, Carlos and my Father. I love my Father. I want you to understand that life goes on. Continue to live your life and don’t be angry at what is happening to me. This is destiny, this is life. This is something I have to do and I am going to be with my momma and your momma. I want everyone to continue to live your life. Thank you and I love all of you.

What is happening to me now is unjust and the system is broken. At the same time I bear witness there is no God but Allah and the Prophet Mohammad. Unto Allah, I belong unto Allah I return. I love you.

Conner Johnny 999324 32 08/22/2007 Black Harris

399 Offender Information
Last Statement
Can ya’ll hear me? Tell my family that I love ya’ll. Joe, Tim, everybody – keep your head up. I love you.
Parr Kenneth 999312 27 08/15/2007 Black Matagorda

As you can see, i was wrong.


Kenneth Foster Lives!

I love being wrong.

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2 responses to “Death ‘n’ Texas

  1. This post was featured on TheIssue.com, a blog newspaper that features an Issue of the Day every day, where we show multiple perspectives to paint a three dimensional picture of every topic we cover. Today’s issue was on Kenneth Foster and Capital PPunishment. This blog post was a wonderful addition to personalize our understanding of Capital Punishment.

  2. Glad you liked it! Although i guess Kenneth was number 401, as the TDCJEOD now shows two other executions in slots 390 and 400…

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