First Double Execution To Be Carried Out In 17 Yrs – Arkansas, US

PRESS TV       Posted Mon., April 24, 2017

The US state of Arkansas is scheduled to put two inmates to death on Monday evening, the first double execution in the United States in 17 years.

Jack Jones and Marcel Williams, both murder convicts, are set to be killed in what would be the second and third executions in Arkansas this month.

Both inmates are fearful that their poor health conditions could result in extreme pain when they receive lethal injections.

A federal judge on Friday rejected the inmates’ request to stop the executions over their health concerns.

Arkansas is rushing with several planned executions as its supply of a sedative, as part of the three-drug lethal injection process, is approaching its expiration date.

The drug in question, midazolam, was employed in botched executions in Oklahoma and Arizona, where witnesses said the inmates suffered excruciating pain on the gurney.

Jones, sentenced in 1996 for rape and murder, is scheduled to be put to death at 7 pm at the Cummins Unit prison.

The state is also scheduled to execute Williams, who was sentenced to death in 1997 for kidnapping, rape and murder, at 8:15 pm.

A flurry of eleventh-hour legal appeals at both the state and federal level for a stay of the executions are expected to fail, as they did last week when the US Supreme Court cleared the way for Arkansas to carry out its first execution in 12 years.

Ledell Lee was put to death at 11:56 pm Thursday, four minutes before his death warrant was due to expire.

The unprecedented schedule for executions have drawn sharp condemnations from rights groups and unleashed a wave of legal challenges, including a lawsuit from the company that makes one of the drugs.

McKesson Corp. said in a statement last week that the state had obtained the drug, called vecuronium bromide, under false pretenses and that it wanted nothing to do with executions.

“We believe we have done all we can do at this time to recover our product,” the company said.

The state Supreme Court ruled that authorities could use vecuronium bromide in Lee’s execution, allowing his death sentence to be carried out.

Texas was the last state to execute more than one inmate on the same day in August 2000.


About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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