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Texas carries out nation’s first execution of 2009

January 14th, 2009 . by TexasFred
Texas carries out nation’s first execution of 2009

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A man convicted of murdering three people during a night of robberies more than 13 years ago in Fort Worth was put to death Wednesday evening in the nation’s first execution of the year.

In a brief, final statement, Curtis Moore, 40, thanked a woman who administers to the spiritual needs of death row inmates.

“I want to thank you for all the beautiful years of friendship and ministry,” Moore told Irene Wilcox as she watched through a window a few feet from him. Moore never acknowledged a man who survived his attacks or relatives of the three who died.

He was pronounced dead at 6:21 p.m., eight minutes after the lethal drugs began flowing.

Moore exhausted his appeals in the courts, and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles earlier this week refused a clemency petition that said he could be mentally retarded and ineligible for the death penalty. Courts earlier rejected similar mental retardation claims.

Moore was the first of six prisoners scheduled to die this month in Texas, the nation’s most active death penalty state.

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Texas carries out nation’s first execution of 2009

At the risk of offending the weak minded, bleeding heart libbers and anti Capital Punishment moonbats, it’s good to live in Texas. Well, not for the bad guys on Death Row, but for law abiding folks like me it is!!

God Bless Texas!!

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11 Responses to “Texas carries out nation’s first execution of 2009”

  1. comment number 1 by: Robert

    GOD BLESS TEXAS and Keep em coming. St Peter is tired of booting the hadjis off the lawn, give him some fresh meat…

    Unfortunately not enough states operate the way Texas does, perhaps in a perfect world the CRIMINALS would actually have to face the consequences of their actions. Murderers,Rapists, Child predators would be moved to a conveyor belt right after sentencing…

  2. comment number 2 by: Katie

    If they had turned to God before they committed any crimes they would never have been on Death Row.

    I’d have love to have been in Heaven when this one tried to come through. Must have been a laugh riot.

  3. comment number 3 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    13 years? Not bad but c’mon, get cracking! His statement should have read: “I want to thank you for the beautiful three weeks of friendship and ministry.”


  4. comment number 4 by: StormWarning

    Fred, the longer I live here, the more conservative I have become. Watching the world evolve from this locales has a way of your perspective on things. Its now 4:37am according to your clock here. I’ll be in a meeting at DFW this morning (in the airport), and then returning home by 1pm.

    PS: As the bumper sticker says, “I got here as quick as I could.”

  5. comment number 5 by: BobF

    Problem is it took 12 years, 6 months too long to do.

  6. comment number 6 by: Hyunchback

    It should have ended on the night of his crime.

    He should have been shot dead by a lawful citizen exercising his God-given right to self-defense with his God-given right to be armed.

    It would have saved hundreds of thousands of tax dollars that could be better spent educating children, feeding the hungry or defending our nation.

    This scum didn’t even acknowledge the victim that survived or the families of those who did not.

    Sympathy? For dog meat like this? If someone wants to repeal an amendment then the one about cruel and unusual punishment looks just as ripe to me as the 2nd does to Eric Holder.

    Execution by army ants would just about suit this guy.

  7. comment number 7 by: acosenza2

    WooHoo….can we borrow those fine folks because the State of Pennsylvania has not put anyone to death since the 1960’s and believe me some of those sick bastards deserve it. To think, you folks have 6 scheduled this month and we haven’t had one in almost 40 years, and now they want to build a new prison here!.

    I’ll assume it took 13 years because you guys get back logged with all that activity.

  8. comment number 8 by: ablur

    What a great piece of news to start a new year. Justice being served it may be late but at least it is getting done.

    I feel sorry for the people of Texas who had to pay almost $400,000 to get this done. (Based on average anual cost of housing for death row inmates in America.)

  9. comment number 9 by: TexasFred

    Another one bites the dust!! :P


  10. comment number 10 by: mrchuck

    YES! I don’t mind paying the taxes for the drugs in the death needle.

    I only wish that they would go back to the Electric Chair, and make the lights dim here in the house when the “switch” was thrown.

    Yippee, another perp off the streets that I won’t have to worry about bumping into.

  11. comment number 11 by: Kate

    Well shoot, I guess all I can say is ditto to BZ and BobF. Although, I’m more inclined to say it was 12 years, 11 months, and 2 weeks too long. I figure 2 weeks is long enough to do the job.