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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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