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Erick Davila Execution April 25 2018

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Erick Davila Execution April 25 2018
Erick Davila was executed by the State of Texas for the murders of a mother and her daughter.  According to court documents Erick Davila was dropped off outside an apartment block armed with a automatic rifle.  Eric Davila would go up to the apartment that was hosting a birthday party and would open fire striking multiple people and killing a mother and her five year old daughter.  Erick Davila lawyers attempted to get a last minute stay which was denied.  Erick Davila would be executed by lethal injection

Walter Moody Execution April 19 2018

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Walter Moody Execution April 19 2018
Walter Moody had his stay of execution lifted by the Supreme Court and the State of Alabama is going forward with his execution.  Walter Moody was sentenced to death for a pipe bombing that killed a Judge and injured his wife.  Walter was also sentenced to multiple life terms for the murders of two other people by another bombing.  There is a bit of controversy surrounding execution as he is 83 years old which makes him the oldest death row inmate put to death since executions resumed in the 1970's/  I will update this post after the execution is carried out


The state of Alabama has executed Walter Leroy Moody Jr.
Moody, 83, was the oldest death row inmate in Alabama. He is now the oldest inmate put to death in the U.S. since executions were resumed in the 1970s.
Moody was convicted in 1989 of killing Federal Judge Robert Vance with a mail bomb. The murder happened in Mountain Brook.
Gov. Kay Ivey and Attorney General Steve Marshall both re…

Alabama to execute Walter Moody, 83, oldest in modern US history

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Alabama to execute Walter Moody, 83, oldest in modern US history
Alabama has scheduled the execution of Walter Moody Jr for April 19. If the state carries out the execution, Moody will be the oldest inmate killed in the modern history of the US, according to the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC), a group that tracks capital punishment.  Though reports listed Moody's age as both 82 and 83, Bob Horton, the Alabama Department of Corrections public information officer, confirmed to Al Jazeera that Moody's age is 83 on Wednesday. Moody was convicted in 1991 of 71 charges related to the 1989 pipe-bomb deaths of federal appeals judge Robert Vance and civil rights lawyer Robert Robinson. Moody has maintained his innocence. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) declined to review Moody's case in January. An appeals court further denied relief for Moody on Wednesday.
Moody is expected to appeal to SCOTUS again on Thursday.
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Erick Davila Scheduled Execution

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Erick Davila Scheduled Execution Erick Davila is scheduled to be executed by the State of Texas for a double murder that took place in 2008.  According to court documents Erick Davila was dropped off at a birthday party where he grabbed an automatic weapon from the car.  Erick went up to the apartment where the party was being held and opened fire killing a woman and a five year old girl as well as injuring a number of others.  Erick Davila is scheduled to be executed on April 25 2018.

Walter Moody Scheduled Execution

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Walter Moody Scheduled Execution Walter Moody is scheduled to be executed by the State of Alabama for a murder that took place in 1989.  According to court documents Walter Moody was responsible for the murder of a Federal Appeals Judge who died when he opened a package that was sent to his home that contained a pipe bomb.  As well as causing the death of Judge Vance the officials wife Helen was severely injured in the bombing.  Walter Moody who is now in his eighties is among the oldest death row inmates in the Nation.  Water Moody is scheduled to be executed on April 19 2018.

Juan Castillo Scheduled Execution

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Juan Castillo Scheduled Execution Juan Castillo is scheduled to be executed by the State of Texas for a murder that took place in 2003.  According to court documents Juan Castillo was part of a group that was responsible for the murder of Tommy Garcia Jr in San Antonio Texas.  Juan Castillo was originally set to be executed in December 2017 however a witness at his trial came forward saying he lied at trial in order to help himself.  The execution was postponed while authorities investigated the complaint.  The crime involved Juan Castillo and his girlfriend Debra Espinosa who along with Francisco Gonzales and his girlfriend Teresa Quintero. The plan was to rob Debra former boyfriend. Debra called Tommy Garcia Jr and the two drove to a predetermined location where the other three were waiting. In the process of robbing the victim he was shot and killed.  Two of the accomplices were shortly arrested soon after the murder and agreed to testify against Juan Castillo in exchange for a…

Florida Supreme Court tosses out death sentence in Carlie Brucia murder

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A divided Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ordered resentencing for a Death Row inmate who was convicted in the 2004 sexual assault and murder of 11-year-old Carlie Brucia —- a Sarasota County case that drew national attention.

The 4-3 decision vacating the death sentence of Joseph P. Smith came in one of dozens of appeals filed by Death Row inmates after a January 2016 U.S. Supreme Court decision that found Florida’s death-penalty process was unconstitutional because it gave too much authority to judges, instead of juries.

That U.S. Supreme Court decision and subsequent Florida Supreme Court rulings have led to requirements that juries must unanimously agree on critical findings before judges can impose death sentences and must unanimously recommend the death penalty.

A jury recommended in a 10-2 vote that Smith be sentenced to death. Though that occurred before the 2016 U.S. Supreme Court decision, the Florida Supreme Court has applied the unanimity requirements r…