Two men were arrested Thursday after a fight broke out at the execution of murder Billy Wayne Coble in Huntsville, Texas.
As Coble was finishing his statement, his son, a friend and a daughter-in-law became emotional and violent. They were yelling obscenities, throwing fists and kicking at others in the death chamber witness area.
Officers stepped in and the witnesses continued to resist. They were eventually moved to a courtyard and the two men were handcuffed.
“Why are you doing this?” the woman asked. “They just killed his daddy.”
Coble, 70, killed his estranged wife’s parents and her brother, a police officer, in 1982, and was himself killed by lethal injection. The oldest inmate killed by Texas since it resumed executions in 1982, his final statement was “That’ll be $5.” Read the rest
Death Row inmate JW Ledford, after enjoying a 5,000-calorie last meal, was killed with a lethal injection by the U.S. State of Georgia this morning. He quoted Cool Hand Luke, smiled and said "you can kiss my white trash ass," then had his mic cut as he began ranting.
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For his final meal on Friday, Ledford requested filet mignon wrapped in bacon with pepper jack cheese, large french fries, 10 chicken tenders with sauce, fried pork chops and a blooming onion.
For dessert he had pecan pie, vanilla ice cream and sherbet, washed down with a Sprite, according to WGLC-TV, an Atlanta news station.
Ledford robbed and murdered his neighbour, Dr Harry Johnston, stabbing him in the neck at his home on 31 January 1992.
He then threatened the victim's wife before stealing money, four guns and vehicle from the house.
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