Executions · Famous Last Words · Ohio

FLW: executions are not a deterrent

Famous Last Words James Filiaggi Ohio April 24, 2007 "I know I flipped some worlds upside down. For me, it's fine, but the state needs to learn this ain't the answer. This is no deterrent to crime. Some are falsely convicted, railroaded. The state needs to wake up. Maybe they will follow the Europeans. God… Continue reading FLW: executions are not a deterrent

Executions · Religion · Turkey

The martyrdom of St. George

April 23, 303 AD Nicomedia, Bithynia, Roman Empire (modern-day İzmit, Turkey) St. George is martyred at the age of approximately 23 St. George the Dragon Slayer (thus named for the legend he had killed an actual dragon) had been a solider in the Roman army during the rule of Emperor Diocleian. The emperor despised Christians… Continue reading The martyrdom of St. George

Executions · Texas

Executioner takes 47 minutes to find vein in heroin addict being executed

April 23, 1992 Texas Billy Wayne White is executed by lethal injection after his executioner tried for 47 minutes to find a vein 16 years before his execution, White robbed a furniture store's owner and her husband as they were about to close shop. With no provocation, he shot Mrs. Spinks in the face at… Continue reading Executioner takes 47 minutes to find vein in heroin addict being executed