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Re: “The Jack Jones, Marcel Williams execution thread

The latest motion to stay seems to contradict the witness statements about how the execution went. There seems to be no evidence to support it. It appears to have been a peaceful death. These kind of last minute motions trivialize the law, when there are apparently no facts to support them. I know that the condemned's attorneys have an obligation to do everything they can to stop the execution, but does that include fabricating facts?

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Posted by plainjim on 04/24/2017 at 8:42 PM

Re: “The Jack Jones, Marcel Williams execution thread

Thanks, Lindsey. I didn't know that.

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Posted by plainjim on 04/24/2017 at 8:33 PM

Re: “The Jack Jones, Marcel Williams execution thread

I apologize, I see they have caught up. The reporters were apparently posting at 7:06 p.m., but we were not getting it on our end.

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Posted by plainjim on 04/24/2017 at 7:48 PM

Re: “The Jack Jones, Marcel Williams execution thread

May I ask why the Times stopped covering this story at 6:51 p.m., even though the defendant died at 7:20 p.m. and it is now 7:45 p.m?

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Posted by plainjim on 04/24/2017 at 7:46 PM

Re: “The Jack Jones, Marcel Williams execution thread

Your term is accurate, Sound. Murder, though, is a legal definition that means criminal killing. That is the difference between homicide and murder. Homicide is a killing by someone else; murder is an illegal killing by someone else. I know it is all semantics, but semantics makes a difference. You could say "state-sanctioned homicide," and be absolutely correct. But, in the end, it is sad whatever you call it, and I take no pleasure, as an advocate of the death penalty, in seeing these executions, even though I believe they are necessary.

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Posted by plainjim on 04/24/2017 at 7:43 PM

Re: “The Jack Jones, Marcel Williams execution thread

Jones was pronounced dead at 7:20 p.m., according to the Dem-Gaz.

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Posted by plainjim on 04/24/2017 at 7:28 PM

Re: “The Jack Jones, Marcel Williams execution thread

We are not murderers, Yellowdogdaughter. By legal definition, murder is the act of illegally killing someone. All of the appeals prove that there was nothing illegal in these executions. They are being put to death under the law. That is something that death penalty opponents just can not understand. If you think it is wrong, get the law changed. I admire your idealism, but I am a little appalled by your naiveity.

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Posted by plainjim on 04/24/2017 at 7:21 PM

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