Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Christ have mercy

Yet another execution in Texas yesterday. Some goon who gunned down his ex girlfriend and a new beau was put to sleep by the State.

So what, right?

Witnessing the execution was the girl's father. This was his second trip to that same prison, to witness an execution.

He witnessed the execution of his father's killer in the same prison in 2000. Completely unrelated case.

Twenty years ago, Brad Humphreys' father was gunned down in a bizarre robbery committed by ex-con Jeffery Tucker. Humphreys was there when Tucker was executed Nov. 14, 2001.

On Tuesday, after Martinez's execution, Brad Humphreys [father of the girl] said he was struck by the senselessness of it all.

"Think about your consequences and the lives you are going to ruin," he said. "I feel terrible about, not only the senselessness of Mike and Sandra's death, but my father's death.

"I’m a rare statistic."

May the good Lord love and have mercy on him. That is simply too much for one man to bear.

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