Eric John King Executed by Lethal Injection. Had No Final Words

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Eric John King
The state finally has put convicted murderer Eric John King to death after sitting on death row for nearly 20 years for the 1989 murders of two men during a convenience store robbery that netted about $72.

The Arizona Republic gives the following report:

When the curtain opened into the death chamber at the prison, he smiled broadly at friends or family.

When asked whether he had any last words, he said only "no." Then he closed his eyes and lapsed into unconsciousness at 10:08 a.m. with his mouth dropping open.

King was convicted of murdering convenience store manager Ron Barman and security guard Richard Butts during the robbery, which, again, netted about $72.

State Attorneey General Tom Horne also witnessed the execution and says justice finally has been carried out.


"It has been more than 20 years since Mr. Barman and Mr. Butts were murdered," Horne says. "The families of the victims in this case may now take some comfort in knowing the criminal who deprived his victims of their lives and robbed their families of their loved ones has paid for this terrible crime."

Arizona is set to carry out another execution next week.

Daniel Wayne Cook has been on death row for about 24 years. Cook was convicted of the 1987 murders of two men in Lake Havasu City, during which he raped and tortured the men before strangling them to death.

His execution is scheduled for April 5.
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Colltruyol
Colltruyol

I have felt upset when I have known about the death of this man. Blacks have less chancesto have a better life they pay for their colour of their skin. This is unfair

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Beccad06
Beccad06

Funny how another DEATH by WRONGFUL conviction. The witnesses all changed their stories but NO ONE wanted to investigate anymore.

JESUS should have been the last DEATH!!! An eye for an eye should be no LONGER!!!

Merry Prankster
Merry Prankster

he should have said..... see ya in the next world dont be late. song, Voodoo Child from Jimi Hendrix

Alehound
Alehound

what was there to say other than bye yall.

Docbob498th
Docbob498th

Did somebody check Horne's underwear to see if the execution made him come?

GOP-Horrors
GOP-Horrors

The "Kid-Killing Minutewoman" Shauna Forde (and possibly Bush, her sidekick) will get the same fate. So yeah, "Justice [will be] served".

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The imposition of the death penalty is the one thing above all else which marks us before the civilized world, and will mark us before the bar of history as barbarians, savages and ghouls; with no more moral righteousness than those whom we exterminate with sadistic and ritualistic glee.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

Killing people to teach people that killing people is wrong is insane.

philhead
philhead

no, he should have said hey I thought this was just going to be death by legal injection..you never mentioned anything about cutting off my balls first, shishkabobbin em over burning plastic barbie dolls, and force feeding my head

Kill
Kill

Yes...i agree with you. some one need to do that. If not make sure he come before he go home.This is insane. killing people to give them a lesson? I though government is more humane and have more brains than in 13th century. Why killing people to punish? Who gave the right to government to kill people if they were created by God? So the Government is going against God. This is a hells Government.

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that would have been perfect job for you as it seems you have alot of spare time on your hands.

Docbob498th
Docbob498th

Yeah, twenty+ years and a few million dollars from now. How exactly, is killing somebody justice?

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HummurabiJones
HummurabiJones

That's true. But the idea is not to teach people "it's wrong"... it's to teach them that it has consequences. And, frankly, locking some a-hole up for eternity doesn't strike me as any more humane.

Docbob498th
Docbob498th

C'mon is it a consequence or a deterrent? Can't you death happy CONservatives get your stories straight?

philhead
philhead

Sarah Palin, fundamentalists, and redneck simpletons all cock their heads sideways when I speak.

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