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Old 09-20-2013, 09:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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HUNTSVILLE, Texas A former South Texas street gang member was executed Thursday evening for his involvement in a gang ambush in which four women were gunned down 11 years ago.

Robert Gene Garza, 30, became the 12th condemned inmate executed this year in Texas, which carries out capital punishment more than any other state.

Eleven year wait was too long in my book.
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Yeah, death penalty should be immediate IMO..... an Eye 4 an Eye..... it costs about 90,000 dollars a year to house a death row inmate. That's more money than I've made my entire life, kill them and eliminate the cost of housing on death row....
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I thought Florida had the best barbecue.Takes to long to execute them , cost is cheaper to keep them in prison for life. 3 years and fry would be good. To bad we just put them to sleep for what they did.
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Here is the upcoming Texas schedule...you should read their crimes. Robert Garza #504 since 1982.

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And we have to wait.
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Here is the upcoming Texas schedule...you should read their crimes. Robert Garza #504 since 1982.

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That's some interesting stuff, thanks for sharing sarge.....
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Was Gilmore the last firing squad participant ? Do they still have firing squad in Texas?
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I believe the last person executed by firing squad was Ronnie Lee Gardner by Utah back in 2010. But with the sole company no longer making the lethal drug, current supplies will probably be expiring in the near future. So looks like hanging will be the preferred option. Unless the old electric chair gets dusted off.

Texas once considered the firing squad after some rowdy Redskins fans taunted their beloved Cowboys after beating them in the playoffs...

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Originally Posted by Sgt. Rock View Post
HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A former South Texas street gang member was executed Thursday evening for his involvement in a gang ambush in which four women were gunned down 11 years ago.

Robert Gene Garza, 30, became the 12th condemned inmate executed this year in Texas, which carries out capital punishment more than any other state.

Eleven year wait was too long in my book.
Yep, TX is one of the best. And 11 years is pretty damn quick considering most states. I haven't followed up to see if it happened, but at one time TX was talking about as the Comedian Ron White puts it, putting in an "EXPRESS LANE" on death row, that if there were 3 or more witnesses that visually seen the crime happen and will testify under oath that without any uncertainty whatsoever, that this person committed the crime, they can be put to death shortly after their trial and some other board or court has looked over the evidence in the trial and deemed the trial was fair and on legal protocol and if so, the criminal could be put death within the year of being found guilty.

I like the idea, but how often does a killing take place in front of 3 witnesses? Very rare, unless it is gang shooting. I guess it's possible in a convenience store robbery too, but it would be rare IMO. Most killers don't like having witnesses.

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