Image gallery of historic photos and oil paintings of famous executions and beheadings.
This is the “Field of Skulls” from the war. This is not the Jews, these are the skulls of Chinese citizens that were slaughtered by the Japanese. Japan went through China and killed every man, woman and child in its path.
Charles Beheaded below
Back 13 years to the Rwanda Massacres and the angry mobs that missed a commandment or two, or three… and murdered thy neighbors….
Last month the Rwanda government started releasing people by the thousands whoRwanda Genocide - 800,000+ dead in 90 days"> took part in one of the worst, if not the worst massacre in modern times, the genocide of the Tutsi people in Rwanda.
The people released are the same ones who massacred 800,000 + men women and children in the course of 90 days as a mob and most wanting only the property of the people they killed in mass.
The release of these killers has angered the people of Rwanda who are still trying to heal 13 years later. They are afraid the mob mentality and greed may again set into the poverty stricken and killings may begin again.
The world watched the slaughter and some estimates say 1 million may have been killed in Rwanda before the UN stepped in and sent in a few more troops.
In the course of a few months in 1994, around 1 million people were killed in Rwanda, slaughter on a scale not seen since the Nazi extermination program against the Jews. The killing rate in Rwanda was five times that achieved by the Nazis.
This is video demonstrates what happens during a execution by stoning. Stoning is practiced in Islamic culture in order to maintain fear and submission of the women. In the video, they wrap the victim in cloth dress, dig a hole and put the woman to be stoned into the hole with half her body above ground. Later, everyone throws mid sized stones at the victim till she is dead.
It is important that the stones be the right size, too small and not enough pain is inflicted and too large may actually kill the person before they are well tortured. Stoning is a punishment that is reserved for crimes of “morality” such as adultery. I assume these same people see no “moral” issue with killing.
For those doing the stoning, it is a social event that becomes more of a religious sport than a true act of moral self-righteousness. The footage taken in Iran illustrates a party like atmosphere of those carrying out the execution. It is reminiscent of the family picnics at the old Wild West hangings or the popularity of people watching the slaughter of gladiators in early Rome.
Here as an example of a crime punishable by stoning: 2001-OCT: Nigeria: Safiya Hussaini Tungar-Tudu, a 30-year-old pregnant woman, had asked a Sharia court in Sokoto state to force a man that she alleged had raped her, to pay for her daughter’s naming ceremony. The court refused, and then charged her with engaging in sexual intercourse outside of marriage. She was sentenced to be stoned to death. The man that she allegedly had sex with was freed by the court for lack of evidence. She successfully appealed the conviction.
Here is another, I am a bit confused at the adultery charge since the woman was not married.
2000-FEB: United Arab Emirates: Kartini binti Karim, (a.k.a. Ms. Karteen Karikanderan), an unmarried citizen of Indonesia, was working as a housemaid in the United Arab Emirates when her pregnancy was detected. She and a man — a citizen of India — were charged with adultery. She was convicted; he fled the country before he could be arrested. She was placed on trial without a lawyer or a translator, “…alone and equipped with barely any word of the local language,” . She was not told that she had a right to communicate with her embassy. Her embassy was not informed in advance of the trial. Under the UAE’s form of Sharia, she was sentenced to death by stoning. The Indonesian government hired a lawyer and translator to appeal her case.
A public spectacle, the crowd comes out in masses to be witness and entertained by the suffering of a helpless victim. I guess even in modern times nothing pleases the sick masses more that a good public execution and blood.
The Nanking Massacre is not well known and is overshadowed by the so many other autrocities commited during the war. However, the same amount of people were killed in China at the hands of the cruel Japanese soldiers as died in Hiroshima and Nagosaki
The Japanese did not just kill the Chinese civilians, they tortured them in any and every cruel way possible and enjoyed the power of doing so. The soldiers raped the women, set people on fire, ripped out beating hearts and took pictures as souvenirs… In most these pictures the Japanese monsters are smiling, surrounded by the bloody victims.
Its hard to believe how 100000’s of people can be so sick, cruel and monsterous. But this type of cruelty was part of a culture built on honor and the sword and even though I do not agree with the way the west reacted to Japanese people outside of Japan, especially the US who gathered em all up and put them into a prison, I can sure understand it.
Think about it, if it was the other way around with 100′000 Americans living in Japan, they would have beheaded the lot and not bothered with the jail.
The Japanese knew which form of torture would produce the most painful experience for the victim before they would die. The soldiers performed disembowelment, decapitation, crucifixion, carved out big pieces of human flesh, and there are incidents where the Chinese had their eyes gouged out and their noses and ears chopped off before setting them aflame. The Japanese troops gathered a group of about 200 people and “stripped naked, tied to columns and doors of a school, and then stabbed [them with] zhuizi -special needles with handles on them- in hundreds of points along their bodies, including their mouths, throats, and eyes.” (Chang, 87)
Shiro Asuma, former soldier…tells him story…’An old man who I think was a grandfather was holding onto his grandson. I killed the child while they were hugging. The boy was about 10 years old. And then the blood came out [after Asuma’s thrust of his bayonet]. The grandfather started to suck the blood. When I saw this, I thought it was so cruel. In trying to resuscitate the dying child’s life, the grandfather looked so pitiful. Still, I stabbed and killed the grandfather. Both of them died.’” (Yin, 156)
1937 Japan - Here is a passage from a soldiers diary
“…Recently, when we were very bored, we had some
” Today, we did it again. We pushed innocent Chinese down and beat them up.
Everyone has heard about Hiroshima and Nagosaki, but how many have heard of this.. not many - Japanese crimes against humanity in WWII
The Japanese had a vision which placed them as the dominant country destined
to conquer East Asia and the rest of the world. By the fall of 1937,
Japan had already launched their invasion of China, immediately moving
into Shanghai. The troops then headed over to Nanking, the capital of China.
December 13,1937 marked the start of one the most tumultuous and gruesome acts
of violence know to the history of mankind. Within weeks the Japanese army killed over
300,000 citizens of Nanking through rape, torture, and murders in which the deaths
The Japanese had always been intrigued and fascinated by the power and the strength of a sword. This was one of the more efficient ways of killing the Chinese. They found great pleasure seeing the victims look so weak and scared physically kneeling before them.
Some officers even made beheading, a killing contest between themselves.
some soldiers were so skillful that they took
care of the business in a way that severed
the head completely but left it hanging by a
thin layer of skin on the victim’s chest, so
that the weight pulled the body down to
the ditch. “(Yin,132)
The Japanese Killing Contests:
The heads lines of the Japanese newsletter read,”Contest
to kill first 100 Chinese with sword extended when both fighters
exceed mark –Mukai scores 106 and Noda 105.”
The killing contest began as a way to “boost morale among the
[Japanese] troops.” (www.cnd.) Sub-lieutenants Toshiaki Mukai and
Takeshi Noda began this competitive game on the base of Nanking’s
The same day Mukai beheaded 89 people
moved up the number to 50 more lives. They even greeted each other by
the following short trade of words:
“Noda: ‘ Hi! My number is 105, what about you?’
Mukai:’106 is my number.’” (Yin, 182)
They both laugh while they head over to the entertainment site to begin the contest once more.
So what happened to the “Japanese war criminals” - in short - not that much - The leaders were put on trial, most got a few years jail time for the murder of 300,000 +
SUMMARY OF CONVICTED CLASS A WAR CRIMINALS
Seven (7) sentenced to death:
Doihara, General Kenji (1883-1948). Commander, Kwantung Army,
Hirota, Baron Koki (1878-1948). Ambassador to the Soviet Union,
Itagaki, General Seishiro (1885-1948). Chief of staff, Kwantung
Kimura, General Heitaro (1888-1948). Chief of staff, Kwantung
Matsui, General Iwane (1878-1948). Personal appointee of the
Muto, General Akira (1892-1948). Vice chief of staff, China
Tojo, General Hideki (1884-1948). Chief, Manchurian secret
Sixteen (16) sentenced to life imprisonment:
Araki, General Sadao (1877-1966). Minister of war, 1931-34;
Hashimoto, Colonel Kingoro (1890-1957). Held various commands,
Hata, Field Marshal Shunroku (1879-1962). Supreme War Council,
Hiranuma, Baron Kiichiro (1867-1952). Privy Council, 1924-39;
Hoshino, Naoki (1892-1978). Chief of financial affairs,
Kaya, Okinori (1889-1977). Minister of finance, 1937-38,
Kido, Marquis Koichi (1889-1977). Chief secretary to the lord
Koiso, General Kuniaki (1880-1950). Vice minister of war, 1932;
Minami, General Jiro (1874-1955). Minister of war, 1931;
Oka, Admiral Takasumi (1890-1973). Chief, Naval Affairs Bureau,
Oshima, General Hiroshi (1886-1975). Military attache in
Sato, General Kenryo (1895-1975). Section head, then chief,
Shimada, Admiral Shigetaro (1883-1976). Vice chief of naval
Shiratori, Toshio (1887-1949). Director, Information Bureau,
Suzuki, General Teiichi (1888- ). chief, China Affairs Bureau,
Umezu, General Yoshijiro (1882-1949). Section chief, general
Two sentenced to lesser terms:
Shigemitsu, Mamoru (1887-1957). Ambassador to China, 1931-32;
Togo, General Hideki (1884-1948). Ambassador to Germany, 1937;
(infromation from www.cnd.org/NJMassacre/nj.html)
The following is an Interview from 2005 with a Saudi Arabian Executioner. First thing I gotta say that even though the images are gruesome andit is a beheading.. This is part of the justice system and is used as a punishment for a crime.
Please do not even compare the beheadings here with the images of the terrorist beheadings in other places on the site.
These executions are for people who got the death penalty.
Now, I for one think it a bit harsh because reading through cases, I have seen that non-death penalty crimes (well by western standards) such as grand theft may sometimes get the ecxecution by beheading sentance. But, to be fair, only an idiot would commit crimes in a country that has such harsh punishments as romoval of limbs or your head.
Also some talk about this form of justice and due process came under fire in 2005 over this case:
Saudi State Executed 6 Somalis Outside The Law
The Saudi Kingdom of Saudi Arabia brutally slaughtered like sheep six young Somali men without due process of law in the port city of Jeddah last Friday of April first 2005. The Interior ministry said that the Somalis were caught while in the process of robbery and piracy in which they wanted to seize a Taxi but the Saudi government had failed to produce any hard evidence in this regard or allow the young Somali men to have access to legal representation.
It is not clear what legal procedures or justice system the Saudis had applied because in accordance with Islam, you cannot kill people without due process of law and you cannot certainly execute people on unproven and dubious grounds. In the cases of robbery etc, the death penalty does not apply on Islamic jurisprudence. So it will be interesting to know what justice systems the Saudi state had applied to finish off the young Somalis.
Anyway back to the interview with the Executioner, Beshi
Saudi Arabia’s leading executioner says he is “very proud to do God’s work” and does not lose sleep over beheading several people in one day.
In a rare interview, Muhammad Saad al-Beshi, 42, told the Saudi daily Arab News that he had executed numerous women, as well as men.
“Despite the fact that I hate violence against women, when it comes to God’s will, I have to carry it out.”
He expressed indifference about the number of beheadings he was required to carry out. I sleep very well… I live a normal life like everyone else
“It doesn’t matter to me: two, four, 10 - as long as I’m doing God’s will, it doesn’t matter how many people I execute”.
Under the Gulf kingdom’s strict Islamic Sharia laws, the death penalty can be imposed for murder, rape, apostasy, armed robbery, drug trafficking and repeated drug use.
The Saudi authorities report public executions regularly - and are condemned by Western human rights groups.
Choice of death
Mr Beshi said he sometimes shot dead women convicted under Sharia.
“It depends what they ask me to use. Sometimes they ask me to use a sword and sometimes a gun. But most of the time I use the sword,” he said.
His job at a prison in Taif, where he had to handcuff and blindfold prisoners facing death, gave him a taste for executions, he told Arab News.
Back in 1998, when he carried out his first execution in Jeddah, he was nervous, because many people were watching. But now he no longer suffers from “stage fright,” he explained.
“The criminal was tied and blindfolded. With one stroke of the sword I severed his head. It rolled metres away,” he said, recalling his first beheading.
“There are many people who faint when they witness an execution. I don’t know why they come and watch if they don’t have the stomach for it,” he said.
“No one is afraid of me. I have a lot of relatives, and many friends at the mosque, and I live a normal life like everyone else. There are no drawbacks for my social life.”
Beshi trains the next generation of executioners (photo: Arab News)
He is a contented father of seven.
Beshi trains the next generation of executioners (photo: Arab News)
Mr Beshi said his sword was a gift from the government.
He keeps it razor sharp and sometimes his children help him clean it.
“People are amazed how fast it can separate the head from the body,” he said.
Before an execution he visits the victim’s family to seek forgiveness for the criminal, which can lead to the criminal’s life being spared.
“I always have that hope, until the very last minute, and I pray to God to give the criminal a new lease of life.”
Once an execution goes ahead, his only conversation with the prisoner is to tell him or her to recite the “Shahada” - an affirmation of Muslim faith.
“When they get to the execution square, their strength drains away. Then I read the execution order, and at a signal I cut the prisoner’s head off,” he said.
As an experienced executioner, Mr Beshi now trains others for the grim task. He is proud that his son was taken on as an executioner.
Training focuses on how to hold the sword and where to bring the blade down.
Sometimes he also has to carry out amputations of hands or legs.
The following is a list of Florida Death Penalty cases and executions since the death penalty in Florida got re-instated in 1979
There have been 59 people executed in Florida since 1979
1. John Spenkelink, 30, executed May 25, 1979, for the murder of traveling companion Joe Szymankiewicz in a Tallahassee hotel room.
2. Robert Sullivan, 36, died in the electric chair Nov. 30, 1983, for the April 9, 1973, shotgun slaying of Homestead hotel-restaurant assistant manager Donald Schmidt.
3. Anthony Antone, 66, executed Jan. 26, 1984, for masterminding the Oct. 23, 1975, contract killing of Tampa private detective Richard Cloud.
4. Arthur F. Goode III, 30, executed April 5, 1984, for killing 9-year-old Jason Verdow of Cape Coral March 5, 1976.
5. James Adams, 47, died in the electric chair on May 10, 1984, for beating Fort Pierce millionaire rancher Edgar Brown to death with a fire poker during a 1973 robbery attempt.
6. Carl Shriner, 30, executed June 20, 1984, for killing 32-year-old Gainesville convenience-store clerk Judith Ann Carter, who was shot five times.
7. David L. Washington, 34, executed July 13, 1984, for the murders of three Dade County residents _ Daniel Pridgen, Katrina Birk and University of Miami student Frank Meli _ during a 10-day span in 1976.
8. Ernest John Dobbert Jr., 46, executed Sept. 7, 1984, for the 1971 killing of his 9-year-old daughter Kelly Ann in Jacksonville..
9. James Dupree Henry, 34, executed Sept. 20, 1984, for the March 23, 1974, murder of 81-year-old Orlando civil rights leader Zellie L. Riley.
10. Timothy Palmes, 37, executed in November 1984 for the Oct. 19, 1976, stabbing death of Jacksonville furniture store owner James N. Stone. He was a co-defendant with Ronald John Michael Straight, executed May 20, 1986.
11. James David Raulerson, 33, executed Jan. 30, 1985, for gunning down Jacksonville police Officer Michael Stewart on April 27, 1975.
12. Johnny Paul Witt, 42, executed March 6, 1985, for killing, sexually abusing and mutilating Jonathan Mark Kushner, the 11-year-old son of a University of South Florida professor, Oct. 28, 1973.
13. Marvin Francois, 39, executed May 29, 1985, for shooting six people July 27, 1977, in the robbery of a “drug house” in the Miami suburb of Carol City. He was a co-defendant with Beauford White, executed Aug. 28, 1987.
14. Daniel Morris Thomas, 37, executed April 15, 1986, for shooting University of Florida associate professor Charles Anderson, raping the man’s wife as he lay dying, then shooting the family dog on New Year’s Day 1976.
15. David Livingston Funchess, 39, executed April 22, 1986, for the Dec. 16, 1974, stabbing deaths of 53-year-old Anna Waldrop and 56-year-old Clayton Ragan during a holdup in a Jacksonville lounge.
16. Ronald John Michael Straight, 42, executed May 20, 1986, for the Oct. 4, 1976, murder of Jacksonville businessman James N. Stone. He was a co-defendant with Timothy Palmes, executed Jan. 30, 1985.
17. Beauford White, 41, executed Aug. 28, 1987, for his role in the July 27, 1977, shooting of eight people, six fatally, during the robbery of a small-time drug dealer’s home in Carol City, a Miami suburb. He was a co-defendant with Marvin Francois, executed May 29, 1985.
18. Willie Jasper Darden, 54, executed March 15, 1988, for the September 1973 shooting of James C. Turman in Lakeland.
19. Jeffrey Joseph Daugherty, 33, executed March 15, 1988, for the March 1976 murder of hitchhiker Lavonne Patricia Sailer in Brevard County.
20. Theodore Robert Bundy, 42, executed Jan. 24, 1989, for the rape and murder of 12-year-old Kimberly Leach of Lake City at the end of a cross-country killing spree. Leach was kidnapped Feb. 9, 1978, and her body was found three months later some 32 miles west of Lake City.
21. Aubry Dennis Adams Jr., 31, executed May 4, 1989, for strangling 8-year-old Trisa Gail Thornley on Jan. 23, 1978, in Ocala.
23. Anthony Bertolotti, 38, executed July 27, 1990, for the Sept. 27, 1983, stabbing death and rape of Carol Ward in Orange County.
24. James William Hamblen, 61, executed Sept. 21, 1990, for the April 24, 1984, shooting death of Laureen Jean Edwards during a robbery at the victim’s Jacksonville lingerie shop.
25. Raymond Robert Clark, 49, executed Nov. 19, 1990, for the April 27, 1977, shooting murder of scrap metal dealer David Drake in Pinellas County.
26. Roy Allen Harich, 32, executed April 24, 1991, for the June 27, 1981, sexual assault, shooting and slashing death of Carlene Kelly near Daytona Beach.
27. Bobby Marion Francis, 46, executed June 25, 1991, for the June 17, 1975, murder of drug informant Titus R. Walters in Key West.
28. Nollie Lee Martin, 43, executed May 12, 1992, for the 1977 murder of a 19-year-old George Washington University student, who was working at a Delray Beach convenience store.
29. Edward Dean Kennedy, 47, executed July 21, 1992, for the April 11, 1981, slayings of Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Howard McDermon and Floyd Cone after escaping from Union Correctional Institution.
30. Robert Dale Henderson, 48, executed April 21, 1993, for the 1982 shootings of three hitchhikers in Hernando County. He confessed to 12 murders in five states.
31. Larry Joe Johnson, 49, executed May 8, 1993, for the 1979 slaying of James Hadden, a service station attendant in small north Florida town of Lee in Madison County. Veterans groups claimed Johnson suffered from post-traumatic stress syndrome.
32. Michael Alan Durocher, 33, executed Aug. 25, 1993, for the 1983 murders of his girlfriend, Grace Reed, her daughter, Candice, and his 6-month-old son Joshua in Clay County. Durocher also convicted in two other killings.
33. Roy Allen Stewart, 38, executed April 22, 1994, for beating, raping and strangling of 77-year-old Margaret Haizlip of Perrine in Dade County on Feb. 22, 1978.
34. Bernard Bolander, 42, executed July 18, 1995, for the Dade County murders of four men, whose bodies were set afire in car trunk on Jan. 8, 1980.
35. Jerry White, 47, executed Dec. 4, 1995, for the slaying of a customer in an Orange County grocery store robbery in 1981.
36. Phillip A. Atkins, 40, executed Dec. 5, 1995, for the molestation and rape of a 6-year-old Lakeland boy in 1981.
37. John Earl Bush, 38, executed Oct. 21, 1996, for the 1982 slaying of Francis Slater, an heir to the Envinrude outboard motor fortune. Slater was working in a Stuart convenience store when she was kidnapped and murdered.
38. John Mills Jr., 41, executed Dec. 6, 1996, for the fatal shooting of Les Lawhon in Wakulla and burglarizing Lawhon’s home.
39. Pedro Medina, 39, executed March 25, 1997, for the 1982 slaying of his neighbor Dorothy James, 52, in Orlando. Medina was the first Cuban who came to Florida in the Mariel boat lift to be executed in Florida. During his execution, flames burst from behind the mask over his face, delaying Florida executions for almost a year.
40. Gerald Eugene Stano, 46, executed March 23, 1998, for the slaying of Cathy Scharf, 17, of Port Orange, who disappeared Nov. 14, 1973. Stano confessed to killing 41 women.
41. Leo Alexander Jones, 47, executed March 24, 1998, for the May 23, 1981, slaying of Jacksonville police Officer Thomas Szafranski.
42. Judy Buenoano, 54, executed March 30, 1998, for the poisoning death of her husband, Air Force Sgt. James Goodyear, Sept. 16, 1971.
43. Daniel Remeta, 40, executed March 31, 1998, for the murder of Ocala convenience store clerk Mehrle Reeder in February 1985, the first of five killings in three states laid to Remeta.
44. Allen Lee “Tiny” Davis, 54, executed in a new electric chair on July 8, 1999, for the May 11, 1982, slayings of Jacksonville resident Nancy Weiler and her daughters, Kristina and Katherine. Bleeding from Davis’ nose prompted continued examination of effectiveness of electrocution and the switch to lethal injection.
45. Terry M. Sims, 58, became the first Florida inmate to be executed by injection on Feb. 23, 2000. Sims died for the 1977 slaying of a volunteer deputy sheriff in a central Florida robbery.
46. Anthony Bryan, 40, died from lethal injection Feb. 24, 2000, for the 1983 slaying of George Wilson, 60, a night watchman abducted from his job at a seafood wholesaler in Pascagoula, Miss., and killed in Florida.
47. Bennie Demps, 49, died from lethal injection June 7, 2000, for the 1976 murder of another prison inmate, Alfred Sturgis. Demps spent 29 years on death row before he was executed.
48. Thomas Provenzano, 51, died from lethal injection on June 21, 2000, for a 1984 shooting at the Orange County courthouse in Orlando. Provenzano was sentenced to death for the murder of William “Arnie” Wilkerson, 60.
49. Dan Patrick Hauser, 30, died from lethal injection on Aug. 25, 2000, for the 1995 murder of Melanie Rodrigues, a waitress and dancer in Destin. Hauser dropped all his legal appeals.
50. Edward Castro, died from lethal injection on Dec. 7, 2000, for the 1987 choking and stabbing death of 56-year-old Austin Carter Scott, who was lured to Castro’s efficiency apartment in Ocala by the promise of Old Milwaukee beer. Castro dropped all his appeals.
51. Robert Glock, 39 died from lethal injection on Jan. 11, 2001, for the kidnapping murder of a Sharilyn Ritchie, a teacher in Manatee County. She was kidnapped outside a Bradenton shopping mall and taken to an orange grove in Pasco County, where she was robbed and killed. Glock’s co-defendant Robert Puiatti remains on death row.
52. Rigoberto Sanchez-Velasco, 43, died of lethal injection on Oct. 2, 2002, after dropping appeals from his conviction in the December 1986 rape-slaying of 11-year-old Katixa “Kathy” Ecenarro in Hialeah. Sanchez-Velasco also killed two fellow inmates while on death row.
53. Aileen Wuornos, 46, died from lethal injection on Oct. 9, 2002, after dropping appeals for deaths of six men along central Florida highways.
54. Linroy Bottoson, 63, died of lethal injection on Dec. 9, 2002, for the 1979 murder of Catherine Alexander, who was robbed, held captive for 83 hours, stabbed 16 times and then fatally crushed by a car.
55. Amos King, 48, executed by lethal inection for the March 18, 1977 slaying of 68-year-old Natalie Brady in her Tarpon Spring home. King was a work-release inmate in a nearby prison.
56. Newton Slawson, 48, executed by lethal injection for the April 11, 1989 slaying of four members of a Tampa family. Slawson was convicted in the shooting deaths of Gerald and Peggy Wood, who was 8 1/2 months pregnant, and their two young children, Glendon, 3, and Jennifer, 4. Slawson sliced Peggy Wood’s body with a knife and pulled out her fetus, which had two gunshot wounds and multiple cuts.
57. Paul Hill, 49, executed for the July 29, 1994, shooting deaths of Dr. John Bayard Britton and his bodyguard, retired Air Force Lt. Col. James Herman Barrett, and the wounding of Barrett’s wife outside the Ladies Center in Pensacola.
58. Johnny Robinson, died by lethal injection on Feb. 4, 2004, for the Aug. 12, 1985 slaying of Beverly St. George was traveling from Plant City to Virginia in August 1985 when her car broke down on Interstate 95, south of St. Augustine. He abducted her at gunpoint, took her to a cemetery, raped her and killed her.
59. John Blackwelder, 49, was executed by injection on May 26, 2004, for the calculated slaying in May 2000 of Raymond Wigley, who was serving a life term for murder. Blackwelder, who was serving a life sentence for a series of sex convictions, pleaded guilty to the slaying so he would receive the death penalty.
60. Glen Ocha, 47, was execited by injection April 5, 2005, for the October, 1999, strangulation of 28-year-old convenience store employee Carol Skjerva, who had driven him to his Osceola County home and had sex with him. He had dropped all appeals.
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The ladies in Black - save your neck… be sure to kill the hubby instead of leaving or cheating on him
So what was this ladies crime? did she kill someone? kidnap? stab her mother? rob the minimart (I hear you get shot for that one)? show her face… or god forbid her leg in public? nope… she did the what comes naturally to most humans… sexuality… in her case… she was married, so they say.
The woman who got the execution of being hung from the crane in public… well she cheated on the hubby.Maybe he was abusive, maybe he just plain sucked in bed, or maybe he was just not the person she ever, ever wanted to be with in her life… but none of that matters now does it?
I know that many countries are a bit behind the times and have not yet come to realize that people do not always get along… nor do they “stay in love”.. we all wish that we would… but as always shit happens!
but now read the part below..
“Many brain washed Pasdar and Basij raped female prisoners. By law of Islamic Regime of Ayatollahs virgin girls if executed will be blessed into the heaven. They are raped, before execution.”
hmm, let me get this straight now… rape a virgin… and said virgin goes to heaven… or does the rapist? hell, not really sure on that one..
But one thing I do remember is the story a bit back about a lady stoned to death for the same thing and the global opposition to it… not that it helped her in the end… I think. Now come on people… move into the modern ages!
and… some sick shit galleries of the cheating ladies hung by the neck… in public till death!
Here is a list of US states that allow the death penalty with a list of crimes that hold the death penalty as acceptable punishment.
1. During World War I anyone found to be a homosexual in the French army was executed.
2. Hundreds of years ago in Japan anyone who attempted to leave the country was instantly executed…. I wonder if thats what the poor bastards in the picture to the right did?
And we can not forget the real or fictition one from Indonesia ( I do not know which) regarding execution for masturbation.
The following is taken from The Bureau of Justice Statistics, Capital Punishment 2005, (December 2006, NCJ 215083) lists the following as capital crimes, by state:
Alabama. Intentional murder with 18 aggravating factors (Ala. Stat. Ann. 13A-5-40(a)(1)-(18)).
Arizona. First-degree murder accompanied by at least 1 of 14 aggravating factors (A.R.S 13-703(F)).
Arkansas. Capital murder (Ark. Code Ann. 5-10-101) with a finding of at least 1 of 10 aggravating circumstances; treason.
Colorado. First-degree murder with at least 1 of 17 aggravating factors; treason.
Connecticut. Capital felony with 8 forms of aggravated homicide (C.G.S. 53a-54b).
Delaware. First-degree murder with aggravating circumstances.
Florida. First-degree murder; felony murder; capital drug trafficking; capital sexual battery.
Georgia. Murder; kidnaping with bodily injury or ransom when the victim dies; aircraft hijacking; treason.
Idaho. First-degree murder with aggravating factors; aggravated kidnaping, perjury resulting in death.
Illinois. First-degree murder with 1 of 21 aggravating circumstances.
Indiana. Murder with 16 aggravating circumstances (IC 35-50-2-9).
Kansas. Capital murder with 8 aggravating circumstances (KSA 21-3439).
Kentucky. Murder with aggravating factors; kidnaping with aggravating factors (KRS 32.025).
Louisiana. First-degree murder; aggravated rape of victim under age 12; treason (La. R.S. 14:30, 14:42, and 14:113).
Maryland. First-degree murder, either premeditated or during the commission of a felony, provided that certain death eligibility requirements are satisfied.
Mississippi. Capital murder (97-3-19(2) MCA); aircraft piracy (97-25-55(1) MCA).
Missouri. First-degree murder (565.020 RSMO 2000).
Montana. Capital murder with 1 of 9 aggravating circumstances (46-18-303 MCA); capital sexual assault (45-5-503 MCA).
Nebraska. First-degree murder with a finding of at least 1 statutorily-defined aggravating circumstance.
Nevada. First-degree murder with at least 1 of 15 aggravating circumstances (NRS 200.030, 200.033, 200.035).
New Hampshire. Six categories of capital murder (RSA 630:1, RSA 630:5).
New Jersey. Murder by one’s own conduct, by solicitation, committed in furtherance of a narcotics conspiracy, or during the commission of the crime of terrorism (NJSA 2C:11-3C).
New Mexico. First-degree murder with at least 1 of 7 statutorily-defined aggravating circumstances (Section 30-2-1 A, NMSA).
New York. First-degree murder with 1 of 13 aggravating factors (NY Penal Law Sec. 125.27). (NOTE: On June 24, 2004, the New York death penalty statute was ruled unconstitutional.)
Ohio. Aggravated murder with at least 1 of 10 aggravating circumstances (O.R.C. secs. 2903.01, 2929.02, and 2929.04).
Oklahoma. First-degree murder in conjunction with a finding of at least 1 of 8 statutorily-defined aggravating circumstances.
Oregon. Aggravated murder (ORS 163.095).
Pennsylvania. First-degree murder with 18 aggravating circumstances.
South Carolina. Murder with 1 of 11 aggravating circumstances (16-3-20(C)(a)).
South Dakota. First-degree murder with 1 of 10 aggravating circumstances; aggravated kidnaping.
Tennessee. First-degree murder with 1 of 15 aggravating circumstances (Tenn. Code Ann. Sec. 39-13-204).
Texas. Criminal homicide with 1 of 9 aggravating circumstances (TX Penal Code 19.03).
Utah. Aggravated murder (76-5-202, Utah Code Annotated).
Virginia. First-degree murder with 1 of 13 aggravating circumstances (VA Code 18.2-31).
Washington. Aggravated first-degree murder.
Wyoming. First-degree murder.