Wednesday, April 24, 2019

"Saudi Arabia beheads 37 prisoners for alleged terrorism crimes" (plus a crucifixion and a pig in Texas)

From The Hill
Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 of its citizens, including crucifying one, alleging that they participated in crimes related to terrorism.
The body and severed head of one person killed in the mass execution was pinned to a pole as a warning to other people, The Associated Press reported
Saudi Arabia's King Salman approved the beheadings in a royal decree. The Interior Ministry said those who were killed had extremist ideologies and had created terrorist cells, the AP reported. It also said the prisoners were found guilty and ordered killed by a court specializing in terrorism trials as well as by Saudi Arabia's high court.
The ministry noted that all the executions were carried out in accordance with Islamic law, and indicated that all those killed were beheaded, according to the AP....MORE
And in the U.S., one of the perps in the 1998 dragging death of James Byrd, Jr. is scheduled to die today.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice:
Death Row Information

Scheduled Executions
Scheduled Execution Link Last Name First Name TDCJ Number Date of Birth Race Date Received County
04/24/2019 Offender Information King John 999295 11/03/1974 W 02/25/1999 Jasper
05/02/2019 Offender Information Johnson Dexter 999527 06/07/1988 B 07/02/2007 Harris
08/21/2019 Offender Information Swearingen Larry 999361 05/21/1971 W 12/08/1998 Montgomery
09/04/2019 Offender Information Crutsinger Billy 999459 10/05/1954 W 10/08/2003 Tarrant
Last updated April 11, 2019