The 12th Execution of 2013
Jeffrey Demond Williams' was executed May 15, 2013 for killing a police officer 14 years ago, reported The Associated Press.
The execution came just over an hour after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-day appeal from his attorneys. Lawyers contended Williams had been failed by previous attorneys at his trial and in early stages of his appeals.
Asked to make a final statement, Williams spoke quickly and angrily, beginning with "You clown police," and accused them of "killing innocent kids, murdering young kids."
"Y'all are getting away with murder all the time," he continued. "When I kill one or pop one, y'all want to kill me."
He ended his brief tirade by saying: "God has a plan for everything. ... I love everyone that loves me, I ain't got no love for anyone that don't love me."
He briefly picked up his head as the lethal drug took effect, then took several deep breaths and began gently snoring.
Williams was convicted of fatally shooting 39-year-old Houston officer Troy Blando while Blando was handcuffing him.
Blando was watching a motel where car thefts were suspected when he saw Williams drive up in a Lexus that was reported stolen.
Williams was captured about a block away. Blando's cuffs were hanging from one of his wrists.
He's the sixth Texas inmate executed this year.
To read more: http://news.yahoo.com/texas-executes-man-fatal-shooting-officer-235518665.html
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