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Is Andre Thomas crazy? Probably. Is he also pure evil? Undoubtedly.
On March 27, 2004 Thomas fatally stabbed his estranged wife, their young son, and her 13-month-old daughter. After he killed them, he ripped/cut their hearts out of their bodies.
Thomas left the scene, walked home and stabbed himself three times in the chest.
He then went to the Sherman Police Department and told a dispatcher he had just murdered his family and had stabbed himself in the chest.
Thomas told police how he put his victims’ hearts in his pocket and left their apartment, took them home, put them in a plastic bag and threw them in the trash.
Prior to his trial he “plucked” out his own right eye…as you can see in his prison photo. A judge ruled him competent to stand trial, where he was subsequently sentenced to death. He is currently on Texas Death Row, with no death date imminent.
Well, today the paper is reporting that Thomas has ripped out his other eyeball and claims to have eaten it (though it’s possible he flushed it down the toilet in his cell).
OK — if the guys not legally insane, I’ll concede that he is fucking crazy. And the United States Supreme Court has ruled it unconstitutional to execute the mentally insane or retarded.
Which I absolutely disagree with. Just because men like Andre Thomas might be crazy, doesn’t mean that they aren’t also filled with pure evil and will be a danger to anybody else around them for the rest of their lives.
Whatever is in Thomas that allowed him to brutally kill and tear out the hearts of his own family is still within him. It always will be.
And he should still be put to death for those crimes. He is still a danger to the men and women who have to guard him, treat him, and feed him.
- 3/1/2010 -- Michael Sigala: First of Four March Executions in Texas (76)
- 10/8/2009 -- Austin: Paul Devoe Sentenced to Die (12)
- 11/14/2012 -- EXECUTION WATCH: Ramon Torres Hernandez (TX) (49)
- 7/20/2009 -- Texas: Scheduled for Execution: Roderick Newton (45)
- 3/26/2012 -- EXECUTION WATCH: Jesse Joe Hernandez (TX) (54)