UPDATE — He’s dead.
Willie Earl Poindexter, Jr. will be executed tonight by the state of Texas the 1993 murder of 85-year old Martha W. Lennox.
Poindexter and his accomplice, James Lee Henderson (also on death row awaiting his date with a gurney) broke into Ms. Lennox’s home while she was sleeping and then fatally shot her in the head.
Poindexter then stole $18 from her purse and then fled in her car, which he was still driving a few hours later when he was arrested near Dallas.
Pondexter’s defense at trial was that, while he shot Lennox in the head, he didn’t fire the fatal shot. He claims that the shot fired by Henderson was the one that killed her. Which is just pure semantics as far as I’m concerned. They were both there, they each shot an 85-year old sleeping woman in the head. And now she’s dead.
15 years is how long it takes to legally execute a man who admits to shooting an 85-year old sleeping woman in the head while robbing her home. And people accuse Texas of being in a “rush” to execute these animals?
Less than three weeks before the Lennox shooting, records showed Poindexter robbed and stabbed an Oklahoma woman. She testified against him at his murder trial.
I hope he’s scared shitless right now sitting in the death chamber in Huntsville. Some people are just pure evil, and the world is a better place without them in it. Willie Poindexter is one such person. And sometime just after 6:00 p.m. this evening, the world will be a (slightly) better place.
I think maybe I’ll ride over to the Capitol this evening to poll the anti-death penalty protesters to see if any of them even know the name of the victim. I’ll bet not 1 in 5 will know her name.
It’s my understanding that Willie has a rather large and passionate group of Euro-trash women groupies. One of whom has abandoned her kids to come to Texas and spent her life’s savings on Poindexter’s commissary bills and defense attorneys.
Hopefully she won’t have too much difficulty finding another death row inmate to “love her” once Willie becomes worm food this evening.