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UPDATE II (4:05 p.m.) — As Mark R predicted, this scumbag received a stay from SCOTUS.
UPDATE (Oct 18) — Today is the day of reckoning for Anthony Haynes. So far, no information from the 5th COA or SCOTUS, so it’s a go (for now). I’m pinning this post to the front page until either 1) he’s dead, or 2) a stay has been granted.
- Thug: Anthony Cardell Haynes (19 at time of offense)
- Date of Execution: October 18, 2012, sometime shortly after 6:00 pm HTT
- Date of Crime: May 22, 1998
- Victim(s): Kent Kincaid, 40 (off-duty Houston police officer)
- Last Meal: Same shit salad being fed to every other thug on the row that day
- Final Words: TBD
Facts of the Crime
On the night of May 22, 1998, Anthony Cardell Haynes and his buddy Michael Turner were out committing a string of robberies.
At around 10:30 p.m. that night, off-duty Houston Police Department Officer Kent Kincaid and his wife left their home in a private vehicle on their way to meet some friends at a sports bar. As they drove past a truck driven by Haynes, something hit and cracked the Kincaid[s’] windshield. Sergeant Kincaid thought someone threw a rock at his car; Haynes had actually fired a shot at them.
Sergeant Kincaid turned his car around and followed Haynes’ vehicle until the two pulled along side each other. Sergeant Kincaid exited his vehicle, approached Haynes who remained sitting in his truck, and said “You hit my window.”
Haynes replied, “I accidentally threw something at your window.”
Sergeant Kincaid said, “I am a police officer. Let’s talk about it.” After asking for Haynes’ license,Sergeant Kincaid reached towards his back pocket, presumably to retrieve his police identification. Haynes lifted up a pistol, shot Sergeant Kincaid in the head, and fled the scene. Sergeant Kincaid died a few hours later.
Haynes admitted that he shot Sergeant Kincaid because he was a police officer and, showing no remorse, bragged to friends that he had killed a police officer. Haynes also told people that he should have killed Nancy Kincaid, so that there would have been no witness to the murder.
Defense lawyers Robert Alton Jones and Alvin Nunnery tried to build a defense on the fact that Kincaid was in civilian clothes and not on duty. You know, because shooting an innocent civilian in the head is not big deal, right Mr. Jones and Nunnery?
Bottom Line: Haynes confessed to murdering a police officer. The officer’s wife witnessed the crime and testified against Haynes. Nothing else matters. He should have been dragged out the back door of the court house and hanged from the nearest tree within 10 minutes of the guilty verdict.
Commenter Mark R doesn’t have warm fuzzies about the execution going off as scheduled tomorrow night:
Bumping thread as Haynes had his appeal denied by the 5th Circuit (three-judge panel in this case):
But it includes a 17-page dissent by Circuit Judge Dennis, who argues that Haynes’ case is similar to Bloody Balentine’s (and may be stronger), and as Balentine was given a stay of execution from the SCOTUS he believes Haynes should get one too.
I don’t know if his attorneys are going to seek an en banc hearing of the Circuit or go straight to the SCOTUS. But it seriously looks like Bones will have this week off, which then takes us to Bobby Hines on next Wednesday (10/24).
Again I think Bones will have the night off just because of the lengthy dissent (which actually only deals with the sentence and whether counsel did enough to try to get it mitigated, not the actual guilt or innocence of Haynes) and that will probably get Haynes a stay.
Haynes entire hopes doesn’t rely on evidence of his innocence, or that he’s too retarded to execute, or even that he grew up in a bad or abusive home. Instead, his entire appeal hinges around whether or not a single juror may or may not have been excluded from the juror pool because he was black (Haynes is also black). Because we’re supposed to believe that other black people wouldn’t care that a police officer was shot in the head so long as the shooter was black (and the cop was white).
I hope Mark R is wrong, and that tomorrow’s execution goes off as scheduled. Because Haynes is indisputably guilty of capital murder and should pay for his crime with his life.