His two charges of attempted capital murder didn’t get him the death sentence. This subsequent capital murder did. And tomorrow evening, some time just after 6:00 p.m. HTT, he’ll pay for his crimes with his life.
Anyhow…Jamie Bruce McCoskey is dead. Finally, justice has been served.
At this point, it looks like Smith’s concerns will be borne out, and he will die from old age (and boredom, after spending 23 hours a day for the last 35 years locked up in a single-person cell) while in prison.
I say we just go back to hanging ‘em from a tree. I doubt we’ll run into a rope shortage anytime soon (hell, you can use the same rope for a few years, I’d imagine).
Two days later, Yowell confessed to the crimes. He has not recanted that confession, claimed it was coerced, or that he otherwise is not guilty of murdering his family.
UPDATE: He’s dead. Good and dead. ________________________________ Thug: Arturo Eleazar Diaz (23 at time of offense) Date of Execution: September 26, 2013 Date of Crime: April 3, 1999 Victim(s): Michael Ryan Nichols Last Meal: a nice shit sandwich Final Words: ”He then turned to the father of his victim, watching through an adjacent window to the death chamber. “I hope [...]
Make sure to read this bizarre (and mostly incoherent) interview with Garza’s wife, Jennifer from 2008, and try to do the math on exactly when and where those children were conceived, and how those dates correspond to dates that Garza was behind bars.
This is a man for whom there is no rehabilitation. He will always be a deadly threat to society and those around him (to include the guards, nurses, wardens, and other correctional facility staff that must deal with this animal day-to-day). He is completely without remorse for his killing, which is evident in in the letters he wrote to online rag Gawker
On Jan 31, 2001, Vaughn Ross shot Douglas Birdsall and Viola McVade in the head several times with a .38-caliber pistol,and them dumped their dead bodies inside of Birdsall’s car in a ravine.
In addition to his confession there were multiple eyewitnesses identifying Quintanilla as the murderer, forensic and physical evidence that all pointed to Quintanilla.