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Death by Numbers: The 500th Execution by the State of Texas

(17) Comments | Posted July 5, 2013 | 1:40 PM

On June 26th, the state of Texas executed its 500th inmate. Kimberly McCarthy, 52, was found guilty of murdering her 71-year-old neighbor, a retired college psychology professor back in l997. McCarthy, a crack cocaine addict, robbed, beat, and stabbed Dorothy Booth, after asking for a cup of sugar....

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One Year Later: Remembering a Dear Friend -- Former Death Row Inmate Troy Anthony Davis

(5) Comments | Posted September 21, 2012 | 3:26 PM

Exactly one year ago September 21, I remember making my way to the entrance of the Georgia Diagnostic Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia -- about a 45-minute ride from the airport. It was one of my many trips during the past four years to see my friend, Troy Davis. Some...

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