Tuesday, June 15, 2010

David Lee Powell Executed

Justice served in Texas.
HUNTSVILLE — A former drug dealer convicted of using an assault rifle to kill an Austin police officer during a traffic stop 32 years ago was executed Tuesday evening.

David Lee Powell, 59, received lethal injection about 30 minutes after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to halt his punishment Tuesday evening.

He was the longest-serving inmate executed in Texas since the state resumed carrying out executions in 1982. He’s also one of the longest-imprisoned in the nation to die. In 2008, a prisoner in Georgia was executed after spending more than 33 years on death row.

Powell’s attorneys had argued unsuccessfully his exemplary behavior on death row over the past three decades showed jurors were wrong when they decided he would be a continuing danger and should die for killing 26-year-old Ralph Ablanedo. Chron
I loathe animals that murder Police Officers.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:29

    He got what his victim did not. 32 more years to live


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