Saturday, September 24, 2011

Derrick O. Mason Executed


Alabama serves justice.

ATMORE, Ala. -- A man described by a police informant as trying to make a name for himself was executed Thursday evening for the 1994 shooting death of an Alabama store clerk during a robbery.

Derrick O. Mason, 37, was administered an injection and pronounced dead minutes later at 6:49 p.m. local time at Alabama's Holman Prison. It was the third execution this week in the United States.

Strapped to the gurney, Mason gave a brief statement, apologizing to the victim's family "for the hurt and pain I caused" them. He thanked the victim's father for getting in touch years ago and granting him his forgiveness. Just before the chemicals began coursing through the veins in Mason's arm, a prison chaplain held his hand and kneeled and said a prayer before stepping back. Source.

3 comments:

  1. Good riddance...

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  2. Many more need to end this way

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  3. At least he went out in a decent fashion; I'll give him that.

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