Friday, February 20, 2009

Edward Nathaniel Bell Executed

PhotobucketJARRATT, Va. (AP) - An inmate declared his innocence Thursday after he was forcibly carried into Virginia's death chamber, where he was executed for gunning down a police officer.

Edward Nathaniel Bell, who was convicted of killing the officer during a foot chase a decade ago, was pronounced dead at 9:11 p.m. Thursday at the Greensville Correctional Center.

When the door between Bell's cell and the death chamber opened, the inmate thrust his hips backward and wouldn't step toward to the gurney where the lethal injection was administered. Six stocky corrections officers pulled him through the doorway and lifted him onto the gurney.

"To the Timbrook family, you definitely have the wrong person," Bell said in the death chamber, addressing the victim's family. "The truth will come out one day. This here, killing me, there's no justice about it."
Who would really believe a drug dealer anyway?
Bell's lawyer, who also witnessed the execution, said a sedative the inmate was given made it difficult for him to walk.

"Eddie's case is an example of how the system does not catch and correct errors," said attorney James G. Connell III.
Defense Lawyers are never convinced that the person they represent is ever guilty, even when proven beyond a doubt.
Bell, 43, was condemned for shooting Winchester police Sgt. Ricky Timbrook as the officer chased him down a dark alley on Oct. 29, 1999.

At least 10 current and former Winchester police officers witnessed the execution, including Winchester Sheriff Lenny Millholland.

"I can't say it's closure but it's another chapter in the life of Ricky Timbrook and it ends the chapter that included Eddy Bell," said the sheriff, who was on the police force in 1999 and investigated Timbrook's death.

Bell maintained that he did not shoot Timbrook, a 32-year-old popular police officer, SWAT Team Member and DARE instructor. Prosecutors, however, say Bell was a flashy drug dealer who held a grudge against Timbrook for arresting him two years earlier for possessing a concealed weapon.

Bell was the 103rd Virginia inmate executed since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment in 1976. Virginia ranks second only to Texas in the number of executions since then. SOURCE

Ed Bell, rot in hell.

Here is some info about the case HERE.

Yet another drug dealer and murderer claims his innocence.
Timbrook was shot in the forehead at point-blank range with a .38-caliber pistol in an alley off Piccadilly Street on Oct. 29, 1999.

Since his arrest and subsequent conviction, Bell has maintained that he is innocent of Timbrook's murder. SOURCE
A previous post Here.

8 comments:

  1. don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya you piece of trash!

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  2. It ticks me off how long it takes for these death-row criminals to get what's coming to them.

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  6. Anonymous20:34

    Guess you only want to post negative comments against Eddie . Cowards! You are no better then the state that murdered him..who cares that the real killer is still out there. Eddie was not a drug dealer. Look at court docs NEVER any drugs or any drug charges on this man!

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  7. Bell proclaimed his innocence and stated that paul thompson had fabricated evidence against him. well, paul thompson was found guilty of cocaine possesion, lying to a grand jury, jury tampering and is awaiting sentencing. i do believe an innocent man was executed!!

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