Edward Nathaniel Bell was found guilty of killing Winchester police Sgt. Ricky L. Timbrook in October 1999.Why can't we deport instead of placing them on probation?
A Jamaican national convicted of killing a Winchester police officer will be executed by injection Thursday night barring clemency from Gov. Timothy M. Kaine.
Edward Nathaniel Bell, 42, shot Sgt. Ricky L. Timbrook, 32, to death the night of Oct. 29, 1999. Bell was on probation when Timbrook, who had had run-ins with Bell before, chased him on foot in an attempt to arrest him.
Timbrook was shot just above his right eye from a distance of 6 to 18 inches. He was found near a fence, his torso leaning against a wall and his gun still in his holster. At the time Timbrook was killed, his wife was pregnant with their first child.After Thursday night this thug will be a threat to no one.
Kaine stayed Bell's execution last year during a brief, de facto national moratorium on executions as the U.S. Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of lethal injection.
Later last year, after executions resumed, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed the execution to consider Bell's appeal but then tossed it out. Source