Saturday, May 09, 2009

Thomas Treshawn Ivey Executed

It took sixteen years for this murderer to get what he was due.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- An Alabama man who broke out of jail 16 years ago and fatally shot a police officer and another man in the midst of a crime spree was executed by lethal injection Friday in South Carolina's death chamber.

Thomas Treshawn Ivey, 34, of Union Springs, Ala., was pronounced dead at 6:15 p.m. He was put to death for killing Tommy Harrison, a 38-year-old Orangeburg police sergeant.

Ivey, whose bid for a stay was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court about an hour before he was put to death, made no final statement. He kept his eyes trained on the ceiling as the drugs were administered, blinking several times but never looking to his left, where several witnesses looked on. A few moments later he closed his eyes, exhaled several times and did not move again.

Earlier in the day, prison officials say Ivey used the blade from a disposable razor to cut himself on the neck. The wounds were not considered serious, and officials kept him strapped in a chair until he was brought to the death chamber.

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There, authorities say the pair kidnapped businessman Robert Montgomery, who was working downtown with his janitorial service. Ivey and Neuman drove Montgomery to rural Orangeburg County. Neuman later testified that while there, Ivey shot Montgomery in the head and chest, leaving his body to be discovered by hunters.

Two days later, the pair visited a mall in Orangeburg, where a clerk accused them of trying to pass a stolen check. Harrison responded to the call but let Ivey go when he realized Neuman was trying to use the check.

Ivey told police a handgun in his pocket fired accidentally as he walked away, and the bullet ricocheted off the floor, hitting Harrison in the leg. Ivey said he then panicked, shooting the officer five more times, according to court records.

Montgomery's parents, Marion and Jackie Montgomery, witnessed Ivey's execution but did not speak to reporters afterward.

Ivey is the 42nd person executed in South Carolina since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976 and the 283rd in the state's history.   SOURCE
Ivey will be a threat to no one else.

9 comments:

  1. They really need to streamline the process. But I guess alls well that ends well.

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  2. 16 years too long for this creep to get justice, IMO.

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  3. I remember that, as I lived in Columbia at the time... I'm surprised they finally got it done!

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  4. You're right, Brooke - 16 years IS too long and something needs to be done about this.

    Yes, he's gone now, and thank God for that, but these scum should not be allowed appeal after appeal.

    It's frustrating.

    R.I.P. Officer Harrison :(
    R.I.P. Robert Montgomery :(

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  5. I'm with Brooke also.

    Great blog by the way

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  6. well i personally think it was wrong for them to kill this man one because he was young and scared and the other is because u are punishing him for taking someone else's life but those people are taking his life too! the people that killed him should die to right? im black and im thinking that u all are white and i think u are racist i really don't care what u say after this i could careless u dumb white people is all u are. we expect u to say that about black people anyway especially if they killed someone thats the same color as u....i think u all are going to hell u cannot go to the gates of heaven like that...i think it was time for him to have peace u white people have did him wrong for too long..im glad he is in a better place u wanna know why because i know god has forgiven him...

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  7. So executing a cold-blooded murderer is racist?

    What a complete asshat.

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