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    WASHINGTON: A suspected serial killer condemned of assaulting a teenage girl to death, was executed in Texas on Thursday. It was performed after his challenge was rejected by the federal appeals court, over the drugs to be used in his lethal injection.
    The state’s Department of Criminal Justice announces that the suspect, Tommy Lynn Sells aged 49 was pronounced dead at 6:27pm CDT at a state prison in Huntsville, Texas after receiving a lethal dose of drugs. He didn’t make any final statement.
    Tommy Lynn Sells
    He was the fifth person executed in Texas and fifteenth in the United States this year. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, this state executes more people than any other in the nation

    The Supreme Court of US denied his last appeals just about an hour before the execution, which says that there were chances of the case being different if only the state were using a drug never before used or unheard of, with completely unknown effectiveness, which actually was not the case. After the denial of the stay, attorneys Jonathan Ross and Maurie Levin said in the statement for Sells, “Without transparency about lethal injections, particularly the source and purity of drugs to be used, it is impossible to ensure that executions are humane and constitutional,”

    According to the documents of court Sells was sentenced of stabbing a girl aged 13 years and a murder attempt to a 10-year-old girl in 1999 on New Year’s Eve at the home of Del Rio, the man who owed him money for drug.

    The documents of courts show that Sells entered Rio’s house with the intention of sexually assault the girl who was sleeping on her bunk bed. He stabbed her multiple times and eventually slashed her throat, killing her after when she awoke. He further slit the throat of the girl who was sleeping in the top bunk, a 10-year-old. The girl managed to walk to the neighbour’s house for help after Sells fled.

    Believing multiple media reports, the culprit confessed to nearly 70 murders, since he was 16 years old.

    After the re-establishment of the death penalty in 1976 by US Supreme Court, Texas has executed 513 people.

  • World News 03.04.2014 Comments Off

    HOUSTON: A member of Congress said that around 4 people were killed and 14 were injured after the gunman opened fire at Fort Hood on Wednesday, inciting a huge police response and shutting down the sprawling Army base. It reminded the deadly rage carried out by an officer who twisted in his fellow soldiers in 2009.
    14 Injured in Fort Hood Shooting
    As per the release details from the officials at Fort Hood the gunman seems to be one among the dead. Reports of the shooting sent a number of federal, state and local law enforcement officials rushing to the base in Killeen, Tex., similar to what was done in Nov, 2009. In San Antonio, the spokeswoman for the FBI said, “Agents in that office were part of the response on Wednesday.”

    The chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, Republican of Texas, Representative Michael McCaul, said that around 4 people including the gunman died in the attack and he further added that the suspect is been identified by the system as Ivan Lopez though the motive is still need to be cleared. The suspect was wearing an Army uniform though it is to be detected whether he was on active duty that time.

    In the words of President Obama in Chicago, “We are going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened. We’re heartbroken something like this might have happened again.” He describes this act of shooting as fluid situation that Pentagon and White House officials were diligently following.

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said, “That many questions remained but that their focus was on supporting the victims and their families. This is a community that has faced and overcome crises with resilience and strength.”

    In an interview with KCEN, an NBC affiliate a man who would only identify himself as Tyler described the incidence as, “It was like if you went into a room and turned on the lights — all the bugs just scattered”. He further said that he saw children, women and men were being escorted out of the building at gun point. The incidence was unfolded around 4:30pm at a medical support building on the base.

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