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Does the U.S. Supreme court stay the Branch execution in Florida today?

"The execution is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Florida S trijocker02/22/18
Susan Morris was the name of the 21-year old girl he kidnapp wolfman02/22/18
His guilt and the brutality of the crime are pretty much ind dietcoke02/22/18
Branch was executed by lethal injection screaming murderers, trijocker02/23/18
Good. serbexo02/23/18
Florida actually cares about innocent blood which cries fort wolfman02/23/18
24 years on death row? Easy fix: No federal collateral a massivemissive02/23/18
I wonder what the metoo crowd thinks about this rapist getti brokelawyer02/23/18
"lethal injection is obscene (no reason not to use it though dogdaypm02/23/18
trijocker (Feb 22, 2018 - 1:45 pm)

"The execution is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Florida State Prison in Raiford.
Branch, who has been on death row since 1994 for the murder of University of West Florida student Susan Morris the year prior, has opted out from speaking to media ahead of the execution.

He has been vocal instead through court documents, having expressed concern and discontent with the execution and judicial process through numerous appeals that last week rose to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Branch has questioned everything from the direction his body will face during the execution to the expiration date of the injection drugs. He claimed in one appeal that his 24 years on death row constituted cruel and unusual punishment, and most recently is appealing to the country’s highest court that a new Florida law requiring a unanimous jury decision on death penalty sentencing should retroactively apply to him.

The latter appeal is still in front of the Supreme Court Justices. A group of seven former Florida Supreme Court Justices, former Circuit Court judges, and one former Florida State University president banded together last week to file a “friends of the court” brief in support of Branch, asking for a stay of execution to review the constitutionality of denying the retroactive law application. Branch's counsel claims Florida's new law that requires juries unanimously recommend a death sentence should be applied to his case, despite the current cut-off date of 2002. Branch's Escambia County jury was split 10-2 in its death recommendation."

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wolfman (Feb 22, 2018 - 1:58 pm)

Susan Morris was the name of the 21-year old girl he kidnapped, raped, tortured and killed in 1993; he also raped a 14-year old. I don't know why these c-nts names are always all over the media, and you have to dig for the names of the victims. Of course he should be executed, but the current system is insane. All appeals should be resolved within a year of the death sentence, and the convict should be executed then - if not sooner.

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dietcoke (Feb 22, 2018 - 1:58 pm)

His guilt and the brutality of the crime are pretty much indisputable. With that in mind, I don't particularly care if his appeal fails.

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trijocker (Feb 23, 2018 - 9:00 am)

Branch was executed by lethal injection screaming murderers, murderers
The Supreme court denied his stay of execution.
He yelled let Gov Rick Scott and Pam Bondi come and kill me themselves...
Protesters held a vigil outside
Commit a crime, do the time in Florida.
Even the Governor of Texas commuted killer Whitaker .

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5424937/Rapist-killer-Eric-Scott-Branch-executed-Florida.html

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serbexo (Feb 23, 2018 - 9:30 am)

Good.

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wolfman (Feb 23, 2018 - 10:25 am)

Florida actually cares about innocent blood which cries forth from the ground. Those other states are just talk.

"He yelled let Gov Rick Scott and Pam Bondi come and kill me themselves..."

Not a bad idea, actually. Would do it if I were governor.

BTW, lethal injection is obscene (no reason not to use it though, until the law changes). Execution should be by firing squad or hanging. All these high-tech methods are just people lying to themselves and us about what's up. In the past we were actually more dignified about this stuff.

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massivemissive (Feb 23, 2018 - 11:04 am)

24 years on death row?

Easy fix: No federal collateral appeals except for claims of actual innocence.

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brokelawyer (Feb 23, 2018 - 11:31 am)

I wonder what the metoo crowd thinks about this rapist getting a dirt nap

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dogdaypm (Feb 23, 2018 - 1:32 pm)

"lethal injection is obscene (no reason not to use it though, until the law changes). Execution should be by firing squad or hanging"


Injection is problematic for a number of reasons; dwindling suppliers, botched injection sites, failure to kill (in a few well-publicized instances).

The easy fix, which I can't for the life of me figure out why no state with the DP has done, is simple nitrogen blanketing.

Put a comfy bed in a chamber and pump it full of N2 while evacuating the air. Guy gets sleepy, passes out quickly, and is dead in a few minutes.

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