Skip to comments.Texas Inmate Executed After Setting Fire
Posted on 03/30/2007 1:52:10 AM PDT by Princip. Conservative
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A death-row inmate who had vowed not to go willingly to the death chamber set a fire in his cell Thursday, but when the time came, walked to his death without a fight. Roy Lee Pippin, 51, was executed by lethal injection for the deaths of two Florida men gunned down in a dispute about missing drug money. From the gurney, he blamed the jury, the trial judge and the prosecutor, and said that he was innocent.
"You will answer to your maker when God has found out that you have executed an innocent man. May God have mercy on your souls," he said.
He ended his final statement by telling the warden, "Go ahead warden, murder me. Take me home Jesus."
He was pronounced dead at 6:42 p.m., eight minutes after the lethal drugs began to flow.
In a recent death row interview, Pippin said he was "going to fight, literally" when it came time to die. Earlier in the day, Department of Criminal Justice officials said Pippin piled up trash and ignited it in his cell by sticking a wire in an electrical outlet. Officers used a water hose to extinguish the blaze.
Prison officials credited talks he had throughout the afternoon with a prison chaplain with calming him before the execution.
The Houston air conditioning contractor acknowledged involvement in a Colombian drug operation that used his business to transport drugs and launder cash, but he insisted he wasn't the triggerman who killed cousins Elmer and Fabio Buitrago almost 13 years ago.
The Miami men were taken to a warehouse rented by Pippin and fatally shot because $2 million in drug proceeds was missing.
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God Bless Texas!!!
>eight minutes after the lethal drugs began to flow.
Been quicker if they just shot or hung him.
Officers shoulda been prepared to wet him before he put the wires into the receptacle.
Known in prison circles as a 'stinger'. :)
I'm suprised that there were open plug sockets in the cell. Betcha now everything gets hardwired.
Even "innocent" men are not innocent...
Sounds like this fool is anywhere but with Jesus.
Maybe... Maybe not!
NIV Luke 23:38-43
38. There was a written notice above him, which read: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
39. One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!"
40. But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence?
41. We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong."
42. Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. "
43. Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."
NIV Matthew 20
1. "For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire men to work in his vineyard.
2. He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard.
3. "About the third hour he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing.
4. He told them, `You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.'
5. So they went. "He went out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour and did the same thing.
6. About the eleventh hour he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, `Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?'
7. "`Because no one has hired us,' they answered. "He said to them, `You also go and work in my vineyard.'
8. "When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, `Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.'
9. "The workers who were hired about the eleventh hour came and each received a denarius.
10. So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius.
11. When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner.
12. `These men who were hired last worked only one hour,' they said, `and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.'
13. "But he answered one of them, `Friend, I am not being unfair to you. Didn't you agree to work for a denarius?
14. Take your pay and go. I want to give the man who was hired last the same as I gave you.
15. Don't I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?'
16. "So the last will be first, and the first will be last."
Absolutely. Fla. too. We need more executions, not less. The problem with capital punishment is that it is never tried!!! With over 4,000 people on death row, it is time to clear the decks with them. They waste money, time and sentiment and none was given to their victims. I wonder if the nutters stood outside of the prison with this character and lit their candles????
"Kill 'em all and let God sort them out"?
Yep, paperclip cigarette lighter.
Sort of like that, yep. Of course, to be PC, I would order that all 4,000 plus have DNA tests to make sure the ACLU won't implode when I throw the multiple switches. Need to find that one innocent killer, don't you know!
"Sounds like this fool is anywhere but with Jesus."
And you know that how?
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