This is a bad week for murderers. I previously noted that the Supreme Court turned down the stay application of Alabama hired hit man Kenneth Smith. He is scheduled for execution at 6:00 p.m. CST. This morning Oklahoma executed Richard Fairchild for the torture and murder of a 3-year-old boy. AP story here; Supreme Court denial here.
Also yesterday, Texas executed Stephen Barbee for the murders of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and her 7-year-old son. AP reports:
In his final statement, Barbee talked about his faith in God and hoped this would not be a sad moment for his family and friends. He did not mention Underwood or her son and did not look in the direction of his victims’ family and friends, who watched from a viewing room and locked arms with one another during the execution.
The Supreme Court denial is here.