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tv   Documentary  RT  April 17, 2019 12:30pm-1:00pm EDT

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we're learning new details about the killing of a metro p.c.s. employee who was murdered on the job this saturday evening police say they have caught the man who did it the sheriff's office says he goes by the nickname. twenty one year old james rhodes is charged with the murder of twenty year old shelby farah. still don't know if that means she's in the. right here in the chair in the wrist in the thigh with a forty caliber glock and every bullet exiting. the video shows her standing then she collapsed to her knees she was reaching for the. she fought for over twenty minutes before she died. i think about that every day where she reaches for the. you know.
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joyleen struggle to take even a few steps towards her daughter's vigil she says tonight the pain of shelby's loss is real i'm going to make sure if it takes the last breath that he needs to get the death penalty. we begin today show with a look at the chaos surrounding executions in the united states now that many of the drugs use release the injections are no longer available the execution drugs scarcity stems from the receipt of manufacturers in europe and united states to live to be used to people to death. i think the job of defending. the most unpopular amongst our society is absolutely indispensable part of our society. all of my clients have already. tried convicted
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and sentenced to death in ohio state court system. basically every execution has been scheduled is going back to june third of two thousand and nine really slagle he ended up committing suicide three days before the execution very midst on september twenty fifth was executed wrong phillips was next on nov fourteenth two thousand and thirteen he was. but his mother. all the attorneys for an ohio inmate scheduled to die through an experimental execution method say their client will suffer a terrifying and agonizing death according to his lawyers the untested injection method it will not properly statement which will cause him to feel the pain of suffocation before he dies and his mcquire is on death row for the one nine hundred eighty nine rape and murder of pregnant woman joy stewart. the state is planning to inject him with
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a two drug mix that's never been used in the next occasion before. we presented our case to the judge to stop the execution. and we argue that dennis is going to essentially feel would be consciously aware of feeling like he is going to suffocate like he is suffocating because he is suffocating because of the way the drugs work. so now we sit and wait expecting a decision any time today. is. really. it's going to. find you know is. he. going to hear hear. this is from the federal
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office. is. that i'm aware of. for the second. number of people convicted of crimes have been exonerated in the united states according to a new by the national registry of exonerations one hundred forty nine people falsely convicted of crimes were freed in twenty fifteen nearly forty percent of those cases and. think. it's easy. to see after spending fifteen years against president jefferson
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parish mayor and its three d.n.a. evidence exonerated david who is on death row at angola serving a sentence for the rape and murder of his fourteen year old cousin his attorneys are speaking right now in the seventh ward. you dream of it every day but it's not it's not the same as actually going through it it's. just a serial walk this. is not something you can prepare yourself because you've been living in those conditions for so long. i thank you. damien tippett oh that man right there in the center of your screen free today he spent twenty three hours a day in solitary confinement during his fifteen years at angola now thirty eight years old he went to jail when he was twenty three. if i had just gone off and done something else.
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every day for fifteen years every day. for. every little bit of. profit. in. question. and after that. every. day.
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under the. believe. there are an anguished cry these fourteen year old daughter brutally murdered that reality is adorable enough the family now. twenty two year old. they walked into the court and made it sound like i just walked into this interrogation room.
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i used to be one of those people who believes that someone will never confess to something they did do. and society as a whole believes that. but you know here i am here i sit. all over. the street to the street straight face tells. us it's time for each of you to listen to this is a positive statement. on this i'm sure to see them being able to refer. to that. there.
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are. good team we here are equal twenty feet. from can. see you sit there and just smugly smile and lie it ain't nothing we all smile because all saints do you think we see. it takes a lot out of me when i see him you saw what happened today. and before the court hearings was a month apart. or too much apart we was in court every week for months. we've been
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to court so many times in the past few months i haven't even had time to really green over my daughter's death. and. you know family go through a terrible ordeal and most of the time the victims' families they are very much in favor the death penalty. there are some people that because of what they did have given up the right to live among us and that is our falls. you know i've been doing this a long time i think my first death penalty case was nine hundred eighty eight and none of those people ever been executed. that's the unfortunate thing in our system that it takes too long. i don't think there's enough focus on the victim's family you know in terms of closure. at some point death family deserves closure don't they. as the state of ohio prepare to use the new drug
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method of lethal injection for the first time for dennis mcguire six accused his attorneys argued this week that he would suffer from a condition known as air hunger. attorney unsuccessfully challenge the two drug protocol in federal court this week. he's going to start to obstruct right away looking for his head coming. you know there may be vomiting he's not going to agree he's we trying to move he's going to try to clear the obstruction let me see yours is one of the things that's been i don't remember if there's a strap across the head. you should be able to see the muscles tense in that you know you release intensity releasing you know it's more than one doctor who thinks it's quite possible that he still could be alive that five minutes for. calm.
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what holds us do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or somehow want to be. that you'd like to be close that's what before you can't be good. i'm interested
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in the waters of. the city. even. conditionally to people as i live eat here. funny. leave no. need. to be done. and we have many things in this world and this is you know for everyone and why some people's wants to take our thing all the power just for themselves and to see that in the human way.
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it's a job that is very thankless and it's not very popular. and i know how many hours he stands to not be very popular. when there's an execution it's toxic i worry about him i support the important job that he's doing and i know he puts his whole heart and soul into it and it's. i don't know that i want him in a rest of our lives. because of the stress of the toll that it takes on him
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and. so i honestly i if tomorrow it could be abolished in ohio that would be the best thing possible because then he would have to choose it would just be taken away. not just in ohio but all of the country we've got states that are just going to. i don't know where the experiments on our clients the media focus is. you don't torture work for it if you're going to. start to mediate. sure but. when damon came out he spent the first five or six
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weeks living with my wife and me in minneapolis and went to work doing mail delivery in our office. we helped him deal with getting back on the grid he had no driver's license he had no idea other than the one from death row. group of people. i became absolutely convinced beings innocent four hours of work on the case. if you read the autopsy report and you knew right away that what damon confessed to was completely false. not a news conference this afternoon. to have an alibi he was helping chris search for her when she turned up.
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and she wasn't there. because. i was looking for for thirty six hours. i just laid down to go to sleep and. they wanted to ask me some questions about crystal. at first i thought it was just a routine. sell or. a. jefferson parish deputies made. by detectives. use. the cliche use the technique it's designed to elicit a confession. but he. in a way do you need
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a mission included that. when there is a holiday. they're allowed to manipulate you and you lie to you i was told i failed a polygraph my witnesses one for me he explained in detail how someone's executed there's no proof when. you pick. but. after having no sleep for thirty six hours and getting drug in for a nine hour interrogation like that it's a nightmare the police chief when you look at it these. days and when you break you you'll tell them whatever they want to hear. i would not have told anything they want to tell. us.
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you. want. my. height. why wasn't i a little stronger. why couldn't i just keep telling them look i didn't do it i didn't do it i was their target and that was it you know they found easy target and they got it. you know nobody's ever apologized. and nobody's ever recognize the wrong that was done you know. it's.
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nobody knows unless you've been through it yourself trust me and death penalty case is a lot different than just a regular murder case i'm well i've learned that i mean it's year after year after year going through different appeals why put a family through the suffering of having to have to relive that for the next twenty years or fifty years old twenty years from now or be seven am i not even be alive i might not even be alive to see justice served for my daughter. sarah says washee appreciates the state's hard work in going for the worst possible punishment she just wants everything to be over. after a court hearing in february the prosecutor and the defense attorney walked up to us
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and said that change. was wanting to put offer on the table to where he would change a cli of not guilty to guilty for life in prison no eligibility of corowa. they flat out told us we would have one more court hearing it would be done over with when we walked out that's it. if they take his offer that he put on the table we won't have to go through all the appeals he would spend the rest of his life in prison without parole. i mean i want justice served he committed the crime he committed the murder he needs to suffer the consequences but i don't feel like killing him is that's not going to bring my daughter back. i'm just. i want them to
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take the offer. so we can try to move on with our life. condemned to problematic hell or has just hours left to live the execution is making national headlines not wire will be put to death by a combination of drugs and never before used in the us for this purpose or this new drug combination was originally designed as a backup for cancer which ohio has used and so now. is the. execution. this. time was. a.
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convicted killer dennis mcguire spent the final moments of his life gasping for breath as the state of ohio for the first time used an untried two drug method of lethal injection he reportedly gas and snorted during the twenty six minutes it took the drugs to kill them. it was the longest execution by lethal injection and u.s. history. long time witnesses to executions were stunned the boy was kind of a rattling. there was. through his nose a couple times he definitely choking. at this point it is entirely premature to consider this actually. protocol to be anything other than
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a failed. experiment by the state of ohio the people of the state of ohio should be appalled at what was done here today in their names. i. believe that's exactly what. i don't know what this means going forward maybe the governor is rightly appalled at what just happened decides that he's going to start a reprieve. or commuting sentences or you know i don't know. the only failure is you as a lawyer want to buy his
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a saw so you should perish the same way typical lawyer skilled. loto know people pretty straight and blows their own in an opinion when i can and i want to get your own reaction the results are in the experiment was a fail and i think we're talking about exactly what we argued dennis mcguire was going to suffocate to death and that that was going to be terrifying and horrifying for him to experience. they need terror of watching let it suffer less than more than eighteen in the. know what cruel and unusual punishment is with this is nearly every joy sister says she knows her sister suffered terror in pain and she was raped sodomized choked and killed by dennis mcguire she says he was treated more humanely today than her sister was treated and it was time for him to face his judgment you're going to people that are in the states will be put to death it
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should be famous. you shouldn't have to go that way should it be tortured to death . or did you ever actually consider it to do to you have to. you have to come face to face with your own mortality. it was. facing the fact that one day they come to me lately and it will stick and you'll. shut down my organs one by one. you know i've survived my first year done quite a bit i'm told trying to. lose control of things i guess. because everything's happened everything happens quickly. i spent fifteen years locked in a cell for twenty three hours a day in the what was once the bloody use prison in the country i had visits from
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my family maybe five times in the fifteen years i was there every day i would do the same thing it was the same monotonous thing wake up make coffee my bubble prepare for the day same thing saw sunshine three hours a week. you sit there in wait to die. after having only been out for just over a year sometimes feel like the mad hatter and wonder you know. it's still very much a dream to me at times. i guess. how many more exonerations is it going to take before we as a society realize that. this is not working and we actually do something about it thank you.
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belong with the girls. still be of any particular. person dr. i was born a male had a sex change when i was thirty years old. i've now been living as a woman for twenty eight years and i fully regret this. problem should have gone away from by now but they hadn't so these surgeries are nothing more than plastic surgery i've had several female to male friends and you look at it and you just go no god you paid for that it's horrible nobody can change genders is impossible. is still luzhin. it's a mental illness. this is now one of mine and flesh of my flesh shall be called woman she was teaching.
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