tv Documentary RT April 17, 2019 6:30pm-7:00pm EDT
we're learning new details about the killing of a metro p.c.s. employee who was murdered on the job this past 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. you still. think she's in the news 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.
joy 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 her last breath that he needs to get the death penalty. we begin today show with a look at the chaos around the 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. an
indispensable part of our society. all of my clients have already been tried convicted and sentenced to death in ohio state court system. basically every execution has been scheduled it's 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 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 two arms were. so now we said wait expecting a decision any time today. it's. really. hard it's going to. find you know as.
right here right here this is from the federal public defender is office. oh it is. not that i'm aware of. everything else. for the second a record number of people convicted of crimes have been exonerated in the united states according to a new report 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 were charged and. think.
it's easy. to see after spending fifteen years against president jefferson parish mayor is free 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 think on the. three. day minute to video the 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 rather twenty three. if i had just gone off
oldest daughter under the bridge last night. and already believe. the. parent anguished cry his fourteen year old daughter is dead brutally murdered if that reality isn't horrible enough the family now cope with the fact that a relative. twenty two year old. to cry. when. they walked into the corridor and made it sound like i just walked into this.
interrogation room spilled my god. i used to be one of those people who believes that someone will never confess to something they didn't do. and society as a whole believes it. but you know here i am here i sit. all over. the stairs to the students pretty face tells. us it's time for each of you is going to prison if he's going to prosecute the state. on this i was privileged to see them being able to reverse. to make sure. that.
hearings was a month apart or two months apart we was in court every week for months. we've been 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 victims' families 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 definitely deserves closure don't they
. as the state of ohio prepared to use. lethal injection for the first time for dennis mcguire six accused in his attorneys argued this week that he would suffer from a condition known as 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 up. 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 mentioned 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 or.
because. what politicians do. they put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or some want to. have to try to be cross it's like look for three in the morning can't be good good i'm interested always in the waters of my. last question. best job where her cocaine is worth four bucks for the under fifty it's the everybody use cocaine crack cocaine you can smoke it this is worth fifteen thirty.
twenty. this is about a fifteen dollars bet and people smoke this one go figure so this we you can find these drugs in any city in the united states that you walk along as you want to get it about the. i make money. and that's what i do every day. it's a job that is very thankless and it's not very popular. and i now how many hours he. now be. i.
when there is 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. i don't know that i want him in it for the rest of our lives. because of the stress and the toll that it takes on him and us. 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 over the country we've got states that are just kind of. i don't know where they're experimenting on our clients the media focus is.
you don't torture mike for it if you're going to kill him. it's hard to make sure that when damon came out he spent the first five or six 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. like myself. i became absolutely convinced beings innocent them for about four hours of work on the case. if you read the autopsy report and you
knew right away that what demon confessed to was completely. not a news conference this afternoon sheriff harry lee is that the. suspect at first because he seemed to have an alibi he was helping crystal harris search for her when she turned up friday night and he was to the home when. she wasn't there. because look he would do it in the woods. i was looking for for thirty six hours. i just laid down to go to sleep and detectors knocked on my door said they wanted to ask questions about krystal. at first i thought it was just a routine. relationship like in the south or. a
one jefferson parish deputies made a big discovery and it turned out the man they would accuse of already being questioned by detectives. and. news. indeed clichy use of the technique it's designed to elicit a confession if you fall in a way to. do that oh. there they go. they're allowed to manipulate you. and i was told i failed my witnesses one for me he explained in detail how someone is executed as. after having no sleep for thirty. it's hours and getting drug in for an
interrogation like that it's a nightmare. if you. can when you break you mutinied you'll tell them whatever they want to hear. and i would not have told anything you want to tell. you. why. why wasn't 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. nobody's ever recognize long it was done. nobody knows unless you've been through it yourself trust me a death penalty case is a lot different than just a regular murder case. 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. seven am i not even be alive i might
not even be alive to see justice served for my daughter. sara 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 and said that change. was wanting to put all four on the table to where he would change a cli of not guilty to guilty for life in prison no eligibility of karole. 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. just not going to bring my daughter back. i just want them to take the offer. so we can try to move on with our life. a condemned to problem county jail 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 never before used in the us for this purpose for this new drug combination was originally designed as a backup for suborbital which ohio has use. so now our.
house is not. secure she. was. not. 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 then snorted during the twenty six minutes it took the drugs to kill them. it was the longest execution by lethal injection and.
long time witnesses to executions were stunned the chaos the boy was kind of a rattling. there was kind of a snorting through his know a couple times he definitely choking. at this point it is entirely premature to consider this an execution protocol to be anything other than a failed you know as an experiment by the state of ohio the people of the state of ohio should be appalled and what was done here today in their name. you know i don't believe it's a clue. 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 a saw so you should perish the same way typical lawyer scale. loto not be pretty straight and blows out on an amateur during that i can channel one of 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 watching lead to suffer less than more than
eighteen in the. know what cruel and unusual punishment is with this. nearly every choice sister says she knows her sister suffered terror in pain when 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 judgement you're going to people that are going to say so will be put to death it should be painless. you shouldn't have to go that way should it be tortured to death. or did you ever actually consider it to tell us you have to. you have to come face to face with your own mortality. for me it was. facing the fact that one day they may come to lay me on my people stick and you know my own. shutdown my organs one.
you know i've survived my first year done quite a bit i'm told. trying to. lose control of things. is 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 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'd use. 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. you know we talk from time to time about the casino good luck. a trend in technology and government to enslave the global population behind devices and. to sign to life and clicking on ads for scooby snacks and list second you stop looking at those ads you die and you get deep platform get off the grid and. just pay so send the crew to carry.
my body told me i belong with the board if my thoughts my mind with and along with the girls. still be of any particular. person's doctor. 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 god you paid for that it's horrible nobody can change genders it's impossible. is delusional it's a mental illness. this is where one of my own flesh of my flesh she shall be called woman because she was teaching me.
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