tv Documentary RT April 18, 2019 12:30am-1:01am EDT
we're learning new details about the killing of a metro p.c.s. employee who was murdered on the job saturday evening police say they have 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. think she's in the. right here in the chair. with a forty. every bullet exiting. the
video shows her standing and then she collapsed to her knees she was reaching for the. twenty minutes before she died. i think about that every day where she reaches for the. struggle to take even a few steps towards her daughter's vigil she says the pain of shelby's loss is real i'm going to make sure if. he needs to get the death penalty. we begin today shoulder to look at the executions in the united states now that many of the drugs use release the injections are no longer the. the execution drugs
scarcity stems from the receipt of manufacturers in europe and united states to look to people today. 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 been tried convicted and sentenced to death in ohio state court system. basically every execution has been scheduled 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. and. that it's more. of the attorneys for an ohio inmate scheduled to die through
an experimental execution method. 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 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.
it's. use the relief. it is. going to. find a nice move. to ny aim. for your health care this is alan barnard from the federal public defender is office on our hero oh of better days. you all say what are you going to buy today you know not that i'm aware of. everything else. for the second year in a row 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 tippett all 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 it's not just 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 only. three.
damon 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 rather twenty three. if i had just gone off and done something else. like that running to my head every day for fifteen years every day that's what i would think about. it it's not. a problem for her ever on the floor of the oval. office. had come up yes i'm. a muslim. she went to the store and i went and that. they came.
to take him in. and questioned him. and after that. he never came who. i knew every. day you know. or. older daughter under. bridge last night triangle authorities believe he may. hear an anguished cry fourteen year old daughter dead brutally murdered that reality is adorable enough the family now cope with the fact that a relative is to blame twenty two year old. that. to the cry.
instead they're just. smile and lie it ain't nothing we've all slop you call all things you think you 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 two months apart we was in court every week for months. we've been a 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 this and that is our florals. you know i've been
doing this a long time i think my first death penalty case was nine hundred eighty eight 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 prepared to use drug method of lethal injection for the first time for dennis mcguire six accused and his attorneys argued this week that he would suffer from a condition known as air hunger mcguire's 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 really trying to movies who try to clear the obstruction i mean seizures. it's one of the things that's the thing that i don't
remember if there's a strap across the head you should be able to see the muscles tense in you release intensity releasing you know it's more than one doctor who thinks it's quite possible that he still can be alive that five minutes for. a car. you know we talk from time to time about the casino. the trend in technology and government to enslave the global population behind devices and to be consigned to life for clicking on ads for scooby snacks and the second you stop clicking on those ads you die and you get to the platform get off the grid and.
you know world of big partners. and kids yours it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that made stream media refuses to tell more than we need to be smart we need to stop slamming the door. and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth. the time is now for watching closely for watches. it's a job that is very thankless and it's not very popular. and i know how many hours he said 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 that's. 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 going to. i don't know where they're experimenting on our clients the immediate focus is.
you don't torture marks or 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 even 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 dean's innocence 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. earth because he seemed to have an alibi he was helping chris search for her when she turned friday night. when. she wasn't there. because. i was looking for for thirty six hours. i just lay down and go to sleep. and they wanted to ask questions about crystal. at first i thought it was just a routine. should play in the cell or. when jefferson parish deputies made it big. they would accuse of already being
questioned by detectives. do you. use. the cliche use the technique it's designed to elicit a confession if you will in a way to call it that. they're allowed to manipulate you. i was told i failed a polygraph my witnesses one for me he explained in detail how someone is executed there's no proof when more. people. after having no sleep for thirty six hours and getting drug in for
a nine hour interrogation like that it's a nightmare you believe he she was there these. days and when you break you when you keep you you'll tell them whatever they want here. and i would not have told anything you want to tell. us. that. you really. want. me. 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 an easy target
and they got it. you know nobody's ever apologized. and nobody's ever recognize long it was done you know. 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 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 and said that chamber. 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 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 just want them to take the offer. so we can try to move on with our life. condemned to problem county jail or has just hours left to lead the execution is making national headlines and wire will be put to death by a combination of drugs never before used in the us for this purpose of this new drug combination was originally designed as a backup for principle which ohio has used and so now a doctor. tells
us that. execution. this. time was. not a. 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 u.s. history. long time witnesses to executions were stunned the boy was
kind of a rattling. there was kind of a sporting through his no a couple times he definitely choking. at this point it is entirely premature to consider this execution protocol to be anything other than a failed. experiment but the state of ohio the people of the state of ohio should be appalled and what was done here today in their neighbors. 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 and 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. loto know people pretty straight and blows their own in an opinion when i can and cannot point to 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 my day suffer loss of more than
eighteen the. know what cruel and unusual punishment is when this is nearly every joy 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 judgment you're going to people that are going to say so will be put to death it should be famous. you shouldn't have to go that way shouldn't be tortured to death. did you ever actually. consider if you get to the fields you have to. you have to come face to face with your own mortality. and for me it was. facing the fact that when they come to me that it will stick and you'll. shut down my organs one by one. you know our survive my first year
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 us 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 re my baba prepare for the day same thing saw sunshine three hours when. 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 use. on 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. my body told me that i belong with the born but my thoughts my mind with and then along with the girls. to be of any particular. form of what. 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. my 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 oh god you paid for that it's horrible nobody can change genders it's impossible. is delusional it's a mental illness. this is now one of my bone and flesh of my flesh she shall be called woman because she was taken out.
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