tv Documentary RT April 18, 2019 11:30am-12:00pm EDT
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 farrow. you still don't know if. she's in the news right here in the chair in the richest in the thigh with a forty caliber glock and every bullet exiting. the video shows her standing and then she collapsed to her knees she was reaching
for the. she fought for her life her life for twenty minutes before she died. i think about that every day where she reaches for the phone to call you know what . 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 mom bonnie needs to get the death penalty. we begin today's show with a look at the chaos surrounding executions in the united states now that many of the drugs use release of 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 been tried convicted and sentenced to death in ohio state court system. basically every execution has been scheduled scaling back to june third of two thousand and nine really slagle he ended up committing suicide three days before the execution very midst jr on september twenty fifth was executed wrong phillips was next on nov fourteenth two thousand and thirteen. and. that is where. 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 to 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 sit and wait expecting a decision any time today. this. is the ruling.
it's going to. find. time. for your health care this is alan bernard from the federal public defender is office. oh it is. 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 as. a thing. just. to see after spending fifteen years against president jefferson parish mayor and its three d.n.a. evidence exonerated david to have it 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 to prepare yourself because you've been living in those conditions for so long. i think you are now free to give. me. a minute to video the man right there in the center of your screen free today east. twenty three hours
a day in solitary confinement during his fifteen years adding goal of 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 turn our heads every day for fifteen years every day that's what i would think about. it eleanor. hall. the problem was born or ever on the floor of a. record. store had come up yes i'm. a muslim. she went to the store and i went and then. they came. to take him in.
slop it all all saints do you think when you see something. 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 that too same league goes 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 philosophy. you know i've been doing this 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 victim's family you know in terms of closure. at some point death family deserves. as the state of ohio prepared to use. lethal injection for the first time for dennis mcguire. his attorneys argued this week that he would suffer from a condition known as. the two drug protocol this week. he's going to start right away. coming. you know there may be vomiting. we try to movies we tried the obstruction i mean seizures is one of the things that i don't remember if there's a strap across that. you should be able to see the muscles tense in 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 or. after the previous stage of my career was over everyone wondered what i was going to do next. different clubs on one hand it is logical to go from fields where everything is familiar on the other i wanted a new challenge and the fresh perspective i'm used to surprising. one else if you think. i'm going to talk about football not the or else i just think i was going to do it.
by the way what is it that. bests her cocaine were for books with the under fifty to everybody use cocaine. cocaine you can smoke it this is worth fifteen thirty. twenty. two this is about a fifteen people smoke this one figures. you can find these drugs in any city in the united states that you walk along as you want to get it about to. make money. and that's what i did every day.
it's a job that is very thankless and it's not very popular. and i know how many hours he. 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. he puts his whole heart and soul into it and. 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 and us. so i honestly i if tomorrow it could be abolished that would be the best thing possible because then he would have to choose to 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 immediate 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 damon confessed to was completely false. not a news conference this afternoon. because he seemed to have an alibi he was helping chris parents search for her when she turned up friday night. and she wasn't there it was because. i was looking for for thirty six hours. i just laid down to go to sleep.
and they wanted to ask questions about crystal. at first i thought it was just a routine. relationship like. earth. day when jefferson parish deputies made the. their. news. indeed clichy use. it's designed to elicit a confession. all in a way. that oh. you. were there. to manipulate you. i was told i failed my witnesses one for me he explained in detail
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. nobody's ever recognize the wrong it was done. 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. that i mean 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 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 a 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. and can damage a problematic shell or has just hours left to lead 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 suborbital which ohio has used and so now. is the. execution. this. time 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 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 good. there was. 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 begging. 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.
simply not only believe because it'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. and the only failure is you as a lawyer want to buy his a saw so you should perish the same way typical lawyer. loto not be pretty straight and close ally in an opinion with channel one you're all reacting and 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. the need terror of watching my day suffer less than more nineteen. know what cruel and unusual punishment is with this it is nearly every choice sr 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 judgement you're going to people that are going to stay so long given the debt. it should be painless type of thing he said to go that way said to be tortured to death. did you ever actually consider getting to the fullest you have to. you have to come face to face with your own mortality. and for me it was. facing
the fact that one day they may come to me lay me on the table stick a needle in my own. shut down my organs when i want. you know i've survived my first year done quite a bit i'm told. trying to. lose control of things i guess. 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 when. you sit there in wait to die. after having only been out for just over
a year sometimes feel like a 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. for. my body told me that i belong with the boy. my thoughts my mind with and then along with the girls. to be of any particular. person's doctors. 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 recover at this. problem should have gone away from by now but they hadn't so these surgeries are nothing more than plastic surgery i. i've had several female to male friends and you look at it and you just call god you paid for that it's horrible nobody can change genders is impossible. is delusional it's a mental illness. this is now one of my confession for my flesh she shall be called woman for she was taken out. joining me every thursday on the all excitement and i'll be speaking to us of the world of politics sports business i'm sure. i'll see you that.