Mississippi prisoner at 6 pm Wednesday David Neil Cox He will be executed by lethal injection in Parchman’s Mississippi State Prison. Check here all day for live coverage of the event of the day.
Cox, 50, will be 51 on November 30th.
How did they get there?In Mississippi, three dozen men and one woman are on death row.
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While social networking sites are talking about Cox’s scheduled executions, another execution planned for Thursday is becoming a central stage.
Oklahoma is set to Run Julius JonesDespite convincing evidence, he may be innocent about the murder convicted in 1999.
On November 1, the Oklahoma Amnesty and Amnesty Commission voted 3-1 to recommend Julius Jones’ amnesty. They recommended that Jones’ death sentence be commuted to life imprisonment, which could lead to parole.
Supporters want to announce their last-minute stay if Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt is Jones.
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3:00 pm: Cox called for faster execution, Commissioner said
Burl Cain, a Mississippi correctional bureau member, said an execution was planned as Cox sought the death penalty and stopped the appeal process.
“One thing that made this happen was that he wanted an execution,” Cain said of the speed at which Cox’s planned executions panned.
click here To read Cox’s complete letter filed with the Mississippi Supreme Court.
The commissioner said he did not know when or even another execution was planned for the near future.
The second media briefing will begin at 4:45 pm. This is just over an hour before the deadly drug is expected to be given during the planned death penalty for David Neal Cox.
Cain apologized to media representatives for the heat in the briefing area.
“I didn’t notice that the air conditioner was off,” he said.
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2:00 pm: The last meal was announced.Commissioner explains Cox’s mood
Cox’s last meal was announced at the first media briefing prior to his execution. Mississippi Correctional Bureau Commissioner Bar Kane said Cox will fried catfish, french fries, cornbread and banana pudding for his last meal.
Cain said Cox was calm and “bright, Parchman has responded to his needs.”
“He asked a lot of questions,” he said. “He did a little bit (about expressing his grief for his crime) this afternoon. I think he best qualified it by saying,’I wasn’t always that bad.'”
Cox didn’t talk about 2007 Sister-in-law disappeared, Felicia Cox, what Felicia Cox’s daughter Amber Ms. Kelly wanted.
Cain said Cox had a spiritual adviser and two witnesses. Neither is a relative.
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This was Cain’s first execution as a Mississippi correctional commissioner, but he oversaw seven executions while being monitored at the Louisiana State Prison in Angola.
“This is what our job description requires, and this is exactly what we are doing,” he said.
According to Cain, the state follows the same procedures as at the time of the last execution in 2012.
“It’s a good protocol,” he said.
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1:15 pm: No complications expected during execution
Mississippi prison officials say they Do not foresee complications During the execution of Cox, they plan to use midazolam, the same sedative used in the October 28 execution of 60-year-old John Marion Grant in Oklahoma.
Grant began to have convulsions and vomiting after being injected with the first of the three drugs used in lethal injections, Midazolam, Oklahoman reported.
“That won’t happen here,” said Leo Honeycut, Vice-Chairman of the Mississippi Corrections Bureau.
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Midazolam is the latest drug scrutinized as many of the drugs used in the death penalty are no longer available and are no longer sold to prison by manufacturers who do not want to be involved in the execution of the product.
Mississippi used to use compound pentobarbital. This is another drug that has been scrutinized for its potential to cause extreme pain.
12:30 pm: Media arrives and preparations continue
Outside the main gate of Parchman, the sun shines, strong winds blow, and soil blows onto the flat delta lands.
There is a clear contrast inside the prison. Reporters flock to the visitor area about 100 yards from the main gate of Parchman. There is no outer window and it has a hot and humid atmosphere.
Communication staff at the Mississippi Corrections Bureau have set up a staging area for media briefings. The first briefing will start at 2 pm.
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11:30 am: Petitioner demands suspension of execution
NS Online petition Nearly 5,000 signatures have been collected to suspend the execution of David Neal Cox, according to human rights and civil rights groups to abolish the federal death penalty.
The petition for the death penalty includes a letter asking Governor Tate Reeves to suspend executions. As of 11:00 am on Wednesday, the petition has collected 4,625 signatures, and an additional 1,775 signatures are required to reach the 6,400 goal.
Catholic mobilization networkA national organization that mobilizes Catholics and all to end the death penalty has also urged residents to send a message online to Reeves stating their opposition to the execution. The web page teaches that the Catholic Church does not tolerate the death penalty and states that it is an “attack on human inviolability and dignity.”
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Opponents of the death penalty speak on Tuesday
Opponents of the death penalty said Against the planned execution of Cox.
On Tuesday, religious leaders and numerous civil and human rights groups opposed the state’s death penalty, calling it immoral and illegal.
Representatives of the Catholic Parish of Jackson and Biloxi and the United Methodist Church have issued or read a statement that the death penalty goes against the teachings of their church.
Leader Death penalty proceedingsThe organization leading the federal death penalty abolition campaign has traveled throughout the state to recognize that Mississippi has not executed the death penalty since 2012.
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Lee Campbell, with the Mississippi Rising Union, a multi-ethnic and multi-generational coalition of Mississippi residents working to promote human rights and racial and economic justice, says the death penalty is not a deterrent to crime, but a violence and the value of human life. He said the decline would be permanent.
In contrast, Governor Tate Reeves and Attorney General Lynn Fitch It does not get in the way Of the execution of Cox.
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David Cox pleaded guilty to the murder of his estranged wife Kim Kirk Cox in 2010
After David Cox and his then-wife Kim Cox broke up in 2009 The daughter of Kim Cox, a minor, said David Cox had sexually assaulted her., According to court documents. Kim Cox reported the incident to police, leading to the arrest of David Cox.
On May 14, 2010, David Cox purchased a pistol and two additional magazines, court documents show. He went to his sister-in-law’s house. Kim Cox and her three children (including two with David Cox) were staying there.
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David Cox shot into the house. His sister-in-law and one of his children ran away and sought help. David Cox took another hostage hostage for more than eight hours.
He shot his estranged wife in his stomach He then sexually assaulted his stepdaughter in front of Kim Cox when he was dying.
David Cox was found guilty in 2012 on eight charges, including murder, sexual assault, and kidnapping. The jury unanimously sentenced him to death for murder and sentenced him to 185 years for other charges.
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In 2015, the appeal attempt failed, and in 2016 his lawyer sought to obtain Cox’s post-conviction relief based on new evidence, they said.
In 2018, Cox stopped further appeals and requested the court to set an execution date. Mississippi set the execution date for Cox on November 17th in October.
Clarion General Ledger Mina Corps, Sarah Haselhorst, Gabriella Szymanowska Contributed to this story.
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This article was originally published in the Mississippi Clarion Ledger: Live Coverage: Mississippi is set to run David Cox for his wife’s murder