Virginia set to execute killer tonight
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Barring intervention from the U.S. Supreme Court or Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, a man will be executed Tuesday for killing a convenience store owner in 1998.
Kevin Green, 31, would be the first person executed in Virginia since 2006 and the third inmate to die since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of lethal injection in April. Georgia became the first to execute an inmate May 6, ending a seven-month refrain on capital punishment nationwide.(LINK)
Of course they are fighting it, saying Green is retarded. I say the facts are clear:
On Aug. 21, 1998, Green shot Patricia and Lawrence Vaughan when he and his nephew robbed their store in rural Dolphin, more than 50 miles south of Richmond. Patricia Vaughan, 53, was shot four times and died at the scene. Lawrence Vaughan was shot in the neck and elbow but survived.
Days after the shooting, police arrested Green and David Green. Kevin Green confessed, telling police they took a bus to northern Virginia after the shootings and blew all but $170 on prostitutes, marijuana and clothes.
Tonight Mr Green will pay for his crimes and hopefully the victims family will find peace.