Friday, February 5, 2016

Delaware executes first inmate since 2005

Delaware this morning put its first inmate to death since 2005. Convicted ax murderer Bobby Jackson died a few minutes after midnight, with the two grown children of victim Elizabeth Girardi watching.

Delaware executes first inmate since 2005

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Delaware this morning put its first inmate to death since 2005.

Bobby Jackson died 12 minutes after midnight, with the two grown children of victim Elizabeth Girardi watching. Jackson was convicted of hacking the 47-year-old woman to death with an ax when she interrupted his burglary of her Hockessin home in 1992. Jackson's attorneys in recent weeks had filed a flurry of paperwork to try to stall or stop the execution, claiming his accomplice Anthony Lachette wielded the ax.

In his last words this morning, he continued to profess his innocence. "Tony's laughing his ass off right now because you're about to watch an innocent man die. This isn't justice," he said

Read the details here.

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