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First, I want to let my mom know not to cry, there is no reason to cry, everybody dies. Everybody has their time, don’t worry about me. I’m strong. To my family: my old man, my kids, daddy is sorry. I love each and every one of you. I’ll be looking for you. To my wife, I love you. The last two years have been the best. All my kids, mom, nieces, and nephews, I am proud of all of ya’ll. I love each and every one of ya’ll. I really love ya’ll.
To the victims, I’m very sorry for everything that happened. I am not the malicious person that you think I am. I was real stupid back then. I made a great many mistakes. What happened was wrong. I was a kid in a grown man’s world. I messed up, and I can’t take it back. I wasn’t old enough to understand. Please don’t carry around that hurt in your heart. You have got to find a way to get rid of the hate. Trust me, killing me is not going to give you closure. I hope you find closure. Don’t let that hate eat you up, find a way to get past it.
Linda, I love you, I appreciate you. I hate the way things turned out. Ms. Sheri, thank you. To the victims again, I hate the way all of this happened to ya’ll. I don’t think any good will come of this. I am going to see ya’ll again. I love ya’ll, be strong for me. Keep your heads up. I came into the world strong. I’ll leave the world strong. Warden, go ahead. I am sorry for the victim’s family. Murder isn’t right, killing of any kind isn’t right. Got to find another way.
The lethal injection of Beunka Adams, 29, was carried out less than three hours after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-day appeal to postpone the punishment, the fifth this year in Texas.
Adams expressed love to his family and apologized to witnesses, including one of the women who survived the attack and relatives of the man who was killed.
He said he was a stupid kid in a man’s body at the time of the crime.
“I’m very sorry. Everything that happened that night was wrong,” Adams said. “If I could take it back, I would. Not a day goes by I wish I could take it back. … I messed up and can’t take that back.”
He asked those gathered to not let any hate they had for him “eat you up.”
“Find a way to get past … I really hate things turned out the way they did. For everybody involved, I don’t think any good came out of it.”
Adams took about a dozen breaths, then began wheezing and snoring. Eventually, he became still. He was pronounced dead at 6:25 p.m. CDT. R.I.P Beunka
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to halt the scheduled execution of convicted killer Beunka Adams.
Beunka Adams is still waiting to hear from the U.S. Supreme Court. His attorneys asked the nation’s highest court to halt the execution, review his case and let him pursue appeals claiming he had deficient legal help at his trial and during earlier stages of his appeals.
april 25 source :http://www.ketknbc.com
UPDATE: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012: The United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit just lifted Beunka Adams stay of execution. Adams was scheduled to be executed on April 26th, 2012 for his role in a 2002 killing in Rusk, Texas.
BEUNKA ADAMS’ EXECUTION IS ON AGAIN AS U.S. APPEALS COURT OVERTURNS STAY
Beunka Adams won a reprieve Monday from a federal district judge in Texarkana, but the Texas attorney general’s office challenged the ruling as improper, saying the judge had no jurisdiction and the appeal itself was improper. Adams’ attorneys contended he had deficient legal help at his trial and in early stages of his appeals.
A three-judge panel of the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit agreed with the state Wednesday and overturned Adams’ reprieve.
Adams’ lawyers asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case. Attorney Thomas Scott Smithsaid an additional appeal would go to the high court Thursday.