TEXAS – Beunka Adams – execution’s Updates – Executed 6.25 p.m

source http://abcnews.go.com

Last Statement:

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 

3.57 pm

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.

12pm CST

At this very moment, Beunka Adams is being taken to the Walls Unit in Huntsville, Texas from the Polunsky Unit in West Livingston. Mr. Adams would have left A wing A pod in12 building of the Polunsky Unit shortly after 12:00 CST chained, cuffed and transported in a convoy that included ranking correctional officers who are heavily armed. At the end of a 40 minute drive to Huntsville, Mr. Adams will be escorted through the back gates at the Walls Unit into the section of the facility that houses the death chamber. Upon arrival, Mr. Adams will be strip searched for the last time, given a new set of clothing and escorted into a cell just a few steps away from the room that has the gurney.

Most of Mr. Adam’s time between arrival and execution will be spent on phone conversations with members of the free society to include his family and legal counsel. With TDCJ no longer providing special last meals to the condemned, Mr. Adams will be provided standard fare from the prison mess hall. He will be afforded the opportunity to take one last shower around 4 PM. It is unclear whether Mr. Adams elected to have a spiritual adviser present before and during the execution. The Warden of the Huntsville Unit will greet Mr. Adams upon arrival and explain the process for the day. The Warden then leaves and does not return until it is time for execution. Mr. Adams will be afforded an opportunity to make a final statement. The Associated Press representative, Michael Graczyk, will be present as a media witness and he will make information available to the public as they become available including Mr. Adams’ final words.

Last Meal: Same shit salad being fed to every other thug on the row that day

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 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.

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