Wednesday, January 26, 2011

R.I.P. Emmanuel Hammond

Roman Colosseum lit to protest an execution
On January 25, 2011, Georgia executed Emmanuel Hammond for the1988 murder of Atlanta preschool teacher, Julie Love.  There were two co-defendants.  One was given immunity in exchange for testifying against Hammond and was not prosecuted.  The other was sentenced to life after pleading guilty.  Substantial allegations that Hammond's trial lawyer was incompetent and the prosecution committed misconduct were rejected.  This is the fourth execution of 2011.

3 comments:

Erica said...

Thanks for sharing this story.

Lovechilde said...

You're welcome. I plan to post on every U.S. execution. I think it is important to memorialize each and every one. It is something the mainstream press (the NY Times, in particular) used to do but doesn't any longer.

Anonymous said...

spend your time honoring the victims, protecting them instead of whatever it is that you do for the evil.

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