Friday, May 13, 2011

R.I.P. Benny Stevens

Roman Colosseum lit to protest an execution
On May 10, 2011, Mississippi executed Benny Stevens, who was convicted of the 1998 killing of his ex-wife Glenda Reid, her husband Wesley Lee Reid, her 11-year old son Dylan Lee and Dylan's friend Heath Pounds.  The incident followed a custody dispute over Stevens' daughter, who was wounded and became a witness for the prosecution.  Stevens' final words were:  "What I've taken from God and you, I can't replace. I'm sorry."

Stevens is the 15th person executed in the United States this year and the first in Mississippi.


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