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voiceofreason 09-25-2020 06:24 AM

Re: Tears, excuses flow for 2 niggers to be executed 1999 white couple burned to death Fort Hood, TX
 
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...n-b584456.html

First black inmate put to death since Trump administration resumed executions

Christopher Vialva’s death came more than 20 years after he was convicted of killing two people

9/24/2020

A man convicted of killing two people was executed on Thursday, marking the first black inmate put to death since the Trump administration's revival of federal executions this year.

Christopher Vialva, 40, died at a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana after receiving a lethal injection. His execution came more than 20 years after he was sentenced to death in the Texas killing of Todd and Stacie Bagley, a white couple who were youth ministers. Vialva was 19 at the time of the crime; critics noted this was the first time in nearly 70 years that the US has executed a man for a crime he committed as a teenager.

Just hours before his death, Vialva's attorney, Susan Otto, said that race was “a very strong component” in the 2000 trial that landed her client on death row. She claimed prosecutors used inflammatory racial stereotypes against Vialva and falsely portrayed him as a gang leader to the nearly all-white jury.

In a video statement released by his lawyers this month, Vialva expressed regret for what he had done.

"I committed a grave wrong when I was a lost kid and took two precious lives from this world," he said. "Every day, I wish I could right this wrong."


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