Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Record Number Of Texas Executions
A dubious record will be reached tonight down in the heart of Texas. The 200th person under Gov. Rick Perry's watch will be put to death.
The number of executions during Perry's tenure even exceeds those when George W. Bush was governor of Texas.
The guy who is scheduled to be put to death this evening, Terry Lee Hankins, was convicted of killing his wife and children as they slept. Not exactly the kind of case that helps the cause of anti-capital punishment activists.
Still, 200 executions during one governor's term of office is a milestone of sorts. Not particularly the kind of milestone worth bragging about though.