Governor Won't Stop Execution

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he won't block the execution of Henry Curtis Jackson, Jr. Jackson was convicted for the murders of two nieces and two
nephews in a 1990 stabbing rampage.

Bryant says Jackson "committed these heinous
crimes, and there is no clear and convincing evidence that compels me to grant clemency."

Jackson was convicted of killing the children, who were 2 to 5 years old, during a rampage in which Jackson allegedly was trying to steal his mother's safe. He was convicted in 1991.

The children's mothers in recent days had asked Bryant to spare their brother's life.

"I am deeply touched by the requests for clemency by two of his sisters and his brother-in-law," said Bryant. "However, as governor, I have the duty to see that justice is carried out and that the law is faithfully executed. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their loved ones."

Jackson is scheduled to die at 6 p.m. Tuesday by lethal injection.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Stockholm on Jun 6, 2012 at 05:18 PM
    To No1Mom. Yes he suffered the consequences but his family also suffered because of the crazy law which I think is wrong. Would you really accept that the State executed your brother if he killed your children? Because you wrote "your babies". In this case it is about a brother that killed his sisters children. They asked the Governor to spare his life. I don't applau the Governor. However I don't call him a scumbag either. But I think he could have thought of the trauma that Jackson's family would go thrugh and spare his life. A trauma could lead to a wicked circle.
  • by No1Mom Location: MS on Jun 6, 2012 at 09:59 AM
    To the person from New York who called our Governor a "scumbag Governor". I'm assuming you wouldn't say this if it was one of your babies he killed. The Bible tells us to "obey the laws of the land" or suffer the consequences. Since he broke the laws of the land he paid the price. I'm with "Anonymous" who applauds the Governor!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 6, 2012 at 08:18 AM
    I applaud Gov. Bryant.
  • by anonymous Location: new york on Jun 6, 2012 at 07:41 AM
    What a scumbag Governor.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 5, 2012 at 03:31 PM
    Glad to see that we have a Governor that will stand up for justice!!
  • by Newton County Resident Location: Decatur on Jun 5, 2012 at 02:15 PM
    May God have mercy on his soul.
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