This week in 2001

November 2nd, 2012 by admin

“Someday I will see you there. I’ll be there waiting for you but don’t be in a hurry. You have a lot of work left to do. Just know that I’ll be watching over you. I love you all and thank you for being a part of my life.”

He then recited the Lord’s Prayer

— Jeffrey Tucker, convicted of robbery and murder, lethal injection, Texas
Executed November 14, 2001

A truck driver with a long history of theft and jail, Tucker was to be executed under his conviction of murdering 65-year-old Wilton B. Humphreys on September 11, 2001.  He was granted a 30-day reprieve by the governor due to the terrorist attacks in NYC, for fear that the courts would not be able respond to any pleas from Tucker’s attorneys.  In a letter, Tucker told prosecutors he did not not welcome the reprieve.

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