Friday, February 23, 2024

Beunka Adams Executed in Texas

Beunka Adams, Texas

Beunka AdamsTexas executed Beunka Adams on April 26, 2012.  Beunka was pronounced dead at 6:25 pm local time, inside the Walls Unit execution chamber at the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.  Beunka was 29 years of age.  He was convicted of and executed for the murder of 24-year-old Kenneth Wayne Vandeer on September 2, 2002.  Kenneth was kidnapped during a robbery of a convenience store in Rusk, Texas.  Two girls who were working at the store were also kidnapped.  One was raped and both were shot but survived their injuries.  Beunka spent the last seven years of his life on death row in Texas.

Beunka’s childhood was not easy.  His mother was addicted to drugs and alcohol and frequently neglected Beunka.  Beunka became addicted to drugs and alcohol as an adult.  Beunka met his co-conspirator when they attended a boot camp at the same time.

Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Kenneth and all those who have been harmed by Beunka’s actions.  Please pray for Beunka’s family.

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