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Three men and zero women have been

executed in the United States in 2019.

3 Killed in Utrecht, Netherlands
Three individuals have been killed, and five others injured, after a shooting on a tram in the city of Utrecht, Netherlands. Police are calling the incident a terrorist attack and are have arrested a suspect. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured.
180 Killed in Africa
At least 180 individuals have been killed across southern Africa, including 84 in Mozambique, from Cyclone Idai. The official death toll is expected to rise drastically, with President Filipe Nyusi speculating that over 1,000 have been killed. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for those who are missing. Please pray for all affected.
5 Killed in Mumbai, India
At least five individuals have been killed, and over 30 others injured, when a footbridge to Mumbai’s main train station collapsed. The reason for the collapse is under investigation. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured.
8 Killed in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Eight individuals were killed at a school in Sao Paulo, Brazil after two former students opened fire inside the school. Five of those killed were students. The two gunman killed themselves as police arrived. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for the community.
73 Killed in Papua
At least 73 individuals have died from a surprise flood in Papua, a province of Indonesia. The flash flooding was caused by torrential rain, which also caused mudslides and landslides. Over 60 others are missing. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for the safety of the missing. Please pray for all those affected.
24 Killed in Democratic Republic of Congo
At least 24 individuals were killed, and over 30 others injured, when a train overturned in Kasai province in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Most of those killed were children. The cause of the accident is believed to be unmaintained tracks. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured.
Protests Turn Violent in Paris, France
For the past four months, “yellow vests” protests have occurred in France, initially as an protest against the increase of fuel taxes. For the most part, the protests have been peaceful, however, they have now turned violent, with protestors smashing shops on the famed Champs-Élysées in Paris. Please pray for those affected. Please pray for peace.
2 Israelis Killed in West Bank
An Israeli soldier and a rabbi were killed by an unknown Palestinian attacker in the West Bank. The soldier was stabbed to death and then his rifle was used to kill the rabbi. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for peace.
3 Killed in Midwestern Flooding
At least three individuals have been killed due to severe flooding in the midwestern part of the United States. Rain, along with melting of snow has caused the flooding. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for the safety of all affected.
49 Killed in Mosque Shootings
At least 49 individuals have been killed, and 20 others injured, in two shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Four suspects have been arrested in connection with the shootings. Police also discovered explosive devices nearby. Officials has designated this incident as a terrorist attack. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for peace.

January 6, 2019

 

Scott Raymond Dozier has been on death row in Nevada for the last 10 years.  On Saturday, January 5, 2019, Scott was found hanging dead in his cell in an apparent suicide.  Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.  He was 48 years of age.  Scott was convicted of the murder of 22-year-old Jeremiah Miller on April 18, 2002, in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

 

Scott had two executions scheduled in the past two years, after he requested that all of his appeals be halted, and his execution allowed to proceed.  Scott repeatedly stated that he wanted to be executed, even as concerns arose surrounding the drugs to be used in the execution.  Scott stated that he was unconcerned if the execution would be painful.  His first execution date in 2017 was stayed after Clark County District Court Judge Jennifer Togliatti ruled that a paralytic drug could not be used in the execution.  His second execution in 2018, was stayed after District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez ruled that midazolam could not be used in the execution.  The company who produced the drug did not want it used in executions and argued that the state of Nevada obtained the drug through subterfuge.

 

Scott Dozier was sentenced to death for the murder of 22-year-old Jeremiah Miller.  Jeremiah, an associate of Dozier’s had come to Las Vegas with cash in order to purchase a large amount of ephedrine, which was a key ingredient in the making of methamphetamine.  Dozier and Miller met on April 18, 2002, inside a motel on the Las Vegas Strip.  Miller also brought along a suitcase containing $12,000 in cash.

 

Upon arrival, Dozier killed Miller before cutting his body into pieces and disposing of them.  Dozier then went on a spending spree.  One year later, Miller’s torso, chopped in two, was found by a maintenance worker.  His head, arms, and legs were never recovered.

 

Dozier was arrested on June 25, 2002, in Phoenix, Arizona.  In 2005, Dozier was sentenced to 22 years in prison for the murder of Jasen Green.  In October of 2007, Dozier was sentenced to death in Nevada for the robbery and murder of Jeremiah Miller.

 

During Dozier’s 2007 trial, a medical examiner testified that it was likely Miller was shot to death, however, it is impossible to determine.  Upon Dozier’s arrest, police recovered a firearm but were unable to link it to the crime.  

 

Dozier was also connected to the murder of 27-year-old Jasen Green.  Dozier, then a methamphetamine dealer, become concerned that Jasen was going expose his operation.  Therefore, Dozier killed Jasen and dismembered his body before burying him in Arizona.

 

Please pray for peace and healing for the families of the Jasen Green and Jeremiah Miller.  Please pray for strength for the family of Scott.

 

  

 

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