Updated: Tuesday, March 22, 2016  7:56 pm  EDT

 

Adam Ward has been executed by the state of Texas.  He was pronounced dead at 6:34 pm CDT.  Read more about Adam and his case here.

 

Updated: Tuesday, March 22, 2016  5:44 pm  EDT

 

The Supreme Court of the United States has rejected two requests to stay the execution of Adam Kelly Ward.  The Court did not comment as to the reason for their refusal.

 

Updated: Monday, March 21, 2016  11:51 am  EDT

 

Adam Kelly Ward's execution is scheduled to occur at 7 pm EDT, on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.   Thirty-three-year-old Adam is convicted of the murder of 46-year-old Michael “Pee Wee” Walker on June 13, 2005, in Commerce, Texas.  Adam has spent the last eight years of his life on Texas’ death row.

 

Adam was diagnosed as bi-polar disorder when he was four and began taking medication for it at that age.  He was also known to be aggressive and anti-social.  Adam was living with his father at the time of the murder.  Both men were known to suffer from similar, shared delusions.  One of the delusions was that there was a conspiracy against their family by the city of Commerce and that the Illuminati controlled the government.

 

Adam Ward and his father were known to hoard rubbish inside and outside the home.  They also collected guns and ammunition.  Due to their hoarding, they had been cited numerous times by the city for failing to comply with housing and zoning codes.

 

On June 13, 2005, City of Commerce Code Enforcement Officer Michael Walker went to the Ward home to record continuing violations for unsheltered storage.  Wearing a shirt that identified Michael as a Code Enforcement Officer and driving a marked truck, Michael approached the Ward home.  He was unarmed and carried a digital camera.

 

When Michael arrived, Ward was washing his vehicle in the driveway.  Michael walked around the property taking pictures.  When he finished he went to talk to Ward.  The two began arguing.  Ward’s father came out of the house and attempted to defuse the conversation.  Ward sprayed Michael with water hose.  Michael then used his cell phone to call for assistance.

 

During the call, Ward went into the home.  Ward’s father advised Michael to leave the property.  Ward’s father knew that there were guns in the house, but did not warn Michael.  Michael returned to his vehicle to wait.  Ward exited the home and walked towards Michael, shooting a .45 caliber pistol.  Michael was shot at total of nine times and did not survive his injures.

 

Ward was arrested and confessed to the crime, alleging that Michael had threatened to tear down the home.  Ward also said that he though Michael was calling the police and feared for his life because he was, allegedly, previously beaten up by the police.  There is no evidence to support this claim.  Ward was sentenced to death in 2007.

 

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has rejected a request to stay the execution of Adam Ward.  Adam was arguing that he is mentally ill and ineligible for execution.

  

Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Michael Walker.  Please pray for strength for the family of Adam Ward.  Please pray that if Adam is innocent, lacks the competency to be executed, or should not be executed for any other reason, that evidence will be presented prior to his execution.  Please pray that Adam may come to find peace through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, if he has not already found one.

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