Update: Tuesday, April 12, 2016  8:05 pm  EDT

 

Kenneth Earl Fults has been executed by the state of Georgia.  Click here to read more.

 

Update: Monday, April 11, 2016  7:53 pm  EDT

 

Kenneth Earl Fults' execution is scheduled to occur at 7 pm EDT, on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia.  Forty-seven-year-old Kenneth is convicted of murdering 19-year-old Cathy Bonds on January 30, 1996, in Spalding County, Georgia.  Kenneth has spent the last 18 years on Georgia’s death row.

 

Kenneth does not have any prior convictions in Georgia.  Kenneth had an abusive childhood, including being abused by his mother's boyfriends.  He also grew up in home that abused alcohol.

 

Kenneth Fults went on a week-long crime spree with the goal of killing the man who was dating his ex-girlfriend.  Fults first committed two burglaries, stealing several handguns.  He failed in an attempt to murder the new boyfriend with one of these weapons.  

 

Fults then decided to rob his neighbor’s home.  Carrying one of the stolen weapons and wearing a ski mask, Fults broke into the home after his male neighbor left for work.  Fults threatened, at gunpoint, the lone female occupant, Cathy Bonds.  Cathy begged for her life, offering to give Fults the rings she was currently wearing.  Fults forced Cathy into a bedroom, where six feet of electrical tape was wrapped around her head.  Cathy was then forced to lay face down on the bed.  Fults placed a pillow over her head and shot her five times.

 

Upon investigation, police discovered a letter written in gang code describing the murder.  Fults insisted that he was in a “dream-like” state and shot Cathy by accident.  Police also discovered the murder weapon and other stolen items on his property.  Although he had confessed, Fults, at his trial, attempted to blame the murder on two other individuals. 

 

He was convicted and sentenced to death.

 

The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has refused to grant clemency to Kenneth Fults.  Kenneth argues that he should be granted clemency due to his difficult childhood and because he is mental impaired.  He also argued that one of the jurors at his trial was racial prejudice against him.  Kenneth has also appealed to the Supreme Court of the Untied States to halt his execution.  They have not yet ruled.

  

Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Cathy Bonds.  Please pray for strength for the family of Kenneth.  Please pray that if Kenneth 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 Kenneth may come to find peace through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, if he has not already.

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