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Two men and zero women have been

executed in the United States in 2019.

78 Killed in Dhaka, Bangladesh
At least 78 individuals have been killed, and dozens injured, after a fire in the historic Dhaka district, the capital of Bangladesh. In the area of the fire, buildings are closely packed together, with narrow streets, and many buildings are run-down. The fire is believed to have been caused when fuel cylinder in a car exploded. The fire spread rapidly. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for all that are affected.
9 Killed in Chittagong, Bangladesh
At least nine individuals have been killed, and over 50 others injured, after a fire in a slum in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The cause of the fires is suspected to be a short circuit. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for all those affected.
5 Killed in Aurora, Illinois
Five individuals were shot and killed at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois. Five police officers were injured and the gunman was eventually killed by the police. On the day of the shooting, the shooter was being fired from his position at the plant, where he had worked for the last 15 years. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for peace.
4 Killed in Kashmir
Four Indian soldiers have been killed in India-administered Kashmir, following a clash with militants. Recently, in the same region, over 40 others were killed in a suicide attack. Pakistani and Indian forces have been battling over the area. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for peace.
Flooded Gold Mine in Zimbabwe
Nine miners have been rescued alive from a flooded, illegal gold mine in Zimbabwe, while the bodies of 24 others have been recovered. Flooding occurring after a dam burst. While nine have been rescued, dozens of others remain missing and are feared dead. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for the missing miners and for their families.
Force Withdraw Agreement in Yemen
Government and rebel forces have reached an agreement to withdraw forces around the port of Hudaydah. The withdraw is part of a ceasefire agreement reached last year. The conflict began in 2015, and has resulted in thousands of civilian deaths and injuries. Please pray for peace in the region. Please pray for the families of the deceased and for healing for the injured.
7 Killed in Haiti
At least seven individuals have been killed as a result of protests against the government in Haiti. Protesters are protesting the soaring inflation and accuse the government of corruption and misappropriation of funds. The protesters have also asked for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise. The President has rejected the idea. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Pleas pray for peace.
17 Killed in New Delhi, India
At least 17 individuals have been killed after a fire in a hotel in New Delhi, India. Thirty-five others were rescued from the fire and 19 were taken to the hospital for injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured.
Heat Wave in Australia
A record heat wave, following a record drought, in Australia have farmers, and others, worried. The drought and heat have caused animals to die and worries that crops will not be able to be planted. Across the globe, the United States is experiencing record cold temperatures. Please pray for all those affected by extreme temperatures. Please pray for their safety and health.

Update: March 19, 2014

 

Ray Jasper III was executed shortly after 6 pm CDT, on Thursday, March 19, 2014, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.Ray was 33 years of age.Ray was executed for the murder of David Alejandro in David's music recording studio in San Antonio, Texas.Ray spent the last 14 years of his life on Texas' death row.

 

Ray grew up in a stable home.His father was a career military man and his parents were happily married.Ray was expelled from school in the 8th grade for possessing marijuana.He was then expelled from an alternative school.Ray began his criminal career at the age of 15 by stealing a bicycle.His crimes continued to escalate: possession of drugs, attempted burglary, an incident of violence against an off-duty police officer when he caught Ray attempting to break into a home.

 

On November 29, 1998, aspiring rapper Ray Jasper and friends Steve Russell and Doug Williams, went to a recording studio owned by David Alejandro to record some music. Approximately one week before, Jasper and his two friends had decided to kill David so that they could steal some of his recording equipment and not have David identify them.Jasper wanted the money so that he could move out of his parent's house and into an apartment with his girlfriend and mother of his child.Jasper and one of his friends carried concealed knives into the studio.After recording music for approximately two hours, with David working the controls, Jasper decided it was time to kill David.Jasper grabbed David by his hair, pulled his head back, and slit his throat from ear to ear.David covered his throat in a desperate attempt to stop the blood.David jumped and fought for his life.He was stabbed an additional 25 times.The final stab wound was to the back of the neck.The knife was left in David's body.David’s body was covered with a sheet as the trio began ripping out equipment and loading it into the vans they had brought.Jasper fled the scene when an armed police officer approached.He was apprehended days later outside of his house.

 

Jasper confessed to police on December 2, 1998.Jasper admitted to planning the robbery/murder and to recruiting the two accomplices.He described what happened in detail, which was later corroborated by his girlfriend, police officers, security guards, and physical evidence.In court Jasper admits to cutting David’s throat, however, he denies killing David, as the medical examiner attributed David's death to the additional stab wounds, not the slit throat.

 

Jasper convicted by a jury and given a death sentence.Jasper’s two accomplices, Steve and Doug, each received a life sentence.

 

Please pray for peace and healing for the family of David Alejandro.Please pray for strength for the family Ray Jasper.

 

 

 

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