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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.

March 20, 2014

 

Shortly after 6 pm EDT, on March 20, 2014, Robert Laverne Henry was executed by the state of Florida.The execution was carried out at the Florida State Prison near Raiford, Florida.Robert was 55 years of age.Robert was executed for the murder of 53-year-old Phyllis Harris and 35-years old Janet Thermidor, whom he worked with at the Deerfield Beach fabric store in Deerfield Beach, Florida.Robert spent the last 25 years of his life on Florida's death row.

 

Around 9:30 pm on November 1, 1987, fire fighters and police officers responded to a fire at the Deerfield Beach fabric store.Phyllis Harris was found on the floor of the men’s restroom.She had been hit in the back of the head with a hammer and was already dead.Janet Thermidor was found on the floor of the women’s restroom.She too had been hit on the back of the head with a hammer.She also had burns on over 90 percent of her body.She was conscious when police found her.

 

Janet was rushed to the local hospital, where she told police that the store’s maintenance man, Robert Henry was responsible for her injuries.Henry had entered the office, hit her on the head, and stole the store’s money.Henry briefly left the office, but returned with a liquid he threw on her and then set on fire.She ran to the women’s restroom to attempt to put out the fire.Janet died the following morning.

 

Henry was arrested on November 3, 1987.Initially, Henry alleged that three unknown men robbed the store and abducted him.Henry later made self-incriminating statements.Henry was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder, armed robbery, and arson.He was given a death sentence for each murder.

 

Prior to the murders, Robert Henry did not have a criminal history.Robert allegedly had an abusive and neglectful childhood.Robert also alleges he had organic brain damage and suffered from post-traumatic stress syndrome.Robert had served in the Marine Corps, during which time he had repeated drug related infractions, which led to his other than honorable discharge.At the time of his discharge, he was listed as a deserter.Allegedly, Robert was addicted to cocaine and was under a cocaine-induced psychosis during the time of the crime.Robert also claims that his drug addiction is scientifically recognized brain disease.Robert’s brother testified that he had seen Robert “smoke marijuana, ingest hashish, THA, alcohol, opium, acid, and hash oil” while in high school.Additionally, Robert’s friend testified that he had seen him in possession of crack cocaine, although he had never seen Robert using it.

 

Please pray for peace and healing for the families of the Phyllis Harris and Janet Thermidor.Please pray for strength for the family of Robert Henry.

 

 

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