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Two men and zero women have been

executed in the United States in 2019.

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.
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.
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.

January 15, 2015

 

Johnny Shane Kormondy was executed shortly at 8:16 pm EST, on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at the Florida State Penitentiary near Raiford, Florida.  Johnny was 42 years of age.  He was convicted of the murder of Gary McAdams on July 11, 1993, while robbing Gary’s home in Pensacola, Florida.  Johnny has spent the last 21 years on Florida’s death row.

 

Growing up, Johnny did not have a stable, male role model, with men frequently coming in and out of his mother’s life.  These men frequently abused his mother.  Johnny’s mother would also abuse him.  Johnny dropped out of school during the 10th grade.  He was involved in drugs, becoming addicted to both drugs and alcohol.  Prior to his arrest, Johnny worked at a local cabinet shop.

 

On Saturday, July 10, 1993, Johnny Kormondy, Curtis Buffkin, and James Hazen gathered together to look for a home to burglarize in the Thousand Oaks subdivision of Pensacola, Florida.  The group was looking for a home that was occupied.  After driving around, they parked their vehicle and waited.

 

Gary and Cecilia McAdams attended a high-school reunion that Saturday night.  They returned to their home after midnight, on the morning of July 11, 1993.  After pulling into their garage, they left the door open so that Gary could walk their dog.  Observing the couple, Kormondy and Hazen covered their faces with masks and covered their hands with socks.  Buffkin armed himself and went to knock on the garage door into the house.

 

Gary asked who was at the door twice, each time Buffkin responded with “It’s me.”  Gary was unable to place the voice but assumed it was a neighbor.  After opening the door, Buffkin forced his way into the house at gunpoint.

 

The Gary and Cecilia were forced to kneel on the kitchen floor, while Hazen and Kormondy entered.  They closed the blinds, pulled the telephone cords out of the wall, and began ransacking the house.  Hazen took Cecilia into the bedroom, where he forced her to undress and perform sexual acts on him.  Kormondy raped her at the same time.  Kormondy and Hazen then brought her back out to the kitchen.

 

Gary was forced to drink a beer, while Buffkin told Cecilia, “I don't know what the other two did to you, but I think you’re going to like what I’m going to do.”  Buffkin then forced Cecilia back into the bedroom where he began to rape her.  Shortly thereafter, a gunshot went off in the house.  Buffkin ran from the bedroom, firing a shot as he ran out.

 

When Cecilia returned to the kitchen, the three men had left and Gary was lying on his back on the floor, bleeding from the back of the head where he had been shot.  The gun had been pressed firmly against his head when the trigger was pulled.  He died before police arrived.

 

Kormondy told a friend about the murders a few days later.  The friend contacted police, who were eventually able to arrest Kormondy.  At first, Kormondy confessed to being present at the scene but denied killing Gary or raping his wife.  Kormondy claimed Buffkin shot Gary.  Hazen and Buffkin both claimed Kormondy was the shooter.  Kormondy later said the gun went off accidentally.

  

Please pray for peace and healing for the Cecilia McAdams, her family, and the family of Gary McAdams.  Please pray for strength for the family of Johnny Kormondy. 

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