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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.

January 29, 2015


Robert Charles Ladd was executed sometime after 6 pm CST on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.  Robert was 57 years of age.  He was executed for the murder of 38-year-old Vickie Ann Gardner on September 25, 1996, in Tyler, Texas.  Robert has spent the last 17 years on Texas’ death row.


As a child, Robert was abused.  He spent time in foster homes while his parents were imprisoned for criminal neglect.  He was also abused while in foster homes.  Although Robert did not graduate from high school, he did earn his GED.


The body of Vickie Ann Gardner was discovered by firefighters on September 25, 1996, after they responded to a fire at her apartment.  Vickie was lying on the floor with her wrists bound.  Vickie had been severely burned and suffered head injuries.  The cause of death was determined to be strangulation.  DNA testing revealed that she had been raped before her death.  Vickie’s apartment had also been robbed of several electronic devices and jewelry.


Robert Ladd was linked to the crime by Johnny Robertson, to whom Ladd had sold several of the items stolen from Vickie’s apartment.  Additionally, Ladd was forensically linked to the crime scene.  Ladd had met Vickie at a rehabilitation center where they both worked.


Ladd had previously been arrested and served timed for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.  In 1980, Ladd was arrested for the murder of Vivian Thompson and her two infant children, Latoya and Maurice, which was nearly identical to the murder of Vickie.  Ladd spent 12 years in prison for the murder of Vivian and her two children.  He was released on parole in 1992. 


Please pray for peace and healing for the families of Vickie and Vivian.  Please pray for strength for the family of Robert Ladd.


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