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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.

October 1, 2015

 

Alfredo Rolando Prieto was executed by the state of Virginia on Thursday, October 1, 2015.  He was pronounced dead at 9:17 pm EDT, at the Greenville Correctional Center in Jarratt, Virginia.  He was 49 years of age.  Alfredo was executed for the rape and murder of 22-year-old Rachel A. Raver and the murder of 22-year-old Warren H. Fulton, III, last seen alive on December 4, 1988.  Their bodies were discovered two days later in Fairfax, Virginia.  Alfredo has spent the last seven years on Virginia’s death row.

 

Alfredo was born and spent part of his childhood in El Salvador, which was in the midst of a civil war.  By the time Alfredo was a teenager, he and his family were living in California, where Alfredo became a member of the Pomona Northside gang.

 

On December 4, 1988, two Georgetown University students, Rachel Raver and Warren Fulton were seen leaving a local restaurant in Washington, DC.  Two days later, their bodies were discovered in a deserted area near Reston, Virginia.  Investigators determined that Warren had been shot in the back of head and Rachel was shot while trying to escape.  As she lay bleeding to death, Prieto raped her.  Prieto escaped to California.

 

In 1990, 15-year-old Yvette Woodruff was raped and murdered in Ontario, California.  Prieto was charged and convicted with her murder, receiving a death sentence in 1992.  While in prison in California, Prieto’s DNA was entered into a national database and, in 2005, matched a cold case in Virginia: the rape and murder of Rachel and the murder of Warren.  Prieto was extradited to Virginia to stand trial, where he was given two death sentences, along with various prison terms for charges related to the murders.

 

Through DNA evidence, Prieto has also been linked to the rape and murder of 24-year-old Veronica “Tina” Jefferson in Arlington, Virginia in May of 1988; the murder of 27-year-old Manuel F. Sermeno in Prince William County, Virginia in September of 1989; the rape and murder of 19-year-old Stacey Siegrist and the murder of 21-year-old Tony Gianuzzi in Riverside County, California in the spring of 1990; and the murder of 71-year-old Lula Farley and 65-year-old Herbert Farley, which also occurred in the spring of 1990, in Riverside County, California.  Ballistic evidence also linked several of the crimes.

  

Please pray for peace and healing for the families of Rachel Raver, Warren Fulton, Tina Jefferson, Manuel Sermeno, Stacey Siegrist, Tony Gianuzzi, and Herbert and Lula Farley.  Please pray for strength for the family of Alfredo Prieto.

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