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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.

October 29, 2015  10:33 pm EDT

 

Jerry W. Correll was executed by the state of Florida on Thursday, October 29, 2015.  He was pronounced dead at 7:36 pm, inside the execution chamber at the Florida State Prison near Raiford, Florida.  Jerry was 59 years of age.  He was executed for the murder his ex-wife Susan Correll, Susan’s sister Marybeth Jones, their mother Mary Lou Hines, and five-year-old Tuesday Correll, daughter of Susan and Jerry.  They were all murdered on July 1, 1985, in Orlando, Florida.  Jerry spent the last 29 years of his life on Florida’s death row.

 

Jerry testified at his trial, along with his mother, that he had a “happy” and normal childhood.  Jerry later claimed that he had a deprived childhood.  Jerry had a history of drug and alcohol abuse throughout his life.  Prior to his arrest, Jerry worked as a painter and builder of fiberglass parts.  He also previously worked at Walt Disney World.

 

On the morning of July 1, 1985, police were called to the Hines’ home.  Inside were the three woman and the young girl, all with multiple stab wounds.  They had all died from their injuries.  Defensive wounds were found on the three older women.  Jerry Correll arrived at the scene approximately an hour and a half after the sheriff’s department investigator arrived.

 

Correll voluntarily went to the police station, where he gave a recorded statement regarding his whereabouts the previous night.  In his statement, Correll said he was drinking and smoking marijuana with a  woman during the time of the murder.  Correll also said that the two of them later drove to Kissimmee.  While at the sheriff’s station, Correll had his fingerprints taken.  Pictures were also taken of scratches, cuts, and bruises, on his hands and forearms.

 

Correll was arrested the following day.  Fingerprints and palm prints from the murder scene were eventually matched to Correll.  It was also determined that Susan had been raped.  Although it could not be confirmed that Correll perpetrated the rape, it could also not be positively concluded that he did not perpetrate the rape.  Evidence also showed that Correll had previously made life threatening statements to his ex-wife.  

  

Jerry Correll was the first Florida execution since the United States Supreme Court upheld the use of midazolam in executions as constitutional.  Midazolam is one of the three drugs used by Florida in executions.  Jerry declined to give a final statement.

 

Please pray for peace and healing for the families of Susan Correll, Marybeth Jones, Mary Lou Hines, and Tuesday Correll.  Please pray for strength for the family of Jerry. 

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