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Three men and zero women have been

executed in the United States in 2019.

3 Killed in Utrecht, Netherlands
Three individuals have been killed, and five others injured, after a shooting on a tram in the city of Utrecht, Netherlands. Police are calling the incident a terrorist attack and are have arrested a suspect. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured.
180 Killed in Africa
At least 180 individuals have been killed across southern Africa, including 84 in Mozambique, from Cyclone Idai. The official death toll is expected to rise drastically, with President Filipe Nyusi speculating that over 1,000 have been killed. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for those who are missing. Please pray for all affected.
5 Killed in Mumbai, India
At least five individuals have been killed, and over 30 others injured, when a footbridge to Mumbai’s main train station collapsed. The reason for the collapse is under investigation. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured.
8 Killed in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Eight individuals were killed at a school in Sao Paulo, Brazil after two former students opened fire inside the school. Five of those killed were students. The two gunman killed themselves as police arrived. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for the community.
73 Killed in Papua
At least 73 individuals have died from a surprise flood in Papua, a province of Indonesia. The flash flooding was caused by torrential rain, which also caused mudslides and landslides. Over 60 others are missing. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for the safety of the missing. Please pray for all those affected.
24 Killed in Democratic Republic of Congo
At least 24 individuals were killed, and over 30 others injured, when a train overturned in Kasai province in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Most of those killed were children. The cause of the accident is believed to be unmaintained tracks. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured.
Protests Turn Violent in Paris, France
For the past four months, “yellow vests” protests have occurred in France, initially as an protest against the increase of fuel taxes. For the most part, the protests have been peaceful, however, they have now turned violent, with protestors smashing shops on the famed Champs-Élysées in Paris. Please pray for those affected. Please pray for peace.
2 Israelis Killed in West Bank
An Israeli soldier and a rabbi were killed by an unknown Palestinian attacker in the West Bank. The soldier was stabbed to death and then his rifle was used to kill the rabbi. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for peace.
3 Killed in Midwestern Flooding
At least three individuals have been killed due to severe flooding in the midwestern part of the United States. Rain, along with melting of snow has caused the flooding. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for the safety of all affected.
49 Killed in Mosque Shootings
At least 49 individuals have been killed, and 20 others injured, in two shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Four suspects have been arrested in connection with the shootings. Police also discovered explosive devices nearby. Officials has designated this incident as a terrorist attack. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for peace.

March 9, 2016  

 

Coy Wayne Wesbrook was executed on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, by the state of Texas.  Coy was pronounced dead at 8:04 pm CST, inside the Walls Unit execution chamber at the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.  Coy was 58 years of age.  He was executed for the murder of his 32-year-old ex-wife Gloria Jean Coons, 43-year-old Diana Ruth Money, 41-year-old Anthony Ray Rogers, 35-year-old Antonio Cruz, and 28-year-old Kelly Hazlip on November 13, 1997, in Houston, Texas.  Coy spent the last 18 years of his life on Texas’ death row.

 

Coy dropped out of school following the 8th grade.  He did not have a prior prison record in Texas.  He had previously worked as a security guard.

 

On the night of November 12,1997, Coy Wesbrook stopped by the home of his ex-wife, Gloria Coons.  Wesbrook had hoped that he and Gloria could reconcile, however, upon his arrival, he discovered that several other people, roommate Diana Money, Kelly Hazlip, and Anthony Rogers, also at her home.  A third male, Antonio Crux, arrived a short time later.  They had all been drinking heavily.  Wesbrook was invited to stay and drink with them.

 

Wesbrook told police that he was uncomfortable staying, but did so anyway.  Eventually, during the early morning hours of November 13, 1997, the talk turned to a sexual nature.  Gloria left the group, disappearing into her bedroom with Kelly, a male.  Anthony joined them a short time later.  Anthony reappeared, with his pants unzipped, claiming that Gloria had just given him oral sex and was about to sleep with Kelly.

 

Wesbrook felt that he was being humiliated and left the apartment.  Antonio followed Wesbrook and attempted to talk to him, before taking the keys to Wesbrook’s truck.  Wesbrook grabbed a hunting rifle from his truck and returned to the apartment to retrieve his keys.

 

Upon returning the apartment, Wesbrook claims that he was verbally harassed, threatened, and physically abused by the individuals in the apartment.  Wesbrook alleged that Ruth threw a beer at him, causing him to fire his weapon.  Anthony and Antonio then rushed at Wesbrook.  Wesbrook shot both them.  He then entered the bedroom and upon seeing Gloria and Kelly having sex, he “lost it” and shot both of them.

 

Several neighbors heard the gunshots and called police.  Neighbors exited their apartments and observed Wesbrook leaving Gloria’s apartment and another man lying on the ground.  Police found Wesbrook standing by his truck, making several self-incriminating statements, some of which could be heard on 9-1-1 calls by the neighbors.  All died at the scene, except Kelly, who was shot in the abdomen.  He died five days after being shot.

 

Wesbrook was convicted and sentenced to death on September 2, 1998.

 

Please pray for peace and healing for the families of Gloria Coons, Antonio Crus, Diana Money, Anthony Rogers, and Kelly Hazlip.  Please pray for strength for the family of Coy Wesbrook.

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