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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.

April 27, 2016

 

Daniel Anthony Lucas was executed by the state of Georgia on Wednesday, April 27, 2016.  Daniel was pronounced dead at 9:54 pm EDT, inside the execution chamber at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia.  He was 37 years of age.  Daniel was executed for the murder of 37-year-old Steven Moss and his two children, 15-year-old Kristin Moss and 11-year-old Bryan Moss on April 23, 1998.

 

Daniel had a history of drug and alcohol abuse from a young age.  Growing up, his parents drank excessively and used various drugs.  They would frequently argue in front of him.  Daniel also alleges that he had received brain damage, which compromises his memory and makes him highly susceptible to suggestion.  

 

On April 23, 1998, Daniel Lucas and Brandon Joseph Rhode burglarized the home of Steven and Gerri Ann Moss twice.  During the second burglary, Bryan Moss arrived home from school.  Spying the two men in his home from a window, Bryan entered through a back door, armed with a baseball bat.  Lucas and Rhode overpowered Bryan, forcing him to sit in a chair, where Lucas shot him unexpectedly, causing non-fatal injuries.  Lucas then took Bryan to a bedroom, where he shot him repeatedly.

 

Kristin Moss arrived home from school a short time later.  Rhode forced Kristin into a chair, where he shot her twice, with a different gun than was used to shoot Bryan.  A short time, later, the father of the two children, Steven Moss arrived home.  He was shot four times by Rhode.  Before leaving the home with their stolen goods, Lucas took a third gun and shot the two children again.  All three family members died from their gunshot wounds.

 

Lucas and Rhode were identified by a neighbor as fleeing the scene in Rhode’s red vehicle.  Further investigation linked damage done to Rhode’s vehicle with paint and tire impressions left at the house.  Lucas confessed to his part in the crime in a  video-taped confession.  He would later alleged that he was extremely drunk during the robbery and did not clearly remember what happened and that he was coerced into making the confession.  

 

Both men were convicted and sentenced to death, however during their separate trials, they gave differing accounts of what happened that day, specifically who did the shootings.  Rhode was executed on September 27, 2010.

 

Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Steven, Kristin, and Bryan Moss.  Please pray for strength for the family of Daniel Lucas.  Please pray that if Daniel is innocent, lacks the competency to be executed or should not be executed for any other reason, that evidence be presented prior to his execution.  Please pray that Daniel may come to find peace through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, if he has not already.  

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