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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.

Updated: Wednesday, October 5, 2016  7:59 pm EDT

 

Barney Ronald Fuller, Jr., was executed by the state of Texas on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.  Barney was 58 years of age.  He was pronounced dead at 7:01 pm EDT, inside the Walls Unit execution chamber at the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.  Barney was executed for the murder of 39-year-old Annette Copland and 43-year-old Nathan Copland, which occurred on May 14, 2003, in Houston County.  Barney spent the last 12 years of his life on Texas’ death row.

 

Barney did not graduate high school, dropping out after the ninth grade.  He worked as a laborer prior to his arrest.

 

Neighbors of Barney Fuller had repeatedly complained of Fuller firing weapons on his property.  One of the shots allegedly struck the electric transformer of Nathan and Annette Copland.  The dispute between the couple and Fuller continued to escalate.  Over the New Year, Fuller contacted Annette over the telephone saying, “Happy New Year, I’m going to kill you.”

 

Fuller was charged with making terroristic threats.  On May 13, 2003, Fuller received a letter from the court regarding the charges.  He became enraged and started drinking heavily.  Several hours later, around 1:30 am, on May 14, 2003, Fuller walked from his home to the Copland home.

 

From outside the Copland home, Fuller fired approximately 60 rounds from an AR-15 rifle, reloading three times.  Fuller then broke into the home from the back, firing shots from his pistol, reloading twice.  Nathan was shot four times, with the first shot fired into the back of his head at close distance.  Annette ran to the master bath and managed to call the police.  The police operator  heard a man say, “Party’s over, [expletive deleted],” and a popping sound before the line went dead.  Annette had been shot three times in the head with a pistol. 

 

Fuller then went into the room of the couple’s son, 15-year-old Cody.  Fuller fired at least three times, asking Cody why he was lying about him in court.  Cody was shot twice in the shoulder but survived his injuries.  Fuller then went to the room of 11-year-old Courtney, but was unable to find her in the dark and left.

 

Courtney waited five minutes before emerging.  She first checked on Cody, then her parents and determined that her parents would not survive.  Cody attempted to call the police, but discovered that the landline was dead.  Courtney found her mother’s cellphone was able to call the police and her grandparents.  While waiting for help to arrived, Courtney and Cody played dead in case Fuller returned.  

 

Fuller, after contacting the police and agreeing to surrender, was arrested later that morning.  He was sentenced to death in 2004. 

 

Please pray for peace and healing for Cody, Courtney and the family of Nathan and Annette.  Please pray for the family of Barney Fuller.  

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