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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.

January 18, 2018 

 

Anthony Allen Shore has been executed by the state of Texas.  Anthony was pronounced dead at 6:28 pm on Thursday, January 18, 2018, inside the Walls Unit execution chamber of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.  Anthony was 55 years of age.  He was convicted of the murder of 9-year-old Diana Rebollar, 15-year-old Laurie Lee Tremblay, 16-year-old Dana Sanchez, and 21-year-old Maria Del Carmen Estrada, over a period of time from 1986 to 1995, in Harris County, Texas.  Anthony spent the last 13 years of his life on Texas’ death row.

 

Anthony was born in Rapid City, South Dakota.  His family moved frequently when he a child, which did not allow him to make friends.  Around the age of 13, Anthony alleges that his mother began molesting him.  A few years later, he began drinking and using marijuana.  Around the same time, he also alleges that he had “something” to do with the murder of a homeless man in Florida.  Throughout the years, he worked as a wrecker driver, a telephone line installer, and as a general construction worker.

 

Anthony was married to Gina Worley in 1984, with whom he had two children.  The two remained married for several years, before divorcing when Gina discovered he was having extra-marital affairs.  Shortly after marring his second wife, 18-year-old Amy Lynch, charges were filed against Anthony, accusing him of molesting his two daughters.  Anthony avoided jail by accepting a plea bargain that required him to register as a sex offender and submit a DNA sample to the police.  Amy divorced Anthony after he attempted to strangle her.  Anthony was arrest for cocaine a few years later.

 

On April 16, 1992, Maria Del Carmen Estrada was kidnapped, raped, and strangled to death by an unknown assailant.  Police recovered DNA evidence from under her fingernails, but were unable to find a match in their database.  More than ten years later, on October 24, 2003, as police were re-running DNA evidence from cold cases, they received a match for the DNA found under Maria’s fingernails.  Her assailant was identified as Anthony Shore.

 

Police arrested Shore, who voluntarily confessed to the crime.  Shore described in detail, how he offered Maria a ride in his vehicle, used a pair of shears to aid in his attempt to rape her, and ultimately, strangle her.  Shore also confessed to strangling three other females - 9-year-old Diana Rebollar, 15-year-old Laurie Lee Tremblay, 16-year-old Dana Sanchez - two of whom he sexually assaulted.  He also confessed to sexually assaulting one other unnamed female teenager, whom he did not kill.

During his trial for the rape and murder of Maria, several women, including wives, sisters, daughters, and ex-girlfriends, testified against Shore.  They testified to his tendency towards strangulation and molestation, as well as violence.  Shore requested the death penalty during his trial.  He was sentenced to death for the murder of Maria in November of 2004.

  

Please pray for the families of Diana Rebollar, Laurie Lee Tremblay, Dana Sanchez, Maria Del Carmen Estrada, and anyone else who may have been harmed by Anthony Shore.  Please pray for strength for the family of Anthony.

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