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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.

Thursday, February 22, 2018  

 

Eric Scott Branch was executed by the state of Florida on Thursday, February 22, 2018.  He was pronounced dead at 7:05 pm EST, inside the execution chamber at the Florida State Prison near Raiford, Florida.  Eric was 47 years of age.  He was executed for the murder of 21-year-oldSusan Morris, which occurred on January 11, 1993, in Pensacola, Florida.  Eric spent the last 24 years of his life on death row in Florida.

 

Eric allegedly had a difficult and unstable childhood growing up.  At the time of the murder, Eric was wanted for sexually assaulting a girl in Panama City on New Year’s Eve.  He was also in violation of his parole in Indiana, where he had been convicted of sexually battery and beating a 14-year-old girl.

 

Eric Branch knew he was wanted by the police for a parole violation and that his vehicle could be traced back to him.  In an attempt to avoid arrest by the police, he decided to steal a vehicle from the University of West Florida in Pensacola.  He targeted Susan Morris as she walked to her vehicle after an evening class on January 11, 1993.  He took off with her in her car.

 

Her nude body was later discovered in nearby woods.  She had been severely beaten and stomped.  She had also been sexually assaulted and strangled to death.  She had numerous bruises and lacerations throughout her body.

 

Branch was arrested a few days later in Indiana, where Susan’s car was also discovered.  Branch had also been seen on the campus of the University of West Florida on the night Susan disappeared.  Susan’s blood was found in the recovered vehicle and on clothing belonging to Branch.  He was convicted and sentenced to death on May 3, 1994.

 

Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Susan Morris.  Please pray for strength for the family of Eric.  

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