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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.

August 14, 2018 

 

Carey Dean Moore was executed by the state of Nebraska on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.  He was pronounced dead at 10:47 am CDT, inside the execution chamber at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Carey was 60 years of age.  He was executed for the murders of Reuel Eugene Van Ness, Jr., on August 22, 1979, and Maynard Helgeland on August 27, 1979.  Both murders occurred in Omaha, Nebraska.  Carey spent the last 38 years of his life on Nebraska’s death row.

 

Carey had a difficult childhood growing up.  His father beat him as a child with electrical cords and leather straps.  He did not have a stable home, as he was in and out of foster care as a child.  He was also frequently in trouble.  At the time of the murders, Carey claims that he was under the influence of tranquilizers.

 

According to Carey Moore, on August 22, 1979, he and his 14-year-old brother were out when he decided to rob a cab driver.  When the cab driver, Reuel Eugene Van Ness, Jr., stopped his vehicle, Moore pointed an automatic gun at his head and demanded money.  Moore insists that Reuel instead reached for the gun and it went off.  Reuel was shot three times: once in the hand, once near his spine, and once in his head.  Moore and his brother dumped Reuel, who was still alive, in a parking lot and wiped down the cab, attempting to erase evidence that they had been there.

 

Five days later, on August 27, 1979, Moore, this time alone, flagged down another cab.  The driver was Maynard Helgeland.  After arriving at the destination, Moore shot Maynard three times in the head.  Moore, along with his younger brother, were arrested two days later.  Moore was sentenced to death in 1980.

 

During his early years in prison, Carey Moore attempted to escape death row by trading clothes with his twin brother David, who was also incarcerated.  The escape attempt failed.

 

The last execution that occurred in Nebraska was in 1997, and carried out electrocution.  Carey is the first to be executed in the state using lethal injection.  He was executed using a four-drug cocktail that included fentanyl.  It was the first execution in the United States to use fentanyl.  The other drugs used were diazepam, cisatracurium, and potassium chloride.

  

Please pray for peace and healing for the families of Reuel Eugene Van Ness, Jr., and Maynard Helgeland.  Please pray for strength for the family of Carey Moore.

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