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Two men and zero women have been

executed in the United States in 2019.

78 Killed in Dhaka, Bangladesh
At least 78 individuals have been killed, and dozens injured, after a fire in the historic Dhaka district, the capital of Bangladesh. In the area of the fire, buildings are closely packed together, with narrow streets, and many buildings are run-down. The fire is believed to have been caused when fuel cylinder in a car exploded. The fire spread rapidly. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for all that are affected.
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.
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.
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.

Updated: Thursday, February 2, 2017  11:22 am EST

 

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to overturn the stay of execution granted by US District Judge Nelva Gonzales Romas for John Henry Ramirez.  Ramirez's current lawyer asked for the execution to be stayed in order to allow time to appoint a new lawyer, as Ramirez has said he no longer wants his current lawyer to represent him.  

 

Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2017  6:36 pm EST

 

US District Judge Nelva Gonzales Romas has ruled that the execution of John Henry Ramirez is to be stayed.  Ramirez's current lawyer asked for the execution to be stayed in order to allow time to appoint a new lawyer, as Ramirez has said he no longer wants his current lawyer to represent him.  Judge Romas stayed the execution saying that there was not enough time to give Ramirez's request serious consideration prior to his execution.  The Texas Attorney General's Office is appealing the stay to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

Updated: Monday, January 23, 2017  2:51 pm EST

 

John Henry Ramirez is scheduled to be executed on at 6 pm CST on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at the Wall Unit in the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.  Thirty-two-year-old John is convicted of the murder of 45-year-old Pablo Castro on July 19, 2004, in Corpus Christi, Texas.  John has spent the last eight years on Texas’ death row.

 

John graduation from high school and worked as a kitchen laborer prior to his arrest.  He had previously been arrested for robbery, evading arrest, possession of marijuana, and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

 

John Ramirez, Angela Rodriguez, and Christina Chavez spent several days using drugs in mid July 2004.  On July 19, the three agreed to rob someone in order to obtain money for more drugs.  After driving around, the group pulled into the Times Market in Corpus Christi, where they found Pablo Castro taking out the trash.  Ramirez attacked Castro, stabbing him a total of 29 times with a six-inch serrated knife.  After Castro fell to the ground, the group searched his pockets and stole a total of $1.25.  The trio left and went on to commit another robbery, and attempted a third robbery.

 

Rodriguez and Chavez were apprehended soon after, while Ramirez was apprehended on February 20, 2008, near the Mexican border.  Ramirez was sentenced to death on December 8, 2008.

 

Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Pablo Castro.  Pleas pray for strength for the family of John Ramirez.  Please pray that if John is innocent, lacks the competency to be executed, or should not be executed for any other reason, that evidence will be presented prior to the execution.  Please pray that John may come to find peace through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, if he has not already.

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