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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.

Updated: Monday, November 26, 2018  9:58 am EST

 

Sedrick D. Clayton was given an execution date of 7 pm CST, on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institute in Nashville, Tennessee.  Sedrick has not completed all his appeals, meaning his execution will not be carried out.  Thirty-five-year-old Sedrick is convicted of murdering 56-year-old Arithio Fisher, his 46-year-old wife Patricia Fisher, and their daughter 23-year-old Pashea Fisher, in South Memphis, Tennessee, on January 19, 2012.  Sedrick has spent the last four years on death row in Tennessee.

 

Clayton did not have a prior criminal record.  He dropped out of school after completing the ninth grade.

 

On January 19, 2012, A’Reco Fisher, son of Arithio and Patricia Fisher, was asleep on the couch in the living room of his parent’s home.  His sister, Pashea also lived in the house with her four-year-old daugher, JC.  During the early morning hours, Pashea’s boyfriend, and the father of JC, Sedrick Clayton, arrived at the residence.  Pashea let Clayton into the house, as he did not have a key.

 

A’Reco was awakened by the couple arguing, although he did not clearly hear about what they were arguing.  A’Reco then heard gunshots, which startled him, as the family did not own guns.  A’Reco then saw Pashea walk down the hall and entered her parent’s bedroom, locking the door behind her.  Clayton followed her and kicked down the door, while Pashea yelled at him to stop.

 

Clayton grabbed Pashea and dragged her towards the front of the house, by the living room.  She yelled at A’Reco to call the police.  Clayton threatened to kill Pashea and then shot her in the head.  Clayton fled the house, taking JC with him and stealing Pashea’s car.  A’Reco, who witnessed his sister being shot, called the police and attempted to help his family 

Later that morning, Clayton turned himself into the police.  Paesha and her father, Arithio, were dead by the time police arrived at the scene.  Patrica was awake but unresponsive to verbal instructions.  She was taken the hospital, where she died a short time later.  All three victims had been shot multiple times.

 

When police interviewed Clayton to receive his statement, he confessed immediately, although he gave several different versions of the shooting.  According the Clayton, he and Pashea were arguing over her being unfaithful.  During one of their arguments, Arithio came out of the bedroom and knocked Clayton down, causing him to drop his gun.   Clayton claims he feared for his life and began shooting when he regained his gun.  Clayton also claims that Pashea was killed when the gun accidentally discharged after she grabbed him.

 

Prior to the trial, Clayton offered to plead guilty in exchange for serving three consecutive life sentences, without the possibility of parole.  The offer was rejected by the Shelby County District Attorney.  It took a 12-member jury two hours to agree that he should be sentenced to death for each murder.  Clayton also later received an additional 21-year sentence for various other crimes in relation to the murders.

  

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

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