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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.

Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2018  7:55 pm EDT

 

Troy Clark has been executed by the state of Texas.  Click here to read more.

 

Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2018  3:10 pm EDT

 

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles had rejected a request for clemency from Troy Clark.  He does not have any pending appeals at this time.

 

Updated: Monday, September 24, 2018  11:22 am EDT

 

Troy James Clark is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CDT, on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.  Fifty-one-year-old Troy is convicted of the murder of 20-year-old Christine Muse on May 19, 1998, in Tyler, Texas.  Troy has spent the last 18 years on death row in Texas.

 

Troy had a difficult childhood and a history of alcoholism in the family.  He dropped out of school after 6th grade.  At home, he was frequently left unsupervised and suffered from abuse.  His brother committed suicide while Troy was still living at home.  Troy had twice served time for possession of a controlled substance.  He was on parole at the time of the murder.

 

Troy Clark and Tory Bush lived together in Tyler, Texas, using and selling methamphetamine.  For a brief time, Christine Muse also lived with the couple.  Clark became concerned after she moved out that she would go to the police with information about their drug dealing.

 

On May 19, 1998, Christine made a social visit to the couple.  Clark shot her with a stun gun and used duct tape to bind her hands and legs, and cover her mouth.  He placed her in a hall closet for several hours.  He then took her into the bathroom, beat her with a board, and, with the help of Bush, drowned Christine in the bathtub.  Clark placed her body in a barrel and filled it with water, lime, and cement mix, which Bush had purchased.  Bush, at Clark’s direction, then placed trash on top of the barrel, which was then left on the property of their landlord who lived outside of town.  

It was several months before Clark was arrested.  Police found Christine’s body with the assistance of Bush.  During the search for Christine’s body, investigators also found the body of Tracy Mize in a septic tank on the same property in which Christine’s body would later be discovered.  It is believed that Clark also killed her to silence her, as she knew about Christine’s murder.  During Clark’s trial, witnesses also testified that he killed a man in 1988, and raped a women, however, he was not charged with those crimes.

 

During his trial, Clark attempted to demonstrate that Bush was the mastermind behind the crime.  However, the jury found Clark guilty of murdering and kidnapping and sentenced hime to death.  Bush received a 20 year sentence and is eligible for release this year.

 

Please pray for healing for the family of Christine Muse and all who have been after by Troy Clark’s crimes.  Please pray for strength for the family of Troy.  Please pray that if Troy is innocent, lacks the competency to be executed, or should not be executed for any other reason, that evidence will be provided prior to his execution.  Please pray that Troy may come to find peace through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, if he has not already.

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