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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: Tuesday, December 11, 2018  8:40 pm

 

Texas has carried out the execution of Alvin Avon Braziel, Jr.  Click here to read more.

 

Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2018  7:51 pm

 

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has refused to halt the execution of Alvin Avon Braziel, Jr.  

 

Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2018  7:30 pm

 

Lawyers for Alvin Avon Braziel, Jr., have requested a stay of execution from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals over claims of prosecutorial misconduct.

 

Updated: Monday, December 10, 2018  8:38 am

 

Alvin Avon Braziel, Jr., is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CST, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.  Alvin is convicted of the murder of 27-year-old Douglas White on September 21, 1993, in Dallas, Texas.  Alvin has spent the lat 17 years on death row in Texas.

 

Alvin was born in Texas.  He dropped out of school following the 8th grade.  Alvin allegedly grew up in an abusive home and his family had a history of mental illness.  Alvin also sustained a head injury as a child, which could have affected his brain function.  Alvin worked as a laborer prior to his arrest.

 

On September 21, 1993, Douglas and Lora White were walking along a jogging trail at Eastfield College.  The newlyweds had been married for 11 days.  While walking, a man, later identified as Alvin Braziel, stepped out from behind some bushes and pointed a gun at them.  He demand money.  The couple had no money with them and Braziel then shot Douglas twice.  Braziel then dragged Lora behind some bushes and sexually assaulted her before running off.  Douglas died from his injuries.  Lora reported the incident to the police and was able to provide the police with a description.  She also worked with a sketch artist to create a drawing, however, no match was made.

Some years after the murder and attack of Douglas and Lora White, Braziel was arrested and sentenced to five years in prison for the sexual assault of a child. 

 

In February 2001, Lora was contacted by police saying the DNA collected from her assault was matched to an offender currently incarcerated.  Lora was able to identify her attacker when viewing a photo line-up.  She was also willing and able to testify and identify him in court.

 

Braziel was convicted and sentenced to death on August 9, 2001.  

 

Please pray for peace and healing for Lora and for the family of Douglas White.  Please pray for strength for the family of Alvin Braziel.  Please pray that if Alvin 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 Alvin may come to find peace through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, if he has not already.

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