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Texas Cop Killer Set to be Executed Thursday

Dallas Morning News via YellowBrix

January 05, 2010

GARLAND, TX – Kenneth Mosley, a 51-year-old Mesquite man who killed a Garland police officer in 1997, is scheduled to be the first person executed in Texas this year. Also Online

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The state Department of Criminal Justice said Monday that Mosley will be executed Thursday for the capital murder of Officer Michael “David” Moore. Mosley shot the 32-year-old officer five times during an attempted bank robbery on Feb. 15, 1997.

“It has been a long-awaited event for this Police Department to see justice done in the murder of David Moore,” said Officer Joe Harn, the department’s spokesman.

Mosley’s execution was postponed twice in 2009, during which 24 people were killed by lethal injection.

First, he won a reprieve when the governor and lieutenant governor were both scheduled to be out of the state on his first execution date in July. One of the state’s top two officials must be available for last-minute court actions related to any execution.

In September, the U.S. Supreme Court delayed Mosley’s execution again but declined to review his case the following month.

Mosley’s lawyers were hoping for a new trial in which to introduce extenuating circumstances, including Mosley’s supposed childhood exposure to pesticides, which could have won him a life sentence.

Mosley never denied killing the officer but maintained he was ineffectively represented during his weeklong trial 12 years ago.

“Ken Mosley will be executed on Thursday without a full, fair and impartial consideration of his legal claims,” Meg Penrose, a member of his legal team, said Monday. “This is not justice.”

Lauri Saathoff, spokeswoman for the state attorney general’s office, said there were no appeals or pending litigation in Mosley’s case that might delay this week’s execution.


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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    Nothing to add al has been said..

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    Badazz_Rebel_Cop1123

    over 4 years ago

    826 Comments

    Fry the bastard........he deserves it for killing a officer

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    HCSO531

    over 4 years ago

    248 Comments

    mmm tax dollars, find em guilty fry there butt the next day

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Can we get a second table for Meg Penrose? What an idiot.

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    kadan

    over 4 years ago

    626 Comments

    I will be very happy to volunteer to go to Texas and do the Death free of charge. In actuality, I think that we need to give the family of the officer guns and let them do as they wish using Mosley as a target. If that makes me bloodthirsty, so be it. I bet if we did a few of those around the country we would have fewer officers killed. God bless the officer and family.

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    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    11194 Comments

    Think about it for a minute. Mosley got 12 years of visits, sleep, food and shelter, all on the taxpayer dime of Texas. Officer Moore's family missed out on 12 years of birthdays, Christmases, Thanksgivings, Father's Days, etc. It can't be Friday too soon for me !!!

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    Bloodhawk

    over 4 years ago

    142 Comments

    they Should have just shot him on site and not wasted the states money, I hope they do that to the pig who killed Deputy Fox in Utah

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    aussie4

    over 4 years ago

    5328 Comments

    On thursday the drinks will be on me.

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    uncledennis1

    over 4 years ago

    23296 Comments

    The "Big Sleep" for the low life piece of shit scumbag. Satan will greet him with open arms.

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    Alexander_Ott

    over 4 years ago

    572 Comments

    "extenuating circumstances, including Mosley’s supposed childhood exposure to pesticides"
    Lolwut? Sorry to burst your special bubble there, buddy, but almost all Americans have been exposed to some sort of pesticide.

    Ya know, instead of just putting these people in a cell and waste our money, ship 'em off to the commie's jail so they can understand the value of life.

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    chrissanders

    over 4 years ago

    5232 Comments

    Bout time. Tax dollars have been doing nothing but housing and feeding this POS.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Texas here I come!

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    184retired

    over 4 years ago

    3806 Comments

    1997,,He should be dead already but better late then never....They should put them on TV so everyone can watch...

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    APDSARGE

    over 4 years ago

    1064 Comments

    At least Texas gets it right....

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    Sheriff_1

    over 4 years ago

    8024 Comments

    Another pity me because>>> BS you didnt have whole lot of trouble up until you executed an officer. Meg Penrose needs to wake up and get her head out of the sand. 13 years is way to long. Do The Deed Texas.

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