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Executions in Arizona and Texas Today: Amanda Lee Myers of the Associated Press reports Robert Henry Moormann was executed in Arizona this morning, becoming the first inmate in the state to be executed using a new one-drug method. The execution took place just minutes away from the motel where Moormann killed his 74-year-old adoptive mother. He beat, stabbed, and suffocated her before cutting off her head, legs, and arms. He cut her torso in half and flushed all her fingers down the toilet. He was captured after asking a corrections employee to dispose of what he said were dog bones. The murder prompted Arizona to change its policy on such temporary leaves. In Texas, Michael Graczyk of the Associated Press reports the leader of the fugitive "Texas 7" gang is scheduled to die by lethal injection tonight for killing a police officer on Christmas Eve after organizing the biggest prison break in Texas history. 29-year-old Irving police officer Aubrey Hawkins was shot 11 times and run over with a stolen SUV. At the time of the escape, Rivas was serving 17 life sentences for aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery, and another life sentence for burglary. Prosecutors said his criminal record began at age 11, when he molested a 6-year-old relative.

Death Warrant Signed for Florida Serial Killer: Brendan Farrington of the Associated Press reports Florida Governor Rick Scott on Tuesday ordered the execution of serial killer David Alan Gore, scheduled for April 12. Gore was sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a 17-year-old girl in 1983. Gore was on probation at the time, having been released from prison four months earlier after serving time for armed trespassing. Gore and his cousin picked up Lynn Elliott and her 14-year-old friend along the side of a road. Gore pulled his gun on the girls and threatened to kill them before handcuffing them and bringing them to his house. He tied Elliot with rope and handcuffed her friend, then put the girls in separate rooms and raped them. Elliot ran from the house, naked and still bound in rope, and a naked Gore ran after her firing a gun. He caught her and dragged her back towards the house. As she struggled, he threw her to the ground and shot her twice in the head. Investigators found Elliot's body in the trunk of Gore's car in his garage. Her friend was found alive in his attic. He was also given life sentences for raping and dismembering five other women. "He did not care about anybody, he had no remorse, he's admitted it. Should have been gone a long time ago," said Elliott's father.

California State Sen. Proposes Changing Drug Possession to Misdemeanor: Patrick McGreevy of the Los Angeles Times reports California State Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) proposed Monday SB 1506, which would make the possession of certain controlled substances a misdemeanor, with a punishment of no more than one year in county jail. The bill would apply to possession of drugs such cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine, among others.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/02/28/2665520/scott-signs-death-warrant-for.html#storylink=cpy

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"He did not care about anybody, he had no remorse, he's admitted it. Should have been gone a long time ago," said Elliott's father.

Yes. More dates in Florida need to be set. ASAP.

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