Jamaican gets the Death Penalty in VA
I read these two reports about the execution of Edward N Bell in Virginia, US. One from the Washington Post which describe Bell as a “killer” and one from the Jamaica Observer which seem to be obviously more sympathetic to a native son, interviewing family in Portland where he was from.
All appeals and request for clemency denied and exhausted. Bell was drugged up and put to death on February 19,2009.
I can not say I know a lot about the case, nor can I say I totally agree with the death penalty but if Mr. Bell really shot a policeman point blank in a dark ally—mmmm. How can I put this nicely?