Murderer scheduled for lethal injection

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ATLANTA --- It was three days before Christmas in 1988 that William Earl Lynd shot his live-in girlfriend three times in the head, killing her and then burying her body in a shallow grave.

Almost two decades later, he's scheduled to be put to death for the slaying. In the process, Mr. Lynd could become the first condemned prisoner in the country to die by lethal injection since September, when the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider arguments by two Kentucky inmates that the three-drug procedure violated the ban on cruel and unusual punishment. The court last month upheld lethal injection, lifting what had become a seven-month pause in executions.

Mr. Lynd is scheduled to be executed Tuesday at 7 p.m. Mississippi's attorney general has asked that Earl Wesley Berry be executed today for a 1987 murder, but the state's courts have not yet approved the request.

Today, Mr. Lynd's lawyers will ask the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to spare his life.

His legal team doesn't dispute that Mr. Lynd, now 53, killed Ginger Moore. But they say the crime was not premeditated. The couple was high on valium, marijuana and alcohol on the day of shooting, which took place after the couple argued.

Prosecutors allege that Mr. Lynd shot Ms. Moore in the face with a .32 caliber Derringer and she collapsed in their home. Ms. Moore regained consciousness, staggering out on to the porch. Mr. Lynd then allegedly shot her again and stuffed her into the trunk of her car and took a drive.

While he parked the car and dozed off, authorities say Ms. Moore once again regained consciousness. Mr. Lynd opened the trunk and fired the final lethal shot.

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pantherluvcik
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pantherluvcik 05/05/08 - 06:19 am
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She was determined to live,

She was determined to live, but he made sure she didn't have a chance. Now I hope the state shows as much determination in killing him as he did while killing her.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 05/05/08 - 06:28 am
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20 years from sentencing to

20 years from sentencing to execution. Pitiful!!

mayhem2020
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mayhem2020 05/05/08 - 06:46 am
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I 2nd that PT!

I 2nd that PT!

EdithPiaf
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EdithPiaf 05/05/08 - 07:29 am
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How do these type of folks

How do these type of folks afford a lawyer. I need a lawyer right now but I don't have $1500 to give to one! It's a shame that woman had to die like that, and he lived for another 20 years, safe from other inmates cuz he's on death row.

pofwe
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pofwe 05/05/08 - 07:52 am
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What gall! Lynd, begs for his

What gall! Lynd, begs for his own life though no mercy was shone to Ginger Moore. I have been high on marijuana on more than one occasion and never have I had the desire or need to kill or hurt anyone or anything. It makes me sick to see the perpetrators blame their deeds on something they have ingested or smoked. Then their lawyer uses that as a defense. Po' little Mary Jane catches hell. Fact is "Pot" has more health benefits than 95% of drugs in a pharmacy. Alcohol is the demon here there & everywhere. Mix boos & pills & KA-BOOM!!!

christian134
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christian134 05/05/08 - 07:59 am
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Pofwe wow I agree with you

Pofwe wow I agree with you 100%....The courts do not allow for the excuse of murder by the defense of "the bottle made me do it"...Pot has been misundertood and always has been elevated to the status of bad bad while alcohol is just a way of "letting off a little steam"....Bull... alcohol should be monitered before pot....Now my idea has always been to legalize it, tax it, sell it...This would eliminate the dealer who is the only winner in this deal....The shame of it all is that the tax payer has had to pay for this murderer's living and medical expenses all these years....

pofwe
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pofwe 05/05/08 - 08:03 am
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"hallelujah!"

"hallelujah!"

Yak1
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Yak1 05/05/08 - 08:09 am
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Lethal injection is too

Lethal injection is too quick. But the disgusting part is the attorney actually have to gall to say it was NOT premeditated....I could Buy that for the first shot, but the pure fact that he shot her again and then concealed the death....

Put him on the table and revoke the licenses of the attorneys.

christian134
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christian134 05/05/08 - 08:12 am
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Hey pofwe it is a much better

Hey pofwe it is a much better pain killer and all around wonderful medicine for cancer patients.....Alcohol is nowhere near to helping out with the severe pain and nausea....Maybe someone will finally come around to understanding and help all cancer patients who need the benefits of this plant....

merlin
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merlin 05/05/08 - 09:27 am
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Murderers shouldn't get the

Murderers shouldn't get the death penalty because that just puts them out of their misery. IF it even bothers them. They need to live with it the rest of their natural lives. I would hope they had to live with it until 100 years old.

mayhem2020
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mayhem2020 05/05/08 - 09:40 am
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merlin, it doesn't bother

merlin, it doesn't bother them. edith, you are paying for Mr lynd's attorney. All I can say, is pop his azz!

getalife
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getalife 05/05/08 - 10:10 am
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Zap him with that needle. At

Zap him with that needle. At least he won't kill anyone else. Our so called justice system is broke, allowing murderers 20 years of sitting on death row with food, accommodations and health care. Clean out the death row in all states.

STHaugSTINKS
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STHaugSTINKS 05/05/08 - 10:46 am
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the death chair aint

the death chair aint nothing!!!..the way the killer kills the victim, thats the way the killer should be put to death. if he shot her in the head, then he should get shot in the head! and if that law was in effect, i believe it would be less shootings around here!!!

jack
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jack 05/05/08 - 10:57 am
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Justice delayed is injustice.

Justice delayed is injustice. We need a limit on appeals once convicted.

mayhem2020
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mayhem2020 05/05/08 - 12:15 pm
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allmadderen and jack, both

allmadderen and jack, both are dead on the money. You get one appeal up through the supreme court and that's it. appeal process must e completed in no more than 24 months!

jaschild
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jaschild 05/05/08 - 05:09 pm
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did we really believe the 3rd

did we really believe the 3rd shot wasn't premeditated?!?!

HippieChick
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HippieChick 05/05/08 - 05:20 pm
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Oh it's funny how the drunk

Oh it's funny how the drunk tuff guy who pops pills, gets stoned can cry like a little girl when it's his life on the line. Now I guess it would be safe to say he's worried about going to hell. To little to late to care what he wants.

BROOKLYNGIRL
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BROOKLYNGIRL 05/05/08 - 08:59 pm
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IF we kill him because he

IF we kill him because he committed murder, how will we be judged, AN EYE FOR AN EYE, WHAT RIGHT'' do we have to take a life I WILL NOT HAVE BLOOD ON MY HANDS''

mable8
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mable8 05/06/08 - 04:21 pm
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The lawyer's may claim that

The lawyer's may claim that the murder wasn't premeditated, but any astute citizen can discern that in realizing the victim wasn't dead after the first shot, the second and third shots were deliberate acts of violence that was intended to end her life. In my book, that makes the murder premeditated. Just because someone went to law school doesn't make the rest of us stupid. As for the appeals, after 10 years on death row with no new evidence, the perpetrator was given a reprieve of 10 additional years of living--sorry, lawyers, let the man die. At least his death will be much more peaceful and without pain and suffering; which is more than one can say for the victim. To the victim's family, our prayers are with you.

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aftbrn 05/06/08 - 04:38 pm
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is it premeditated because he

is it premeditated because he shot her and she didn't die? I would be able to plan after shooting someone in the face that I would have to kill them three times? Tough question, but no excuse. Should have fried right after trial was over. I wouldn't and don't feel good about keeping criminals on death row alive at all our expense. Most likely lived the last twenty years better off than those stuck on social security.

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