EXECUTED! Jonathan Green’s Last Words: “I’m an Innocent Man”-By Michael Graczyk | HuffPost

Jonathan Green, 44, was executed by legal injection on October 10.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A Texas man whose lawyers argued was mentally ill and incompetent for execution was put to death Wednesday evening for killing a 12-year-old girl more than a decade ago.

Jonathan Green, 44, received lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected last-day appeals to spare him. A judge earlier this week stopped the punishment, but an appeals court overturned the reprieve. Then 11th-hour appeals delayed the punishment nearly five hours past the initial 6 p.m. execution time and as the midnight expiration of the death warrant neared.

Asked by the warden if he had a statement from the death chamber gurney, Green shook his head and replied, “No.”

But seconds later he changed his mind, saying: “I’m an innocent man. I never killed anyone. Y’all are killing an innocent man.”

He then looked down and said his left arm, where one of the needles carrying the lethal drug was inserted, and said, “It’s hurting me bad.” But almost immediately he began snoring loudly. The sounds stopped after about six breaths.

Green was pronounced dead 18 minutes later at 10:45 p.m.

Excerpt, read: Jonathan Green Executed For Murdering Christina Neal in Texas -By Michael | HuffPost


One thought on “EXECUTED! Jonathan Green’s Last Words: “I’m an Innocent Man”-By Michael Graczyk | HuffPost

  1. The best way to end the risk of the innocent getting executed, such as Troy Davis, is to abolish capital punishment and impose life without parole to give anyone that is actually innocent a chance to prove it. I spent over 18, stress-laced years in prison until I proved my innocence but had capital punishment been at issue in my case I could have been executed, too. This is why I devote my life to speaking about my experience to help others learn about our flawed criminal justice system and appreciate every day of life and freedom!

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