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THE MOST EXCRUCIATING EXECUTION- Wesley Ira Purkey

Wesley Ira Purke, was born on January 6, 1952. Purkey experienced repeated sexual abuse and molestation by those who cared for him as a child. He suffered multiple traumatic brain injuries, the first in 1968 when he was 16. “At 14, he was first examined for possible brain damage, and at 18, he was diagnosed… Read More »

California executes mentally ill Vietnam veteran – Manny Babbitt

Manuel Pina, commonly known as Manny Babbitt, was born on May 3, 1949. he was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam War who was convicted of the murder of a 78 year old woman, Leah Schendel, during a burglary in Sacramento, California in 1980. Babbitt was diagnosed with a post-traumatic stress disorder and paranoid… Read More »