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Warm Up the Chair

While Arnie is “agonizing” over Tookie, Jeb gets the job done.

Gov. Jeb Bush signed death warrants Tuesday for a man who fatally shot a Pensacola police officer and a carpenter who killed an elderly woman who refused to pay him.

Clarence Edward Hill, 47, is scheduled to be executed at 6 p.m. on Jan. 24. Arthur D. Rutherford, 56, is scheduled to be executed at 6 p.m. on Jan. 31.

Hill shot and killed Officer Stephen Taylor during a bank robbery in 1982. Taylor had tried to stop Hill’s 19-year-old accomplice from fleeing the bank with a bag of money.

Stella Salamon hired Rutherford in 1985 to install sliding glass doors in her Santa Rosa County home. She paid him for this work, but asked him to return to correct a problem with the doors.

Rutherford killed Salamon when she refused to write him a second check, and stole her purse. Her body was found submerged in a bathtub.

20 years and 23 years.  The wheels of justice turn slowly, my friends, but we get to the right destination in the end.

Posted by Lee on 11/30/05 at 07:51 AM in Politics • Permalink


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