STARKE -- After a life of bloodshed on the streets of Miami-Dade, then 35 years lingering on Death Row, Miami murderer John Errol Ferguson’s eyes darted to the execution supervisor looming over him.
“I just want everyone to know that I am the Prince of God and I will rise again,” Ferguson mumbled.
Then, the jowly and grayed 65-year-old rustled his feet underneath the white sheet of the gurney, lifted his head and peered intently at the witness window of the death chamber. At 6:01 p.m. Monday, the lethal drugs pumped through his veins, his head rested down, his mouth gasped and life slowly and quietly slipped away.
Ferguson, a killer of eight and at one time responsible for the largest mass slaughter in Miami-Dade history, was pronounced dead 6:17 p.m.
These are very enlightened times we live in. We won't pay for medical treatment for the mentally ill, but we'll spend millions to execute them when their illness drives them to acts of depravity. And when you think about it, where does the responsibility for the lives Ferguson took lie? With a man who thinks his is the Prince Of God, or with a government that didn't help him get treatment, which in turned allowed him to commit horrible acts of murder.
JUDGE DEEHL VIDEO
On to something nicer, this is the link to the video of the memorial service for Judge Deehl who served this community for fifty years as a judge. Mostly narrated in a wonderful way by the Judge's son David, it is well worth a view. And while it was completely unnecessary, it was very kind of David at approximately the 1:00 mark to mention this Blog
See You In Court.