The Military Executes Its Own

Prvt. Ronald A. Gray being led away in 1988.

The infamous maximum security prison, Ft. Leavenworth,  is preparing to be less one prisoner as they release their first military inmate for execution since 1961.  The prison is home to some of the most dangerous criminals in the nation.  Pvt. Ronald A. Gray has been on death row at the prison for 20 years.  But before he was given a death sentence by the military in 1988, he was sentenced to multiple life sentences by the civil courts. 

Recently, Bush reportedly signed off on the execution, which shouldn’t have been much of a stretch being the former governor of the execution capital.  Members of the armed forces must have the authorization of the President to be executed.  Gray was locked down for several rapes and murders against fellow officers and a civilian during the late 80s on the Fort Bragg army base where he was stationed.  He will be administered a lethal injection cocktail in December.  Read the full story here.

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