It’s been too long since last I posted. Apologies. Perhaps I should resolve to post upon mass shooting incidents. That would keep me plenty busy, I’m sad to say.
You can use DPIC to discover how many historic and modern (post Gregg) executions have been carried out in South Carolina.
Post Gregg (All executions since 1976): 43. South Carolina’s most recent execution came in 2011 when the Palmetto State executed Jeffrey Motts by lethal injection.
Historic 1608-1976 (Official state sanctioned executions, excluding extra judicial lynchings): 641.
Today, “South Carolina’s governor urged her state’s prosecutors to seek the death penalty for the shootings inside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the South’s oldest African American church. “We will absolutely want him to have the death penalty,” Gov. Nikki Haley told NBC’s “Today” show.” Washington Post. Officials: Suspect in church slayings unrepentant amid outcry over racial hatred, By Jeremy Borden, Sari Horwitz and Jerry Markon June 19, 2015.