[Deathpenalty]death penalty news----ALABAMA
rhalperi at mail.smu.edu
Thu Apr 28 22:41:37 CDT 2005
Convicted cop killer executed by lethal injection in Alabama
Mario Centobie had no final statement before his execution Thursday for
the 1998 murder of a Moody police officer.
Centobie, 39, of Biloxi, Miss., was executed at 6:22 p.m. CST. He stared
at the ceiling, never looking toward the witnesses, throughout the
execution process, which took approximately 20 minutes and was carried out
The U.S. Supreme Court earlier denied a final appeal by a public defender
to block the execution.
Centobie met until 4:30 p.m. with his mother, 2 brothers and a sister,
Department of Corrections spokesman Brian Corbett said.
Centobie was convicted and sentenced to death for killing Moody police
officer Keith Turner in 1998 while a fugitive from Mississippi.
Centobie becomes the 1st condemned inmate to be put to death this year in
Alabama, and the 31st overall since the state resumed capital punishment
Centobie becomes the 18th condemned inmate to be put to death this year in
the USA and the 962nd overall since America resumed executions on January
(sources: Associated Press & Rick Halperin)
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