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April 20 2009 | UNITED STATES

John Lezell Balentine (Texas – USA) - 40 anni. Execution set on August 22nd 2009.

sentenced to death:
place running:
suspended sentence
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J. L. Balentine was sentenced to death in 1999 for killing 3 young men. According to the prosecutors he confessed to the slayings. According to the police investigators he targeted Caylor in his home because he had repeatedly threatened Balentine and his friends after Balentine had had a relationship with Caylor's sister.

Balentine also told officials he was angered that Caylor and his friends used drugs in the home while a baby also lived there, investigators said during the trial. According to his confession Balentine said he went to Caylor's home and saw him asleep in the living room along with the other 2 victims.

When his pistol jammed, he fired the gun in the alley, then crawled through a window, went to the living room and shot the teens as they slept, according to his statement.

After 10 years John exhausted all appeals and his execution is shceduled on Aug. 22th.

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We do not resign ourselves: the death penalty can be blocked worldwide, thanks also to the appeals that you have being supporting and that we will continue to share
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