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Old 09-12-2002, 01:07 AM
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This was posted in the Alabama forum. I wanted to also post it here. The poem should be sent to every Gov. who executes human beings. :argh



Death Row Inmate dies Holman
This morning Timothy Scott Cothren was found dead in his cell on death row at Holman prison.
He hanged himself in spite of the fact that he had won a new trial and, like all Alabama death row inmates, had the Ring issue.
We grieve for him as we grieve for all victims of violence.


This is a poem that he had written

Hey, Mr Hangman,
Look into my mother's eyes
As you pull that switch.
Do you hear her cries?
Tell me ... as her heart breaks,
Do you feel remorse or shame?
Or are you just "doing your job"
By playing their little game?
But remember just one thing,
Whether done in the name
Of God or Man,
When its all over,
My blood is forever
Upon your hand!

- T. Scott Cothren, 1996
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Old 09-12-2002, 04:15 AM
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That is so very sad.
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Thats so sad i have no words.........
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so sad -a man so full of fear and despair saw no other way out but to take his own life
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agreed ~ people should not have to resort to such "escapes"....how sad for his family and loved ones, too.
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SO MANY CANNOT HANDLE THE PAIN ANYMORE... THEY DO HAVE FAITH IN GOD, BUT NOT IN MAN.... I UNDERSTAND HOW DESERTED HE MUST HAVE FELT.

MAY GOD UNDERSTAND TOO AND HOLD HIM IN HIS ARMS.

MY LOVE TO HIS MOTHER
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This makes my heart ache....
And I have often wondered the same thing that hie poem spoke of...

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Thats depressing
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yes, very sad
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