Go Back  

Serial Killer Paul Dennis Reid Dies on Death Row 

Current Rating:

Join NowJoin Now
 
  #1  
Old 11-02-2013, 11:18 AM
Johnny Wadd's Avatar
Johnny Wadd
Offline:
★ Server Supporter ★
Poster Rank:380
Male
Join Date: Jan 2010
 
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 163 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
3/20 14/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssss1903
Serial Killer Paul Dennis Reid Dies on Death Row

CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — Paul Dennis Reid Jr., on death row for seven Middle Tennessee murders including two in Clarksville, died Friday in a hospital bed at age 55.

He was pronounced dead at 5:55 p.m. at Metro General Hospital in Nashville, according to the Tennessee Department of Corrections. The cause of death was not provided.

Connie Black, the mother of Michelle Mace, murdered in 1997 at the Clarksville Baskin-Robbins, said there was no relief in knowing that Reid was dead. “Absolutely not,” she said.

“If you think about it, he’s in a hospital surrounded by family and has a peaceful death,” Black said. “It wasn’t supposed to happen that way.

“He just died a normal death like everyone else.”

There was no confirmation on whether Reid’s family was present when he died.

Black and other families of the victims heard a rumor last weekend that Reid had been hospitalized in critical condition.

Department of Corrections officials said Monday they could not confirm to the media or the victims’ families whether Reid was hospitalized or even ill because of federal laws that protect medical privacy, including for prison inmates.

Friday night, after again hearing the news first from reporters, Black was furious.

“They assured us that if he were to die, they would notify the families first.

“I heard it like everybody else,” Black said at 7:55 p.m., an hour after TDOC sent a media notification, and about two hours after the news broke.

“I’m still waiting for the phone call,” she said.

String of murders

Reid killed seven people in a 1997 murder spree in Clarksville and Nashville fast food restaurants:

• On Feb. 16, 1997, Reid murdered Sarah Jackson, 16, and Steve Hampton, 25, two workers at the Donelson Captain D’s.

• On March 23, 1997, Reid murdered Andrea Brown, 17, Ronald Santiago, 27, and Robert Sewell Jr., 23, while robbing a McDonald’s in Hermitage. He also stabbed Jose Antonio Ramirez Gonzalez 17 times.

• On April 23, 1997, Reid kidnapped Angela Holmes, 21, and Michelle Mace, 16, from the Baskin-Robbins on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard in Clarksville. Their throats were slashed and their bodies were left at Dunbar Cave State Natural Area.

He was sentenced to death for the Captain D’s murders in April 1999, then in September the same year he got two death sentences for the Clarksville Baskin-Robbins murders. In May 2000, he was sentenced to death for the three McDonald’s murders.

String of appeals

Reid’s legal cases had been dragging through the courts for over a decade, despite his own attempts starting 10 years ago to put an end to his appeals. His executions were scheduled and then stayed several times.

Most recently, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled in January that Reid’s family and legal advocates could not continue to appeal his convictions against his wishes.

The court released a unanimous opinion saying that Reid, while undeniably brain damaged, was not proven to be mentally incompetent to make his own legal decisions.

Reid had said he wanted to accept the death sentence, but his sister and attorneys said he lacked the mental competency to make those decisions and they wanted to continue his appeals on his behalf.

Courts in Nashville and Clarksville conducted hearings on his competency in 2008. Both concluded his advocates failed to prove his mental incompetency.

Death row interview

Ten years ago, as he was preparing for a scheduled, and then postponed, April 29, 2003, execution, Reid told The Leaf-Chronicle he was innocent but would no longer fight for appeals.

Why? Because he could no longer stand the government controlling his mind.

“Since 1985, the U.S. government military has been using scientific technology on my body,” Reid said from an interview room at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution.

“I don’t have the skill or knowledge to articulate this, but they have the scientific technology where they cause your ears to ring, to cause your mind to go from extreme to extreme, to cause you to become unconscious.”

Reid said he had “sincere, profound empathy” for the victims’ families. “I would say to the victims’ families that if I have violated you or offended you in any manner, I plead for your forgiveness.

“Likewise, to the state of Tennessee, if you have violated me or offended me or caused a miscarriage of justice, I, too, also forgive the state of Tennessee and all Tennesseans.”

When asked how he wanted to be remembered, Reid hesitated. “I have not got that far in thought,” he said.

Fucking nasty coward

__________________
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
Reply With Quote
The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to Johnny Wadd For This Useful Post:
Azimuth, diamondsmiles, Faline, gatagato, IC10021, kellyhound, Kelseecat65, Megamel29, Oswald2001, Pyramid_Head, shoelessjojackson
  #2  
Old 11-02-2013, 01:51 PM
pbaj12's Avatar
pbaj12
Offline:
Captain of a Sinking Ship
Poster Rank:887
Join Date: Jan 2012
Contributions: 14
 
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 49 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
2/20 10/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssss523
Re: Serial Killer Paul Dennis Reid Dies on Death Row

Should have just executed him when they had the chance.

I always think it's funny when people saying executing someone is inhumane but in the same sentence say they hope the person suffers in prison till they die.

Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to pbaj12 For This Useful Post:
diamondsmiles, Johnny Wadd, tecumseh35
  #3  
Old 11-02-2013, 10:32 PM
Pyramid_Head's Avatar
Pyramid_Head
Offline:
My Rank: MAJOR
Poster Rank:80
Male
Join Date: Aug 2009
 
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Quoted: 1095 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
2/20 15/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssss12566
Re: Serial Killer Paul Dennis Reid Dies on Death Row

This is why death row is a joke aswell as the justice system. They let him live until he died painless. He should have had his throat slit.

Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Pyramid_Head For This Useful Post:
diamondsmiles, divreaper, Faline, Oswald2001
  #4  
Old 11-03-2013, 11:15 AM
Faline's Avatar
Faline
Offline:
♥ Moderator ♥
Poster Rank:2
Gore Goddess
Join Date: Jun 2009
Contributions: 226
 
Mentioned: 85 Post(s)
Quoted: 1894 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
0/20 15/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssss93392
Re: Serial Killer Paul Dennis Reid Dies on Death Row

One less mouth to feed.

Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Faline For This Useful Post:
diamondsmiles, dirty ike
  #5  
Old 11-03-2013, 11:20 AM
Drusilla's Avatar
Drusilla
Offline:
★ Server Supporter ★
Poster Rank:968
Yes
Join Date: Aug 2009
 
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
1/20 15/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssss454
Re: Serial Killer Paul Dennis Reid Dies on Death Row

I don't get it.Guy WANTED to die. Why was his decision to not appeal ignored? I guess 'rights' only mean 'what we think is best for you'. What a waste of taxpayer money.

Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Drusilla For This Useful Post:
diamondsmiles
  #6  
Old 11-03-2013, 03:14 PM
kellyhound's Avatar
kellyhound
Offline:
✝Moderator from Hell✝
Poster Rank:9
e-mail
Join Date: Oct 2006
Contributions: 413
 
Mentioned: 82 Post(s)
Quoted: 1757 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
15/20 20/20
Today Posts
7/11 ssss61186
Re: Serial Killer Paul Dennis Reid Dies on Death Row

good, fuck him.



5 of the 7 victims.

Sarah Jackson, 16 [2/16/1997] Captain D’s

Steve Hampton, 25 [2/16/1997] Captain D’s

Andrea Brown, 17 [3/23/1997] McDonald’s Ronald Santiago

Robert A. Sewell, Jr, 23 [3/23/1997] McDonald’s

Michelle Mace, 16 [4/23/1997] Baskin-Robbins



__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to kellyhound For This Useful Post:
Azimuth, diamondsmiles, dirty ike, Johnny Wadd, Megamel29, shoelessjojackson
  #7  
Old 11-03-2013, 11:22 PM
shoelessjojackson's Avatar
My Rank: MASTER SERGEANT
Poster Rank:349
BULL
Join Date: Jul 2010
 
Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Quoted: 1135 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
3/20 13/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssss2120
Re: Serial Killer Paul Dennis Reid Dies on Death Row

Insane, I live by that Captain D's

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-04-2013, 04:10 PM
dirty ike's Avatar
dirty ike
Offline:
My Rank: MASTER SERGEANT
Poster Rank:399
m
Join Date: Oct 2010
 
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 323 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
3/20 12/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssss1815
Re: Serial Killer Paul Dennis Reid Dies on Death Row

All those innocent lives lost violently and that shit heap dies in a hospital bed after we fed and housed him for years---please put me in charge of executions , I have so many weapons to experiment with and so many creative ideas.

Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to dirty ike For This Useful Post:
diamondsmiles
  #9  
Old 11-04-2013, 10:40 PM
diamondsmiles's Avatar
diamondsmiles
Offline:
★ Server Supporter ★
Poster Rank:37
Female
Join Date: Jun 2011
Contributions: 118
 
Mentioned: 91 Post(s)
Quoted: 2758 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
5/20 11/20
Today Posts
3/11 ssss21528
Re: Serial Killer Paul Dennis Reid Dies on Death Row

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drusilla View Post
I don't get it.Guy WANTED to die. Why was his decision to not appeal ignored? I guess 'rights' only mean 'what we think is best for you'. What a waste of taxpayer money.
Probably had a lawyer.

They granted Aileen Wournos her request of no appeals.

Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-04-2013, 10:41 PM
diamondsmiles's Avatar
diamondsmiles
Offline:
★ Server Supporter ★
Poster Rank:37
Female
Join Date: Jun 2011
Contributions: 118
 
Mentioned: 91 Post(s)
Quoted: 2758 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
5/20 11/20
Today Posts
3/11 ssss21528
Re: Serial Killer Paul Dennis Reid Dies on Death Row

Quote:
Originally Posted by kellyhound View Post
good, fuck him.



I never heard of him. He looks a little off in the head, to put it nicely.

Reply With Quote

Powered by vBulletin Copyright 2000-2010 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO