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Execution Alert: Farley Charles Matchett for the murder of Uries Anderson

remembering the victims

Ola Mac Williams, 91 (survived with brain damage)
Uries Anderson, 52 (uncle)
Melonee Josey, 74

Find-A-Grave: Melonee Josey
Man gets second death sentence
Man sentenced to death in slaying
ProDeathPenalty: Farley Charles Matchett set to die for 91 murder
Killer set to die for 1991 slaying
Farley Charles Matchett #1046
ProDeathPenalty: Farley Charles Matchett set to die for 91 murder
Cocaine addict set to die for 1991 slaying
As his execution nears, an inmate opens up
Murderpedia: Farley Charles Matchett



Last words: “To my family and my mother and my three precious daughters, I love you all,” he said. “And to my brother and sister for standing with me throughout this situation — stay strong and know I’m in a better place.

“To the victim’s family, find peace and consolation with my death and move on,” he added. “Our Lord Jesus Christ, I commend myself to You. Don’t let this be the end. Keep on going.”

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5 Responses

  1. This is now different than many others in the state of Texas. Even Texan’s believe that they should be their own country. Mr George W Bush has according to stats that I have seen has killed over 150 inmates when Govenor of Texas. I remember one case of woman named Carla Fay,when asked about her imminant death he gave his normal smirk,almost a kind of smile and this is who we have as President of this great country. Something is terribly wrong with this country still allowing capital punishment,while probably 90% or a little more are guilty and some are just horrible people the good Lord is the only being allowed to take a life.

  2. January 16, 2007
    Bush and Iraq Executions – The President and his Hypocrisy have reached a new Low

    by Steven Leser

    Queue the circus music, P.T. Barnum would have loved this. George W. Bush, executioner extraordinaire while Governor of Texas is chiding the government of Iraq for its recent executions.

    It is not that the recent executions are undeserving of criticism. Bush is right that the executions were ‘fumbled’ and that they “looked like … kind of a revenge killing”. Bush’s remarks reported in the Associated Press, were delivered in an interview with PBS’ Jim Lehrer.

    The question is who is Bush to say any of this? While Governor of Texas, Bush had over One Hundred and Fifty Five people put to death. Anti-Death Penalty groups have evidence that they claim suggests that at least nine of those people were innocent.

    Bush also said “And it just goes to show that this is a government that has still got some maturation to do”. Perhaps we need to direct the President’s attention to this Excerpt from The Houston Chronicle dated August 10, 1999:

    “Republican presidential candidate Gary Bauer criticized Gov. George W. Bush Tuesday for making fun of an executed Texas woman in an interview Bush gave to Talk magazine. “I think it is nothing short of unbelievable that the governor of a major state running for president thought it was acceptable to mock a woman he decided to put to death,” Bauer said of Bush.

    Bush is portrayed in Talk as ridiculing pickax killer Karla Faye Tucker of Houston for an interview she did with CNN broadcaster Larry King shortly before she was executed last year. Just before her execution date, Tucker appealed for clemency on the grounds that she had become a born-again Christian.

    “Please,” Bush whimpers, his lips pursed in mock desperation, “don’t kill me.”

    I guess this is George W. Bush’s idea of a mature government and executive. Compared to Bush’s treatment of the Karla Faye Tucker execution, Iraq’s recent executions have the maturity of a Methuselah.

    Isn’t this the problem with just about everything that comes from this President and his administration? Nothing seems honest and everything seems contrived, hypocritical or completely outrageous. Around the world, allies, enemies and everyone in between look at our President and laugh at everything he says with a mixture of amusement and derision. The President talks about how not winning in Iraq would send the wrong message to the world, particularly our enemies. Nothing sends as bad a message as the complete bumbling, poor excuse for leadership the President and his administration have exhibited since coming to office. I only hope that at some point in my lifetime, the rest of the world can forget what Bush has done and can start to take us seriously again.

    Steven Leser specializes in Politics, Science & Health, and Entertainment topics. He has held positions within the Democratic Party including District Chair and Public Relations Chair within county organizations. Mr. Leser broke the story of the Bush Impeachment Resolution being drafted in the Illinois General Assembly. The story was printed right here on

  3. This man killed at least three other people and the state of Texas was completely in the right to take his life. If people kill other people for nothing more than the price of a few grams of crack, then they should pay for that crime with their life. My friend Andy and his wife Jamie were killed on the night of July 4, 2004 by a man who was pissed off because Jamie spurned his sexual advances. When Andy confronted this fool and told him to stay away from himself and Jamie this asshole grabbed a hunting knife and hid Air Force issued uniform and waited out side the Schliepsicks house. When my good friends, Andy and Jamie Schliepsick and Jason King showed up and Andy’s house to get cigerettes and dacquire mix, SrA Andrew Paul Witt stabbed Andy and Jamie to death, and almost got Jason too. After a fair trial Sra Witt recieved the death penalty and is now awaiting the dispensation of his sentence. These people that take human life with out discretion should pay for it with thier life. If I were to kill somebody because she would no sleep with me or because I needed a couple grams of some drug I would expect the same sentence. Why should he be able to live after he snuffed out the spark of life from others at least as deserving as he. Most of you anti death penalty proponents have not been affected by murders taking your loved ones. Ask yourself what would you do if you caught this guy in the act of raping and strangling your sister. Maybe then you will understand why the death penalty is right and needed in our society.

  4. Harry,
    Sorry about the loss of your friends. God bless you

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