South Carolina apparently has its house in order. They're still killing offenders who so richly deserve to die.
|Joseph M.L. Gardner was pronounced dead at 6:15 p.m. Friday in the state's death chamber in Columbia. He did not make a final statement, but did mouth the words "Thank you. I'm OK," to a relative who witnessed his death.Gardner was convicted in the 1992 kidnapping, rape and slaying of 25-year-old Melissa "Missi" McLauchlin.Police said Gardner and his co-defendants decided to kill a white woman as retribution for slavery. But the victim's family and Gardner's attorneys say they don't think the killing had anything to do with racial revenge.Gardner is the 40th person executed in South Carolina since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.|
The other 4 creeps who did this to Melissa Mclauchlin should be dead but won't be - they're all doing time and may make parole one day.
God rest her spirit.