CNN story about ex-cop executed for murder (story contains errors)
Ex-cop executed for murder
Story Highlights• Former cop Michael Griffith executed Wednesday
• He is one of the few lawmen sent to death row
• Griffith convicted of robbery, rape and murder of Houston flower shop worker
• He asked for six long-stem red roses and pulled out a gun
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- A former sheriff's deputy was executed Wednesday for the robbery, rape and fatal stabbing of a Houston woman at her family's flower shop.
Okay, I understand that further into the story they talk about his being suspected of shooting blah blah blah. But for the murder for which he was convicted and executed, the bullet at top says he "pulled out a gun."
And then the lead paragraph says that he stabbed her.
... with the gun? :rolleyes:
It just seems to be yet another case of CNN desperately wanting to associate murder with GUNS, even when the murder was committed with a KNIFE.
Later in the article, it says,
Apart from all of that, once again this shows the fallacy of the belief that "only the military and law enforcement should have access to guns." I say this not to be anti-cop, but to be anti-anti-gun. We use these cases to demonstrate that putting guns strictly in the hands of law enforcement only does not protect the public from murder being perpetrated.
"Griffith also was convicted of two violent robberies the same month as the McCormick slaying. In one, evidence showed he shot a woman in the head during the robbery of a savings and loan office. In the other, he robbed and sexually assaulted a woman at a bridal salon.
Griffith was arrested after the robbery and attack at the bridal shop. Police found him with credit cards belonging to McCormick's mother that were taken in the flower shop robbery. They also found a knife and a receipt for roses he'd purchased that day from the store. A medical examiner and DNA evidence identified the knife as the murder weapon.