It looks like John B. Nixon, Sr. will be executed today at 6:00 PM at Parchment Farm in Mississippi. Nixon is the oldest inmate on death row at age 77. His appeal was denied by the United States Supreme Court. He is the second person this month to be executed in the Unites States since Stanley "Tookie" Williams was executed yesterday in California.
My daughter, Kelly, a journalist for the NPR station in Jackson Mississippi, has been selected to witness the execution. Her comments are attached to my post on 12/11/05 about oldest inmate on death row.
Please pray for everyone involved in this situation.