Saturday, March 15, 2014

Wall of Gray Scheduled May 21, 2014 for Execution of CO's Murderer

Officer Daniel Nagle
End Of Watch December 17, 1999

By Lance Lowry

Beeville, Texas -  An execution date is set for Texas capitol murderer Robert Lynn Pruett.  Pruett received the death penalty for the December 17, 1999 murder of Texas Department of Criminal Justice correctional officer Daniel Nagle.  On Wednesday Pruett's lawyers found out he wouldn’t escape the Texas death chamber for the second time after a state district judge in San Antonio ruled DNA evidence would not have changed a jury’s 2002 decision to convict him of killing a correctional officer.
 
District Judge Bert Richardson, the San Antonio State District Court judge who presided over the hearing in the 156th District Court, set May 21 as Pruett’s execution date.  Attorneys for Pruett plan to file an appeal.  The United States Supreme Court previously rejected the case for review. 
 
Robert Pruett was serving a 99 year sentence at the McConnell Unit in Beeville on December 17, 1999, when Officer Nagle wrote Pruett a disciplinary case while Nagle was working a common area where Nagle kept watch over a barber shop, the craft shop, and a TV dayroom, all of which opened onto the common area.
 
Around 3:30 on the day of Nagle's death, the building sergeant, Nagle's supervisor, was called to the chow hall to prepare for the dinner chow. The utility officer was called away from the building, leaving Nagle alone without a two-way radio, pepper spray, or backup.
 
Sometime between 3:30 and 3:45pm on December 17, 1999, it is believed Pruett attacked Nagle with a sharpened metal rod, about six or eight inches long, with a cloth wrapped around the shaft for a handle.  Offenders in the dayroom watched Nagle get stabbed repeatedly in the throat and head by Pruett.  About 30 minutes later Nagle was discovered dead by a fellow officer. 
 
Nagle attended a rally two weeks prior to his death in Austin, where correctional officers rallied for a special session to address officer shortages and low pay.  While at the rally Nagle told supporters "someone would have to be killed" before TDCJ got the message.  Nagle at the time of his death was the local union president for the AFSCME Texas Correctional Employee local in Beeville. 
 
A "Wall of Gray" is being planned to support Officer Nagle's family, friends, and co-workers who will attend the scheduled execution of his murderer Robert Pruett.  The "Wall of Gray" will consist of uniformed officers prior to the scheduled execution at the Huntsville Unit on May 21, 2014 at 6 PM.  Supporters planning to attend the scheduled execution on May 21, should arrive prior to 5 PM.   
 
For additional information please contact the Texas Correctional Employees Council at 1-800-374-9772.
 

154 comments:

  1. From the Desk of BoBoTheBeaten

    "While at the rally Nagle told supporters "someone would have to be killed" before TDCJ got the message."

    TDCJ still doesn't have the messge.

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  2. We need to get these politicians out of the agency like DPS does. Their troopers didn't put up with it. There are almost 40,000 of us, plus out families. Let's vote the politicians out that are holding us back. If our administration doesn't back us up, then we can seek their resignation or create enough noise and force them out. TDCJ is too short, understaffed, and way undertrained.

    It's sad that TDCJ doesn't get it. They don't care even when officers get killed. Lower administration such as wardens, majors, captains, and lieutenants need to grow a spine and start standing up to these accountants. Everyone who works on a unit is getting screwed!!!!!! Stop being cowards and standup... Meow, meow, meow... That's what you sound like if you are afraid to stand up and fight for your families. Money and your job are not about loyalty to your employer, but are about loyalty to your family.

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  3. I remember this murder very well. I had only been on the job for a little more than a year when it happened. How is it that this POS Pruett was allotted nearly 15 years and yet Jerry Martin was executed 6 years (still too long) after he ran down Susan Canfield. I wish we could just get the federal courts out of capital cases. They get their appeal to the Court of Criminal Appeals and get their habeas to the Court of Criminal Appeals and that's it. No federal judges needed. State crime.

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  4. I, for one, will be part of the "Wall of Gray" showing my support!

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  5. Every time the Walls Unit has an execution, there are always the same protesters holding the same ole signs. According to them, we are always executing an innocent person. When Jerry Martin was executed, they were no where to be seen. All I saw when I got the chance to look outside was a Wall of Grey. It was amazing. The protesters knew better than to show up.

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    1. When martin was sentence to die was because he paid for his crime but a no blood of Robert on Nagle and indicted corrupted guards drugs dangerous gangs a framed guy is very possible someone to blame takes alot of heat off of course to a reasonable person and where that palm print on the write-up come from

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    2. Annonymous 4:24pm, you are very VERY wrong. We WERE there! There were about 30 of us. You obviously did not go.

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    3. If you were there, like it says there were 30 who 'witnessed it', then how did it take 30 minutes for his body to be found? It is horrific that a police guard died, but it is also horrific that Pruett should also die without any concrete evidence. Why was Pruett's blood not at the scene, why was the officers blood not on Pruett? The only concrete evidence here is an officer was tragically killed, there were corrupt guards, and there is no trace of Robert's DNA at the crime scene. Not enough for a death penalty in my opinion.

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    4. Question for you...do you work for TDCJ??? Do you know what we deal with everyday? Do you see the death or the brutality that we see and deal with every day? Do you know that Correctional Officers have a higher rate PSTS than even the military combat officers have.... and you want to say this idiot is innocent!!!!

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    5. AnonymousMay 19, 2014 at 8:43 PM - So because you are in a job that you are clearly not mentally capable of doing a potentially innocent man should die? You're a fool. You signed up to become a corrections officer so get on with it and stop moaning. If you can't handle the heat stay out of the kitchen.

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    6. Good reply to that blind-eye man he is even admitting by his remarks that his working environment is even more dangerous than military combat so without any concrete evidence tying Pruett to the crime and the corruption having been established there is no evidence without extreme doubt to kill this guy this officer supposely was stabbed 30 times neck head noway there was not any blood of Mr Nagle on Pruett or any blood of Pruett on officer or at scene

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    7. It's PTSD. What does that have to do with it?!

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  6. i feel sympathy for the victims in this case, may his death bring some relief to the families and friends of Nagle. However, I empathise for the pro-death people on this thread. For nobody can be certain Robert Pruett is the perpetrator in these crimes. Pruett was serving a life sentence for a murder his father committed. What started as an assault on Roberts behalf, transformed to a violent murder, which Im sure affected Robert, being 16yrs old. 99yrs for his behalf?? Law of parties? This would never have been the case in any other western country or US State for that matter. So what if his claims of corruption were accurate? It would make sense considering none of Roberts DNA was found at the crime scene. You have all made up your mind about Robert, but what if he is executed and was really innocent? Im sure you all will sleep regardless, considering you think he was responsible for another human beings death. The truth dies when Robert does, so if that makes you happy, well I feel sorry for you. The Dp should be reserved for folk like Tommy Sells, who openly admits to heinous crimes against 70 people, not Robert. Beyond reasonable doubt, in this case, I think lights sheds on some doubt. Sleep well, wake up Texas, god speed.

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    1. Texas is about to again kill another innocent man for years later to say opps! He was innocent but he's dead now. I believe in his innocence because actually all factors points that he's innocent. im not a cunt liberal but there is no concrete evidence to kill this man. Another misscaraige of justice.

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    2. There is evidence beyond a reasonable doubt of his guilt. It is irrelevant that you or any other of his fanboyz disagree. Hilariously, on one of the big antiDP forums, a number of the attys who post there & who oppose the DP admitted the evidence supports his conviction.

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    3. What evidence is that??? The word of Corrupt CO's??? and inmates, who were likely threatened?? I guess because its not YOUR loved one...hmmm

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    4. not meJanuary 10, 2016 at 8:51 PM: Find someone else to fap to -- Pruitt is back on the execution calendar.

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    5. Anyone who really knows Pruett knows he is guilty of Nagle's murder. It's surprising that it never became public with all the people he has admitted his guilt to. He is really sweating the results of any further dna testing.

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  7. He might deserve it but two wrongs dont make a right just to kill him is easy he wants to be killed because for him it is the easiest way out personally I think he should get life with no poroll because he put a hole in someones family doing it to his family is the same thing one family is destroyed already I say you shouldnt make it two familys yes he deserves it but his family dont deserve to live knowing that people say two wrongs make a right and I am and they dont have enough evidence just to kill him like a dog

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    1. Would you repeat that in English?

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  8. Think america is a messed up country its like the middle ages in europe the death penalty should be banned as nobody can a hundred per cent sure in cases like this 2 wongs do not make a right...

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    1. Don't men to intrude on your fun guys, I for one will leave your page now. Enjoy your execution you sick pricks... yet again this is not aimed at the family and friends of Daniel Nagle. You want justice and justice you believe you shall have, but remember, the circumstantial evidence was insufficient to kill someone over. Peace and god bless

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    2. I agree. Two Wongs make a good Kung Pao Shrimp.

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    3. Shit! You made me hungry!

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    4. Its beyond comprehension that this guy can be murder based on the flimsy evidence the state has c on him inmates and already proven how corrupted some of those guard were and the palm print no blood on weapon nor on scene of Nagle belonging to pruett just a torn write

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    5. "unique" Pruett is not being "murder" (sic) he is going to be executed. There's a big difference. I'm trying to comprehend your statement but it is quite difficult due to your poor sentence structure and grasp of the English language.

      "Its beyond comprehension that this guy can be murder based on the flimsy evidence the state has c on him inmates and already proven how corrupted some of those guard were and the palm print no blood on weapon nor on scene of Nagle belonging to pruett just a torn write"

      Just who are the "already proven" corrupted officers? Do you really believe that someone (Pruett) who together with his brother, held down their neighbor (Ray Yarborough) while their father stabbed him to death, could not commit murder? Do you really believe that Pruett didn't have a plan to get rid of his bloody clothes. (Here's a clue, inmates can easily wear two sets of clothing, thereby having a conveniently clean set of clothes on after discarding the bloody items.) Newsflash: Your so-called "corrupted" officers were never convicted of ANYTHING. Your so-called innocent inmate is guilty as sin. This is what happens when you keep a killer alive and in prison. Given the opportunity, he/she will kill again. He should have been put to death for the Yarborough murder. Now, he should be put to death for the Nagle murder. I truly believe it IS beyond YOUR comprehension, but common sense and solid evidence and witnesses indicate that Pruett is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt X 2!

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    6. Im willig to bet that lawyer knew Mr Pruett is innocent. No lawyer who knows someone is guilty especially of such crime would have done the only humane thing he could do for Mr Pruett. That lawyer did not buy into state's theory of guilt. Yet, some lawyers innocent or not can only stick his nose out for defendant so far. That is why is good to get educated in this field. oh, and most impotantly push that the jurors are educated enough to know the difference between flimsy and concrete evidence.


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  9. We need to pray for repentance/salvation for those who have been sentenced to DEATH, and that the families who have lost a loved one to know forgiveness in their hearts through JESUS CHRIST.

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    1. Just pray karma catches up to some of these power, money greed evil people. They will never admit they are wrong so what do you think repentance mean to these sick pricks? NOTHING! I do recall reading a forum from a lawyer who almost shed a tear and helped out Mr Pruett with a lil cash to helped him buy the things he would need once on dr. That lawyer had humanity in him but his hands were tied. Some lawyer mean well buy they can only go so far or else he/she has to do some answering. And to think some of these sickos even use the Bible to disguise their evil. So all we can do is pray that one way or the other they meet their well deserved Karma.

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  10. What the state legislature should do is follow Ruiz etc to the max... Ask or order wardens to place all inmates on close custody status = handcuffing offenders everywhere, caged recreation. Also, to save money order offenders to be given johnny sacks for all 3 meals. Allow air conditioning for officers convenience. Ask US Congress to outlaw offenders from reproducing or 1 child policy as thugs only produce thugs. Ask US Congress to force millions to renounce to ease the burdens on the working class. If new laws arent made TDCJ will not be able to keep Correctional Officers around or pay them fairly. I feel bad that this Officer had to be attacked by an inmate. Im sure many offenders took delight and didnt think once to stop the assault... It sickens me many families of offenders feel as if prisons a daycare. It isnt. Ima millionaire heir being defrauded myself by my own family. When i get whats being stolen after Federal Court i will donate money to Officer Nagles family. Texas needs to keep the death penalty. GTR 637784.

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    1. Shut up you bellend

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    2. I second that emotion ! What a knob.Hats of to his family for screwing him.

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  11. Read today Connally Unit close custody inmates protesting being locked down and rare attempting to "organize" etc as they blame prison officials for not having more freedom. I can just imagine some families of offenders buying into this rhetoric. This mindset is what caused Officer Nagle to lose his life, due to the offenders who think that TDCJ should be run their way. Offenders do not to have it their way. Good job to the Officials @ Connally Unit. Keep them animals contained. Mrs Osbourne lost her life there btw. I think its acceptable that offenders find mold in their bread or showers time to time etc. Veterans go hungry and some starve and live on the streets out here. Many are further burdened from the economy and now confront rising grocery prices etc... I can only imagine what the state of texas must spend yearly to house 185,000 offenders yearly. To thinl that we who follow the law havta suffer more @ the expense of those who dont is absurd. Please feed the offenders in TDCJ pig slop, lock them down 24/7 to keep Officers safe and realistically feed them johnny sacks yearly. Society or @ least the right minded ones have enough to contend with. If Agenda 21 speaks of depopulation as it does from what ive read, im sure TDCJ may be recieving a little assistance to reduce their herd. GTR 637784.

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    1. Probably the least people can do is get a more deep knowledge of our legal system instead of being so judgemental. the scary thing of all is that it has and can happen to anyone because the American legal system will not magically reform itself. it will need true soldiers willing to fight the frontline of our own government and even then it will take heroes fighting for true freedom. Truth is America has more innocent people caged up than any other country. Im wanting to believe the micheal morton act will even have much impact in reforming a system that is too deep in its way of doing it burger king style. I read about that farmer who showed up in court during Mr Pruet's cout proceedings. An uneducated bunch of jurors are not a good challenge to the innocent. Unfortunely, that's part of the frequently selection in our fancy system.

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  12. Where i come from if there is no solid dna evidence you wont be convicted of the crime. And who has the right to play god and kill someone as they think legally. Texas is a messed up state. Robert had none of nagels blood on him and im pretty sure that he would have if he had committed the murder. I hope and pray the truth comes out for roberts sake.

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    1. That exactly what so many of us hope im for DP for those who truly deserve it when no doubt plays a role but to kill some on a pure writ-up as evidence and in the end the guard who was suppose to secured evidence got indicted on money laundering so there much more to this whole case rumor had back just how very corrupted that prison was nagle was probably was going to blow the whistle on those corrupted guards and he lost his life and framed the first guy who happened to get Write-up which happened to be Robert to solved case quickly and why isnt any of Robert blood on Nagle nor at scene and whose palm print was left on torn write-up this whole case sounds shady sad part for the Nagle's family the getting justice by seeing innocent man die which is not true justice real killer could already be out or still in there maybe ready to strike again

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  13. Enough with this crap that he was serving a sentence for a murder his father committed. The victim told Pruett he didn't want him near his daughter. Pruett got pissed off and tried to get a couple of his friends to help murder the guy. When his friends refused, he asked his brother and father and went and confronted the neighbor and started a fight. The brother and father ran out and while Pruett held the victim down, the father stabbed him. Pruett then kicked the victim and later bragged to his friends that he murdered the guy. He was always getting in fights and causing problems before he murdered Nagle and even on death row he continues to cause trouble.

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  14. loved loved reading your opinions, I think its time for Robert to get his just dessert of wanting to b a though guy,he looks like a.cocky cunt!

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  15. As far as I'm concerned the state of Texas has a seriously backward view on what justice should be. If the Texas justice system was a car it'd be Carrie, if it was a dog it'd be Cujo......Take a leaf out of the justice system in Scandinavia, they actually know how to reform people. You good ole' boys just want to "shot em up". Ugh - what a disgusting system you hold dear. Personally I don't think Robert, for all his 16 year old bravado and stupidity, deserves any of this cr@p. Free Robert Pruett!!!

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    1. Scandinavia, that sounds like a great idea. If he were to be set free I would hope to see him go there where he will surely be welcomed with open arms. Maybe we could send some his murderous friends along with him. You obviously know nothing about the Texas Criminal Justice system. Our system is not designed to "reform" it is designed to simply incarcerate. The tools are in place inside the system for inmates to better themselves but you cannot make them do anything that they don't want to do.

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    2. Yes I know of the texas justice system its a joke its all who wins show they are not for true justice they are in business to win convictions ruin lives and I wonder how can they live with that a lot of you will be surprise think if you were in pruett shoes Getting court appointed lawyer competent but choosing to play ordinary because that Texas justice system

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  16. Execution date was withdrawn. NO EXECUTION!!! THANK GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. I personally feel like they should line up all TDCJ inmates up against a dirt hill and give each of them a bullet in the head like most civilized countries in the world do to their child molesters,rapists, and drug dealers.

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    1. Wot countries in the world shoot molesters rapists and drug dealers u moron ??

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    2. china does dumbass. so should texas. eye for an eye

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    3. Anonymous May 21, 2014 at 5:40 PM - Yes, because China is the first country of think of when someone mentions a civilized country. You thick moronic redneck cunt.

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    4. Look let me prank a joke on ones enraged and insisting kill kill innocent or not how can we remedy killing someone who was truly innocent and the joke goes like this tx justice justice tx here comes a poor defendant give him court appointed lawyer and play ordinary whether defendant has exculpatory evidence proving innocence do you think Texas justice cares think twice district judges are elected and most attorneys generate most of money for campaign and do you seriously think competent attorney who plays ordinary does expect anything in return then innocent or not your poor your guilty so enough of this justice crap

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    5. What we should all do its contribute funds for pruetts defense anything we can contribute will surely add up I do not know this kiddo I am Hispanic but based on the evidence they have used against him I have this gut feeling this guy is innocent years back I had heard of that prison unit and rumor had it of the corruption going on at that unit and dangerous gangs running the unit its very possible inmates willing to speak on pruett's defense kept silence for fear of even losing life the evidence simply does not add up free pruett and find actual killer so the Nagle family can obtain true justice for a true hero who stood up for the wall of grey

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    6. Its disgusting of not only speaking ill of the people nobody has you forced to work for but you sound like you should be on DR with the morals and principles you speak of I would be more scared of you because you sound evil from inside with all this venom youre spewing showing as if your empty inside as I recall one of my college professor once said there people out here who need be inside caged up you do sound like you have alot of rage dear

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    7. So unique believes people that disagree with him/er should be on death row. You're a real sicko!

      And no one believes you ever took a college class. You can barely compose a simple sentence.

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    8. You' ll be surprise im of gifted intellengece. And I know people who are as close minded as you can only look one way like some follower. I follow leader because im one myself. I have never written to anyone on death row or have been to any rallies opposing muders of the innocent but I intend to join in this case. Logic and common sense and the feeble evidence against Mr pruett screams he is not Mr Nagle's killer.

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    9. You're not gifted or open minded. You're just another deathrow groupie and a dishonest one, too.

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  18. Alot of people keeping up on this case are very disgusted with the justice system to killed Pruett on pure circumstance evidence it is a fail justice not only for Robert but for nagles family corrupted guards a dangerous gang and a guard who play by rules tends to create dangerous enemies the picture of this case its all written on the wall Robert its not killer this case holds too many doubts

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  19. Even if he is guilty - and it certainly hasn't been proven - he's been punished enough. This guy's trying to help others from his prison cage. He's got so much to offer and could put back into society by helping disadvantaged kids and warning them of the pitfalls. Almost anyone deserves a 2nd chance. If they kill this guy it will shame America.

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    1. linda bradley, if Pruett were to show up at your door tonight, would you welcome him inside your house? The only reason he's "trying to help others from his prison cage" is because he is trying to pull the wool over your eyes to keep you from seeing what he really is. I knew him before he killed Nagle. I worked there as a Correctional Officer. Do you know him? If not, shut the hell up!

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    2. Please give pruett credit I do not know him but if for one iota second you stop to think if we had walked his shoes being thrown in prison with a bunch of child molesters and rapist he had to gather some courage to survive his environment so if he acted though that was the only way he probably escaped those molesters being a child himself

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    3. That's right...YOU do not know him. He was thrown in prison because he was a murderer. And true to form, he committed a second murder.

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  20. This is crazy I do not understand how one person can kill someone and get life and another person can do the same crime and get death this guy had a pretty rough life I grew up the same and it sucks but to give someone the death because to inmates said they had seen it really we are better than that

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    1. We're clearly not.

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    2. I agree. It is ssickening that they would believe in matea who for variase reasons would lie. I personally believe he is innocent and was someone else

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  21. I dont believe robert should get executed this month. He made mistakes but his past has contributed to that. There is no solid evidence that robert killed nagal yet they are not taking anything into concideration. He is getting punished enough as it is. Noone deserves to die!! NOONE! They should leave execution untill they have pure solid evidence he actually killed him. For all we know he could of been framed! Texas's law is just well and truely f**ked. He definatly deserves a secound chance in life.

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    1. tiff, the only thing that is truely f**ked is your opinion. Oh, and your horrible use of the English language.

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  22. This execution only shows what a bunch of criminals or idiots the Texas state officials are.

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    1. Not only does it make the Texas officials look like barbaric idiots but surely the buck stops with the president.I used to think about visiting the US from here in Great Britain but quite frankly when i see how screwred up the U.S is I have no desire to ever set foot in any one of their 50 states.May someone finally see sense and abolish the ultimate penalty that is death which still exists in some barbaric states.Robert,you are far away from civilised GB but are in my thoughts

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    2. well keep your ignorant ass in your own country. he is getting what he deserves

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    3. you r an idiot and they are putting a criminal to a death he deserves.

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    4. AnonymousMay 21, 2014 at 5:36 PM
      you r an idiot and they are putting a criminal to a death he deserves.

      What right do you have to call anyone an idiot when you write like that. Fucking moron.

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  23. I am shocked at the comments on this post. I think most people in England are. how does this man deserve the death penalty?
    for one he didn't even kill in the first place for him to be sentenced to 99 years behind bars! his father did yet he is sat there doing life having a nice old time while his son is sat there paying the price for something he did. then as for the 2nd murder how on earth can they sentence him to death when there is no evidence. non.
    i think the laws in texas are appauling and that the death penalty is used too quickly. i feel for robert i really do what chance did he stand at life.

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    1. This is the best post to sum up roberts situation. My thoughts are with you Robert

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  24. What is a wall of gray?

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    1. You'll see it when Pruett is executed -- and he will be executed. All the screaming from his fanbois and fangurlz that "robert is so dreamy!!!1!!!" can not stop it.

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    2. Wall of grey will be cheering and to think not all are same but to cheer on innocent blood its betraying what and for what officer Nagle stoop up for somebody should be shame

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    3. Pruett is not innocent, you dumbass.

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    4. The DNA touch has not matched and nothing will tied pruett to being the killer because he is innocent someone doing a 99 yr sentence is not going to kill guard over a minor disciplinary case that does not make one iota bit of sense dumbell and if you read more unto this case you will come to same conclusion this was not over a minor disciplinary case this was over a much greater issue that has nothing to do with Robert this guy was framed this guard supposedly was stabbed multiple times head and neck and there was no blood of Pruett on Nagle or at scene no way ! To kill Pruett is not only wrong its negating justice to a man who bravely stood up for wall of grey

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    5. And yet he was convicted and that conviction stands. Find another thug to love because this little thug will be pining for the fjords within a year.

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  25. You people are nuts. You dont think a convicted murderer who then murdered a correctional officer while serving a sentence for murder should be put to death? Some think he deserves a second chance? I have no words.

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    1. This not about a second chance and if you have no words its that you have not read the trial transcript where there is no concrete evidence to kill this guy that is why we can not connect to your theory that this guy should die otherwise I would reason with you

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    2. The jury and multiple courts of review disagree, douchebag. And no, you have not read the trial transcript, liar.

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  26. I believe anybody who can murder a human being should be put to death automatically. Why waste time on a trial. If you're ignorant and selfish enough to take someone's child, mother, father, etc. then your ass should be sentenced to death no questions asked. I also believe that you should be punished the same way the victim was. The victim doesn't get a second chance...why should the murderer.

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    1. Tottally agree, eye for an eye

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  27. Unless you have worked in a prison with society's worst of the worst you should not judge. The amount of time he had he would be able to dispose of the weapon clothes and get cleaned up In the barber shop and go back to what he was doing I guarantee this was planed. Also he could have had a home boy help him. So Dont Judge Till U Have Walked in Gray and know what a Co goes through On a daily basses

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  28. Im reading these comments and it makes me sick that sum of you are defending inmates. I bet majority of you idiots dont even work at a prison and your trying to put your 2 cents in. You guys have no idea what kind of animals we deal with. I wish they would put out facts about what some of these inmates have done to get locked up because some of these crimes are straight out of a horror film. These inmates get free food, a mattress to sleep in for committing murders and raping little kids. Smh Texas NEEDS to give the death penalty to inmates more often to remind them that they cant get away so easily with there horrific acts. Freakkng inmate lovers make me sick.

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    1. I bet you dont even believe your own words. No! We don't love all inmates but just as some of you are not all same, same applies that he do not have to be guilty because the puzzle is missing too many pieces

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    2. He's stating facts. You are fapping over murders. And please comment in coherent English!

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    3. What kind of English do you know? Corruption, drugs, prostitution, oh and dirty money laundering! Why not touch that topic too so we can focus on that fact too instead of ill talk blah, blah, blah

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    4. Take your meds! You sound less coherent every time you comment.

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  29. agreed i do not wish upon anyone for the crimes these inmates commit on you inmate loving sickos but they commited the crime and they deserve to die. rapists, child molestors and murderers. that man deserves to die but texas should bring back the chair. you can be a model officer and still come to work and be subjected to these animals outburts at any time. so dont say anything about this until you walk a day in our (gray) boots.

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  30. How is Robert? A fifteen year old shouldn't have been given 99years for a murder his father committed, in the first place.

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  31. All you people wishing him to die are as messed up as your draconian US laws. Your country is an absolute joke. If it isn't your citizens going around shooting people, its your judicial system murdering people. There is not a shred of DNA evidence to even convict this person yet alone a justification for murdering him. If the prisoner officer who was killed had an attitude like any of the prison officers on this page its no wonder you're being targeted. Whether you like it or not you have a duty of care towards your prisoners and the way you have been talking about them on here is disgraceful

    America is a joke and has no right whatsoever to judge any other country on this planet until is repeals the Second Amendment and the death penalty..

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  32. Anonymous, you are passing the very judgement on "us" that you claim disdain. As for the DNA evidence you deem so necessary to convict this man, ponder this. There was enough evidence presented at trial for a jury of twelve people to unanimously vote not only to convict, but to sentence to death. Any perceived errors in his trial have been and continue to be scrutinized by several judges. I don't like that Robert may be executed, equally I find it horrible that Mr. Yarborough and Mr. Nagle are dead. Neither were shot, so your second amendment argument has no basis in this discussion. Finally, the officers here work with these people several hours a week. Several hours of human excrement being flung at them, several hours of assaults of many different kinds. This Country, MY COUNTRY is a great country where we are entitled to our opine. It is a right granted by the constitution, it is not perfect... and if you want unicorns and fairies, perhaps you should just stay right where you are.

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    1. What evidence your are talking about gang inmates testimony and strange how the defense was denied testimony from inmates who could have challenge that Pruett did not kill Nagle so to deter more harm to guards an innocent man should be executed and the corruption has not stop find the killer of Mr Nagle Mr Nagle and his family deserve justice because there no concrete evidence to kill Pruett bottom line Mr Nagle didnt fear standing up for his fellow men he was not a meow meow meow

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    2. Pruett is a white supremacist prison gangbanger. There was evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that Pruett is guilty. That you disagree is irrelevant. Again, try making coherent comments. lol

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  33. Texas justice is a rodeo show let one of your family fall under Texas justice ring an uneducated poor defendant is game for Texas justice I truly admire Micheal Morton in opting to seek Texas justice reform instead of comp this should have been sought long before so the ones responsible to sit on exculpatory evidence to support defense will think twice and should pay for it not at tax payers expense but with their own losses

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  34. The case has been submitted and oral argument waived. Pruett is really at the end of the line. The issues he is claiming are pretty lame.

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    1. Pruett God and you and even the people who help convict you know your are innocent you are not a murderer its this crazy lop law Texas has in any other state only your dad who actually admitted to have killed this guy would have been convicted I and so many people stand by you that you are innocent and got framed I can only imagine getting thrown in prison as as 16 yr old do not give up the truth is coming

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    2. Put down the crack pipe, hon!

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  35. Unique, the "people who help convict" as it relates to the Pruett case would require a mass conspiracy to put Robert to the test, including the special investigator whom had no dog in this fight. I suggest you review the Pruett record as it appears on the CCA website. "much of the evidence against Pruett comes from inmate testimony" notice the word ALL missing? In fact, according to the record Pruett's own statements provided for the motive, means and opportunity. To believe the "other guy did it" defense would be to completely discount the other evidence pointing towards Pruett, while circumstantial for the most part, the inconclusive DNA does not necessarily prove his innocence, but rather leans more towards his guilt. While it was reported that the characteristics of the results included 30% of the prison population, it also included characteristics of both Pruett and his victim, Mr. Nagle. If you cannot connect the dots like the jury did with the exact same evidence, you just may be biased to Pruetts' innocence by means of communication with Pruett.
    As for your "lop" (law of parties) argument, that too is a record you have obviously not reviewed. But not for Pruett Mr. Yarborough would have lived another day. It was Pruett who solicited the help of his father and brother, and Pruett who was the catalyst for that murder.

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    1. The palm print was run through the DPS and did not match anyone. If it was in fact Pruett's, wouldn't there have been a match?

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    2. Exactly what I've been thinking....

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    3. "Special prosecutor Mark Edwards said the print did not turn up any results when it was run through the Department of Public Safety’s database, and there is no palm print record from Nagle to which it can be compared."

      Since it did not match any inmates, the presumption is that it was Nagle's palm print. The palm print is a double edged sword for Mr. Pruett, since it did not match Pruett, and did not match any other inmates... it throw Pruett's "the other guy did it" defense in a tailspin.

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    4. IVESTIGATORS!!!!!PAID BY STATE OR PRUETT.From experience I will only believe an investigator paid by state went a mile far In a racecar to find exculpatory evidence on Mr Pruett's behalf. Thanks anyway to investigaor!!!!

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    5. The special investigator is from the office of inspector general and yes paid by the state, and the same investigator that helped convict officers several months later of corruption. However at no time in the investigation that started BEFORE the murder, did CO Nagle cooperate with this investigation, nor is there any indication that Nagle or any of the officers even knew there was an ongoing investigation at the time of the murder. There are two things Robert cannot explain, 1) why did none of the 200 inmates on the rec yard remember seeing Pruett out there but four inmates did see him in the hallway just before the murder and 2) why did Pruett send a letter through his investigator asking an inmate to testify to seeing Pruett in the rec yard. The Pruett conviction is a strong conviction and he jury to this day according to CCA filings believe the conviction was correct however now question the sentence as a result of new mitigation evidence. So much for Pruetts investigator going the extra mile in a "racecar" for Pruett as if he had, that mitigation evidence would have been discovered.

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  36. Robert Lynn Pruett is my uncle, I was adopted out of the Pruett family when I was four years old, I remember my uncle clearly. I was looking in the bee picayune one day an seen my uncle in the paper being four years old when I got taking from my family an being 26 now I still remember his face, I remember how good to me he was as a child an now I have to see him in the paper 22 years later on death row, am I to late?? Is he gone?? Is there any way for me to retrace my family?? Even if I'm to late to speak to my uncle I would really appreciate somebody out there to tell me if he his gone already an if not, what prison can I find him in please???

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    1. If this Samantha that wrote this, iam ur cousin angela. U were probably too young to remember me. Do u have fb ? I will let u know anything and everything u may want to know about our family

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    2. Hes in Livingston Tx just goggle his name and u can find his address

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  38. Yes Angela I do have a Facebook, my name is Samantha Southmayd from Beeville TX, how do I find you? THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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  39. Angela I can't find you on fb? Should I post a number for you to reach me or will you be able to find me? Samantha Southmayd Beeville TX, I sent you a number on your Google, hope to hear from you soon

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  40. Pruett lost his latest appeal: http://goo.gl/QYpgMV

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  41. oh my god that's devastating...

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  42. Looks like Pruett's subsquent habeas writ has been denied, too. so, it's off to federal court. The stupid BBC documentary on him shows law students conspiring to create false evidence to support his latest bogus claim.

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    3. As I speak the tdcj has updated their site and he is on the list for execution.

      http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/death_row/dr_scheduled_executions.html

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  43. Pruett has been losing all his last minute appeals/writs. If he hasnt made peace with his God, he better hurry.

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    1. Go fuck your God you heartless cunt

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    2. Tsk! Tsk! You french kiss your mom with that mouth???

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  44. Pruett has two final appeals pending. The CCA denied his subsequent Habeas Corpus and his Stay of Execution yesterday.
    The decision on these will likely be offered on the day of execution. These are the final stages of appeal.

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  47. Pruett's appeals are exhausted. He has a long shot at asking the 5th Circuit to authorize a successive Habeas petition and that is a LONG shot.

    it appears there will be a "Wall of Gray" on 4/28/2015

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  48. All appeals have been exhausted for Pruett.

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  49. Robert has a stay and hopefully this round of DNA testing can prove his innocence once and for all!

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    1. Not a stay. The execution warrant was withdrawn by the trial court. And no, further testing will not prove his innocence because he is not innocent. If his defense team had thought it would have exonerated him, they would have requested testing years ago. They did not b/c they believed it wd be inculpatory. They filed the writ at the last minute b/c they had nothing to lose and the best they were hoping for was another delay.

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    2. I couldn't agree with you more, the decision to wait ten days after the evidence was offered to the defense says it all. The delay in filing for the testing until two days before execution says it all. David Dow is a master at delaying the inevitable, if this evidence includes Robert all his attorneys have done is add to the suffering of the victims family.

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    3. AnonymousApril 29, 2015 at 3:36 PM you know that for a fact do you? Was you there when Robert did not kill Nagle you like all the others know nothing. Robert is innocent no doubt about it. Nagle may have been a bad officer it seems inmates and officers hated it they were corrupt he was not he was gonna report them for dealing drugs to inmates officers or inmates murdered him seems his wife got in on the action to she is now a criminal n prison for drugs

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    4. AnonymousAugust 22, 2015 at 1:01 AM: Yes, I do know for a fact that the results have not exonerated him. Pruett is not innocent and you are an idiot and a bad person. Go find another hobby.

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  50. You people know nothing now i know the USA is full of dumb people and Texas is still living in the 17th century but where is the evidence. You know Nagles wife is in prison and officers hated Nagle they were corrupt and Nagle was gonna expose them Texas is full of corruption but i know Robert and he is 100% innocent. Corrupt officers killed or got in mates to kill Nagel to stop him reporting them

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    1. Says the person who can not even communicate in simple sentences. LOL
      Pruett murdered Nagle. Now, go seek psychiatric help.

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  51. The evidence that convicted Pruett in the first place was reviewed by the Jury. No one knows if the Jury gave the inmate testimony any weight whatsoever, what they have stated in affidavits later was if they had known more about his mitigation it might have swayed them differently. The evidence against Pruett, was the means and opportunity, the evidence is not just the torn disciplinary report, but the letter he wrote another inmate seeking an alibi for the injury on his thumb. While the prosecution isn't required to establish motive, they did. The motive was a burst of rage directed at Nagle over a disciplinary report. The report Nagle had written Pruett was one of several he had pending against him that would move him to another area. The means was the shank that tape on the handle was matched to the tape of his roommate Shelton Phillips (who was also taken away the night of the murder but has a perfect alibi, he was locked in a room). The opportunity was the return of Pruett to the multipurpose room (something Pruett doesn't deny). The only other motive was this "lots of people disliked Nagle" but then lots of victims have enemies but not all of them kill.
    He may escape the death penalty and personally I hope he does, I hope they all do, but to advocate they be released to walk among the free again is ridiculous.

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  52. Execution set for April 27, 2016.

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  54. RIP Daniel Nagle, I will be there my friend. I have waited a long time.

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    1. Your Sick An Innocent man is going to be put to death with NO Proof!!!! How would you feel if it was a friend or worse a family member of yours?????

      Lets hope God Who Is Almighty Judge Has Mercy On YOU????

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    2. No proof? You are likely someone who would find a reason to discount a video tape of the event. The evidence against Pruett is overwhelming. Two days before the murder Pruett attempted to bribe not one but two officers with a shank, when that failed he stated "guess it is gonna take someone getting killed". The day of the incident Pruett comes up with a suspicious injury, places himself at the scene of the crime, and makes the statement "run that disciplinary on me now, I'd like to call my first witness, ooops he's dead", just before trial Pruett writes a letter to a fellow inmate attempting to sway the inmates testimony in Pruetts favor regarding his injury, at trial it is revealed the tape on the weapon came from Pruetts cellie (who had a perfect alibi, he was locked in a room). What is the evidence of corrupt guards? Nagle was a union president, that means he was elected by a majority of guards, that sounds pretty flimsy to me compared to the "he was going to report a bunch of people", he was fighting the administration for these people and in furtherance of that argument, there is absolutely NO indication he had problems with any of the staff. NONE, ZIPPO, NADA. Yeah, there is plenty of proof against Pruett.

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  55. RIP Daniel Nagle. Thank you for exposing the corruption by your co-workers. Peace will come when the true killer is found.

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    1. You're in luck! The true killer has been found and scheduled to have his sentence carried out in April. :)

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  56. As a fellow officer I will find them so you may have peace

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    1. You're not fooling anybody, thug lover. Nuts like you will lie about anything.

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    2. Unfortunately I would have to reveal more than I would care to in order to discredit you. You don't deserve to know me. I am a chief with Las Vegas fire and my husband Is a detective for the metro police department

      Good luck with your conscience. He was set up. Sad

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    3. You're so full of shit. LOL

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    4. Not me, we're still waiting for you and your husband to prove that Pruett was set up... could it be that the tax payers of Las Vegas don't want to fund the investigation of a guilty murderer?

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  57. You are very naive "not me". You state the corrupt guards were after Nagle, yet he was union president, you know that is an elected position right? That pretty much destroys your "guards were out to get him" theory as it appears that a majority of guards voted for him. I am also going to have to call BS on yours and your hubbys stated professions, anyone with a half a brain could clearly distinguish that which is evidence and that which is conjecture. You don't seem to know the difference. In an environment where men would kill each other over a pack of ramen it is not hard to believe that Pruett killed over a disciplinary.

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    1. Unfortunately, not me, who blabs too much, is some sort of arson investigator for a fire dept. Scary!

      This disciplinary meant Pruett would be transferred -- something all prisoners hate. It means losing any "clout" one has attained and starting on the bottom again. So, yes, I could see Pruett easily flipping out over this.

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    2. Then again, not me may simply have committed identity theft.

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  58. And TCCA denied his appeal....

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  59. I respect the fact that Texas doesn't allow their death row inmates to suck up tax payers money for YEARS with appeals only to be reversed to life and to continue to impose on tax payers. For you do well crusaders who are against the death penalty maybe you've never had a loved one taken in such an animalistic way that begs for the death penalty. It is not taken lightly in our country and I have never seen a case in which it was given and not deserved. Some people are evil and cannot be FIXED. Punishment by death IS appropriate in some cases. Have seen more that deserved it and didn't get it than the reverse.

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