In a world where so many violent murderers receive free room and board after victimizing the innocent, the state of Texas remains one of the few places where true justice still means something. James Bigby, a heartless double killer who drowned a baby in a kitchen sink, was recently brought to tears and sobbed uncontrollably right before he learned exactly how brutal Texas justice can be.
According to The Mirror, the 61-year-old baby killer struggled to stop crying as he was walked to the death chamber in Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville. Bigby was then strapped to the gurney in the death chamber and injected with a lethal dose of pentobarbital at 6:17 pm. At 6:31 pm, Bigby was pronounced dead.
The Texas Tribune reports that Bigby was singing “Jesus loves me” as he was injected with the lethal, heart-stopping drug compound. He was convicted in 1987 of the brutal killings of Michael Trekell, 26, and Trekell’s baby boy, Jayson Kehler, according to court documents.
Bigby had also been accused of killing two other men, Calvin Crane and Frank Johnson. However, he was not put on trial for those murders. Bigby reportedly told the police that he killed the three men because he believed they were conspiring against him to undermine a worker’s compensation case that he had filed with this employer. Bigby told police that he did not have a reason for killing the infant boy.
Prior to his execution, Bigby made an apology to the family of the infant he killed, saying, “I’m sorry it went on for a terribly long time… I hope that my death will bring you peace and closure.” He added, “I hope that you could forgive me, but if you don’t, I understand. I don’t think I could forgive anyone who would have killed my children.”
Bigby had also been convicted of trying to murder a judge during his trial when he grabbed a gun from behind the judge’s bench and stormed into the judge’s chambers only to be wrestled to the ground by the judge and the prosecutor.
Men who murder children in cold blood, like Bigby did, don’t deserve to live for decades on end while making appeal after appeal. Primarily, the policy of letting these killers avoid justice for so many years is a slap in the face to their victims. In addition, there is no good reason for asking the taxpayers of any state to provide food, housing, and security for cold blooded killers.
Today, so many states are avoiding the death penalty with pressure from liberal lobbyists and crooked defense attorneys. I don’t believe its right; convicted killers should receive the death penalty in extreme cases such as this one and be dealt with quickly. If you agree with me and support the death penalty, please share this with others.