Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Junk Shot Heard Round the World

The recent Hulk Hogan sex tape trial showed just how costly it can be when someone's privacy is violated---but in some cases, it can even cost a person their life.

In 2005, Adam Ward became angry when a local code officer stopped by Ward's house and started taking pictures of his junk. Real junk, that is, meaning the code-violating piles of garbage outside Ward's home. Ward was washing his car at the time, and turned his hose on the code officer. When the officer threatened to call for backup, Ward went into his home and came back with a gun which he used to shoot the code officer nine times, killing the man.

Ward was executed by the state of Texas tonight, despite a flurry of failed last-minute appeals from his lawyers. Because Texas no longer allows special last meal requests, Ward was served the same food as others in his unit. For his last meal, Adam Ward ate beef soft tacos, salsa, Spanish rice, mixed greens, corn, refried beans, and flour tortillas, with a choice of tea, punch, or water to drink.

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