Arkansas vs. Jack Greene- Death Penalty

Jack Greene

Jack Greene was convicted of not only shooting his own brother Tommy Greene 5 times,  and kidnapping his niece, but also killing Sidney Burnett on July 23, 1991.

Jack Greene shot his brother, Turner “Tommy” Greene, stole his car and kidnapped his  16 year old niece. Before Tommy died, he identified Jack as his assailant. Immediately after shooting his brother, Jack left for Arkanasas where a couple days later, he invaded the Burnett home looking for Ms. Burnett. He found Mr. Burnett there and subsequently bound his hands and feet, attacked him with a can of hominy, tortured, and stabbed  Mr. Burnett twice. He then stole Mr. Burnett’s truck and ran to Oklahoma. He was later arrested and had the .25-caliber handgun that was used in both murders.

Jack Greene was tried and convicted of killing Sidney Burnett in 1992 and sentenced to death in Arkansas.

His current execution date is 11/9/17.

For the murder of his brother and kidnapping, he received a life sentence in North Carolina.

He has filed an appeal early Monday morning debating his fitness for execution. The petition states that “Multiple doctors have diagnosed Jack Gordon Greene with a severe mental illness-specifically, Delusional Disorder” (taken directly from the Emergency Petition).

The petition is still under consideration and will be updated as soon as there is more information.

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Oregon vs. Beagley

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Florida vs. Schack- Verdict- Updated 2/18

On Thursday on InSession-

The Defendant: Mark Schack

Place: Lee County Florida

The Victim: Amy Boscarino (32)

May 17, 2008, police responded to an “accidental shooting” in Fort Meyers Florida. Upon arriving, police found Amy Boscarino on the floor suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck. After an unsuccessful CPR attempt and EMS arrival, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

After further investigation, deputies found that it wasn’t actually an accident. Schack’s claim was that he adjusted the scope on his rifle when the gun went off accidentally as it fell from a dresser. Witnesses and friends state that their relationship had problems and it became clear that this was more than an accident and a resulting warrant was issued for Mark Schack.

He is charged with second-degree murder, which carries a minimum 25 years in prison and a maximum of life.

Verdict:

After deliberating for just an hour, jurors came back with a verdict of guilty of second-degree murder. Sentencing was held Feb 1, 2010 where he was sentenced to life in prison