Convicted murderer Gilbert Postelle was executed.


Gilbert Ray Postelle, 35, was executed by lethal injection. He was charged with the murder of four people at 10:06 a.m. on Thursday at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Oklahoma. His request to shoot was denied.

Who was Gilbert Postel? And why did he kill 4 people?

Gilbert Postelle was convicted of the murder of four people on Memorial Day 2005.
According to police, at the request of her father, Gilbert Postelle killed several people in a motorcycle accident in 2004. Four victims were involved in the fatal accident.
According to the court records, his father, Earl Postelle, was lost from 27 feet, however, in charge of, against, and, as a result, brain damage enemies.
Earl Postelle was charged with his son, but was found incapable of facing trial.
In 2005, Postel killed James Alderson, 57, Terry Smith, 56, Donnie Swindle, 49, and Amy Wright, 26, with an AK-47 assault rifle in their Oklahoma City home.
Postel, who was 19 at the time of the murders, claimed that he had no memory of the murders, as he had used methamphetamine until the December 2021 incident.
According to court documents, Postelle ordered Alderson, Smith, Swindle and Wright to “kneel down” and fire a total of 30 bullets at their victims.
Gilbert Postelle was sentenced to death in 2008 and was executed 14 years later on February 17, 2022. The death penalty was reinstated in 2021 in Oklahoma. Postel was then sentenced to death in 2022, a fourth and second death sentence. In December 2021, Postel applied for a stay of execution, arguing that the death penalty was unconstitutional. Instead, he asked to be executed by firing squad, but was refused. He requested death by firing squad, but was denied.
Postelle will not be executed until his request for execution by firing squad has been approved or rejected by the Oklahoma Amnesty and Parole Board.

In December, Assistant Attorney General Julie Pittman told the board that two victims had attempted to escape and Postelle showed no mercy before shooting them in the back.
“At the last minute, Amy Wright was screaming and scratching the ground to escape from Gilbert Postel,” Pitman said.
“He heard her scream and saw her desperate attempt to escape from him. “He shot Amy in the back three times without showing her mercy.”

The board rejected Postelle’s request for pardon 4-1 in December 2021, and the U.S. Supreme Court rejected her request to suspend executions.

Postelle’s lawyer, Robert Nance, opposed Pittman, arguing that he was a “changed person” who felt sad about his mistakes.

“He’s a different person than he used to be,” Nance added. “I think he needs some forgiveness because he grew up in an almost entirely negative environment.”
In December 2021, the board rejected Postel’s request for a pardon 4-1, and the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his request to suspend the execution.

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