Brandon Bernard executed by a lethal injection in the US
December 11, 2020
Brandon Bernard,40 an inmate who was convicted for his involvement in the murder of a couple in 1999 was executed on Thursday by a lethal injection at the Federal Correctional Center in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Bernard served more than 20 years behind bars for his involvement in the kidnapping, robbery, and fatal shooting of Todd and Stacie Bagley.
According to reports;
Todd and Stacie Bagley were on their way back from a church service in Killeen, Texas, the night of their murder on June 21, 1999. They stopped at a convenience store where they came across Bernard and his friends who asked the couple for a ride home.
Once the couple agreed, Vialva produced a gun and ordered them into the trunk of their car. The group then drove around for several hours attempting to use the couple’s ATM cards and pawn Stacie’s wedding ring, according to the Justice Department.
The group eventually pulled off to the side of the road. Vialva got out of the car, walked to the trunk, and shot the couple in the head. With the Bagleys still in the trunk, Bernard lit the car on fire.
Brandon’s last words were; “I’m sorry. That’s the only words that I can say that completely capture how I feel now and how I felt that day.”
Kim Kardashian West who was involved with his case shared her frustration on twitter. She also appealed to Trump to commute Bernard’s sentence but to no avail.