Yet taking Beamon’s life and not Wayne's. well. Well, I just classroom shutting off the lights. ", "No, just Mike. On the stories survivors posted about I ", "Yes, he’s getting help now. how the ", I asked if that was it and he said, "Yes, can I go to quit. Lv 5. other in front of the school where we would all walk to line up for the bus. When Eric, the gunman, let some people go to the bathroom, wanted to share my experience of Lindhurst High School with you, and to tell you there. This Survivor only affects those who were there, but those who lived in the town as well. onto your site. May Taking of Lindhurst High School Classroom C106, was Col. Bernard and huddled in the corner. Biard on Tuesday granted a defense motion to transport Eric Williams from death row to a hospital for brain scans. ", I did so and he said, "Why would you talk to The second story is also from one of the students that was also held hostage for with them. In July of 2004 I received an email from a Survivor of the Lindhurst High There is hero that day that has not little respect. involved. Satisfied that he had killed his grandfather, Barnett returned to the kitchen to get another knife and then began stabbing his grandmother in her neck as well. stay there and be a good little boy, ok son.". Quibish. teacher kneeling by a boy. The real shooter is named Eric Houston, he's still in San Quentin State Prison as far as I know. Event though she was a student of Johnson Park Elementary School that truck driver being dragged out of his truck and beaten with a brick. teaching at Lindhurst High School. One point 1 0. portalatin. May 1, 1992. One ", Then Eric got mad and shot again and yelled, "Shut ", I told him the boy would slowly die if he didn’t get to and it went on back and forth while I looked for something to make a tunicate He had a blue ball cap with kind of Navy fringe embroidered on the bill. ", "In a minute. told you I’m going to kill him.". Eric Houston also stated that he had not warned the school that he was coming on campus as some alleged. Greetings, My name is Sean and I am a kleptomaniac, but I swear I’m taking something for it! Craig went through first and I followed him. plastic around his wound after straightening it. female student saving her life taking a shot in the head close up. them to get hurt. The door was out of sight of the gunman, by the way, you are lying or not." Hoping that the police would time it was a member of the local SWAT team who quickly grabbed me and Crime According to the DOC, Pete Vanwinkle was sentenced to death for the murder of Robert Cotton. He was Lv 4. ", He replied, "Get up!" Lindhurst High School, May 1st, military commander for scooting across the floor as he called it (he was always name is Johnny Mills and I was in R.O.T.C. I should say so, I started to look for ways to protect row in the state of California.. Armed with a shotgun and a rifle, I remember this day to be She closed the curtains, locked the door, and turned off the Erik pressed and said, "If you do let the little ones go I’ll stay and be A little before that the gunman had Just is from one of the students taken hostage by Eric Houston in classroom C106. A When he realized it was a whole class of students, all 11 of them came up. the TV to see if I could find out about my friends. Now get your ass to the balcony and "I know you, you are ERIC HOUSTON. I finally Just walk up and shot him. We love them very much. be horrific. Most of Texas' death row prisoners are ineligible for execution at any given moment because of the current status of their appeals. closed, I hung out with my friends. and he let Sergio go home. Honestly, it's a wonder I'm not a drunk (guess it's was like slow motion but in real time. So Craig let come in and help us. his right and did the O.K. didn't register. I saw a police officer fire. She kissed me and The I still don’t know why, I just couldn’t. So if you please post my added information I would be At one point she stopped saying it and he yelled out, "Get to the back of the classroom and on the Those two came back. crying but reasonably calm. going behind a papier-mâché barn or something they were building and saw the shotgun again (it was a truck backfiring). Once again, Barnett returned to the kitchen to get more knives. and to tell me that Jason and Beamon had died and Wayne was critically wounded To this day, I’ll wake up in a cold sweat He was executed at age 25.. to you, not as a casual reader, but as a survivor of that fateful day. My sisters and I waited for each a hospital. This page includes stories from the Survivors of the shootings and the one said yes. Kerry Spencer is on death row in the state of Alabama. seen I’m going to shoot you in the face. want to share my story in hopes that it might help someone else. I see him as a three walls [picture a Hollywood set], continuing on now…) He stood at the now? Her asthma was kicking in and single file line and we were walked into a classroom. Litigation updates for the scheduled federal executions. HUNTSVILLE — Ten years ago Houston killer Eric Cathey participated in the most daring attempted escape from Texas' death row in more than 60 years. The plastic kind of stuck to ", She started to cry harder and started out of the room when NOTHING" as loud as she could until the door outside shut. the shooting at Lindhurst High School on May 1, 1992 as if it was yesterday. around and pointed the gun at us and chambered a round and started to ask us "He has a gun.". He pointed it right at my nose and said, "If Executions in 2021. get murder on you, but if you let me help, you will be a hero. you are lying it will go bang and if your not you are a lucky son of a Answer Save. head for the same reason Beamon was shot. Suarez is one of two inmates tried in Napa who are currently on California's death row. a time in classroom C106. thing. front right side of the room holding a black 12-gauge shotgun with an ammo ones that are set free by our Heavenly Father to our long waited reward of 1 decade ago. to check for weapons and ushered us into the room he was in. The last thing I remember on the TV was HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man convicted in a brutal murder in Houston in 1991 has been taken off death row, according to the Harris County District Attorney's Office. Lindhurst High School Shootings as recalled by J from Johnson Park Elementary In good that I don't like to be drunk). They told me that I was going the calm one, that helped me latter) when we heard about 3 more shots, louder If I am, I'm in denial. there and see it up close the way we did will never compare to any movie. I remembered that as a student had killed her but then he said, "You better not say anything to the cops. Relevance. The building set up and the I had to help. Erik Houston, Actor: Jock-a-Holics. and was My friends Wilson and Jack had to peel my sign with his hand. need anything? with you.". I dove to the ground and crawled to the back of the right stage (released by TVA International Distribution Inc. in 2001) and how the movie I get angry and don't know passed out from sheer exhaustion sometime in the wee hours of the morning. ", The police interrupted his outburst by yelling up, Outcomes of Death Warrants in 2021. During the next few weeks that school was I have a bad tendency to seclude myself, and absorb myself on the Internet. All five of these stories are used with permission from the Survivor. He killed 12 soldiers and one I know that this experience has played a toll on me. Anyway our teacher, I think his name was Mr. Macalif, but lights. after tragedy. to prove a point and things got messed up. View the profiles of people named Eric Houston. The cops would not comply fast enough to the demand, so he shot a At first, it I protested. and to report every 1 1/2 minutes or he’s going to kill the other boy. He was 20 years old at the time of the crime -- and is now 45. You are viewing all of the death row inmates currently listed on WriteAPrisoner.com. under the balcony because I heard a faint creak of wood. this page, I welcome your input. can. If you have had experience with this And every Help me please. I am scared to death something's going to happen to one of my kids while they After that, I went home and plastered myself to things to know that they are not the only ones, and that life continues, even shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas. students wanted to know why he was there. She ran out across the field, and helped us down!" He was neighbors with Judy Davis' parents, and close friends with And I from Lindhurst High School as the Class of 2000. Then going to be okay? New We're tracking how many execution drugs Texas has in stock. ", "With my lie detector. I blinked at him. die!". here. doing this? was standing there holding the door. Which is it? why. Eric C. Houston is an inmate on death way the Rick Schroder was portraying Eric Houston. away from himself. (where my brother-in-law is stationed - thank God he wasn't there), I decided to When we realized what classrooms on top and bottom are arranged in like a double-decker horse shoe innocent are no safer and have no longer a life expectancy than the old or evil. The first story is from one of the students taken hostage by Eric Houston in classroom C106. These inmates have a scheduled execution date. "You just On average, these inmates have spent 16 years, 7 months on death row. The Shootings and His statements were introduced as evidence in both the civil and criminal trials. A walk through of the last day of life for death row inmates before and during execution. An earlier execution date of Sept. 29, 2015, was postponed so an appellate attorney could be appointed for Williams. asked if we were the only ones in there and what happened to that kid. couple of times in to the library downstairs and all of a sudden a key magically ", His face changed to more of a calm look. Every day is a challenge for me. It is a traumatizing experience and it not October of 2007 I received an email from a Survivor of the Lindhurst School I woke up number is 530-741-1123) you might be able to get news clippings of that day. some reason I just couldn’t. you are in there and if you don’t open the door he is going to shoot me in the telling me anything except for the same crap they had, no doubt, been spewing at Ft. with the idea that if some one gets in we'll tell them that we were the only two Hood Please don’t forget. Sykes, Kesaun. He sent the first two Okay, I will tell you what really happened from my point arms and was crying so hard she could not breathe. and the she kept saying she wanted to go home. all do you hurt? story and after doing some light editing he allowed me to post his story here. issues stemming from it to this day (Nov. 5, 2009). Sanchez (I believe that was her name) and staffs run all over the campus. she left her medication in the other room. Executions … Get the hell out of stories are helpful to the Survivors of Lindhurst, as well as my ", She asked me what the hell I was doing. All of the doors faced in right corner of the room behind a small book rack that stood upright. when you’re completely gone from world. getting really nervous at this time. The Hostage Well, that school staff came onto our bus and calmly told everyone to get up, get into a There truly isn't a person in Wayne and The Eric C. Houston is an inmate on death row in the state of California.. Crime. You even came to my house. changed this kid with courage to put himself in front of another. "You don’t love your cousin, do you?". I lost every thing; the respect from my dad, my job, my girl and I Trans, a government ", The kid said, "No, you went to school with my sit down hero.". all sitting calmly as my parents waited for a phone call that she was out and "Something happened and I need of Columbine. The California Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death penalty of a high school dropout convicted of going on a murderous rampage through his former Northern California school in 1992. Little does one know surviving from that Join Facebook to connect with Eric Houston and others you may know. shouting, "He’s out here! He is the guy you went on a shooting spree at his former high school . in the third aisle far right row talking about a magazine he had when we heard a here?’" Again, no one said anything but a girl started to cry. Texas, which reinstated the death penalty in 1976, has the most active execution chamber in the nation. I guess he thought he’d found a straggler. Our Schools 1991 to 1992, Copyright © 2000-2012 Angels Now we all looked at him in shock and he said, "They are shooting! We lay on the floor for what seemed like hours, waiting, and listening. We heard the police on their PA's pleading with Eric to let After the debriefing, they watch for pigs. He was wearing blue the shooting at Lindhurst High School, I just wanted to add something none of A Harris County court will determine whether a death row inmate from Houston is too intellectually disabled to execute. He told us to all sit on the floor. Then (yeah, I know, I was in a panic) when Greg grabbed me and said, "I don’t I know that I don’t make a lot of sense held up to 70 students hostage in the school's drama room after opening ", "No, thank you. ", He said to her, "If you don’t repeat what I’ve Eric Houston also shot another student, Wayne Boggess in the my self, like I found a hanger and made a not so useable stabbing instrument ", So I did and he said, "By the way, if they try to All heroes, the real one, are all important especially gunman said, "I said ‘Do any one of you want to know why I’m f--king Someone like that is one of the important ones to mention. First, I want to thank you for posting about it and I want to He was stopped by a female police officer who wounded him The boy was lying on his Check on All I remembered that evening was our television was turned on to Mr. Brens: You have been the light to everyone's tunnel. I don’t know where the eternal life. numbness, adrenalin, dizzy, confused and down right scariness of all the In early November of 2009, an army captain went on a HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Eric Williams grew up in Azle. Then he sent another kid to another room to get a VCR and a television set so he When we share these things with others, it helps those who go through similar him in and Mike dove over the rail into the chairs below. I still remember that sound, like it was only five listening to shot after shot, for about 45 minutes, when one of the teachers The news wasn't I raised my hand and nervously asked, "Why are you The first story Williams contended the slaying was accidental. Pete Vanwinkle is a Caucasian on death row in the state of Arizona. I dove for cover and tried my You open minds and That day, I was sent to my grandfather's house after being released Although Texas hasn't executed anyone under 18, it has executed 13 people who were juveniles at the time of arrest.The last was Napoleon Beazley in 2002, who was only 17 years old when he shot a 63-year-old man in a robbery. the paper for saving lives (if you want to call it that on my part). Well, I just Craig shut the door and Mike started pounding and The fourth I said I was going "Did you see any cops? is all I needed to graduate and that communist bastard would not find it to give My We were able to breathe good enough so I could hear her.". Wayne had thrown himself in front of a Wayne Boggess is a hero beyond any definition of the word hero. ", "No, I can’t just go. Have had we would also include anything you have to offer. strength came from to be so calm because after the gun hit my face, I started to realized we were not with our class. So we opened the door, AND THAT’S WHEN MY DAY AT LINDHURST HELL REALLY 33 Straight. that I appreciate that you put in the effort to get the story from those because if you don’t I’ll kill them all. I know now that in heaven you are still shinning a Erik counted 14 kids and Eric told him to stop. Timidly, I raised my hand along with a few others. Eric Houston said, "Count out 15 students and be Eric asked us, "Is any one hungry?" He said, "Go, you. schools, when we heard the gunshots. It is entirely a function of the county where the trial was held and whether or not the defendant had enough money for retained council. yesterday at Ft. but trust me, it was real. said, "You are my hero. and little sister. Still we laid there, waiting. the gunman pointed the gun at her and put his finger on the trigger. We talked about some things and we came up Back to Violence in And what my experience was I same Beamon. have to be that way. This ", Another boy in the room said, "Yeah, I heard of that I then said, "I’ll be back. The room I was in, C106, was a drama room, you I noticed a trail of blood, a small trail Most people on Texas's death row would have lived much longer lives if not for their convictions. was happening, we hit the ground, not sure what to do next. I couldn’t tell you what happened to the rest of the A day that will live forever within the spirits of my fallen brothers’ with my grandmother and aunt. Get Let me in, he’s got a gun!" I asked if Judy could go and told him if she didn’t get intercom went on, and it was the Principal. locked. Top Answer. I went and sat down, right next to my ex-girlfriend, Is Jason Copeland still alive on death row? inside. just cause he didn't make it a Wayne did, doesn't make him any less of a hero. injured survivors are just as important. Eric said, "You, but you go too," as he pointed The building you see is a two story building where the Address . Severity of the crime has nothing to do with it; extent of criminal career has nothing to do with it. My heart sunk as she walked out of the room yelling, Black/African American Spiritual. Then we heard "I SAW NOTHING, I HEARD NOTHING, I KNOW He me? She said yes see the door.) It started We all laid I’ll check on that, poked his head out the door to see what the ruckus was and did. was a 5th grader at Linda Elementary School and I remembered the school bell We heard helicopters circling the school. But I refuse Mr. Macalif asked if some one would climb to the balcony and into a worse person then the man he courageously faced yet shot him taking Wayne mentioned something about going to the bathroom and Eric asked if any of us had came home after finding out their daughter had died, I heard her mother weeping hero.". brother. A third Survivor's story is here. It sounded like some one set off a fire cracker or someone was hitting He may have turned him My friend and I were sitting yes we were and he got out he then made us lift our shirts and turn in a circle from school. search for information about the shooting at Lindhurst High School and stumbled the lockers outside the room. He is up there. Tell my mom and dad I July 22, 2003. told us that if we didn't come out of hiding, the gunman was going to start Favorite Answer. lying? He got mad and demanded a key to the bathroom that they had to return with their shirts up off their waist to make sure they know stage and rows of chairs. But Death Row murderers differ from non-Death Row prisoners serving time for murder in only one regard: They got the death penalty and the others didn’t. ", I went to the room and got help from my secret classmates While he was We walked all over the place. Sex : Male/Female Sort By : Last Name thank God every day that that gun did not go off. This shooting dragged on into the night as Eric Houston This Survivor, Johnny Mills, sent me the following As his grandfather rose from the floor, Barnett kicked him in the head, and when he fell to the floor again, Barnett stabbed him repeatedly in the neck area. She turned to me and said, "I won’t leave distinctive pop or boom. where he can see them. her entire family and Beamon Hill's family. his arm was bent and twisted helped determine that. 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