Chadwick Banks

A Florida man was put to death by lethal injection Thursday for the 1992 double murders of his wife and her 10-year-old daughter.

Chadwick Banks, 43, was pronounced dead at 7:27 p.m. Thursday at Florida State Prison. Gov. Rick Scott signed his death warrant in September.

Banks was 21 at the time when he shot his wife, Cassandra Banks, in the head at point blank range at their mobile home near Quincy, Florida.

Police say Chadwick and Cassandra had an argument in a bar the night of the murders. She left the bar at 3 a.m. and went home, while Banks continued drinking and playing pool. Banks returned home about an hour later. A neighbor saw Banks standing outside the trailer in the dark for a few minutes before he entered the home without turning on the lights.

Banks shot Cassandra as she lay sleeping. He then went into the bedroom of Cassandra Banks' 10-year-old daughter, Melody Cooper. There, police say Banks brutally raped the child for 20 minutes before shooting her execution style in the head.

Starke police found the bodies the next day, after a family member alerted them to the double murder in Cassandra Banks' mobile home.

Cassandra was found in her bed. Her daughter was found on her knees, naked from the waist down and slumped forward on her bed.

The coroner determined from the position of the girl's body that Banks yanked her head all the way back and fired a shot through the top of her skull.

After the murders, Banks went to a friend's home where he slept for a few hours before going to work. He was arrested at his workplace.

Police say Banks confessed to "spanking" Melody before molesting her. He said the child never resisted or tried to get away. But the coroner's report painted a more violent picture. Banks' blood was found under her nails and on her pillow. And she had facial injuries.

Banks was sentenced to death in 1994 for the rape and murder of Melody. He was given a life sentence for Cassandra's murder.

None of Banks' family members witnessed the execution. Members of Cassandra Banks' family were in attendance.

Banks wore a white skullcap of the Muslim Brotherhood in the death chamber. He looked directly at Cassandra Banks' family and said, "I'm very sorry for the hurt and pain I have caused you all of these years. Year after year I have tried to come up with a reasonable answer for my actions. But how could such acts be reasonable?"

The execution was the 20th since Gov. Scott took office in 2011. He was just re-elected to another 4-year term.

  • Time to Waste

    Morning Roses :wave:
    Goodbye murdering rapist :bye:

  • luVn_liFe…

    WASTING :hi: those pics of BLU R Hilarious.

    I seen this story yesterday, MOFOS should be put to def Quicker!
    15-25 yrs on death row is FCUKING ABSURD!

    I guess I'll go run my errands . . . ION wanna look at this ol Sorry mofo's FACE

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Lawd crazy ass folks out here :no:

  • SummerBaby

    :eek: This dude was disgusting

  • Time to Waste

    Hey Mi Amiga!! :happy: the meme of her talking to North are my favorite.

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    No words.

    I wish I had not read that. :vomit:

    This doctor need to come on wit it nah. :waiting: got me watching Rachel Ray goof troop ass. Ugh!

  • sassyshe

    :clap: this is what you call Justice well served. Sad it took so long to execute him

  • MrsL

    :no: Disgusting.

  • kamadiva

    @User _ I agree...I should have turned away!

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    @User :hugs: and blessings. You are ok :heart:

  • Time to Waste

    @Take..... who is in your Gravie?

  • http://talkingwithtami.com/blog talkingwithtami

    I always tell my girlfriends that have daughters, hell sons nowadays too to be cautious of these men that act like the like you when they are really trying to prey on your kids! They befriend you but really are child molesters looking at your kids! Welp he outta here now! :tea:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

    Every once in a while... chit like this make the death penalty appear to be TOO "humane."
    :facepalm:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

    @TALKING
    "I always tell my girlfriends that have daughters, hell sons nowadays too to be cautious of these men that act like the like you when they are really trying to prey on your kids! They befriend you but really are child molesters looking at your kids! Welp he outta here now! "
    ____________

    True... some of so lonely they dont' even care.
    ( :eek: <<<lookin at Honey Boo Boo momma)

  • SummerBaby

    I always tell my girlfriends that have daughters, hell sons nowadays too to be cautious of these men that act like the like you when they are really trying to prey on your kids! They befriend you but really are child molesters looking at your kids! Welp he outta here now!
    ------------------
    :cosign:

  • kamadiva

    @Man - Agreed!

    @Tami - that is real talk! I hate folx wanna bring a man around their kids and just met him. Get to know HIM first and his background before introducing to your kids and family. You will find out he may not be right for you to spend your time with, let alone be around your children! Hubby and I dated for two years before he met my son. :nono: Not having no randoms running in and out my door for my child to see. How would they (kids) respect that? I may be a slutbag or whore, but my kids won't be privy to those details. :nono:

  • MrsL

    Man, I just don't care™ says:

    Every once in a while… chit like this make the death penalty appear to be TOO “humane.”
    :facepalm:
    ________________________

    :cosign:

    He needed to be tortured the way he tortured that little girl. :no:

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Ms take u prolly more worried than me :lol: im jus mad i gotta drink this nasty banana flavored mess :angry: i hate bananas!!!!

  • http://SandraRose.com Keesh

    Lawd, I cant do this one...be bCK

  • KyCakes

    Moanin' :tea:

  • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

    I always tell my girlfriends that have daughters, hell sons nowadays too to be cautious of these men that act like the like you when they are really trying to prey on your kids! They befriend you but really are child molesters looking at your kids! Welp he outta here now! :tea:

    by talkingwithtami on Nov 14, 2014 at 10:09 am
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    It always trip me out how females can get so comfortable with men around their kids, so quickly. Smh horrible in any event.

  • OutsidetheBox

    We're on par to outkill Jeb soon. :)

    Pretty sure the crimes happ'd in the Panhandle tho..? Starke is where the Killing Machine is.

  • OutsidetheBox

    But it was his wife. :)

  • OutsidetheBox

    Let me stop. Wrong post for it. :hahaha: :phew:

  • kamadiva

    :newpost: Thank the LAWDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!

  • OutsidetheBox

    I guess I’ll go run my errands . . . ION wanna look at this ol Sorry mofo’s FACE
    _________

    Noooo. :(

  • pointhimout

    WOW. Why don't they castrate? A 10 year old bruh? SMH

  • free

    20 years and no doubt millions of taxpayers dollars spent. sometimes, i feel like american execution is just too comfortable for these mofos.