Case Study 39

Jimi Hendrix

This is the chart of Jimi Hendrix (Johnny Allen Hedrix November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970). He was one of the most influential guitarists that ever lived. His style and music is still emulated. He had numerous hits and was inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of fame. He died in St Mary Abbots Hospital in London of drug induced asphyxia (drowning).

Dustin Higgs

This is the chart of Dustin Higgs (March 10, 1972 – January 16, 2021). Higgs was the last person executed by the Trump administration. Barr‘s DOJ appealed a stay of his execution to the Supreme Court and the way was cleared to carry out the sentence. The rush to execute prisoners before Biden takes office is unusual. It would not have been possible without the Neo Con appointments to the Supreme Court. Justice Sonia Sotomayor;s scathing dissenting opinion can be read in the Business Insider. See this related post.

Higgs was sentenced to death for his involvement in the murder of three young women in 1996. The actual shooter, Willis Haynes negotiated for life in prison by testifying against Higgs. The other man in the vehicle, Victor Gloria, negotiated a 7 year sentence (down from 15) as an accessory by testifying against Higgs. They said in court that he had ordered the killings. Both later recanted their statements.

Related; Case Study 1 (Stevie Ray Vaughn)