"The Defendant [Horner] stated when he was backing up in his FedEx truck, he accidentally hit Athena with the truck, but she was not seriously injured, [he] panicked and put her in the van. The Defendant stated Athena was alive at that time, talking to him, and told him her name was Athena. The Defendant stated he attempted to break Athena’s neck to kill her. The Defendant stated when he attempted to break Athena’s neck, it did not work, so he strangled [her] with his bare hands in the back of the Fed Ex van," an arrest warrant affidavit said. "During the course of the interview, the Defendant again stated he strangled Athena because she ‘was going to tell her father about being hit by the Fed Ex truck the Defendant was operating."
"The death penalty, if he is convicted, is the only just punishment. It is the only just punishment. It is actually profoundly unjust for him not to get the death penalty," stated BlazeTV host Allie Beth Stuckey on a recent episode of "Relatable."
"If there is any case that deserves the death penalty, it is this. And it is an injustice by the United States of America to not push for the death penalty in cases like this. It would be an injustice by the state of Texas to not push for that," she added. "Federal executions for some of the most heinous murders that you have ever heard of, that is justice. That is not cruel. That is justice. God calls it justice, and you are not, none of us are more just than God."
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