Dane Abdool was convicted for the 2006 murder of his then girlfriend, 17-year-old Amelia Sookdeo. Abdool, who was 20 at the time, was enraged that he thought Amelia was pregnant. So much so that he forced her out of his car onto the side of a Florida country road, doused her in gasoline and set her on fire. After his conviction, Abdool was sentenced to death, and rightly so. He previously tried to get his death sentence overturned claiming that a drug used in Florida’s lethal injection was considered cruel and unusual, which is ironic to say the least.
This isn’t to say that Abdool will necessarily escape the death penalty. It means that the sentencing phase will be sent back to a county court to more than likely hold another sentencing phase. My only hope is that during the new sentencing phase Abdool is once again sentenced to death. His crime was not only barbaric, but it’s unimaginable how the 17-year-old Amelia must have suffered, being bound and set on fire, before finally succumbing to the torture that Abdool inflicted on her. Abdool should consider himself lucky if he only receives lethal injection after what he did to Amelia.
Sadly, I doubt that he’ll be re-sentenced to death. Too many jurors these days lack the fortitude to pull the trigger on the death penalty, so to speak. It’s more likely that the jury will not be unanimous, and it will be an eternity before Abdool receives his ultimate judgment.
Dane Abdool is appealing his Florida death sentence over the new lethal injection drug midazolam. Abdool’s supporters argue that it could be cruel and unusual punishment after a prisoner moved more than usual during past executions.
When this argument comes up I always have to give a dark chuckle. Hanging if done right broke the neck instantly causing death. A firing squad was as quick and painless as they get. With lethal injection the prisoner just goes to sleep before taking the big sleep. To speak of cruel and unusual when it comes to the likes of Dane Abdool insults the memories of his victim.
You see, Abdool is a holdover from the days when I had a website called News of Doom. The stories featured on that site were about the worst that humanity had to offer. When Abdool was first arrested back in 2006 his friends and family flooded the site defending Abdool acting like he was a choir boy. Hardly.
If you’re not familiar with the story back in 2006 a then 20-year-old Abdool was arrested in the murder of his 17-year-old girlfriend Amelia Sookdeo. He killed her because he thought that she was pregnant. Except he didn’t just kill her. He forced her out of his car on a county road where he forced her into a ditch and set her on fire. He covered her in gasoline and SET HER ON FIRE. A 17-year-old girl who he thought was carrying his child. It turns out that Amelia wasn’t even pregnant.
So whatever anti-death penalty pansy ass shyster is appealing his sentence they should be ashamed of themselves. Cruel and unusual is the way that Amelia Sookdeo died. First the oxygen being drawn out of her body before the intense heat just melts the skin off of her muscles and bones. You’re going to tell me that’s not cruel and unusual?
It would only be cruel and unusual if they executed Abdool by dousing him in gasoline then setting him on fire while he’s spit roasted over an open flame so he burns evenly. That would also be justice.
You want to know why the United States has the largest prison population in the world? There’s no deterrent to keep people out. Anybody can get off.
If you don’t remember the story of Dane Abdool is a holdover from the old News of Doom days. Abdool was convicted and sentenced to death for setting his then girlfriend, Amelia Sookdeo, on fire killing her.
His mom, 47-year-old Nazreen Mohammed, admitted to embezzling from financial institutions she worked for in order to help pay for her son’s legal defense. Mohammed believes that her son is innocent even though it was a very open and shut case. Mohammed would drain the accounts of the elderly and the deceased in order to try to get her murdering psychopath of a son released.
I never understood why families stick together like this when one of their members is obviously guilty. If a member of my family wrapped a 17-year-old girl in duct tape, doused her in gasoline, threw her in a ditch and set her on fire I would probably be the first person calling for their execution.
Back when I was running a site called News of Doom one of the more disturbing and controversial stories I posted was about Dane Abdool from Florida. He was arrested, convicted and sentenced to death for killing his 17-year-old girlfriend Amelia Sookdeo by setting her on fire in a ditch.
When I first posted the story Abdool’s family posted a number of comments about how he was innocent and how the victim ‘had it coming’.
It turns out that criminality runs in the family as Abdool’s mom, 47-year-old Nazreen Mohammed, has just pleaded guilty to embezzling $83K from the bank she worked at.
She’s looking at 60 years behind bars. Family photos will now be interesting with all that jumpsuit orange in them.
I love the word embezzlement. It’s a funny word. However what’s not funny is Dane Abdool. Some of you old timers may remember the original post about Dane Abdool. Then 20-year-old Abdool was arrested for killing his 17-year-old girlfriend Amelia Sookdeo by setting her on fire. That post unleashed a torrent of comments from Abdool supporters claiming that he was innocent. Yeah, Amelia must have spontaneously combusted.
Now criminal activity may run in the family because his mom, Nazreen Mohammed, is not only being accused of stealing money from a dead woman’s bank account but she’s also been accused of embezzling $80K from a credit union in order to fund her son’s appeal.
Now they may have matching jumpsuits in the next family portrait.
Dane Abddol of Florida has been officially sentenced to death in the burning death of his girlfriend Amelia Sookdeo.
As you may know Abdool wrapped his 17-year-old girlfriend in duct tape, threw her into a ditch, doused her in gasoline, and then set her on fire. Abdool became enraged after Amelia said she was pregnant. An autopsy later revealed she was not pregnant.
During the trial Abdool claimed that he was just trying to scare her and the fire was an accident like that somehow makes it all better.
“May almighty God have mercy on your soul,” said Circuit Judge Lisa Munyon.
God may have mercy but hopefully the state of Florida won’t.
Dane Abdool was convicted in the burning death of his girlfriend Amelia Sookdeo.
As you may recall Abdool was accused of wrapping her in duct tape, dousing her in gasoline, then setting her on fire when she told him she was pregnant. Autopsy results stated she wasn’t pregnant at all.
It only took jurors four hours to hand down a guilty verdict.
Yesterday in the trial of Dane Abdool an arson investigator testified that in his opinion Abdool intentionally set 17-year-old girlfriend Amelia Sookdeo on fire.
Monday, arson investigators told the jury that Abdool poured gasoline on his sometime-girlfriend Amelia Sookdeo pretty much from head to toe. Investigators said they found gasoline on her face, soaked through all of her clothing and her socks and shoes. They said that 80-percent of her body was burned and that Abdool removed the nozzle from the gas can he used so that the gasoline would pour out more quickly. Gloves were also found at the scene.
A State Fire Marshal investigator told the jury he believes it was an intentional burning because of all of the circumstances involved, including the fact that the arsonist would have had to have been close to the victim.
“The vapors coming off the gasoline would have been more defused out in the open making it more difficult to ignite,” state arson investigator Juan Bailey testified Monday, adding that the igniting device would have to be close to the gasoline to spark it.
Also according to the article Abdool showed no emotion when shown pictures of Amelia’s charred remains. Well, what did they expect really?