Death sentence overturned for man who set girlfriend on fire

Death sentence overturned for man who set girlfriend on fire

Dane Abdool

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 past week, Abdool’s death sentence was overturned by the Florida Supreme Court on the grounds that the jury who decided his fate back in 2008, did not unanimously vote on the death penalty. The jury at the time voted 10-2 to give Abdool the death penalty. Nine other such cases have been sent back to the lower courts for review.

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 appeals death sentence over execution drug

Court Filing Challenges Florida’s New Execution Drug:

Dane Abdool

Dane Abdool

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.

Dane Abdool’s mom sentenced for embezzling

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.

Last week she was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison and 3 years probation.

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.

Dane Abdool’s mom admits to embezzling

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.

Dane Abdool’s mom accused of embezzling

Bank Embezzlement Linked To Death Row Inmate:

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.

Anyway Abdool must have been so innocent that he was not only convicted he was also sentenced to death.

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 Abdool sentenced to death

Man Sentenced To Death For The Violent Killing Of Girlfriend:

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.

Jury recommends death for Abdool

Jury Sentences Abdool To Death:

The jury that convicted Dane Abdool of setting his girlfriend on fire have recommended the death penalty.

Abdool was convicted of killing Amelia Sookdeo by wrapping her in duct tape, dousing her in gasoline and setting her on fire.

The story isn’t over yet as the judge has final discretion on sentencing.

Abdool convicted

Orlando-area man convicted of setting on fire, killing girlfriend:

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.

Abdool is eligible for the death penalty.

Abdool trial continues

Trial Continues For Man Accused Of Burning Girlfriend Alive:

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?

Dane Abdool just panicked, that's all

Murder trial hears how girl, 17, was burned to death:

Previously we’ve seen Dane Abdool try to claim that the burning death of his girlfriend, Amelia Sookdeo, was an accident.

Yeah, right. I’m sure he bound her in duct tape and doused her in gasoline by accident. He claims he was just trying to scare her.

However during his trial two witnesses claim that Abdool tried to hire them to kill Amelia after she told Abdool she was pregnant.

Two teenagers testified Thursday that Abdool at one point contacted them about killing Amelia because of the pregnancy. He offered one $400 to do it.

“I told him he was crazy,” said Julian Pinnock, who was 17 at the time. “I figured he was some spoiled rich kid.”

The tragedy of all this, prosecutors said, was that Amelia was not pregnant.

Abdool’s lawyer also claims he ‘panicked’ and left Amelia’s body in a ditch…

Defense attorneys told jurors that Abdool was there when Amelia died but it was an accident.

He panicked afterward, leaving her and went to wash his car, said Abdool’s attorney Trish Cashman.

I’m sure he wasn’t trying to cover anything up by washing his car.

I really hope the jury isn’t that stupid.