Gadsden Co. Sheriff Releases Statement on Execution of Inmate

Gadsden County Sheriff's Office
Posted at 10:09 PM, Nov 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-13 17:20:21-05

GADSDEN CO., Fla. (WTXL) - Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young released a statement Thursday night, stating that he attended the execution of death row inmate Chadwick Banks, of Gadsden County, who was convicted of murdering his wife Cassandra Banks and his step-daughter.

Sheriff Young states, “The families of Cassandra Banks and Melody Cooper have had to carry this burden for 22 years. Our hearts and prayer certainly go out to them as they have had to relive the reality of losing love ones.”

Sheriff Young went to state, “Although Chad Banks confessed, apologized and has faced his penalty his family is also grieving tonight. We certainly want to also pray for their strength as they deal with their loss. We will forever remember the victims in this case and continue to pray for healing for the families and our community.”

Banks, 43, was pronounced dead just before 7:30 p.m. Thursday after a lethal injection at Florida State Prison in Starke, Fl.