Death Row Prisoner Confesses To Murder Moments Before Execution
A man who has been living out his numbered days on death row as a prisoner after being sentenced to death for murder shocked those present during his recent execution when he owned up to committing the brutal crime.
via Fox News
Some praised Allah; a cadre invoked Christ. A trio cheered sports teams, while still others stared death squarely in the eye and made a full accounting of that which had brought them to the proceedings grimly at hand.
“A lot of people say I didn’t commit those murders . . . I really did,” said Elroy Chester, moments before he became the 499th person put to death in Texas since 1982. “That’s my statement, Warden, you can go ahead.”
This week, the Lone Star State executed its 500th inmate — one Kimberly McCarthy – since the Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment in 1976. And regardless of the content — and through it all — as The New York Times notes, authorities have painstakingly recorded the final statements of every single one of those who were so-condemned.
It’s there that one can find all of their mournful admissions, railings against the system, final instructions, and prayers for hope in the Great Beyond that immediately preceded the court-ordered reckoning they would momentarily suffer for their crimes.
Wow. Guess he figured there wasn’t much to lose at that point.