By Ty Treadwell
Robert Vickers -- Monty Delk -- James Paster -- highlight on: Wacky guns -- Pernell Ford -- Daniel Colwell -- James Kelly Moss - highlight on: Jailhouse jokers -- Horace Kelly -- Christopher Newton -- Charles Singleton -- highlight on: Laughable complaints -- Varnall Weeks -- Aileen Wuornos -- highlight on: big final food -- Stanley Baker Jr. -- Edwin Hart Turner -- highlight on: Loony final words.
summary: Robert Vickers -- Monty Delk -- James Paster -- highlight on: Wacky guns -- Pernell Ford -- Daniel Colwell -- James Kelly Moss - highlight on: Jailhouse jokers -- Horace Kelly -- Christopher Newton -- Charles Singleton -- highlight on: Laughable proceedings -- Varnall Weeks -- Aileen Wuornos -- highlight on: gigantic final nutrition -- Stanley Baker Jr. -- Edwin Hart Turner -- highlight on: Loony final phrases
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You might as well not even work on him. ” Brewer was later declared dead, and Newton received the death penalty for the murder—which was fine with him. He gave a full confession of his crime and never fought his new sentence. “I’m a Republican on death row,” he said. “I’m for the death penalty. ” As years passed by, Newton awaited his fate with gleeful anticipation. On the one-year anniversary of Brewer’s murder, Newton made paper hats and party favors and invited the prison psychiatrist to celebrate the festive occasion with him.
One disturbing recent trend is the use of vacuum cleaners as murder weapons. In England, Stephen Hotson beat his wife to death with their vacuum cleaner then tried to kill himself—by jumping out of a first-floor window. In Florida, Gregory McGruder Jr. used a vacuum cleaner, beer bottle, and chair leg when he bludgeoned his girlfriend to death. Nebraska resident Monique Lee strangled her ex-landlord to death with a vacuum cleaner cord because she was angry about being evicted. And in South Carolina, Tina Pressley struck her common-law husband with a vacuum cleaner, knocking him unconscious, then finished the job by choking him.
He then drove to the local police station and calmly turned himself in. Any murder is terrible, but to kill two people because you yourself want to die—and to do it in such a complicated and pointless fashion—well, it’s like using a pair of hedge clippers to cut a coupon out of the newspaper, or brushing your hair one strand at a time, or kidnapping an entire high school wrestling team because you need help opening a jar of pickles, or—well, you get the point. It just doesn’t make much sense. But by the time he commited his capital crime, Colwell had made a habit out of doing nonsensical things.