Death row's oddest inmates by Ty Treadwell

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: giant final foodstuff -- 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 complaints -- Varnall Weeks -- Aileen Wuornos -- highlight on: mammoth final foodstuff -- Stanley Baker Jr. -- Edwin Hart Turner -- highlight on: Loony final phrases

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The two were in the process of sawing their way through an exhaust fan with a hacksaw when they were caught by prison guards. “You can’t blame a guy for trying,” Paster said afterwards. ” Prison officials probably should have been wary of Paster from the very beginning. At one point during his incarceration, the inmate expressed a desire to study mining engineering. “You never know when a tunnel’s going to come in handy,” he remarked at the time. Any future escape attempts were avoided when Paster was executed on September 20, 1989.

But after a few years in prison, Singleton—who had lived a mostly normal life until that point—began to see things a bit differently. His mindset became a curious mix of religious zeal, science fiction, and elements from both horror movies and action flicks. ” At other times he said he was only a marionette whose strings were being pulled by God. He added that he and his sidekick St. John had been sent on a holy mission; to rid the world of homosexuals. Singleton also claimed that he had received divine orders to kill both his prison psychiatrist and the President of the United States.

Maybe the courts will spare his life, but hopefully this killer will never have the chance to strike again. At least he confessed to his crimes and didn’t try to frame someone else. Still, the guy’s a real turkey. ” And the answer is—yes, you guessed it; convicted killer. At age six, when most kids are entering school, Pernell Ford found himself entering a mental institution. By age 13, he was taking powerful anti-psychotic and anti-depressant medication. And by 18, he had committed the crime that would earn him a death sentence.

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