A killer admitted something chilling before he was sentenced to death, and now police have revealed what it was.
It comes just before David Neal Cox was executed in Mississippi last month…
He confessed one final time.
Scroll to find out about the shocking discovery…
Now, although abolished in many countries, the death penalty is still retained in some parts of the world.
These countries include China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and of course, the United States of America.
The death penalty has been a part of the US justice system for centuries…
And the penalty, which is often referred to as capital punishment, has been in action since approximately 1608… Yep, it’s really that old.
But it’s not currently legal in every state.
And as the years have gone on, it’s become more and more of a controversial and taboo subject.
Many U.S states have now abolished the death penalty for a number of reasons…
Including the risk factors of executing an innocent person, the fact it doesn’t prevent future crimes, and the fact that it is both discriminatory and can be used politically, as per Amnesty.
Organizations, such as Amnesty, have been fighting for decades to have the death penalty abolished entirely. They have been trying to expose and hold to account governments that continue to use the punishment.
Many find the death penalty totally barbaric.
When questioned, it’s difficult to justify the state killing its citizens.
Campaigners argued that many of those executed over the last few years were killed despite suffering from serious mental and physical illnesses…
Which should have rendered the death penalty an unconstitutional punishment.
And some states have made huge progress in this field.
History was made by Virginia being the first-ever southern state to abolish the death penalty. Other states which have abolished capital punishment include Alaska, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, and Washington.
People were overjoyed by the news, to say the least…
And many are even calling for the abolishment to be nationwide.
Virginia is now the twenty-third state to abolish the death penalty.
And many are hoping for other Southern states to follow suit.
But one state that is showing little signs of movement on the issue is Mississippi.
And one recent and controversial execution was that of David Neal Cox.
Cox was on death row for the murder of his estranged wife.
But in the moments before his execution, he admitted to another murder – that of his sister-in-law, Felicia Cox, in 2007.
“There is no indication that anyone other than Cox is responsible for Felicia Cox’s death,” said DA John Weddle, as per ABC.
“We would like to stress that locating the remains of Felicia Cox is not a foregone conclusion,” he went on.
“We are hopeful that the information is accurate and that recovery efforts will be successful so that Felicia’s family may give her a proper burial.”
And now, police have revealed the detailed instructions Cox left them to help investigators find her body…
Cox drew a map of the area he allegedly burried Felicia’s body…
Upon arriving in Pontotoc County at 9 am on Sunday, December 12, they searched the site and finally discovered her remains at 1:20 pm.
District Attorney John Weddle made a statement following the findings…
“On Thursday, 18 November, one day after Cox’s execution, Krissy Nobile, Director of CPCC reached out to District Attorney John Weddle, to advise that Humphreys McGee with that office would be calling with additional information.”
He added: “McGee called on the same day and made arrangements to meet with District Attorney John Weddle, Assistant District Attorney Paul Gault, and Assistant District Attorney Reagan Wise on the following day in Pontotoc County…
And that pursuant to Cox’s waiver of attorney-client privilege effective after Cox’s execution, he would disclose details about the location of Felicia Cox’s body.
“McGee, Weddle, Gault, and Wise met around 2:30 pm on 19 November 2021, at which time McGee shared a letter from Cox instructing his attorneys regarding the timeliness of the disclosure accompanied by a hand-drawn map by Cox marking the location.”
The statement continued: “On Monday, 22 November, our office met with Sheriff Leo Mask, Chief Investigator Jimmy Whitehead, Investigator Tim Matthews, and former Pontotoc County Investigator Bob Poe, to discuss Cox’s disclosure and plans for recovery of the body.
“Logistics of the search for Felicia Cox’s body were planned with the assistance of Mississippi State University Departments of Archaeology and Anthropology. It was decided that ground-penetrating radar would be used by MSU personnel to assist in the recovery.
“The assistance of cadaver dogs from Golden Triangle K9 out of Columbus, Mississippi was also added to the efforts.”
Finally he shared what they had discovered in the area that was marked “X” on the map…
“On Sunday, December 12, 2021, search efforts began just before 9 am. The presumed remains of Felicia Cox were located at approximately 1.20 pm. Amber Miskelly and other family members were present on-site and were able to view the recovery after the location was secured.”
Amber wrote on Facebook shortly after the discovery…
“Thank you all for praying and support!! Thank you to my family that were by my side today! Thanks to all the workers there today!” she said.
We hope this has given her family some kind of closure.
Rest in peace.