Man Admits to Another Killing Just Before His Execution

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A death row killer, who was executed last month, made a shocking confession in the moments before …

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It was in fact, a huge shock.

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Scroll to find out what he admitted …

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Now, although abolished in many countries, the death penalty is still retained in some parts of the world.

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These countries include China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and of course, the United States of America.

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The death penalty has been a part of the US justice system for centuries…

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And the penalty, which is often referred to as capital punishment, has been in action since approximately 1608… Yep, it’s really that old.

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And as the years have gone on, it’s become more and more of a controversial and taboo subject.

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Many U.S states have now abolished the death penalty for a number of reasons…

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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 and they have been trying to expose and hold to account governments that continue to use the punishment.

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Many find the death penalty totally barbaric.

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When questioned, it’s difficult to justify the state killing its citizens.

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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.

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And some states have made huge progress in this field.

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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.

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People were overjoyed by the news, to say the least…

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And many are even calling for the abolishment to be nationwide.

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Virginia is now the twenty-third state to abolish the death penalty.

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And many are hoping for other Southern states to follow suit.

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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.

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Cox was on death row for the murder of his estranged wife.

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But in the moments before his execution, he admitted to another murder – that of his sister-in-law Felicia Cox in 2007.

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“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.

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“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.”

We hope this confession leads to closure for Felicia’s family.

Rest in peace.

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