Er, I’m Supposed To Want This Guy To Live?

#999 isn’t quite the poster boy for the anti-death penalty folks that they wanted:

Hicks offered a tearful apology for the 1985 murders in an interview earlier this month with Ohio Parole Board members, and said he loved both victims — 56-year-old Maxine Armstrong and 5-year-old Brandy Green. He detailed the killings and said his cocaine high made him desperate and paranoid.
Hicks had traded his VCR for about $50 worth of cocaine, court records show. After taking the drugs, he realized that he needed to get the VCR back before his wife wondered where it was, so he decided to steal money from Armstrong.
Hicks found his stepdaughter asleep on the couch at Armstrong’s apartment. He woke her and brought her to bed and then strangled Armstrong, first with his hands and then with a clothesline.
He left her apartment with about $300 and some credit cards. He used some of the money to buy back his VCR and purchase more cocaine.
Realizing Green could identify him as the last person at the apartment, he returned and attempted to suffocate the 5-year-old with a pillow then strangle her with his hands. She struggled, and Hicks covered her mouth and nose with duct tape.

I think a bunch of folks are happy he’s no longer around.

4 Responses to “Er, I’m Supposed To Want This Guy To Live?”

  1. The_Real_JeffS says:

    I’m one of them.

  2. The guy in line to be 1000 now won’t be, and I’m on board with that.

  3. nobrainer says:

    A VCR for $50 worth of cocaine?
    Damn! Technology has come a long way since then.

  4. Cindermutha says:

    I’m glad he’s gone.

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