Man ‘Worthy of Death’ Executed

David Neal Cox

( – While the debate in the United States of America over the death penalty continues, there won’t be many Americans who will be sorry to learn that last night the State of Mississippi executed David Neal Cox.

Reporters who have covered the court proceedings involving Cox have described his criminal acts as some of the most horrific and depraved that they ever covered as journalists.

As the Associated Press wrote of Cox, “In 2012, he pleaded guilty to capital murder for the May 2010 slaying of his estranged wife, Kim Kirk Cox, as well as multiple other charges including sexual assault on his stepdaughter. A jury handed down the death sentence, and Cox has filed court papers calling himself ‘worthy of death.'”

When the executioner put the needle in Cox’s arm last night, 23-year-old Lindsey Kirk, the stepdaughter who he sexually assaulted when she was 12-years-old as her mother bled to death in front of her, was in attendance to witness the death of the man who tormented her and killed her mother.

According to witnesses, Cox’s last words were:

“I want my children to know that I love them very much and that I was a good man at one time. Don’t ever read anything but the King James Bible. That’s all I got to say.”

What do you think? What is your opinion about the death penalty? What is your opinion about the State of Mississippi executing David Neal Cox last night? Do you agree or disagree with his having been put to death? Why or why not? If you favor the death penalty, does it concern you that it took almost an entire decade to execute someone like Cox, who admitted his crimes and said of himself that he was worthy of death?

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