Tuesday, June 5, 2007


Condemned killer wants to go out with a joke

‘A condemned inmate wants to leave them laughing.

Patrick Knight is collecting jokes and will pick the funniest one for his last statement before he is set to die June 26 for shooting his neighbors, Walter and Mary Werner, to death almost 16 years ago outside Amarillo.

Randall County Sheriff Joel Richardson thinks the whole idea is insensitive. “This tells you a little bit about the guy’s character, anyway,” said Richardson, who was chief deputy at the time of the Werners’ killings and plans to witness Knight’s execution. [..]

Knight acknowledges there’s nothing funny about his execution. [..]

“I’m not trying to say I don’t care what’s going on. I’m about to die. I’m not going to sit here and whine and cry and moan and everything like that when I’m facing the punishment I’ve been given.

“I’m not asking for money. I’m not asking for pen pals or anything like that. All I’m asking for is jokes,” Knight said.’

One Response to “Condemned killer wants to go out with a joke”

  1. J Says:

    Man’s dying words “insensitive” – so now you have to be sensitive while being killed??

    This Joel Richardson seems like a jerk.

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