Death Row Inmate Boasts of 'Leisure' Life
'Kill me if you can suckers,' he writes to hometown paper
By Dustin Lushing, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2012 5:38 PM CST
Danny Hembree is seen in an undated photo provided by the N.C. Department of Public Safety.   (AP Photo/N.C. Department of Public Safety)

(Newser) – A murderer awaiting execution in North Carolina wrote a letter to his hometown newspaper ridiculing the justice system and describing his life in prison as one of "leisure." 50-year-old Danny Robbie Hembree Jr. is on death row for killing teenager Heather Catterton in 2009, reports ABC News. Hembree sent the letter to the Gaston Gazette; in it he asks, "Is the public aware that I am a gentleman of leisure, watching color TV in the A.C., reading, taking naps at will, eating three well balanced hot meals a day?"

He adds that he has access to "round the clock free medical care 24/7." Hembree calls his death sentence "lawful murder" resulting from a corrupt legal system, but he taunts that the chances of his execution occurring in the next 20 years are "very slim." He concludes with, "Kill me if you can suckers. Ha! Ha! Ha!" The two-page, handwritten letter can be downloaded here.

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Jan 26, 2012 3:11 PM CST
You all live in boxes, and your illusion of choice merely that. The only thing this guy could possibly miss is sex. And if he's found peace in his box no one can deny his happiness. Sounds like most commenting here are angry with their own lives. Or at least that's what i'd say if this guy wasn't such a terrible troll. Hahahaha, suckers!
Jan 26, 2012 11:21 AM CST
you sound jealous? He lives in a box, and is s a murderer. Yes i will pay for him to be in there (maybe not 20 years!) He will grow tired of his new life of "liesure". He has only been in prison for 3 years tops. Lets see what he has to say about his amazing life in a box in 15-20 years
Jan 26, 2012 4:29 AM CST
I once had a cubicle about 5 x5 . I wrote my boss an email saying "you know, even prisoners are required by law to have 48 sq feet of living space. I got a new cubicle.