Guy to Jury: Hurry Up and Convict Me

Murder defendant really wanted to watch Monday Night Football

By Liam Carnahan,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 6, 2012 11:50 AM CST

(Newser) – A suspect in a double homicide took callousness to a new level yesterday: While on the witness stand, Nathan Burris snapped his fingers at the jury and told them to hurry up and convict him so he could get back to his cell in time for Monday Night Football, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. While the victims' families watched silently, the Contra Costa Times adds that Burris giggled and cursed during his testimony, and at one point, speaking to the prosecutor, said of the jury, "This isn't Sesame Street. They get it, bro."

"I did it. So what?" Burris said of the 2009 killings, adding, "No remorse, no regrets, no mercy ... You want me to draw it out in crayon?" He faces life in prison without parole or the death penalty for the murder of his longtime girlfriend and her friend at a toll plaza in San Francisco. He's apparently not afraid to die either—before changing his mind several times about whether to appeal, he told the court he was ready to spend the rest of his life behind bars, on Death Row or not.

Nathan Burris scoffed and cursed during his testimony, asking to be convicted so he could go back to his cell to watch football.
Nathan Burris scoffed and cursed during his testimony, asking to be convicted so he could go back to his cell to watch football.   (AP Photo/Richmond Police Department)
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