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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Moron's letter lands him in electric chair

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In Virginia, a man named Paul Warner Powell is scheduled to be executed tonight for killing a teenage girl, then raping the girl's younger sister. He was sentenced to death earlier, but a higher court overturned it. Powell mistakenly believed that he could not be sentenced to death again, so he wrote a taunting letter to the prosecutor in which he confessed, in gruesome detail.

Actually, he could be sentenced to death again. And he was.

A blog called "I'm Surrounded by Idiots" has the text of the letter. Fair warning: It's got a lot of a foul language and is very graphic.

File photo via AP

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