State inmate asks Supreme Court to order his execution immediately

In one of several letters Cox says he did kill, “in premeditated glee” his wife Kimberly Cox in 2010 in Union County.

State inmate asks Supreme Court to order his execution immediately
David Cox is asking the State Supreme Court to waive all of his appeals to allow his execution immediately. (Source: MS Department of Corrections)

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A Mississippi inmate on death row is asking that his execution is carried out by the state.

In August, David Cox sent a handwritten letter to the Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court asking the court to waive all of his appeals and that he be executed immediately.

In one of several letters Cox says he did kill, “in premeditated glee” his wife Kimberly Cox in 2010 in Union County.

Cox also says he killed his wife because she beat his 6-year-old son. He writes if given the chance he would happily do it again.

Justices ruled Thursday his case should be remanded to the the trial court for a hearing to determine whether Cox is competent and whether he knowingly and voluntarily is waiving his rights to all present and future appeals.

Cox was also convicted of two counts of kidnapping a minor in Union County in 2012. He was given two 30 year sentences.

You can see the court’s order here. {WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE}

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