Robert Lee McConnell
Robert Lee McConnell might be one of the most vile human’s I’ve ever read about. And I’m thankful that he is about to be put to death by the state of Nevada.
And what was McConnell’s biggest regret on his death bed? Regrets for killing his ex-girlfriend’s fiance? Regrets about wasting his once nice life (he earned $10K/month before deciding to start killing people)?
McConnell said his only regret was that he killed his ex-girlfriend’s fiance instead of her.
Robert Lee McConnell, 33, pleaded guilty to shooting his victim nine times with a handgun in August 2002 at the home the man shared with a woman McConnell used to date. McConnell then waited for the woman to return from work, cut off her clothes with a knife, raped her and forced her to drive to San Mateo, Calif.
She escaped when they stopped at a service station, and he was captured later in San Francisco.
“I wouldn’t play around and have feelings like I did the last time,” McConnell told the Reno Gazette-Journal in a prison interview. “I wouldn’t let her get away. She would be tortured and killed.”
McConnell has said he won’t file any appeals or petitions that would automatically stop his execution by injection.
The only thing positive I can say about this story, is that maybe this will start a trend of death row inmates who will not try file appeal-after-appeal trying to delay the inevitable.
UPDATE: McConnell has waived off any last minute appeals, and at 9 p.m. tonight, officials will perform the 74th execution in Nevada’s history.
UPDATE 2 (Jan 19, 2010): Nevada stays the execution of this cold blooded murdering POS for the second time.