Thursday, July 16, 2015

Zink Outside the Box

David Zink, recently executed by the state of Missouri for a rape and murder which occurred in 2001, took an interesting viewpoint on his impending execution. "For those who remain on death row, understand that everyone is going to die," Zink said in his final statement. "Statistically speaking, we have a much easier death than most, so I encourage you to embrace it and celebrate our true liberation before society figures it out and condemns us to life without parole and we too will die a lingering death."

While Zink's words sounded a little like Tom Sawyer telling his friends how much fun it is to paint a fence, maybe the condemned man truly was thinking outside the box---or outside the cell, as it were---and came to the conclusion that his execution was preferable to a long jail term. We just hope his words don't inspire average law-abiding citizens to commit capital crimes for the sake of escaping the drudgery of everyday life and death.

For his last meal, Zink enjoyed a cheeseburger, French fries, cheesecake, and a soft drink.