Thursday, March 31, 2016

Spare the Rod and Spoil the Victim

Convicted killer Joshua Bishop was executed tonight by the state of Georgia for murdering one of his drinking buddies in 1994. Bishop, the victim, and a third man had been out drinking when they decided to go to the victim’s trailer to smoke crack. When the victim fell asleep, Bishop and his accomplice decided to steal the man’s jeep. The man woke up during the act, so Bishop and his accomplice beat the man with a car battery (lending new meaning to the term assault and battery) then beat him with a curtain rod until he was dead. Once the victim’s body had been safely hidden between two dumpsters, the two men set fire to the jeep then went out drinking again. After he was arrested for the crime, Bishop admitted to killing a second man two weeks earlier because that man had bragged about sexually assaulting Bishop’s mother.

For his last meal, Joshua Bishop asked for a barbecue sandwich, Brunswick stew, potato chips, coleslaw, lemonade, and “purple candy,” whatever that might be.

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