Saturday, March 28, 2009

Deathbed Confession

Do you ever do something on the spur of the moment, and then regret it in the cold light of day?

I think most people occasionally do something, or say something that leads to a Homer Simpson moment. D’oh!

Thankfully, the BBC brings us news of someone more unlucky than us, and deservedly so.
James Brewer suffered a stroke and, convinced he was going to die, made a deathbed confession telling police how in 1977, he had shot and killed 20 year old Jimmy Carroll who he thought was making a move on his wife.

The murder was never solved. Brewer was originally arrested and given bail but he fled Tennessee and moved to Oklahoma, changing his name in the process.

This is all well and good. A dying man wants to confess his sins before meeting his maker.
Only James Brewer didn’t die. He made a full recovery and then had no choice but to surrender to the authorities in Tennessee after they were notified by Oklahoma police.

The funny thing about this story is that Brewer may now face the death penalty for the murder. What goes around comes around.

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