A Mississippi man convicted of fatally shooting his estranged spouse and sexually assaulting his 12-year-old stepdaughter in entrance of her mom whereas she was dying turned the primary inmate to be executed within the state in 9 years on Wednesday.
David Neal Cox, 50, was sentenced to death in 2012 for murdering Kim Kirk Cox and assaulting her daughter Lindsey Kirk thrice whereas her mom was bleeding to loss of life at her sister’s Sherman, Mississippi, dwelling in 2010, in response to WVTA-TV in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Cox surrendered all his appeals and wrote in court docket filings that he was “worthy of loss of life.” He died by deadly injection at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
Earlier than his loss of life he stated he wished to inform his youngsters he beloved them “very a lot and that I used to be a very good man at one time. Don’t ever learn something however the King James Bible.”
Cox additionally left a letter associated to the 2007 disappearance of his brother’s spouse Felicia Cox that wasn’t to be mailed or learn till after his loss of life, WTVA reported. Some in her household, together with her daughter, imagine he might have been concerned in her disappearance.
Lindsey Kirk stated she misses her mom every single day. She additionally stated Cox had been secretly sexually assaulting her for years however he stated he would “kill us” if she ever stated something. After she labored up the braveness to inform her mother he was arrested and given a restraining order. Quickly after he was launched from jail with out trial he discovered her at her sister’s home and killed her.
“Mama was laying on the ground. She was bleeding,” she stated of that day. Her brother was additionally trapped inside the home throughout the assault however survived.
“He’s evil,” Kim’s father Benny Kirk added. He stated he spoke to her on the telephone whereas they had been racing to get to her after being advised he was on the home. His daughter advised him, ‘Daddy, I’m dying.’”
The Related Press contributed to this report.