Being convicted of murder and sentenced to death isn’t stopping Danny Hembree from poking fun of the justice system, reports WCNC.
In a letter to his hometown newspaper in Gastonia, North Carolina, The Gaston Gazette, Hembree writes, "Kill me if you can suckers. Ha! Ha! Ha!"
A jury found Hembree guilty of killing 17-year-old Heather Catterton in 2009, and he was sentenced to death on November 18, 2011.
Hembree requested that his letter be published in the newspaper as an opinion article critiquing the appeal system that he says will keep him alive for decades.
"Is the public aware that the chances of my lawful murder taking place in the next 20 years, if ever, are very slim," writes Hembree.
Most people probably think death row is scary place, but Hembree says it’s not so bad.
"Is the public aware that I am a gentleman of leisure, watching color TV in the A/C, reading, taking naps at will, eating three well-balanced meals a day," writes Hembree.
WCNC spoke with Nick Catterton, Heather’s father, about his reaction to Hembree’s letter.
"I think he is probably one of the most inhumane people I know walking the earth right now," Catterton said.