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Robert Vickers killed his prison cellmate because the other man drank his Kool-Aid. Varnall Weeks believed that after his execution he would be reincarnated as a giant turtle who would rule the universe. Hit man and former Elvis impersonator James Paster tried to escape from his cell by slathering himself with hair tonic and squeezing through a tiny air vent.

Death Row’s Oddest Inmates features 13 of the most bizarre and unique killers the prison system has ever seen. Meet a man who wore a homemade toga during his trial and asked for the bodies of his victims to be brought to the courtroom so God could resurrect them. Learn how triple murderer “Smelly Kelly” earned his dubious nickname, and read about the sadistic serial killer who sued the state of California for cruel and unusual punishment because one of the cookies on his prison lunch tray was broken.
Also included are special sections on wacky murder weapons, massive last meals, and the looniest last words ever uttered. Despite the gloomy surroundings, there’s no shortage of silliness and outlandish behavior on death row.

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Death Row's Oddest Inmates
Average rating
3.6 / 5
An ok read
October 28th, 2015
This read was ok, bit more detail needed but overall i liked reading it. Humour was added which i quite liked
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Fast read
August 16th, 2015
Well written & funny as hell! Amazingly interesting (& appropriate) gallows humor. Would recommend to anyone who needs a good laugh at the expense of the scum of the earth.
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It's ok
May 6th, 2015
It's ok but short and the stories themselves weren't all that interesting or anything new that hadn't already been revealed in previous books by this author or by others.
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Death rows oddest inmates
May 27th, 2014
Good read. Definitely some weird characters out there.
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Death Row's Oddest Inmates
October 16th, 2013
An OK book which is entertaining reading in its own macabre way. Some light-hearted moments can't help but make the reader smile although one is constantly asking how or why these things happen. Overall probably 3 1/2 out of 5 overall.
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Death Row Oddities
May 17th, 2013
Good for a quick read. Amusing.
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Death Rows oddest inmates
February 13th, 2013
It was a different look at death row inmates
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