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State's highest court rules on killer's request to die

David Cox in 2010 just days after the death of his estranged wife (Susan Parker)

The Mississippi Supreme Court has issued a ruling concerning a local inmate who is on death row after killing his estranged wife and holding two children hostage in Union County.

Posted: Dec. 13, 2018 6:58 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi Supreme Court has issued a ruling concerning a local inmate who is on death row after killing his estranged wife and holding two children hostage in Union County.

Justices are now asking a judge in Union County Circuit Court to decide if David Cox is competent enough to waive his death penalty appeals.

Cox told the high court in August he wanted to drop his appeals because he deserved to die for the crime where Kim Cox lost her life in 2010.

There is no indication when the lower court will look at the case.

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