For over a year, serial killer and child molester Joseph Edward Duncan kept a blog. In it, he documented his struggle to remain the man he called “Happy Joe,” a guy who had friends and healthy interests. Eventually, Duncan’s demons put an end to Happy Joe. Two days after his final entry, Duncan killed three people and kidnapped two children in Idaho.
William Van Poyck’s execution is days away and there’s little chance for a stay. Throughout his 25 years on death row, he’s been writing to his sister Lisa, who has dutifully documented his letters on a blog. Read the condemned prisoner’s impressions of life on death row and his thoughts as his final day on earth approaches.