SC student's killer asks judge for death sentence

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PICKENS, S.C. - A Tennessee man who confessed to raping and killing a South Carolina college student has asked a judge to be put to death.

Jerry Buck Inman told Circuit Court Judge Edward Miller on Wednesday that he is violent and cannot be rehabilitated by spending more time in prison.

Inman pleaded guilty last year to killing Tiffany Souers in May 2006. The body of the 20-year-old Clemson University engineering student from Ladue, Mo., was found in her apartment near campus with the striped bikini top used to strangle her still wound about her neck.

The statement during Wednesday's sentencing hearing was the first time Inman addressed the court.

During his closing argument, a prosecutor told the judge that only the death penalty will do Souers justice.

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CyndiCk 04/22/09 - 08:01 pm
Wonderful, just as long as it

Wonderful, just as long as it don't take 10 years to do it.

dgoo1269 04/22/09 - 11:30 pm
We should put in an express

We should put in an express line like they do in Texas for guys like this.

BeckyTiger 04/23/09 - 12:43 am
As an Augusta native who now

As an Augusta native who now lives in Clemson, this monster deserves to die. May 2006 was a pretty scary time before they caught this bastard. I think having him strangled with a bikini top while we all watched might be the only way Tiffany can rest in peace.

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