POPLARVILLE — Accused murderer Timothy Evans wants to die.
Evans, a Hancock County inmate in the Pearl River County jail, admits smothering 70-year-old Wenda Holling in January, then strangling her when that didn't work.
He is ready to pay for his crime and does not want Holling’s family to wait years for a trial, he told the Sun Herald in an exclusive interview Thursday.
Evans talked from his side of a window in a closet-size room reserved for lawyer meetings. His ankles remained shackled during the visit, but his hands were free. He didn’t smile. His blue eyes looked tired and sad.
He spoke slowly; his voice was soft, his words deliberate.
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