Texan murderer wants to keep his execution “light”.

Partick Knight is due to be executed today for the murder of 2 elderly neighbours in Texas by lethal injection. A friend of Knight’s set up a page on Myspace to request the help of the general public for jokes that Knight could say just before he recieved his injection. Hundreds of suggestions have been recieved!

“I’ll be enjoying my last days on Earth,” Knight wrote on the Web site. “I’m not asking for pen pals, but I’m asking you to spread the word that I am holding a contest. I want people to send me their best jokes, and to keep me and others with (execution) dates laughing.”

Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokeswoman Michelle Lyons said:

“Everybody who is there takes it very seriously and will not be participating in the joke,” she said. “So knock-knock jokes are out.”

I really want to find out what the winning joke was! Does anybody know?

Take a look at Dead Man Laughing on Myspace
via Reuters