A death row inmate sent a letter to a local North Carolina newspaper boasting about the 'life of leisure' he is living while waiting for his execution.
'Is the public aware that the chances of my lawful murder taking place in the next 20 years if ever are very slim?' Danny Robbie Hembree Jr. wrote in a letter from jail.
Hembree, 50, was found guilty of killing a 17-year-old girl in 2009.
Boastful: Danny Robbie Hembree Jr. flaunted his life of three square meals a day, government-paid
health care, air conditioning and color television.
He also admitted in a police interrogation to killing two other women, though he now says that he was lying to distract authorities and cover up other crimes.
'Is the public aware that I am a gentleman of leisure, watching color TV in the a/c, reading, taking naps at will, eating three well-balanced meals a day?
'I am a man who is ready to except [sic] his unjust punishment and face God Almighty with a clear conscience unlike you cowards and your cowardly system.
'Kill me if you can, suckers. Ha! Ha! Ha!
Hembree was sentenced to death on November 18 for the murder of Heather Catterton and has been waiting in Central Prison in Raleigh, North Carolina.
'I got a call from the father of the 17-year-old that he murdered, in tears,' District Attorney Locke Bell said.
The big house: Hembree is waiting for his execution in Central Prison of Raleigh, North Carolina
In the November sentencing where Hembree was convicted of murdering a 17-year-old girl, he blew his mother a kiss after being put on death row for the crime
'He said that this is tearing the family to shreds. This is ripping the wound open,' Mr Bell told ABC News.
'(The father) said, "He murdered our daughter, got the death penalty and now he's just sitting in jail laughing at us!"'
In spite of Hembree's declarations of grandeur, the conditions of Central Prison have been under a microscope in recent months since the prison warden resigned after the despicable treatment of prisoners with mental illnesses.
Alvin Keller stepped down in November- coincidentally the day after Hembree was sentenced- following the results of an investigation that showed mentally ill inmates being left unattended for weeks at a time and found in cells covered with human feces.
The conditions in Hembree's cell seem much more lux, however, and he boasted about his free government health care in the letter.
I'm housed in a building that connects to the new 55 million dollar hospital with round the clock free medical care 24/7.'