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Patrick Bryan Knight
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    (January 12, 1968-June 26, 2007)
    Convicted of the abduction and execution-style murders of his neighbors, Walter and Mary Ann Werner (August 27, 1991)
    Death penalty opponent Doreen Hawk set up a MySpace page, 'Dead Man Laughing' to solicit jokes that Knight could tell at his execution
    Executed by lethal injection by the state of Texas
    He killed the Werners after arguing with them over his loud music and loud cars.
    After the murders, he returned to his trailer and went to sleep.
    Many people felt that his last joke contest was insensitive to the family of his victims.
    He said it would be 'cool' if the winning joke were edgy.
    Victims right advocate Andy Kahan said, 'I don't think he'd find it funny if the state decided to pump in 'Another One Bites the Dust.'
    At four, he nearly drowned in a swimming pool and suffered seizures for a year afterwards.
    Dead Man Laughing sold merchandise with the proceeds going to the charity Families of Missing Children.
    He said he would not tell jokes with profanity or vulgarity.
    Ultimately, he did not tell a joke. Instead, his last words were 'Death has set me free; that's the biggest joke. I deserve this.'

Credit: C. Fishel

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