Expert: Student's killer would be slain in prison

A prisons expert says the Tennessee man prosecutors want executed for raping and strangling a Clemson student would likely face certain death in prison if he were allowed to mix with other inmates.

Jerry Buck Inman

PICKENS, S.C. (AP) -- A prisons expert says the Tennessee man prosecutors want executed for raping and strangling a Clemson student would likely face certain death in prison if he were allowed to mix with other inmates.

James Aiken told a Pickens County courtroom Wednesday that Jerry Buck Inman's multiple sex-related convictions and tattoos like the swastika he bears on his arm would make him a target for members of white-supremacy gangs who look down upon sex offenders sporting their symbols.

Inman pleaded guilty last month in the May 2006 death of 20-year-old Tiffany Marie Souers in her apartment near campus. It was unclear if the 37-year-old Tennessee man would testify.

Prosecutors concluded their case for Inman's execution Tuesday. Circuit Judge Edward Miller will decide on the death penalty or life in prison because Inman pleaded guilty.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Anonymous on Nov 3, 2008 at 07:21 PM
    kill him
  • by david Location: maryville TN on Sep 13, 2008 at 08:09 PM
    umm so what.... i really don't see the problem here??? i don't want my tax dollars to be spent on this scums food and aemnities, i'll pay for the popcorn for the other inmates to eat with their entertainment though
  • by frank Location: harrriman on Sep 12, 2008 at 11:31 AM
    So? A waste of sperm and egg
  • by Frank Location: PF on Sep 11, 2008 at 01:34 PM
    Good ! Maybe would experience some of the pain he has inflicted to his victims. Hope it is slow and painful
  • by GoneWolfie Location: Knoxville on Sep 11, 2008 at 09:34 AM
    "He would face certain death if he were allowed to mix with general population".... and they say this like it would be a BAD thing???? I personally think they should sell seats for $50 each and let the public watch his rape and murder...I'm just saying.....
  • by Lisa Location: Knoxville on Sep 11, 2008 at 08:28 AM
    I'm with Kenny. So What? I say throw the rapists and child molesters in with the prison population and be done with it.
  • by Smokem Location: Knoxville Tn on Sep 11, 2008 at 06:27 AM
    Nothing wrong here. Taxpayers saving money. If it takes Inmate Justice to do the job, then so be it.
  • by Kenny Location: Knoxville on Sep 10, 2008 at 07:20 PM
    OK. So what is the problem? I'm morally OK with it.

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