Troy Kunkle, 38, killed 31-year-old Stephen Horton in Corpus Christi in 1984. At the time Kunkle was 18 and after shooting Horton in the head he was said to have chanted lyrics from a Metallica song.
Kunkle was contrite as he looked toward his victim's daughter and son-in-law.
"I would like to ask you to forgive me," he said. "I made a mistake and I am sorry for what I did. All I can do is ask you to forgive me."
According to testimony at Kunkle's capital murder trial, after shooting Horton in the head Kunkle chanted: "Another day, another death, another sorrow, another breath" -- the refrain from the Metallica song "No Remorse" on the album "Kill 'Em All."
My, what a cogent response.
Posted by: galoux on January 30, 2005 01:28 PM