Internet Wonders What It’s Like to Murder Someone; Inmates Answer


Although the online question-and-answer site Quora is often home to inane or silly or generally ridiculous queries, sometimes an earnest question will prompt a pretty heavy response.

One user, for example, took to Quora to pose the following question: “What does it feel like to murder someone?” As Betabeat notes, a few inmates from northern California’s San Quentin State Prison logged onto the site to shed light on the topic. The first response came from 34-year-old Tommy Winfrey, who’s serving 25 years to life for second degree murder with gun enhancement. In a six-paragraph response, he outlines the circumstances that led to the murder he committed at age 19 and how he has coped with the repercussions. Here’s an excerpt:

I felt worthless and unworthy of love, so in return I placed little value on my life or on the life of anyone else. All of these feelings…

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