Convicted Murderer Hopes Potential Pen Pals Won't Be Discouraged by Death Row Address

He may be sitting on Death Row in a Texas prison cell for the brutal rape and strangulation murder of two Houston teens, but convicted killer Jose Ernesto Medellin hopes "this fact won't discourage you from writing" and getting to know him better.

That's what Medellin posted on a Web site run by the Canadian Coalition Against the Death Penalty.

Medellin, who confessed to the 1993 murder of Jennifer Ertman, and who was part of the gang that raped and murdered her classmate Elizabeth Pena, tells potential pen pals that ""hopefully we can be friends," offering that his hobbies include "reading, military history, drawing, writing and exercising."

The posting, apparently placed in the Web site in 2000, describes his arrest and conviction simply as, "I got arrested and a few months later I was sitting here on death row.

"I really hope this fact won't discourage you from writing me and getting to know me better"

Click here to read Medellin's pen pal posting.

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