Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

March 6, 2013

COMING SATURDAY: Last Interview: Reporter Ben Tinsley spends time on Death Row with convicted capital murderer Richard Cobb


Jacksonville Daily Progress

LIVINGSTON — An excerpt from the story, coming Saturday in the Jacksonville Daily Progress:

Cobb is no longer the young man he was when he was sent away. His hair is gone, shaved off, and he has the wear and tear of a Death Row decade stamped squarely on his face.

During the interview, Cobb appeared amicable — despite a growing reputation among Death Row guards as a troublemaker. At one point, Cobb apparently managed to sneak a cell phone into jail — a huge infraction.

The day of his interview, Cobb initially refused to speak to a reporter, then changed his mind, later explaining, “I woke up in a bad mood.”