Twin who secretly swapped places with his murderer brother in jail to do time for him has to watch his execution
The 60-year-old twin brothers David Moore and Carey Dean Moore had swapped places while they were both serving sentences inside a Nebraska State Penitentiary
An identical twin who had once exchanged places with his murderer twin brother while in jail will also be watching his execution next week. The 60-year-old twin brothers David Moore and Carey Dean Moore had swapped places while they were both serving sentences inside a Nebraska State Penitentiary. The two brothers had asked for a meeting so that they could speak in private about some family matters. At that point, the two men swapped their clothes and also prison jobs so that David could take his brother's place on death row. According to a report in the 'Lincoln Journal Star', The brothers had arranged the switch so that Carey would be able to get a taste of freedom again.
It has now been around 30 years since the brothers had exchanged places with each other and David will have to see his brother die. Carey Dean Moore will become Nebraska's first prisoner to get executed via the use of a lethal injection. Prisoner Dean has been the longest-serving death row inmate in his state. He was locked up in the year 1979 for murdering two taxi drivers, Reuel Van Ness Jr. and Maynard Helgeland.
Dean's execution is going to take place next Tuesday. David shared that he was asked by his brother to be present at the execution and plans to oblige and honor his last wishes. David shared, "It will not be easy, no. But Dean wants me there, so I have little choice". David also revealed that at the time around the murders which took place over five days of each other, he and his brother were "animals" that "weren't fit to be allowed in society". He also claims that his brother "isn't like what he was" anymore.
It is still not determined whether Dean will get executed next week or not and in the past he has been given many execution dates before and it has not yet happened. The son of one of the victims Maynard Helgeland, Steve said that he certainly has his doubts about whether the execution will actually be taken forward. As reported by the Omaha World-Herald, he shared, "Until it happens, I don't have any faith Nebraska will get it done".
He also took to Facebook to share, "With the impending execution of the murderer of Maynard Helgeland and Reuel Van Ness a few thoughts cross my mind. While his execution and death are not a pleasant thing and I am positive his family will experience pain over his loss they have had 40 years to prepare themselves for this, 40 years to bond, 40 years to share, 40 years is a long time".
"The murderer only allowed me 13 years total with my father. I would trade 20 years of my life to get 40 years with my father," he concluded.