Mike Hudspeth, who serves as pastor at Shreveport's Kings Temple United Pentecostal Church, read the letter Friday morning during a news conference at the Shreveport Police Department.
"In an honor of Danny Rolling's request, today I read the following statement," Hudspeth
said before sharing the confession.
...Prior to his execution Wednesday in Florida for butchering five college students in Gainesville in 1990, Rolling had asked Hudspeth to be his spiritual adviser and a witness during his execution. Rolling
about 12 years ago that he'd killed the Grissoms, but because of pastoral confidentiality Hudspeth kept it to himself.However, on Tuesday, the serial killer promised the minister he'd have a written confession ready Wednesday and several hours before the execution, Hudspeth
received the letter.
"I'm familiar with jailhouse religion, but I do believe that Mr. Rolling was sincere about this letter and his
darkest day he
reverted back to a former drug habit, and experience to Satanism and also a lust problem that he
never got under control," Hudspeth