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Murderer to be turned into fish food?

A prisoner on death row in Texas is to have have his body turned into fish food and fed to goldfish.

Gene Hathorn, 47, has given his consent to artist Marco Evaristti to use his body as an "art installation" as part of a project on capital punishment.
Should Hathorn's final appeal fail, Mr Evaristti would deep-freeze Hathorn's body and then turn it into fish food which visitors at the exhibition could feed to goldfish, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Mr Evaristti, a Chilean-born artist living in Denmark, hopes to begin work within a year if Hathorn is refused an appeal for the third time.

He first visited Hathorn in April this year and when he first suggest the idea to Hathorn, who was convicted of killing his father, stepmother and stepbrother in 1985, he agreed immediately.

Mr Evaristti said: "Gene Hathorn's story is a powerful one but it is not his story that is as important for me as the system that exists in a society such as America's in such a vulgar and primitive way, the system, of killing people like this.

"He wants to be a part of this art. It's the last thing he can do for society and he views it as positive."

There are doubts Mr Evaristti will be able to use Hathorn's remains in such a way but he is prepared to go to court.

In the meantime, he is helping raise £125,000 for an investigation into Hathorn's conviction, in the hope it may lead to an appeal, and has so far raised £52,000.

Mr Evaristti has been involved in a number of controversial exhibitions in the past. He first gained notoriety for a museum display in 2000 when he placed goldfish in electric blenders filled with water and invited visitors to turn them on.

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Mr Evaristti, a Chilean-born artist living in Bridgewater State Hospital, hopes to begin work within a year if Hathorn is refused an appeal for the third time and if Mr. Evaristti is discharged from Bridgewater State Hospital on to the streets of mattapan.
 

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The point of someone recieving the death penalty or being sentenced to life in jail is for PUNISHMENT...giving someone what they want is not punishment...so I say fuck him....let him die unhappy like his victims...and the so called " artist " he should be sent to Bridgewater himself.
 
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