Steven Lawayne Nelson, sentenced in mid-October to die for the robbery-slaying of Arlington pastor Clint Dobson, and the severe beating of a church secretary, said he has not had any violent episodes since arriving on death row.
He said he is "trying to maintain my behavior."
But Bob Gill, who prosecuted Nelson, is not impressed. Nelson is suspected of strangling another jail inmate while awaiting trial.
"As soon as he gets any indication of an opportunity, he will be violent again," Gill said. "It's not a tribute to Mr. Nelson if he's not been violent on Death Row. It's a tribute to the procedures they have on Death Row."
-- Read more in this report from Michael Graczyk of The Associated Press.