Murderer facing death

A man on death row for the rape and murder of a Franklin College student has planned for his death after execution, including drafting a will and deciding to be cremated.

Michael Dean Overstreet functions normally in prison, and his actions suggest he is aware he would die and cease to exist after execution, attorneys general said.

In the second day of hearings to decide if Overstreet is competent to be put to death, attorneys for the state focused on showing he is grounded in reality and therefore competent to be executed.

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