He turned down a prosecution offer of life in prison for second-degree murder for fatally beating 29-year-old Michael Sessions with a hammer on October 9, 2001 in a motel room.
A jury next week will recommend whether Nolan should get his death wish.
The man was asked at a hearing earlier this week if he wanted to volunteer for a death sentence. Nolan simply said “yes.''
Nolan stole a man's car, loaded the body in the trunk and was seen driving the car around Bay County the next two days. He dumped the body in neighboring Gulf County and was arrested about two weeks later in Louisiana.
Jurors will be selected Monday and are expected to hear two days worth of evidence.