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January 25, 2017

“Let’s do it!” And Here Are 14 Death Row Prisoner’s Famous Last Words

Ever wonder what all those crazy serial killer’s last words were right before their execution? You might not find it surprising, but their last words were just as crazy as the murders they committed. Here are 14 infamous serial killers and the last delusional words they had spoken before they were put to death for their awful crimes.

1. Ted Bundy

“I’d like you to give my love to my family and friends.”

Theodore Robert Bundy was a famous American serial killer who raped and killed an unknown number of women in the 1970’s. He was executed by electric chair on January 24, 1989.

2. Peter Kürten

“Tell me. After my head has been chopped off, will I still be able to hear, at least for a moment, the sound of my own blood gushing from the stump of my neck? That would be a pleasure to end all pleasures.”

Peter Kürten was known as the “The Vampire of Dusseldorf,” thought to have killed nearly 60 people in Germany. He beat, raped, and drank the blood of at least one of his victims. He was executed by guillotine on July 2, 1931.

3. Jimmy Glass

“I’d rather be fishing.”

Famous last words of Jimmy Glass before the electric chair: “I’d rather be fishing.” Well, wouldn’t we all. How can all these murders be so desensitized to death?

4. Jeffrey Dahmer

“I don’t care if I live or die. Go ahead and kill me.”

Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was known as the “Milwaukee Cannibal” after raping and killing 17 men and boys during the 1980’s. His murders involved cannibalism and necrophilia, as well as, preservation of body parts. Dahmer was convicted and sentenced to 16 life in prison terms. However, on November 28, 1994, he was beaten to death by a fellow inmate.

5. Aileen Wuornos

“I’d just like to say I’m sailing with the rock, and I’ll be back like Independence Day, with Jesus, June 6th. Like the movie, big mother ship and all. I’ll be back.”

Aileen Wuornos killed seven men between the years 1989 and 1990 and tried to convince the jury she was defending herself against rape. She was executed by lethal injection on October 9, 2002.

6. Carl Panzram

“Hurry it up, you Hoosier bastard! I could hang a dozen men while you’re screwing around!”

Carl Panzram, infamous serial killer, was as impatient as they come waiting to die, saying “Hurry it up, you Hoosier bastard! I could hang a dozen men while you’re screwing around!” Probably not something you should say to your executioner.

7. Gary Gilmore

“Let’s do it!”

Did you know the murderer Gary Gilmore inspired the Nike quote “Just Do It?” He was the first to be executed after the U.S reinstated the capital punishment in the 70s, saying “Let’s do it!” before he was shot. Well someone went into their execution with the right attitude!

8. James French

“How’s this for a headline? ‘French Fries.'”

There’s nothing better than making light of your execution, which is what James French did before the electric chair, saying “How’s this for a headline? ‘French Fries.'” Only someone with severe mental problems would make a joke out of their execution.

9. Marie Antoinette

“Monsieur, I beg your pardon.”

After accidentally stepping on her executioner’s foot, Marie exclaimed: “Monsieur, I beg your pardon.” Ladylike until the end. Makes you think that maybe she didn’t do it.

10. Michel Ney

“Soldiers, Fire!”

After the defeat at Waterloo, Michel Ney went out as a badass. He refused to be blindfolded and commanded his firing squad. Last words? “Soldiers, Fire!” I just can’t believe his soldiers shot him!

11. George Appel

“Well, gentlemen, you are about to see a baked Appel.”

George Appel was a man who loved puns. So it’s no surprise his last words were “Well, gentlemen, you are about to see a baked Appel.” How punny.

12. Thomas J Grasso

“I did not get my SpaghettiOs. I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this.”

Inmate Thomas J Grasso had a bizarrely long list for his last meal, including a can of Spaghetti O’s. His last words were “I did not get my SpaghettiOs, I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this.” Yes, I’m sure the press cared.

13. Peter Manuel

“Turn up the radio and I’ll go quietly.”

Peter Thomas Anthony Manual was convicted of taken the lives of seven people in Lanarkshire Scotland between 1956 to 1958. Many believe he was responsible for two more missing people but there was never enough evidence to prove he was involved in their disappearances. He was nicknamed “The Beast of Birkenshaw” before he was finally caught.

On July 11, 1958, he was taken to the gallows. Harry Allen and William Smith covered his head, strapped his legs and slide the noose around his neck. It only took eight seconds to carry out the deed and only twenty-four seconds passed before Dr. David Anderson certified he was no longer living at 8:35 AM.

14. John Wayne Gacy

“Kiss my ass.”

Known as the “Killer Clown,” he was a rapist who sexually assaulted and took the lives of at least 33 different teenage boys and men between the years of 1972 to 1978. Lethal injection on May 10th, 1994. He was diagnosed as a psychopath who did not express any remorse for the lives he had taken.

He was incarcerated for 14 years before his final day. On May 9, 1994, he was allowed to have a private picnic with his family. His last meal consisted of KFC chicken, a dozen fried shrimp, french fries, fresh strawberries, and a diet Coke. on May 10, 1994 he was confirmed no longer living via lethal injection at 12:58AM and his brain was removed.


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