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16 Murderers’ Infamous Last Words

For many people, there’s a special fascination with murderers. Even more so, there’s a fascination with a murderer’s last words. Luckily, before the following men and women were executed, they had a chance to say something and their last words will live forever in infamy.


John Wayne Gacy Jr. aka Killer Clown

1-FLW-Gacy

Crime: Murder
Victims: 33
Method: Stabbing/Strangulation
Date of Execution: May 10, 1994 (age 52)
Method of Execution: Lethal Injection
Famous Last Words: “Kiss my ass.”


Peter Kurten aka The Vampire of Dusseldorf

2-FLW-Kurten

Crime: Murder / Sexual Assault
Victims: 9+
Method: Stabbing/Hammer
Date of Execution: July 2, 1931 (age 48)
Method of Execution: Decapitation by guillotine
Famous Last Words: “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.”


Aileen Wuornos

3-FLW

Crime: Murder
Victims: 7
Method: Pretense as prostitute, rob, and shoot
Date of Execution: October 9, 2002 (age 46)
Method of Execution: Lethal Injection
Famous Last Words: “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.”


James French

4-FLW
Crime: Murder
Victims: 2 (killed his cellmate after arrest)
Method: Killed a motorist after being picked up for hitchhiking/Strangulation
Date of Execution: August 10, 1966 (age 30)
Method of Execution: Electrocution
Famous Last Words: “How’s this for a headline? ‘French Fries’”


Robert Alton Harris

5-FLW
Crime: Murder
Victims: 2
Method: Shooting
Date of Execution: April 21, 1992 (age 39)
Method of Execution: Gas Chamber
Famous Last Words: “You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everyone dances with the grim reaper.”


Thomas J. Grasso

6-FLW
Crime: Murder
Victims: 2
Method: Strangulation
Date of Execution: March 20, 1995 (age 32)
Method of Execution: Lethal Injection
Famous Last Words: “I did not get my Spaghetti-O’s, I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this.”


Manuel Pina Babbit aka Manny (US Marine Vet)

7-FLW
Crime: Murder/Burglary/Sexual Assault
Victims: 1
Method: Unknown
Date of Execution: May 4, 1999 (age 50)
Method of Execution: Lethal Injection
Tidbit: Received the Purple Heart while on death row for prior injuries in the Vietnam War
Famous Last Words: “I forgive you all.”


Barbara Graham

8-FLW
Crime: Murder
Victims: 1
Method: Pistol-whip/Suffocation
Date of Execution: June 3, 1955 (age 31)
Method of Execution: Gas Chamber
Famous Last Words: “Good people are always so sure they’re right.”


Edward Kelly aka Ned

9-FLW
Crime: Murder
Victims: 6
Method: Shooting
Date of Execution: November 11, 1880 (age 25)
Method of Execution: Hanging
Famous Last Words: “Such is life.”


Amelia Dyer

10-FLW
Crime: Murder
Victims: 6 confirmed, 400+ attributed (children)
Method: Strangulation
Date of Execution: June 10, 1896 (age 58)
Method of Execution: Hanging
Famous Last Words: “I have nothing to say.”


William Bonin aka The Freeway Killer

11-FLW
Crime: Murder/Sodomy/Mayhem
Victims: 21-36+
Method: Strangulation
Date of Execution: February 23, 1996 (age 49)
Method of Execution: Lethal Injection
Famous Last Words: “I would suggest that when a person has a thought of doing anything serious against the law, that before they did that they should go to a quiet place and think about it seriously.”


Peter Manuel aka The Beast of Birkenshaw

12-FLW
Crime: Murder/Rape
Victims: 7-9
Method: Shooting
Date of Execution: July 11, 1958 (age 31)
Method of Execution: Hanging
Famous Last Words: “Turn up the radio and I’ll go quietly.”


Dr. Marcel Petiot

13-FLW
Crime: Murder/Robbery
Victims: 27 + (Jews during WWII)
Method: Poison (promised safe passage for Jews)
Date of Execution: May 25, 1946 (age 49)
Method of Execution: Decapitation by guillotine
Famous Last Words: “Gentleman, I have one last piece of advise: Look away. This will not be pretty to see.”


Gary Burris

14-FLW
Crime: Murder/Robbery
Victims: 1
Method: Shooting
Date of Execution: November 20, 1997 (age 40)
Method of Execution: Lethal Injection
Famous Last Words: “Beam me up.”


Mario Benjamin Murphy

15-FLW
Crime: Murder for Hire
Victims: 1
Method: Steel Pipe/Stabbing
Date of Execution: September 17, 1997 (age 25)
Method of Execution: Lethal Injection
Famous Last Words: “Today is a good day to die. I forgive all of you. I hope God does too.”


Bethe Correia

16-FLW
Crime: Talking Shit/Acting a Fool
Date of Execution: August 1, 2015
Method of Execution: Knockout in 34 seconds
Famous Last Words: “Don’t Cry.”

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