23 Executed Criminals Who Spoke Some Immortal Last Words

Published February 23, 2016
Updated October 22, 2019
Published February 23, 2016
Updated October 22, 2019

From notorious serial killers to possible wrongful convictions, these are the most memorable last words of executed criminals from around the world.

Some break down and beg for their lives. Some remain stubbornly hardened and brutal to the end. Some make no sense at all. Whichever way they go, there’s always someone on hand to record the last words of executed criminals. See the bizarre mix of terrifying, witty and poignant in the (very final) quotes below:

Thomas Grasso Mugshot
Robert Alton Harris
Erskine Childers Execution
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23 Executed Criminals Who Spoke Some Immortal Last Words
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Briana Jones
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